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Reason-Rupe Poll May 2013 Toplines

Reason-Rupe Poll May 2013 Toplines

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Topline poll results from the May 2013 Reason-Rupe poll. Topics include gun control, Social Security reform, federal government spending, plastic bag bans, universal pre-school, 3-D Printers, the TSA, and more. Read more at reason.com/poll.
Topline poll results from the May 2013 Reason-Rupe poll. Topics include gun control, Social Security reform, federal government spending, plastic bag bans, universal pre-school, 3-D Printers, the TSA, and more. Read more at reason.com/poll.

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1he 8eason-8upe May 2013 Þoll lnLervlewed 1,003 adulLs on boLh moblle (303) and
landllne (300) phones, lncludlng 263 respondenLs wlLhouL landllnes from May 9 Lo 13,
2013. 1he margln of sampllng error ls +/- 3.7°. ÞrlnceLon Survey 8esearch AssoclaLes
lnLernaLlonal (ÞS8Al) conducLed Lhe survey. lnLervlews were done ln Lngllsh by
ÞrlnceLon uaLa Source, LLC. SLaLlsLlcal resulLs are welghLed Lo correcL known
demographlc dlscrepancles. When feaslble, answer cholces wlLhln quesLlons were
roLaLed. lor more meLhodologlcal lnformaLlon, please vlslL hLLp: reason.com/reason-
rupe-poll-meLhodology.

1he poll quesLlonnalre, crossLabs, and analysls can be found aL reason.com/poll.




















IANUAk¥ 2013 1CÞLINL kLSUL1S

1he keason-kupe Ianuary 2013 Þo|| |nterv|ewed 1000 adu|ts on both mob||e (S00) and
|and||ne (S00) phones, |nc|ud|ng 228 respondents w|thout |and||nes from Ianuary 17 to
21, 2013. 1he marg|n of samp||ng error |s +]- 3.8¼. Þr|nceton Survey kesearch
Assoc|ates Internat|ona| (ÞSkAI) conducted the survey. Interv|ews were done |n
Lng||sh by Þr|nceton Data Source LLC. Stat|st|ca| resu|ts are we|ghted to correct known
demograph|c d|screpanc|es. When feas|b|e, answer cho|ces w|th|n quest|ons were
rotated. Ior more methodo|og|ca| |nformat|on, p|ease v|s|t http:]]reason.com]reason-
rupe-po||-methodo|ogy.

1he po|| quest|onna|re, crosstabs, and ana|ys|s can be found at reason.com]po||.




















Þage 1 of 9
8eason-8upe Þoll | May 9-13, 2013 | reason.com/poll

1. Cenerally speaklng, would you say Lhlngs ln Lhls
counLry are headlng ln Lhe rlghL dlrecLlon or ln
Lhe wrong dlrecLlon?
! 8lghL ulrecLlon ................................................... 34°
! Wrong ulrecLlon ................................................ 37°
! nelLher (vol.) ....................................................... 3°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

2. uo you approve or dlsapprove of Lhe way 8arack
Cbama ls handllng hls [ob as ÞresldenL?
! Approve ............................................................. 30°
! ulsapprove ......................................................... 43°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 7°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

3. uo you approve or dlsapprove of Lhe way 8arack
Cbama ls handllng Lhe economy?
! Approve ............................................................. 43°
! ulsapprove ......................................................... 47°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 8°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

4. uo you approve or dlsapprove of Lhe [ob Lhe u.S.
Congress ls dolng?
! Approve ............................................................. 16°
! ulsapprove ......................................................... 73°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 9°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

3. Compared Lo Lhls year's federal budgeL, do you
Lhlnk nexL year's federal budgeL should lncrease
spendlng, decrease spendlng, or keep Lhe same
level of spendlng?
! lncrease .............................................................. 16°
! uecrease ............................................................ 34°
! keep Lhe same level .......................................... 23°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 7°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

6. 1hlnklng abouL Lhe elecLlons for Lhe u.S. Pouse of
8epresenLaLlves nexL year, whlch of Lhe followlng
would you mosL llke Lo see?
! More uemocraLs elecLed Lo Congress ............ 31°
! More 8epubllcans elecLed Lo Congress .......... 23°
! More lndependenL and Lhlrd parLy candldaLes
elecLed Lo Congress .......................................... 38°
! (vol.) none of Lhese/keep Lhlngs as ls .............. 3°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

