February 23, 2012 - American Voters Hum, 'happy Days Are Here Again,' Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Confidence Does Not Lift Obama

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American voters say 54 - 43 percent that the economy has begun to recover, a 51-point shift in opinion since September 1, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. This is a reversal from a September 1 survey in which voters said 68 - 28 percent the economy was not in recovery.

Voters say 66 - 30 percent that the economy is in a recession, down from 77 - 20 percent in an October 16 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

But the improved voter confidence does not help President Barack Obama who gets a negative 45 - 49 percent job approval rating, compared to negative 44 - 50 percent rating November 23. Voters say 50 - 45 percent that President Obama does not deserve reelection, compared to 48 - 45 percent saying no in November.

American voters approve 54 - 38 percent of Obama's compromise concerning insurance coverage for birth control for employees of religious-affiliated institutions. Men approve 52 - 42 percent while women approve 56 - 34 percent. White Protestants split 46 - 46 percent while white Catholics split 46 - 48 percent. Approval is 75 - 18 percent among Democrats and 56 - 36 percent among independent voters, while Republicans disapprove 63 - 32 percent.

"Voters have begun to change their minds about the economy. They are humming, not yet singing, 'Happy Days Are Here Again,' but there seems to be a sense that things are getting a bit better. But President Barack Obama is not singing along as there is little uptick in his job approval numbers and the share of voters who think he deserves a second term in the Oval Office," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

In a separate question, 35 percent of voters say the economy is getting better, while 26 percent say worse, and 38 percent say it is unchanged, compared to the 44 - 11 percent who said it was getting worse, not better, when Quinnipiac University asked the question in October.

Voters say 71 - 24 percent that health insurance plans should cover birth control as preventive care for women, but they split 47 - 48 percent on whether the government should require private employers to provide employee insurance that covers free birth control. Independent voters split 48 - 46 percent.

In fact, voters say 50 - 39 percent, including 51 - 37 percent among independent voters, that the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Obama's health care reform law. Voters approve 64 - 32 percent of Arizona's immigration law and say 61 - 31 percent they want the Supreme Court to uphold it.

American voters say 82 - 12 percent that it is not wrong to use birth control and a total of 55 percent say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Planned Parenthood and Women in Combat

By a 55 - 22 percent margin, voters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood and oppose 60 - 31 percent cutting federal funding to the group. When respondents who supported cutting federal funding to Planned Parenthood are asked if they would support the cut if they knew the money was going only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, only 12 percent of all registered voters support cutting federal funding to Planned Parenthood. American voters also support 75 - 22 percent allowing women to engage in close ground combat. Support is 70 - 27 percent among men, 79 - 17 percent among women and 67 - 29 percent among voters in military households. All party, age, income, religious and education groups support the measure.

Voters support 64 - 23 percent the proposed Keystone Pipeline. Support is 89 - 7 percent among Republicans, 63 - 24 percent among independent voters and 43 - 38 percent among Democrats. From February 14 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,605 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 1.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research.

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16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              45%     6%    85%    44%    42%    49%    38%    91%    48%
Disapprove           49     91     12     49     54     45     57      7     44
DK/NA                 5      3      3      7      4      6      5      2      7
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              44%    34%    29%    38%    34%    41%    16%    42%    41%
Disapprove           53     60     65     59     62     52     78     53     55
DK/NA                 3      6      6      2      4      7      6      5      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              49%    43%    47%    47%    39%    51%    44%    41%    48%
Disapprove           46     51     47     50     56     46     50     52     50
DK/NA                 4      6      6      3      5      3      5      7      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 59% Mar 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jun 04  Oct 06
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009*   2011
                                     
