July 12, 2012 - American Voters Say Health Care Law Is A Tax Hike, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Want Arizona-Type Immigration Law In Their State

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a tax hike, American voters say 55 - 36 percent, but in a mixed message, voters agree 48 - 45 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the law, while they say 49 - 43 percent that the U.S. Congress should repeal it, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

A total of 55 percent of American voters say a presidential candidate's position on health care is "extremely important" or "very important" to their vote in November, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. While 59 percent say the Supreme Court decision will not affect their vote, 27 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for President Barack Obama, while 12 percent say more likely. Independent voters say less likely 27 - 9 percent.

American voters split 48 - 47 percent on whether people should be required to have health insurance. Opposed are Republicans 76 - 19 percent and independent voters 51 - 43 percent, while Democrats support the mandate 79 - 16 percent. Men oppose the mandate 50 - 45 percent, while women support it 50 - 45 percent.

"President Barack Obama has worked mightily to avoid the 'T' word, but most American voters say the ACA is in effect a tax hike," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "The big question is whether the Republicans can sell the idea to voters that the president's Affordable Care Act breaks his promise not to raise taxes on those who make less than $250,000. That's why what voters believe on this issue matters."

A total of about two-thirds of American voters know something about the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Of that group, half were asked if they support the contempt vote, with support at 44 - 29 percent, with 27 percent undecided. Among the other half, asked if it was a legitimate attempt to get information or if it was politically motivated, 42 percent say the vote was political while 36 percent say it was legitimate, with 21 percent undecided.

"We asked different questions of two groups of voters. The answers were different but not mutually exclusive. More voters in one group believe the contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder are politically motivated. More voters in the other group support the contempt citation," said Brown.

American voters approve 55 - 39 percent of President Obama's new policy to end deportation of some young illegal immigrants. While 51 percent say the decision will not affect their vote, 30 percent say it makes them less likely to vote for Obama while 18 percent say more likely.

By 61 - 34 percent, voters want an Arizona-type law in their state, requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they have already stopped or arrested if they suspect he or she is in the country illegally.

The U.S. economy is as bad as Europe's, voters say: 14 percent say America's economy is "excellent" or "good" while 86 percent say "not so good" or "poor;" Europe's economy is "excellent" or "good," 11 percent say, while 81 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

A total of 67 percent of American voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the impact of the European economic situation on their personal economic future.

"Americans are watching what's going on in Europe and are concerned that problems could make their way across the pond to the United States," said Brown.

On another topic, 80 percent of voters say the federal government needs to do more for military veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

From July 1 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,722 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. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

32. 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    Hsp
 
Should repeal it     49%    85%    17%    49%    52%    45%    55%    17%    40%
Should let it stand  43      9     75     41     41     44     37     73     52
DK/NA                 8      6      8     10      6     10      8     10      8
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Should repeal it     47%    59%    64%    58%    60%    51%    73%    54%    57%
Should let it stand  47     32     28     36     34     39     20     39     36
DK/NA                 6      9      7      6      6     10      7      8      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Should repeal it     42%    52%    45%    47%    54%    49%    46%    50%    50%
Should let it stand  51     39     44     44     41     46     45     43     41
DK/NA                 6      9     11      8      6      5      9      7      8
 
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)
                     Jul 12  Apr 20  Feb 23  Nov 23  May 04  Jan 18
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Should repeal it     49      51      52      47      44      48
Should let it stand  43      38      39      41      45      43
DK/NA                 8      11      10      12      11       8
 
 
33. The Supreme Court has heard a challenge to the health care law and voted to uphold it. Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court decision to uphold the health care law?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Agree                48%    17%    78%    47%    48%    48%    44%    72%    54%
Disagree             45     77     17     46     48     43     50     19     41
DK/NA                 7      6      5      7      5      8      6      9      6
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Agree                54%    38%    35%    40%    43%    44%    27%    45%    44%
Disagree             41     55     59     53     52     48     68     48     50
DK/NA                 4      7      7      7      5      7      5      7      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                57%    44%    48%    46%    48%    53%    51%    48%    46%
Disagree             38     49     43     46     48     43     43     46     47
DK/NA                 5      7      8      8      3      4      6      6      7
 
 
34. Does this Supreme Court decision make you more likely to vote for Barack Obama for President, less likely to vote for Barack Obama for President, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          12%     2%    27%     9%    10%    15%     9%    30%    21%
Less likely          27     50      4     27     29     24     32      2     17
No difference        59     47     66     63     59     58     58     65     55
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      2      2      1      3      7
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
More likely           8%     9%     7%    10%     7%    10%     6%    10%     9%
Less likely          27     34     36     35     34     29     45     30     31
No difference        64     56     55     54     57     59     48     59     59
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      1      2      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          10%    13%    16%    13%     8%    10%    13%    10%    13%
Less likely          23     28     22     26     29     28     25     26     29
No difference        66     56     58     59     61     62     61     62     55
DK/NA                 1      3      4      2      1      1      2      2      3
 