7. nexL, whlch of Lhe followlng besL descrlbes your
vlews abouL Lhe 2010 federal healLh care law,
also known as Cbamacare?
! ?ou llked Lhe law when lL passed and you sLlll llke
lL .......................................................................... 32°
! ?ou llked Lhe law when lL passed, buL llke lL less
now ...................................................................... 7°
! ?ou dlsllked Lhe law when lL passed, buL llke lL
more now ............................................................ 4°
! ?ou dlsllked Lhe law when lL passed and you sLlll
dlsllke lL .............................................................. 43°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused .............................. 12°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

8. uo you have a very favorable, somewhaL
favorable, somewhaL unfavorable, or very
unfavorable vlew of Soclal SecurlLy?
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! very favorable ................................................... 23°
! SomewhaL favorable ........................................ 39°
! SomewhaL unfavorable .................................... 17°
! very unfavorable .............................................. 11°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 7°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°







Þage 2 of 9
8eason-8upe Þoll | May 9-13, 2013 | reason.com/poll
9. WhaL one word would you use Lo descrlbe Soclal
SecurlLy? (CÞLn)
! ÞoslLlve ............................................................... 34°
! negaLlve ............................................................. 39°
! neuLral ............................................................... 11°
! uon'L know ........................................................ 16°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

! Cood/Pelpful ..................................................... 17°
! unsLable/unsusLalnable ................................... 12°
! 8ad/Sham/Poax ................................................ 10°
! necessary/vlLal ................................................... 7°
! 8roke/underfunded ........................................... 6°
! Mlsmanaged/Messy ........................................... 3°
! SecurlLy/8ellable/SafeLy neL .............................. 3°
! 8eLlremenL Þlan/Þenslon ................................... 4°
! CLher (vol.) ........................................................ 19°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. 13°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

10. uo you currenLly recelve any Soclal SecurlLy
paymenLs from Lhe u.S. governmenL?
! ?es ...................................................................... 24°
! no ....................................................................... 73°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

11. ln general, do you Lhlnk of Soclal SecurlLy as a
reLlremenL fund LhaL workers pay lnLo Lo flnance
Lhelr own fuLure beneflLs, or do you see lL as a
Lransfer program where workers pay for Lhe
reLlremenL beneflLs of currenL reLlrees?
! A reLlremenL fund LhaL workers pay lnLo Lo
flnance Lhelr own fuLure beneflLs .................... 32°
! A Lransfer program where workers pay for Lhe
reLlremenL beneflLs of currenL reLlrees ........... 38°
! 8oLh/nelLher (vol.) ............................................. 6°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°



As you may know, Soclal SecurlLy currenLly pays ouL
more Lhan lL collecLs ln Laxes. WlLhouL any changes,
Lhe Soclal SecurlLy 1rusL lund wlll be depleLed ln 2033,
posslbly resulLlng ln a beneflL reducLlon of 23 percenL
or more.

12. 1o slow down Lhe rlslng cosLs of Soclal SecurlLy,
would you favor or oppose changlng Lhe way
beneflLs are calculaLed so Lhey lncrease aL a
slower raLe Lhan Lhey do now?
! lavor .................................................................. 37°
! Cppose ............................................................... 34°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. 10°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

13. 1o deal wlLh Lhls flnanclal shorLfall.would you
say lL ls more lmporLanL Lo malnLaln Lhe currenL
level of Soclal SecurlLy beneflLs for senlors, even
lf lL requlres ma[or Lax lncreases or malnLaln Lhe
currenL level of Laxes, even lf lL requlres ma[or
Soclal SecurlLy beneflL reducLlons by only paylng
Soclal SecurlLy Lo senlors ln flnanclal need?
! MalnLaln Lhe currenL level of Soclal SecurlLy
beneflLs for senlors, even lf lL requlres ma[or Lax
lncreases ............................................................ 47°
! MalnLaln Lhe currenL level of Laxes, even lf lL
requlres ma[or Soclal SecurlLy beneflL
reducLlons... ............................................. 37°
! 8oLh/nelLher (vol.) ............................................. 8°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 7°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