Approve              45      44      47      41      42      59      41
Disapprove           49      50      49      55      52      31      55
DK/NA                 5       6       4       4       6      10       4
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              26%     5%    55%    18%    24%    28%    21%    55%    33%
Disapprove           67     93     37     73     72     62     73     35     55
DK/NA                 7      2      7      9      5      9      6     10     12
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              22%    20%    16%    19%    19%    23%    12%    21%    24%
Disapprove           75     73     77     78     77     70     81     74     69
DK/NA                 3      7      7      4      4      7      7      5      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              26%    26%    27%    28%    22%    29%    28%    24%    22%
Disapprove           70     65     66     67     69     59     65     70     75
DK/NA                 4      9      8      5      9     12      7      5      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? (*Low also 24% Sep 2011, Oct 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Mar 4   Nov 23  
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011*    
                                                                             
Approve              26      24      26      24      24      45      24      
Disapprove           67      69      70      71      70      45      69      
DK/NA                 7       7       5       5       6      10       7 
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              22%    45%     9%    16%    24%    21%    25%    11%    23%
Disapprove           71     49     88     76     72     71     70     84     66
DK/NA                 6      7      4      7      5      8      6      5     11
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              20%    27%    27%    30%    26%    24%    35%    24%    21%
Disapprove           77     66     65     67     70     69     56     72     72
DK/NA                 3      7      8      3      4      7      9      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              18%    25%    24%    19%    23%    25%    22%    20%    20%
Disapprove           78     68     69     77     68     66     72     75     78
DK/NA                 4      8      7      3      9      9      6      5      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (*High also 34% Mar 3, 2011 & Mar 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Mar 31  Nov 23  
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*   2011    
                                                                             
Approve              22      19      20      23      22      34     19      
Disapprove           71      74      76      71      71      55     74      
DK/NA                 6       7       4       6       7      11      7 
 
 
19. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes/Deserves         45%     6%    85%    43%    41%    49%    37%    91%    51%
No/Does not          50     92     11     48     55     45     58      6     43
DK/NA                 5      2      4      9      5      6      5      3      6
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes/Deserves         42%    34%    27%    37%    33%    41%    16%    41%    38%
No/Does not          53     61     67     59     63     53     80     54     56
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      4      6      4      6      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes/Deserves         48%    43%    46%    47%    40%    51%    42%    42%    46%
No/Does not          47     51     49     49     55     43     52     54     50
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      5      6      5      4      4
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?(*High also 47% Jul 2011)(**Low also 40% Mar 2010)
                                                             YES DESERVES..
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 05  Aug 31  Nov 02  Jul 21
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*   2010**
                                     
Yes/Deserves         45      45      47      42      42      47      40
No/Does not          50      48      49      54      51      49      48
DK/NA                 5       7       4       4       7       4      12
 
 
20. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Very satisfied        4%     1%     8%     3%     3%     5%     2%    13%    10%
Smwht satisfied      26      7     46     24     24     27     22     50     24
Smwht dissatisfied   28     22     30     29     27     28     29     24     31
Very dissatisfied    42     70     15     43     45     39     47     11     34
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      -      2      1
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Very satisfied        2%     2%     2%     2%     2%     2%     2%     2%     3%
Smwht satisfied      26     20     19     21     20     24     13     23     22
Smwht dissatisfied   30     28     26     29     28     29     21     31     25
Very dissatisfied    42     50     53     49     49     45     64     43     50
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Very satisfied        3%     4%     4%     5%     4%     5%     3%     4%     3%
Smwht satisfied      28     25     28     25     21     27     24     25     28
Smwht dissatisfied   30     27     31     23     25     28     30     25     29
Very dissatisfied    38     44     36     46     49     39     42     45     39
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Dec 11  Nov 13
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2001    2008
                                     