 
35. How important will the candidate's position on the healthcare law passed in 2010 be in influencing your vote for president; extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Extremely important  28%    34%    27%    25%    24%    31%    28%    28%    28%
Very important       27     28     28     26     26     28     27     29     26
Somewhat important   31     27     32     33     33     28     31     26     34
Not important        13     10     12     16     16     11     13     15     11
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      2      1      2      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Extremely important  29%    28%    29%    29%    25%    31%    32%    27%    27%
Very important       26     28     28     31     26     28     29     27     25
Somewhat important   31     31     31     30     33     29     26     34     33
Not important        13     13     11     10     15     11     12     11     14
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1      2      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Extremely important  28%    28%    29%    25%    29%    26%    24%    28%    31%
Very important       25     28     27     27     24     28     26     24     30
Somewhat important   33     30     29     33     35     30     33     33     27
Not important        14     13     14     14     12     15     16     14     11
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      -      1      2      -      2
 
 
36. Do you support or oppose requiring people to have health insurance?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              48%    19%    79%    43%    45%    50%    41%    82%    54%
Oppose               47     76     16     51     50     45     53     15     44
DK/NA                 5      5      5      6      5      5      6      2      3
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Support              48%    38%    33%    43%    39%    44%    26%    43%    40%
Oppose               48     55     61     52     55     51     68     50     55
DK/NA                 4      7      6      5      6      6      5      7      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              53%    45%    51%    46%    44%    50%    49%    46%    48%
Oppose               43     49     42     48     52     48     47     49     46
DK/NA                 4      6      7      5      4      2      3      5      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose requiring people to have health insurance?
                     Jul 12  Oct 8   July 1
                     2012    2009    2009
 
Support              48      50      44
Oppose               47      45      51
DK/NA                 5       4       5
 
 
37. Do you believe the health care law is in effect a tax hike or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  55%    77%    31%    59%    61%    49%    58%    34%    60%
No                   36     16     58     32     32     39     34     56     29
DK/NA                10      7     11      9      7     12      9     11     10
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  54%    60%    63%    60%    64%    52%    67%    58%    60%
No                   38     31     28     33     30     37     24     34     32
DK/NA                 8      9      9      7      6     11      9      8      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  51%    57%    50%    53%    60%    60%    55%    54%    56%
No                   41     33     37     36     35     36     37     38     33
DK/NA                 8     10     13     11      6      4      8      7     12
 
 
38. As you may know, the Obama administration has announced a new policy in which young illegal immigrants who came to the country as children will be able to obtain work permits and will not face deportation. Do you support or oppose this new policy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              55%    29%    80%    55%    50%    59%    49%    79%    74%
Oppose               39     64     18     38     45     33     45     17     19
DK/NA                 6      7      3      7      4      7      6      3      7
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Support              59%    43%    40%    49%    43%    54%    33%    50%    51%
Oppose               35     50     54     43     52     38     60     43     43
DK/NA                 5      7      7      8      4      8      7      7      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              62%    52%    53%    60%    54%    58%    62%    55%    52%
Oppose               33     42     40     36     42     37     33     41     41
DK/NA                 5      6      7      4      4      5      5      4      7
 
 
39. Does this new policy make you more likely to vote for Barack Obama for President, less likely to vote for Barack Obama for President, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          18%     2%    34%    15%    16%    19%    13%    29%    40%
Less likely          30     56      6     31     36     25     35      4     17
No difference        51     41     58     52     48     54     50     64     43
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
More likely          19%    10%     9%    11%    11%    15%     6%    13%    13%
Less likely          29     38     42     34     41     29     49     32     33
No difference        51     50     47     54     46     54     44     54     53
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          21%    16%    20%    19%    16%    17%    22%    16%    17%
Less likely          26     32     27     27     33     31     26     31     32
No difference        53     50     50     54     50     52     51     53     48
DK/NA                 1      2      3      -      -      -      1      1      2
 
 
40. 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    Hsp
 
Approve              64%    89%    39%    66%    67%    61%    71%    36%    38%
Disapprove           32      9     55     31     30     35     26     53     59
DK/NA                 4      3      5      3      3      4      3     10      3
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Approve              58%    77%    75%    75%    74%    68%    83%    69%    72%
Disapprove           38     20     21     22     24     29     13     27     26
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      3      4      4      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              54%    68%    65%    63%    65%    60%    58%    65%    65%
Disapprove           42     28     28     35     33     38     39     32     29
DK/NA                 4      4      6      2      2      2      2      3      6
 