14. Would you favor or oppose ralslng Soclal SecurlLy
Laxes Lo malnLaln currenL senlors' beneflLs Loday,
even lf currenL workers would evenLually geL
back less ln beneflLs Lhan Lhey pald ln?
! lavor .................................................................. 37°
! Cppose ............................................................... 37°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 6°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°





Þage 3 of 9
8eason-8upe Þoll | May 9-13, 2013 | reason.com/poll
13. As you may know, Lhe Lyplcal worker Loday wlll
llkely pay more ln Soclal SecurlLy Laxes Lhan Lhey
wlll evenLually recelve ln beneflLs. Would you
favor or oppose a plan LhaL would allow workers
Lo opL-ouL of Soclal SecurlLy, meanlng Lhey could
choose noL Lo pay Soclal SecurlLy Laxes and noL
recelve Soclal SecurlLy beneflLs, and lnsLead save
LhaL money ln Lhelr own reLlremenL accounLs?
! lavor ................................................................... 62°
! Cppose ............................................................... 34°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

16 & 17 ASkLu Cl SÞLl1 SAMÞLL:
16. Would you favor or oppose allowlng young
workers Lo opL-ouL of paylng Soclal SecurlLy Laxes
lf lL meanL beneflLs for currenL senlors would
have Lo be reduced?
! lavor ................................................................... 38°
! Cppose ............................................................... 33°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 7°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

17. Would you favor or oppose allowlng young
workers Lo opL-ouL of paylng Soclal SecurlLy Laxes
lf lL meanL only paylng beneflLs Lo senlors ln
flnanclal need?
! lavor ................................................................... 44°
! Cppose ............................................................... 48°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 8°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

18. 8esldes Soclal SecurlLy Laxes, are you currenLly
savlng for reLlremenL? (ASkLu ll ACL<33)
! ?es ...................................................................... 38°
! no ....................................................................... 41°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. <1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°





19. (lf noL Savlng lor 8eLlremenL): AL whaL age do
you expecL you wlll begln savlng for reLlremenL?
! Medlan/Mean ............................................. 33.3/38
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

20. (lf Savlng for 8eLlremenL): AbouL whaL
percenLage of your annual lncome are you able Lo
puL lnLo savlngs each year for reLlremenL? Þlease
make sure Lo counL any money added each year
Lo an l8A, 401-k or oLher reLlremenL accounL by
you or an employer. (ASkLu ll ACL<33)
! none ................................................................... 43°
! 1 Lo 2 percenL ...................................................... 3°
! 3 Lo 3 .................................................................. 13°
! 6 Lo 9 .................................................................... 9°
! 10 Lo 13 .............................................................. 22°
! 16 Lo 20 ................................................................ 2°
! 20 percenL + ........................................................ 2°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

21. uo you Lhlnk households headed by senlors are,
on average, wealLhler Lhan Lhe Lyplcal Amerlcan
household, less wealLhy or abouL Lhe same?
! WealLhler ........................................................... 12°
! Less wealLhy ...................................................... 44°
! AbouL Lhe same ................................................. 41°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

22. 1hlnklng abouL your grocery shopplng over Lhe pasL
30 days, dld you prlmarlly use paper, plasLlc, or
reusable shopplng bags Lo carry your grocerles?
! Þaper .................................................................... 3°
! ÞlasLlc ................................................................. 62°
! 8eusable ............................................................ 23°
! Mlx (vol.) .............................................................. 6°
! none (vol.) ........................................................... 1°
! uon'L go grocery shopplng (vol.) ..................... <1°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. <1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°



Þage 4 of 9
8eason-8upe Þoll | May 9-13, 2013 | reason.com/poll
23. ln general, do you Lhlnk Lhe governmenL should
deLermlne Lhe Lypes of bags avallable aL grocery
sLores and oLher reLallers or do you Lhlnk Lhese
cholces should be lefL Lo lndlvldual consumers
and Lhe sLores where Lhey shop?
! CovernmenL ...................................................... 13°
! Cholces lefL Lo lndlvldual consumers and
sLores .................................................................. 82°
! 8oLh/nelLher (vol.) ............................................. 2°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

24. uo you favor or oppose a ban on plasLlc bags ln
all grocery sLores and oLher reLallers ln Lhe clLy or
Lown where you llve?
! lavor ................................................................... 37°
! Cppose ............................................................... 60°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