Very satisfied        4       2       2       2       2      21       2
Smwht satisfied      26      16      17      16      17      47      14
Smwht dissatisfied   28      31      30      28      29      19      38
Very dissatisfied    42      50      51      53      51      10      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       -       3       2
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - foreign policy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              46%    12%    80%    47%    45%    47%    41%    82%    50%
Disapprove           46     83     14     44     50     42     52     12     35
DK/NA                 8      5      6      9      5     11      7      6     15
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              50%    36%    31%    40%    40%    42%    21%    44%    43%
Disapprove           46     55     60     54     57     47     72     49     51
DK/NA                 4      9      8      6      4     11      7      7      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  Nov 03  Oct 06  Sep 01  Apr 29  Mar 30
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011
                                     
Approve              46      49      52      44      44      57      41
Disapprove           46      42      42      48      47      32      47
DK/NA                 8      10       6       8       9      11      12
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the budget deficit?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              32%     4%    67%    27%    28%    36%    26%    73%    28%
Disapprove           61     94     25     65     67     56     68     20     58
DK/NA                 7      2      8      8      5      8      6      6     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              36%    30%    32%    34%    30%    38%    30%    31%    32%
Disapprove           60     62     61     61     62     53     63     64     65
DK/NA                 4      8      7      5      8      8      7      5      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the budget deficit?
                     Feb 23  Jul 14  Jun 09  Mar 30  Mar 03  Apr 21  Feb 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
                             
Approve              32      33      32      30      36      34      33
Disapprove           61      60      61      64      58      59      60
DK/NA                 7       7       6       6       6       7       7
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - health care?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              40%     6%    76%    37%    36%    43%    32%    83%    45%
Disapprove           56     92     21     56     60     52     64     14     48
DK/NA                 5      1      3      7      3      6      4      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              44%    37%    40%    43%    35%    45%    37%    38%    41%
Disapprove           53     57     55     54     59     48     58     58     58
DK/NA                 3      5      5      3      6      7      4      4      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care? (*Low also 35% Jan 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Mar 30  Mar 03  Jan 18  May 26  Jul 02  Feb 11*
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2010    2009    2010
                             
Approve              40      38      40      44      44       46      35
Disapprove           56      55      56      51      51       42      58
DK/NA                 5       7       4       5       6       13       6
 
 
28. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Excellent             1%     1%     1%     -      1%     1%     -      -      2%
Good                 13      3     25      9     12     13     10     29     16
Not so good          43     29     52     47     43     42     42     52     40
Poor                 43     67     20     43     44     43     48     16     40
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      -      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Excellent             -      1%     1%     -      -      1%     -      -      -
Good                 14     12     12     13     13     14     11     12     13
Not so good          47     40     44     44     39     39     41     43     51
Poor                 38     46     42     43     47     45     47     44     36
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      1      1      -      1      -
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             EXLNT+GOOD....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jan 18  Dec 10  Mar 04
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2003    2009
                             
Excellent             1       -       -       -       1       3       -
Good                 13       6       4       9      13      37       3
Not so good          43      38      35      45      43      42      28
Poor                 43      55      61      45      43      16      68
DK/NA                 1       -       -       -       -       1       -
 
 
29. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Better               35%    11%    62%    33%    36%    34%    32%    57%    34%
Worse                26     43     10     25     26     26     28     13     27
The same             38     45     26     42     37     39     39     29     39
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Better               46%    30%    35%    37%    33%    31%    35%    35%    44%
Worse                19     30     22     30     29     28     30     23     19
The same             34     40     42     33     36     41     35     41     37
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (* Low also 11% Sep 2011)
                                                             BETTER........
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jan 18  Jan 18  Oct 06
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*
                             
Better               35      11      11      23      36      36      11
Worse                26      44      49      32      20      20      44
The same             38      44      39      43      43      43      44
DK/NA                 1       1       1       2       2       2       1
 
 
30. Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Obama                46%     4%    87%    45%    42%    49%    38%    89%    48%
Reps in Congress     41     87      6     36     45     37     49      5     30
DK/NA                13      9      7     19     13     14     13      5     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Obama                50%    43%    47%    48%    40%    48%    44%    45%    47%
Reps in Congress     41     41     39     41     45     34     42     44     44
DK/NA                 9     16     14     11     14     17     15     11      9
 