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...")
                     Jul 12  Apr 20  Feb 23  Nov 03
                     2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              64      68      64      61
Disapprove           32      27      32      34
DK/NA                 4       5       4       5
 
 
41. Would you want to see a similar law passed in your state, requiring police to verify legal status of someone they have already stopped or arrested if they suspect that the person is in the country illegally?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  61%    87%    37%    64%    63%    60%    69%    33%    34%
No                   34     10     59     32     33     35     27     60     61
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      4      5      4      8      5
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  56%    76%    74%    75%    72%    67%    84%    68%    69%
No                   41     20     21     24     25     29     12     29     28
DK/NA                 3      4      4      1      3      4      4      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  51%    67%    63%    61%    65%    57%    53%    63%    66%
No                   45     29     33     35     32     40     44     33     30
DK/NA                 4      4      4      4      2      3      3      4      4
 
 
42. Have you heard or read anything about the recent vote by the United States House of Representatives to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  64%    69%    57%    67%    72%    57%    67%    57%    45%
No                   34     30     39     32     26     41     31     39     50
DK/NA                 2      1      4      1      2      3      2      4      5
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Yes                  79%    61%    66%    72%    75%    60%    63%    71%    72%
No                   20     37     32     28     24     38     36     28     26
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      2      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  78%    57%    42%    67%    71%    81%    42%    66%    74%
No                   21     40     53     31     29     19     54     34     23
DK/NA                 1      3      5      2      1      1      4      1      3
 
 
43a. (If heard q42, Split Sample A) Do you believe the vote by the House of Representatives to hold Eric Holder in contempt was a legitimate attempt to get information or was it politically motivated, or is that something you don't have an opinion on?
                     HEARD OR READ Q42.....................
                                                           
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
                                                           
Legitimate attempt   36%    61%     5%    36%    41%    30%
Political            42     16     77     39     41     43 
No opinion           21     21     17     23     17     25 
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      1 
 
 
43b. (If heard q42, Split Sample B) Do you support or oppose the vote by the House of Representatives to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress or is that something you don't have an opinion on?
                     HEARD OR READ Q42.....................
                                                           
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
                                                           
Support              44%    77%    10%    42%    50%    36%
Oppose               29      5     51     30     30     27 
No opinion           27     17     39     27     20     37 
REFUSED               -      -      -      -      -      - 
 
 
44. 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    Hsp
 
Excellent             1%     -      2%     1%     1%     1%     -      5%     -
Good                 13      4     24     11     12     13     10     25     18
Not so good          45     36     53     46     45     45     43     54     49
Poor                 41     59     20     42     41     40     46     13     32
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      -      3      -
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Excellent             -      -      -      -      -      -      1%     -      1%
Good                 11     10      9     11     10     11      6     11     12
Not so good          48     41     43     39     44     43     35     45     43
Poor                 40     48     47     50     46     45     58     43     44
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             -      1%     1%     -      -      -      -      1%     1%
Good                 12     13     12     14     14     12     12     13     13
Not so good          48     44     43     46     43     47     54     45     40
Poor                 39     42     42     40     42     40     33     41     46
DK/NA                 -      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
                     Jul 12  Feb 23  Oct 06  Sep 01  Jul 14  Dec 10  Mar 04
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2003    2009
 
Excellent             1       1       -       -       -       3       -
Good                 13      13       6       4       9      37       3
Not so good          45      43      38      35      45      42      28
Poor                 41      43      55      61      45      16      68
DK/NA                 1       1       -       -       -       1       -
 
 
45. Would you describe the state of - Europe's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             1%     -      1%     1%     -      1%     -      -      3%
Good                 10      7     13     11      9     11      8     17     17
Not so good          36     27     46     33     35     37     34     42     40
Poor                 45     59     27     50     51     39     50     20     26
DK/NA                 9      7     13      7      5     13      7     21     14
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Excellent             1%     -      -      1%     -      -      -      -      -
Good                  7      9      8      7      8      8      8      8      8
Not so good          33     35     35     32     32     36     33     34     37
Poor                 57     47     50     55     56     45     52     51     47
DK/NA                 2      9      7      5      3     10      7      6      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             1%     1%     1%     1%     -      2%     2%     1%     -
Good                  7     12     12     13     11      5     17     10      6
Not so good          33     37     39     38     32     33     39     33     37
Poor                 56     40     32     39     52     58     35     47     49
DK/NA                 4     11     16      8      5      2      7     10      9
 