23. When lL comes Lo plasLlc bags ln grocery sLores
and oLher reLallers, whlch of Lhe followlng would
you prefer:
! A compleLe ban on plasLlc bags ....................... 17°
! A Lax on plasLlc bags wlLhouL bannlng
Lhem ................................................................... 13°
! A pollcy LhaL allows sLores Lo choose lf Lhey
wanL Lo provlde plasLlc bags ............................ 63°
! (vol.) nelLher/CLher ........................................... 3°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused ................................ 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

26. Who do you Lhlnk Amerlcan socleLy should vlew
more favorably.a parenL who chooses Lo scale
back hls or her career Lo spend more Llme ralslng
Lhelr chlldren or a parenL who chooses Lo fully
pursue hls or her career whlle ralslng Lhelr
chlldren, or should Amerlcans vlew boLh equally?
! ÞarenL who scales back career ........................ 17°
! ÞarenL who chooses Lo fully pursue career ...... 6°
! Amerlcans should vlew boLh equally .............. 74°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°
27. uo you Lhlnk lL ls necessary or unnecessary for
parenLs of small chlldren Lo make compromlses ln
Lhelr careers Lo effecLlvely ralse chlldren?
! necessary ........................................................... 80°
! unnecessary ...................................................... 13°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 7°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

28. lor mlddle class famllles who send Lhelr chlldren
Lo pre-school, should parenLs or Lhe governmenL
be prlmarlly responslble for paylng for preschool?
! ÞarenLs ............................................................... 37°
! CovernmenL ...................................................... 32°
! 8oLh (vol.) ............................................................ 6°
! nelLher/CLher (vol.) ........................................... 2°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

29. Would you favor or oppose a proposal Lo ralse
Laxes Lo creaLe a unlversal governmenL-run pre-
school sysLem for all chlldren?
! lavor .................................................................. 37°
! Cppose ............................................................... 61°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

30. nexL, do you Lhlnk lL should be legal or nC1 legal
for women Lo purchase blrLh conLrol pllls or
paLches over Lhe counLer wlLhouL a docLor's
prescrlpLlon?
! Legal ................................................................... 66°
! noL legal ............................................................. 30°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

31. !usL a rough guess, whaL percenL proflL on each
dollar of sales do you Lhlnk Lhe average company
makes afLer Laxes? [SÞLl1 SAMÞLL} (CÞLn)
! Medlan/Mean .......................................... 30°/36°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°



Þage 3 of 9
8eason-8upe Þoll | May 9-13, 2013 | reason.com/poll
32. !usL a rough guess, whaL percenL proflL on each
dollar of sales do you Lhlnk Lhe average
manufacLurer makes afLer Laxes? [SÞLl1 SAMÞLL}
(CÞLn)
! Medlan/Mean .......................................... 30°/34°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

33. WhaL do you conslder Lo be a reasonable proflL
for Lhe average company afLer Laxes? [SÞLl1
SAMÞLL} (CÞLn)
! Medlan/Mean .......................................... 30°/36°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

34. WhaL do you conslder Lo be a reasonable proflL
for Lhe average manufacLurer afLer Laxes? [SÞLl1
SAMÞLL} (CÞLn)
! Medlan/Mean .......................................... 30°/33°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

33. uo you Lhlnk onllne reLallers should be requlred
or should noL be requlred Lo collecL sales Laxes
from cusLomers who make purchases on Lhe
lnLerneL?
! Should be requlred ........................................... 31°
! Should noL be requlred .................................... 43°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

36. As you may know, Lhe u.S. SenaLe recenLly voLed
down gun conLrol leglslaLlon. uo you Lhlnk Lhe
SenaLe should debaLe and voLe on gun conLrol
leglslaLlon agaln or should Lhe SenaLe move on Lo
oLher lssues?
! voLe on gun conLrol leglslaLlon agaln .............. 33°
! Move on Lo oLher lssues ................................... 62°
! 8oLh (vol.) ............................................................ 1°
! nelLher (vol.) ..................................................... <1°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°