TREND: Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress? (* Low also 41% Jul 2010, Jun 2011)
                                                             OBAMA.........
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Nov 22  Nov 02  Oct 06  Sep 01  Nov 02  Oct 06
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*
                             
Obama                46      44      48      41      44      48      41
Reps in Congress     41      41      39      43      41      39      43
DK/NA                13      15      12      16      15      12      16
 
 
34. Do you think the United States economy is in a recession now?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  66%    80%    53%    66%    66%    67%    68%    52%    65%
No                   30     17     43     29     31     29     29     39     30
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      3      5      3      9      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  59%    69%    66%    64%    67%    68%    65%    69%    57%
No                   38     26     30     33     26     26     32     28     41
DK/NA                 2      5      4      3      6      6      3      3      2
 
TREND: Do you think the United States economy is in a recession now?
                                                             YES RECESSION.
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jun 09  Jun 22  Feb 23  
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2012    
                                                                             
Yes                  66      77      76      71      78      79      66      
No                   30      20      20      25      19      18      30      
DK/NA                 4       3       4       4       3       3       4      
 
 
35. Do you think the economy is beginning to recover or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  54%    28%    80%    53%    53%    55%    50%    84%    54%
No                   43     68     18     44     44     42     47     15     44
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      3      3      3      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  63%    49%    54%    56%    53%    51%    51%    53%    61%
No                   34     48     44     43     43     45     47     45     36
DK/NA                 3      3      3      1      5      4      2      2      3
 
TREND: Do you think the economy is beginning to recover or not?
                     Feb 23  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jun 09  Jan 18  Jul 22
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
                             
Yes                  54      28      45      45      54      44
No                   43      68      52      52      43      52
DK/NA                 3       4       3       3       3       5
 
 
35a. (If economy not recovering Q35) Who do you blame more for the economy not beginning to recover, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     ECONOMY NOT RECOVERING Q35.................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    
 
Obama                61%    81%    31%    51%    62%    60%    
Reps in Congress     21      6     54     29     20     21     
DK/NA                18     13     14     20     18     19     
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Obama                71%    57%    56%    62%    72%    49%    60%    60%    73%
Reps in Congress     16     23     24     20     15     28     20     23     14
DK/NA                13     20     20     18     13     23     20     17     13
 
 
36. Who do you blame more for the current condition of the U.S. economy, former President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Bush                 51%    10%    87%    55%    47%    55%    44%    87%    63%
Obama                35     74      5     30     38     32     41      7     23
NEITHER (VOL)         5      4      2      6      5      5      5      3      6
BOTH (VOL)            6      9      2      8      7      5      7      1      2
DK/NA                 3      3      3      2      2      3      3      1      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Bush                 54%    50%    54%    53%    45%    57%    50%    49%    52%
Obama                35     35     33     33     41     30     35     38     36
NEITHER (VOL)         5      5      6      4      4      5      8      4      4
BOTH (VOL)            4      7      5      7      6      6      6      5      6
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      4      2      2      4      3
 
TREND: Who do you blame more for the current condition of the U.S. economy, former President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama?
                     Feb 23  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jan 18  Jul 22  Jan 13
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Bush                 51      51      53      54      57      53      55
Obama                35      32      32      27      21      25      20
NEITHER(VOL)          5       7       6       8      11      10      14
BOTH(VOL)             6       9       7       7       7       7       7
DK/NA                 3       2       3       3       4       4       4
 
 
37. Who do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Obama                44%     4%    84%    44%    40%    48%    37%    87%    48%
Reps in Congress     46     89     10     43     51     41     53     10     37
DK/NA                10      7      6     13      9     11     10      4     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Obama                47%    43%    46%    45%    39%    47%    44%    42%    44%
Reps in Congress     46     46     45     46     49     40     45     49     50
DK/NA                 7     11      9      8     12     13     10      8      6
 