 
46. How closely are you following the news about the Euro currency and the current financial situation in many European countries; very closely, somewhat closely, not so closely, or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very closely         18%    20%    11%    22%    25%    12%    20%    11%    14%
Somewhat closely     43     47     39     45     45     42     46     32     31
Not so closely       24     22     29     23     21     28     23     27     36
Not at all           13     12     19      9      9     17     11     26     16
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      1      1      -      5      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Very closely         27%    16%    19%    22%    27%    13%    15%    22%    24%
Somewhat closely     50     44     45     52     47     45     46     48     42
Not so closely       18     25     23     19     19     26     24     20     22
Not at all            4     14     12      7      7     15     15      9     11
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very closely         26%    14%    10%    18%    18%    28%    10%    19%    21%
Somewhat closely     50     41     33     43     50     49     38     43     47
Not so closely       18     27     33     22     23     16     33     24     20
Not at all            6     16     21     16      8      7     18     13     10
DK/NA                 -      2      2      1      -      -      1      1      2
 
 
47. How concerned are you about the impact of the current financial situation in Europe on the U.S. economy; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       36%    41%    30%    35%    37%    34%    39%    26%    32%
Somewhat concerned   47     46     47     49     48     46     47     46     40
Not so concerned      9      7     12      8      8     10      8     12     15
Not concerned at all  6      5      8      6      6      7      5     12      9
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      2      1      4      5
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Very concerned       46%    35%    38%    44%    40%    38%    39%    39%    39%
Somewhat concerned   46     48     50     44     49     46     47     49     46
Not so concerned      6      9      7      7      6     10      5      7      7
Not concerned at all  1      7      5      4      4      6      7      4      6
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very concerned       44%    32%    24%    35%    38%    46%    25%    35%    42%
Somewhat concerned   46     48     47     46     52     45     48     49     46
Not so concerned      7     10     12     12      6      6     16      9      6
Not concerned at all  3      8     12      6      4      3     10      6      5
DK/NA                 1      2      4      1      -      1      3      1      2
 
 
48. How concerned are you about the impact of the current financial situation in Europe on your personal economic future; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       25%    29%    21%    24%    25%    25%    26%    29%    18%
Somewhat concerned   42     44     39     44     45     40     43     33     42
Not so concerned     18     15     23     17     17     19     17     17     22
Not concerned at all 13     10     15     14     13     14     12     18     15
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      1      3      2      4      3
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Very concerned       26%    26%    27%    30%    25%    27%    32%    25%    27%
Somewhat concerned   45     42     43     44     47     40     42     44     40
Not so concerned     20     16     17     16     15     19     13     19     18
Not concerned at all  8     14     11      9     12     12     12     10     13
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      3      1      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very concerned       26%    24%    24%    23%    24%    28%    17%    23%    30%
Somewhat concerned   43     42     34     43     46     44     39     45     42
Not so concerned     20     17     19     19     17     19     24     17     15
Not concerned at all 10     15     20     14     12      8     18     13     11
DK/NA                 1      3      4      1      1      -      2      2      2
 
 
49. Do you think the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting the war in Afghanistan now, or should the U.S. not be involved in Afghanistan now?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Right thing          31%    45%    25%    28%    35%    27%    33%    24%    24%
Shld not be involved 60     47     67     63     59     61     58     67     69
DK/NA                 9      7      8      9      6     12      9      8      7
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Right thing          35%    32%    36%    35%    37%    30%    37%    34%    31%
Shld not be involved 57     59     55     58     58     58     53     58     60
DK/NA                 8      9      9      7      6     12     10      8      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Right thing          34%    30%    27%    29%    36%    36%    34%    33%    27%
Shld not be involved 58     62     64     62     57     59     60     58     63
DK/NA                 9      9      9      9      7      5      6      8      9
 
TREND: Do you think the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting the war in Afghanistan now, or should the U.S. not be involved in Afghanistan now? (*Low also 31% Nov 2011)
                                                             RIGHT THING...
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 12  Nov 03  Sep 01  Jul 14  Jun 09  Jan 14  Jul 12  
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2012*    
                                                                             
Right thing          31      31      35      39      40      59      31      
Shld not be involved 60      60      58      55      52      35      60      
DK/NA                 9       8       7       6       8       6       9      
 
 
50. Do you think that the federal government today is doing enough to support military veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, are they doing too much, or do you think more needs to be done to support military veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Doing enough         12%    14%    10%    13%    16%     9%    13%    10%    12%
Doing too much        1      1      2      1      2      1      1      1      1
More to be done      80     78     84     79     76     84     80     83     77
DK/NA                 6      6      4      6      7      6      6      6      9
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld
 
Doing enough         16%    11%    14%    10%    16%    10%    12%    13%    11%
Doing too much        1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
More to be done      76     82     79     84     76     84     81     80     84
DK/NA                 7      5      6      5      6      5      5      5      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Doing enough         17%    10%    11%     9%    15%    16%    18%    13%     9%
Doing too much        1      1      1      1      1      1      2      1      1
More to be done      75     83     82     85     78     77     74     80     84
DK/NA                 7      6      6      4      5      6      6      6      6
 
 

Demographic Summary