37. AfLer Lhe 8osLon MaraLhon bomblngs, whlch of
Lhe followlng do you Lhlnk ls more llkely Lo
happen: CovernmenL offlclals wlll learn from Lhe
aLLack and enacL pollcles LhaL wlll help avold
slmllar acLs of Lerror ln Lhe fuLure, or,
governmenL offlclals wlll overreacL and enacL
pollcles LhaL do more harm Lhan good?
! Learn and enacL good pollcles ......................... 42°
! CverreacL and enacL harmful pollcles ............. 49°
! (vol.) nelLher/Cfflclals won'L do anyLhlng ........ 4°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

38. 1hlnklng abouL Lhe manhunL for Lhe suspecLed
LerrorlsL ln a 8osLon nelghborhood.whaL lf Lhls
happened ln your own communlLy? uoes Lhls
make you more llkely Lo wanL a gun ln your home,
less llkely Lo wanL a gun ln your home, or does lL
noL make much dlfference elLher way
! More llkely Lo wanL a gun ln home ................. 31°
! Less llkely Lo wanL gun ln home ......................... 9°
! noL make much dlfference elLher way ........... 34°
! Already have gun ln household (vol.) ............... 3°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

39. Some Amerlcans own 3-u prlnLers, whlch can
make a varleLy of plasLlc ob[ecLs. uo you Lhlnk
Amerlcans should or should noL be allowed Lo
use Lhls Lechnology ln Lhelr own homes?
! Should ................................................................ 62°
! Should noL ......................................................... 29°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 9°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

40. (ll 39=SPCuLu) 3-u prlnLers can be used Lo make
guns or gun parLs. uo you Lhlnk Amerlcans should
or should noL be allowed Lo prlnL Lhelr own guns
or gun parLs ln Lhelr own homes?
! Should ................................................................ 44°
! Should noL ......................................................... 33°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°


Þage 6 of 9
8eason-8upe Þoll | May 9-13, 2013 | reason.com/poll
41. Many sLaLes have legallzed marl[uana use for
medlcal or recreaLlonal purposes, however,
marl[uana ls sLlll lllegal under federal law. Would
you favor or oppose a blll ln Congress LhaL would
prevenL Lhe federal governmenL from
prosecuLlng people who grow, possess, or sell
marl[uana ln Lhe sLaLes LhaL have legallzed lL?
! lavor ................................................................... 32°
! Cppose ............................................................... 42°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 6°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

42. Whlch approach do you Lhlnk governmenL and
law enforcemenL should Lake Loward someone
found smoklng marl[uana or ln possesslon of a
small amounL of marl[uana? Should Lhey.
! Send Lhem Lo [all ................................................. 6°
! 8equlre Lhem Lo aLLend rehablllLaLlon or
subsLance abuse counsellng ............................ 20°
! Make Lhem pay a flne ....................................... 32°
! Cr noL punlsh Lhem aL all ................................. 33°
! nelLher/CLher/More Lhan one (vol.) ................ 4°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

43. Congress ls conslderlng replaclng Lhe 1SA's
alrporL securlLy screeners wlLh screeners from
prlvaLe securlLy flrms LhaL would conLlnue Lo be
monlLored by Lhe 1SA. uo you favor or oppose
replaclng Lhe 1SA's alrporL securlLy screeners
wlLh screeners from prlvaLe securlLy flrms?
! lavor ................................................................... 42°
! Cppose ............................................................... 47°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. 12°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

44. uo you Lhlnk Lhe 1SA's requlremenL LhaL Lravelers
Lake off Lhelr shoes aL alrporL securlLy ls needed
or noL needed Lo prevenL a LerrorlsL aLLack?
! needed .............................................................. 38°
! noL needed ........................................................ 39°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°
43. uo you Lhlnk Lhe 1SA's ban on regular-slzed boLLles
of shampoo and oLher LolleLrles ln carry-on
luggage ls needed or noL needed Lo prevenL a
LerrorlsL aLLack?
! needed .............................................................. 44°
! noL needed ........................................................ 31°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

46. uo you Lhlnk Lhe 1SA's ban on pockeL-slzed knlves
ls needed or noL needed Lo prevenL a LerrorlsL
aLLack?
! needed .............................................................. 39°
! noL needed ........................................................ 38°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

47. As l read Lhe followlng palrs of sLaLemenLs, please
Lell me whlch comes closer Lo your own oplnlon:
! 1he less governmenL Lhe beLLer ...................... 48°
! 1here are more Lhlngs governmenL should be
dolng .................................................................. 47°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