TREND: Who do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress? (*the budget deficit)
                                     BIN LADEN DEATH
                                     Post    Pre
                     Feb 23  Jun 09  May 05  May 05  Mar 3
                     2012    2011    2011*   2011*   2011*
 
Obama                44      39      42      42      43
Reps in Congress     46      46      44      46      46
DK/NA                10      15      14      11      11
 
 
46. Do you think Congress should try to repeal the health care law, or should they let it stand?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Should repeal it     52%    88%    19%    50%    58%    46%    58%    24%    44%
Should let it stand  39      8     71     38     36     41     34     68     42
DK/NA                10      5     11     12      6     13      9      8     14
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Should repeal it     53%    60%    66%    61%    64%    51%    77%    55%    59%
Should let it stand  43     29     25     31     31     37     14     36     33
DK/NA                 4     11      9      7      5     12      9      9      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Should repeal it     48%    53%    52%    51%    51%    47%    54%    54%    52%
Should let it stand  47     35     39     43     35     40     37     40     43
DK/NA                 5     12      9      6     14     13      9      6      5
 
TREND: Do you think Congress should try to repeal the health care law, or should they let it stand? (2011 wording referenced "new" health care law)
                     Feb 23  Nov 23  May 04  Jan 18
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Should repeal it     52      47      44      48
Should let it stand  39      41      45      43
DK/NA                10      12      11       8
 
 
47. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the health care law. Do you want the Supreme Court to uphold the health care law or overturn it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Uphold it            39%     7%    72%    37%    37%    41%    34%    72%    41%
Overturn it          50     86     16     51     57     44     56     20     42
DK/NA                11      7     12     12      7     15     10      8     17
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Uphold it            42%    29%    26%    29%    31%    36%    15%    35%    32%
Overturn it          53     58     64     63     64     49     73     56     58
DK/NA                 5     12     11      8      5     14     11      9     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Uphold it            46%    35%    38%    43%    35%    40%    38%    39%    43%
Overturn it          47     52     52     49     50     45     54     53     51
DK/NA                 6     13     10      8     14     15      8      9      6
 
TREND: The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the health care law. Do you want the Supreme Court to uphold the health care law or overturn it? (2011 wording referenced "new" health care law)
                     Feb 23  Nov 23
                     2012    2011
                             
Uphold it            39      40
Overturn it          50      48 
DK/NA                11      12 
 
 
48. As you may know, in 2010 the state of Arizona passed a law that requires police to verify the legal status of someone they have already stopped or arrested if they suspect that the person is in the country illegally. Do you approve or disapprove of Arizona's immigration law?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              64%    88%    38%    67%    65%    62%    71%    42%    33%
Disapprove           32     10     57     30     32     32     25     53     65
DK/NA                 4      2      5      4      2      5      4      5      2
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              61%    77%    77%    75%    73%    70%    86%    71%    68%
Disapprove           36     19     19     21     25     25     11     25     28
DK/NA                 3      4      4      4      2      5      3      4      4
 
TREND: As you may know, in 2010 the state of Arizona passed a law that requires police to verify the legal status of someone they have already stopped or arrested if they suspect that the person is in the country illegally. Do you approve or disapprove of Arizona's immigration law? (2011 wording "As you may know, last year...")
                     Feb 23  Nov 03
                     2012    2011
                             
Approve              64      61
Disapprove           32      34 
DK/NA                 4       5 
 
 
49. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Arizona's immigration law. Do you want the Supreme Court to uphold Arizona's immigration law or overturn it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Uphold it            61%    87%    36%    63%    64%    59%    69%    39%    31%
Overturn it          31      9     55     29     31     32     25     50     56
DK/NA                 8      4      9      8      5      9      6     11     13
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Uphold it            59%    74%    76%    72%    72%    66%    85%    68%    64%
Overturn it          35     19     18     22     24     26      9     26     27
DK/NA                 6      7      6      6      4      8      6      6      9
 
