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NATIONAL SURVEY May 26-27, 2012 1000 Registered Voters Margin of Error +/- 3.

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1. Do you favor or oppose a greater trade relationship between the U.S. and Russia?

1. Favor 2. Oppose 3. Dont Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

57 26 17

2. If you knew that Russia will join the World Trade Organization this summer, which will open a major market to foreign exporters, would you then favor or oppose a greater trade relationship between the U.S. and Russia?

1. Favor 2. Oppose 3. Dont Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

64 23 13

3. Russia is now the world's 9th largest economy yet the United States and Russia lack a significant trade relationship. Would you favor or oppose Congressional action that would allow U.S. businesses to sell more to Russia?

1. Favor 2. Oppose 3. Dont Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

70 21 9

4. Russia has made great progress since the days of the old Soviet Union, yet Cold Warera U.S. laws still preclude significant trade with Russia. Would you favor or oppose Congressional action to update those laws to allow for increased trade between Russia and the US?

1. Favor 2. Oppose 3. Dont Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

70 20 10

5. During the Soviet era, the United States established a law that restricted trade between the countries specifically because of human rights concerns. While Russia has had improvements in moving toward democracy, human rights issues continue to be a concern. Knowing this, which statement do you most agree with? (ROTATE)

1. Congress should update laws to reflect better relations and provide opportunities for American businesses and farmers to sell more to Russia 2. Because human rights are still a concern, current laws should be kept in place. 3. Dont Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

60 30 9

Now just a few demographic questions for statistical purposes only


6. What are the two main sources of your news about national issues such as politics, Iraq, the economy, education, and health care? (DO NOT READ ALLOW THEM TO VOLUNTEER A RESPONSE AND CODE AS FOLLOWS)

1. ABC News 2. NBC News 3. CBS News 4. Local TV news 5. CNN News 6. MSNBC/CNBC News 7. Fox News 8. CSpan 9. Daily newspaper 10. News magazines such as Time, US News, and Newsweek 11. Opinion magazines like The Weekly Standard 12. Websites of news organizations such as cnn.com, msnbc.com, nytimes.com, and TV station websites 13. News Pages of Internet Service Providers such as Yahoo News and MSN News 14. Opinion websites like Drudge Report or slate.com 15. National Public Radio 16. Religious radio shows 17. Talk radio like Rush Limbaugh 18. General radio news station 19. Public television shows like McNeil Lehrer 20. Comedy shows like the Daily Show with Jon Stewart 21. Late night TV shows like Jay Leno 22. Morning TV shows like Today, Good Morning America 23. Political talk shows on cable, such as MSNBCs Hardball 24. Sunday News Shows such as NBCs Meet the Press and ABCs This Week 25. Other 26. Dont Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

7 7 5 23 18 5 20 * 27 5 * 15 12 2 7 1 4 2 * * * * 14 5

7. In what year were you born?


1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

18-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+

20 25 19 19 16

8. Generally speaking, do you consider yourself (ROTATE) a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or something else?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Republican Democrat Independent Other Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

35 37 26 1 1

9. If you had to classify yourself, would you say you are (ROTATE) liberal, moderate, or conservative in your political beliefs?
1. 2. 3. 4.

Liberal (GO TO Q9A) Moderate (GO TO Q10) Conservative (GO TO Q9A) Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ GO TO Q10)

20 41 38 1

Q9a among liberals and conservatives in Q9 only


9A. Would that be very (LIBERAL/CONSERVATIVE) or somewhat (LIBERAL/CONSERVATIVE)?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Very conservative Somewhat conservative Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

16 18 32 32 2

RESUME WITH ALL

10. Are there children in your household under the age of 18 years old?
1. 2. 3.

Yes No Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

39 61 *

11. What is your current marital status?


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Single, never married Married Separated Divorced Widowed Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

22 60 2 10 6 1

12. What is the annual income of your household before taxes? Is it


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Less than 15K 15K-30K 30K-50K 50K-75K 75K-100K Over 100K Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

7 12 16 16 12 19 17

13. What is your religion?


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Evangelical/Fundamentalist Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Jewish Mormon Atheist/Agnostic Other Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

16 15 24 2 1 7 26 10

14. What is your race?


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Hispanic African-American Asian White Other Don't Know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

8 12 1 76 2 1

Gender
1. 2.

Male Female

48 52

Region
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Northeast South Midwest Plains/Mountains West Coast

19 31 20 16 14