48. As l read Lhe followlng palrs of sLaLemenLs, please
Lell me whlch comes closer Lo your own oplnlon:
! We need a sLrong governmenL Lo handle Loday's
complex economlc problems .......................... 43°
! Þeople would be beLLer able Lo handle Loday's
problems wlLhln a free markeL wlLh less
governmenL lnvolvemenL ................................ 31°
! (vol.) uon'L know/8efused ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°









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49. Some people Lhlnk Lhe governmenL should
promoLe LradlLlonal values ln our socleLy. CLhers
Lhlnk Lhe governmenL should noL favor any
parLlcular seL of values. Whlch comes closer Lo
your own vlew?
! ÞromoLe LradlLlonal values .............................. 48°
! noL favor any parLlcular seL of values ............. 47°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 3°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

30. As you may have heard, an acLlve professlonal
aLhleLe recenLly announced LhaL he ls gay. uo you
Lhlnk havlng an openly gay professlonal aLhleLe ls
a poslLlve developmenL for socleLy, a negaLlve
developmenL for socleLy, or doesn'L lL make much
lmpacL elLher way?
! ÞoslLlve developmenL for socleLy .................... 23°
! negaLlve developmenL for socleLy .................. 17°
! noL much lmpacL elLher way ........................... 37°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

31. lf your favorlLe aLhleLe announced LhaL he or she ls
gay, would you say you'd be more llkely Lo supporL
hlm or her, less llkely Lo supporL hlm or her, or
would lL noL make much dlfference elLher way?
! More llkely Lo supporL ...................................... 10°
! Less llkely Lo supporL ........................................ 12°
! noL make much dlfference .............................. 77°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

32. CLnuL8
! Male ................................................................... 48°
! lemale ............................................................... 32°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

33. WhaL ls your age?
! 18-24 .................................................................. 13°
! 23-34 .................................................................. 17°
! 33-44 .................................................................. 17°
! 43-34 .................................................................. 18°
! 33-64 .................................................................. 17°
! 63+ ...................................................................... 17°
! uon'L know/8efused .......................................... 1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

34. 8ace/LLhnlclLy
! WhlLe .................................................................. 67°
! Afrlcan-Amerlcan .............................................. 12°
! Plspanlc .............................................................. 13°
! CLher .................................................................... 7°
! uon'L know/8efused .......................................... 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

33. Are you currenLly marrled, llvlng wlLh a parLner,
dlvorced, separaLed, wldowed or have you never
been marrled?
! Marrled .............................................................. 47°
! Llvlng wlLh a parLner ........................................... 6°
! ulvorced ............................................................. 12°
! SeparaLed ............................................................ 4°
! Wldowed ............................................................. 6°
! never been marrled ......................................... 26°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. <1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

36. Are you Lhe parenL or guardlan of any chlldren
under 18 now llvlng ln your household?
! ?es ...................................................................... 27°
! no ....................................................................... 72°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. <1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

37. What is the highest level of school you have
completed or the highest degree you have
received?
! Plgh School or Less ........................................... 41°
! Some College ..................................................... 31°
! College ............................................................... 13°
! ÞosL-Crad ........................................................... 12°
! uon'L know ........................................................ <1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°



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38. WhaL ls your household lncome caLegory? Þlease
sLop me when l reach your caLegory.
! Less Lhan $30,000 per year .............................. 26°
! $30,000 buL less Lhan $43,000 ........................ 16°
! $43,000 buL less Lhan $60,000 ........................ 14°
! $60,000 buL less Lhan $73,000 ........................ 10°
! $73,000 buL less Lhan $90,000 .......................... 7°
! $90,000 buL less Lhan $110,000 ........................ 7°
! $110,000 buL less Lhan $130,000 ...................... 6°
! $130,000 buL less Lhan $230,000 ...................... 4°
! More Lhan $230,000 ........................................... 3°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 8°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