50. Do you think that women who serve in the military and who want to serve in ground units that engage in close combat should be allowed to do that or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  75%    60%    85%    77%    70%    79%    73%    85%    77%
No                   22     35     13     20     27     17     24     12     20
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      3      4      4      3      3
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  76%    71%    68%    74%    69%    77%    64%    76%    67%
No                   20     25     28     22     28     19     32     21     29
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      3      4      4      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  77%    73%    80%    73%    66%    78%    72%    72%    79%
No                   19     23     17     23     29     19     26     24     18
DK/NA                 4      3      3      3      5      3      2      4      4
 
51. Have you heard or read anything about the proposed Keystone oil pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the United States?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  73%    78%    71%    74%    80%    67%    78%    57%    58%
No                   25     22     27     25     19     31     21     43     35
DK/NA                 1      -      2      2      1      2      1      1      7
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  84%    74%    81%    77%    83%    73%    77%    78%    78%
No                   15     25     19     23     17     26     23     21     21
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1      -      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  83%    69%    65%    79%    83%    60%    74%    82%    82%
No                   16     30     34     20     16     39     26     16     17
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1
 
 
52. Supporters of the pipeline say it will ease America's dependence on Mideast oil and create jobs. Opponents fear the environmental impact of building a pipeline. What about you, do you support or oppose building the Keystone oil pipeline?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Support              64%    89%    43%    63%    72%    57%    68%    47%    58%
Oppose               23      7     38     24     21     25     21     33     23
DK/NA                13      4     19     13      7     18     11     20     18
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Support              62%    71%    75%    73%    75%    61%    83%    68%    68%
Oppose               27     17     16     15     19     23      9     21     21
DK/NA                11     11      9     12      6     16      9     11     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Support              58%    68%    61%    68%    69%    66%    65%    65%    64%
Oppose               30     20     25     23     18     20     24     25     25
DK/NA                13     13     15      9     12     14     11     10     12
 
 
53. Do you think that health insurance plans should cover birth control as preventive care for women or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  71%    50%    89%    72%    66%    75%    68%    85%    72%
No                   24     44      8     23     28     20     27     11     22
DK/NA                 5      6      3      6      5      5      5      5      6
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  75%    65%    63%    58%    63%    73%    52%    70%    65%
No                   22     29     31     36     32     22     40     26     27
DK/NA                 3      6      7      6      6      5      8      5      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  77%    68%    76%    75%    56%    70%    72%    70%    77%
No                   20     26     21     21     33     24     23     26     19
DK/NA                 4      6      3      4     11      6      5      4      3
 
 
54. Do you think the federal government should require private employers to offer free birth control coverage as part of their health insurance benefit plans or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  47%    25%    69%    48%    43%    51%    44%    66%    47%
No                   48     72     27     46     53     43     52     28     46
DK/NA                 5      3      5      6      4      6      5      6      7
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  43%    44%    38%    38%    41%    46%    30%    43%    44%
No                   53     50     56     59     55     48     64     52     49
DK/NA                 4      5      6      3      4      6      6      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  47%    47%    51%    47%    40%    52%    50%    44%    47%
No                   49     47     45     49     52     42     46     52     52
DK/NA                 4      6      4      4      8      7      4      4      1
 
 
55. As you may know, President Obama recently announced an adjustment to the administration's health-care rule regarding religiously affiliated employers providing birth control coverage to female employees. Women will still be guaranteed coverage for birth control without any out-of-pocket cost, but will have to seek the coverage directly from their insurance companies if their employers object to birth control on religious grounds. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's decision?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              54%    32%    75%    56%    52%    56%    50%    79%    59%
Disapprove           38     63     18     36     42     34     42     16     35
DK/NA                 7      6      7      8      5      9      8      5      6
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              56%    47%    46%    46%    47%    53%    38%    52%    49%
Disapprove           39     44     46     48     47     38     53     42     45
DK/NA                 5      9      8      6      6     10      9      6      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              58%    53%    57%    59%    43%    53%    54%    54%    58%
Disapprove           37     39     37     35     46     39     40     40     38
DK/NA                 6      8      6      6     11      8      5      7      4
 