39. 1hlnklng abouL 10 years from now, whaL do you
expecL your annual household lncome Lo
approxlmaLely be? (CÞLn)
! < $30,000 ............................................................. 8°
! $30,000 buL less Lhan $43,000 ........................ 14°
! $43,000 buL less Lhan $60,000 ........................ 10°
! $60,000 buL less Lhan $73,000 ........................ 10°
! $73,000 buL less Lhan $99,000 ........................ 11°
! $99,000 buL less Lhan $110,000 ........................ 8°
! $110,000 buL less Lhan $130,000 ...................... 3°
! $130,000 buL less Lhan $230,000 ...................... 7°
! $230,000+ ............................................................ 7°
! uon'L know ........................................................ 20°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°
60. (Compared Lo CurrenL lncome)
! LxpecL Lower lncome ....................................... 12°
! LxpecL Same lncome ........................................ 22°
! LxpecL Plgher lncome ...................................... 46°
! uon'L know ........................................................ 20°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°







61. Whlch of Lhe followlng besL descrlbes your
currenL employmenL sLaLus?
! Lmployed lull 1lme .......................................... 42°
! Lmployed ÞarL 1lme ......................................... 10°
! Small 8uslness Cwner ........................................ 6°
! 1aklng Care of Pome and lamlly ....................... 6°
! 8eLlred ................................................................ 18°
! SLudenL ................................................................ 3°
! unemployed ........................................................ 9°
! ulsabled (vCL) ..................................................... 3°
! uon'L know/8efused .......................................... 1°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

62. [ll LMÞLC?Lu): Þubllc or ÞrlvaLe SecLor Worker:
! Þubllc SecLor Worker ........................................ 13°
! ÞrlvaLe SecLor Worker ...................................... 83°
! uon'L know/8efused .......................................... 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

63. ln pollLlcs Loday, do you conslder yourself a:
! 8epubllcan ......................................................... 24°
! uemocraL ........................................................... 34°
! lndependenL ...................................................... 34°
! Cr whaL? .............................................................. 6°
! uon'L know/8efused .......................................... 2°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

64. ÞarLy ldenLlflcaLlon (uL8lvLu, lndependenL
Leaners SorLed)
! uemocraL ........................................................... 34°
! lndependenL-Lean uemocraL .......................... 16°
! lndependenL ........................................................ 9°
! lndependenL-Lean 8epubllcan ........................ 13°
! 8epubllcan ......................................................... 24°
! uon'L know/8efused .......................................... 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°








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63. Thinking about your overall political philosophy,
would you describe yourself as…
! ConservaLlve ...................................................... 30°
! ModeraLe ........................................................... 23°
! Llberal ................................................................. 13°
! LlberLarlan ............................................................ 4°
! Þrogresslve .......................................................... 6°
! SomeLhlng else .................................................. 20°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) ................................ 4°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

66. uo you conslder yourself Lo be a supporLer of Lhe
1ea ÞarLy movemenL or noL?
! SupporLer ........................................................... 23°
! noL a supporLer ................................................. 64°
! uon'L know/8efused (vol.) .............................. 10°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

67. WhaL one or Lwo words come Lo mlnd when you
hear Lhe word ºllberLarlan?" (CÞLn)
! ÞoslLlve ............................................................... 14°
! negaLlve ............................................................. 13°
! neuLral ............................................................... 32°
! uon'L know ........................................................ 39°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

! lreedom/LlberLy/Cholce .................................. 12°
! uemocraL/Llberal ................................................ 3°
! 8ad/name Calllng ............................................... 3°
! lndependenL ........................................................ 4°
! Cood/ÞoslLlve CommenL ................................... 3°
! Crazy/ldloL ........................................................... 3°
! LxLreme/8adlcal .................................................. 3°
! Smaller CovernmenL .......................................... 3°
! 8epubllcan/ConservaLlve ................................... 2°
! Cpen-Mlnded ...................................................... 2°
! 8on Þaul/8and Þaul ............................................ 2°
! Confused/Mlslnformed ...................................... 2°
! AnarchlsL/unresLrlcLed ....................................... 2°
! CLher .................................................................. 13°
! uon'L know ........................................................ 37°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°
68. 8eglon
! norLheasL ........................................................... 19°
! MldwesL ............................................................. 22°
! SouLh .................................................................. 37°
! WesL ................................................................... 23°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

69. CommunlLy 1ype
! 8ural ................................................................... 17°
! Suburban ........................................................... 47°
! urban ................................................................. 36°
! 1oLal ................................................................. 100°

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