 
56. Do you think it is wrong or not wrong to use artificial birth control methods, also known as contraceptives?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes, wrong           12%    16%    10%    12%    14%    10%    10%    13%    22%
No, not wrong        82     77     86     82     80     83     84     78     71
DK/NA                 6      8      5      7      6      7      6      9      6
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes, wrong            7%    12%    10%    18%    12%     9%    13%    11%    10%
No, not wrong        90     81     84     75     82     85     80     83     83
DK/NA                 3      7      6      7      6      5      7      6      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes, wrong            7%    14%    11%    12%    13%    18%    11%    11%     6%
No, not wrong        89     78     84     84     75     73     83     84     92
DK/NA                 4      8      5      4     12      9      6      5      2
 
 
57. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Legal all cases      22%    12%    33%    21%    20%    24%    22%    21%    19%
Legal most cases     33     21     40     37     35     30     32     36     39
Illegal most cases   25     37     12     27     27     23     27     20     22
Illegal all cases    14     24     10      9     13     16     14     16     14
DK/NA                 6      5      5      6      6      6      5      7      6
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Legal all cases      24%    20%    15%    17%    20%    24%     8%    21%    21%
Legal most cases     37     29     29     32     33     30     18     37     29
Illegal most cases   25     28     33     29     29     24     41     25     29
Illegal all cases     9     17     17     16     12     17     29     10     14
DK/NA                 5      6      6      6      6      5      5      7      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Legal all cases      26%    20%    24%    24%    16%    21%    23%    23%    25%
Legal most cases     36     31     33     34     31     31     31     31     41
Illegal most cases   24     25     26     23     27     23     24     27     24
Illegal all cases     8     17     14     13     17     19     16     13      8
DK/NA                 5      6      3      6     10      6      6      5      3
 
 
TREND: Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (*Combined high also 57% Aug 2007, Dec 2005, Jul 2005, & Dec 2004)
                                                             COMBINED LEGAL
                                                             ALL & MOST CASES
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Apr 21  Jan 14  May 14  Jul 17  Jul 17  Apr 21  
                     2012    2010    2010    2009    2008    2008*   2010    
                                                                             
Legal all cases      22      18      18      15      19      19      18      
Legal most cases     33      33      34      37      38      38      33      
Illegal most cases   25      27      24      27      24      24      27      
Illegal all cases    14      16      18      14      14      14      16      
DK/NA                 6       6       5       7       5       5       6      
 
 
58. If you agreed with a presidential candidate on other issues, but not on the issue of abortion, do you think you could still vote for that candidate or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  62%    63%    61%    63%    70%    55%    63%    61%    59%
No                   29     28     31     27     23     34     28     29     34
DK/NA                 9      9      8     10      7     11      9     10      7
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  67%    61%    63%    68%    71%    56%    58%    69%    65%
No                   26     28     28     23     22     33     32     23     24
DK/NA                 6     10      9      9      7     11     10      9     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  67%    60%    63%    64%    61%    58%    60%    66%    71%
No                   27     29     30     29     27     30     32     27     25
DK/NA                 6     11      7      7     12     13      8      6      4
 
TREND: If you agreed with a presidential candidate on other issues, but not on the issue of abortion, do you think you could still vote for that candidate or not?
                     Feb 23  May 03
                     2012    2007
                             
Yes                  62      69
No                   29      22 
DK/NA                 9       9 
 
 
59. In general, do you agree or disagree with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Agree                64%    44%    80%    67%    63%    65%    62%    70%    63%
Disagree             31     51     16     29     32     31     33     25     30
DK/NA                 5      5      4      5      5      5      5      5      7
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Agree                69%    58%    55%    58%    61%    63%    36%    68%    60%
Disagree             28     36     40     37     34     32     60     26     34
DK/NA                 2      6      5      5      5      4      4      5      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Agree                72%    60%    66%    67%    57%    61%    63%    64%    72%
Disagree             26     34     30     30     36     32     34     33     26
DK/NA                 3      6      4      3      7      7      3      3      2
 
TREND: In general, do you agree or disagree with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion?
                                                             AGREE.........
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 23  Apr 21  Jul 17  Aug 16  Dec 7   Jul 27  Apr 21
                     2012    2010    2008    2007    2005    2005    2010
 
Agree                64      60      63      62      63      65      60
Disagree             31      35      33      32      32      30      35
DK/NA                 5       5       5       6       5       6       5
 
 
60. Is your opinion of Planned Parenthood favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Favorable            55%    32%    74%    57%    50%    60%    52%    65%    58%
Unfavorable          22     43      4     19     24     19     25      9     17
Hvn't hrd enough     22     23     21     22     25     19     21     26     23
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      2      1      -      2
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Favorable            59%    49%    44%    46%    47%    57%    32%    54%    53%
Unfavorable          27     24     32     29     28     22     42     22     22
Hvn't hrd enough     12     26     22     24     23     18     26     22     24
REFUSED               1      2      2      2      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable            63%    51%    59%    57%    44%    52%    57%    55%    62%
Unfavorable          25     21     20     25     22     17     19     27     23
Hvn't hrd enough     12     27     20     17     31     29     23     16     14
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      3      2      1      2      -
 
 
61. Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Support              31%    51%    12%    30%    36%    25%    32%    19%    31%
Oppose               60     38     79     61     53     65     58     74     55
DK/NA                10     11      9      9     11      9     10      8     13
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Support              31%    33%    38%    40%    38%    27%    48%    30%    35%
Oppose               62     56     50     50     52     64     40     60     52
DK/NA                 7     11     12     10     11      9     12     10     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Support              29%    32%    27%    32%    36%    27%    32%    33%    29%
Oppose               64     57     64     61     49     60     61     58     65
DK/NA                 7     11      8      7     15     13      7      8      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     Feb 23  Mar 03
                     2012    2011
                             
Support              31      43
Oppose               60      53 
DK/NA                10       5 
 
 
61a. (If support cutting funding Q61) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     SUPPORT CUTTING FUNDING Q61.................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    
 
Yes/Cut              39%    44%    18%    33%    39%    38%    
No/Don't cut         58     52     80     65     58     59     
DK/NA                 3      4      3      2      3      4     
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes/Cut              48%    38%    40%    42%    43%    39%    42%    40%    42%
No/Don't cut         51     58     55     56     55     56     55     57     56
DK/NA                 1      4      4      3      2      5      3      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes/Cut              45%    36%    42%    34%    35%    32%    38%    42%    39%
No/Don't cut         53     61     56     63     59     64     61     56     58
DK/NA                 2      4      2      3      6      4      1      2      3
 
 
61b. (Combined questions 61 & 61a) Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood? (If support cutting funding Q61) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Cut gov funding      12%    22%     2%    10%    14%    10%    13%     2%    12%
Do not cut           77     64     89     80     74     80     76     90     74
DK/NA                11     13      9     10     12     10     11      8     15
 
                     WHITE................................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BrnAgnEvngl Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Cut gov funding      15%    12%    15%    17%    16%    11%    20%    12%    14%
Do not cut           78     75     71     73     72     80     66     77     72
DK/NA                 7     12     14     11     11     10     13     11     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Cut gov funding      13%    11%    12%    11%    13%     9%    12%    14%    11%
Do not cut           80     76     80     81     70     77     81     77     82
DK/NA                 7     12      9      8     17     14      7      9      7
 

Demographic Summary