March 13, 2012 - New Yorkers Say 2-1 Cops Treat Muslims Fairly, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Strong Approval For NYPD, Kelly, Bloomberg On Crime

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New York City voters approve 63 - 31 percent of the way New York police are doing their job and say 58 - 29 percent that police act appropriately in dealing with Muslims, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters say 82 - 14 percent that the NYPD has been effective combating terrorism, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly gets a 64 - 25 percent approval rating, including 51 - 35 percent among black voters. If a candidate for mayor promises to ask Kelly to continue as police commissioner, 28 percent of voters say they would be more likely to vote for the candidate, with 19 percent less likely and 50 percent who say the promise would not affect their vote.

New York City voters are divided on police use of "stop and frisk" with 46 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving. White voters approve 59 - 36 percent, while disapproval is 68 - 27 percent among black voters and 52 - 43 percent among Hispanic voters.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets a 67 - 27 percent approval rating for the way he is handling crime and an overall 54 - 35 percent job approval rating, up from 46 - 42 percent February 8. Black voters are split 41 - 44 percent in their overall approval of the mayor, but approve 51 - 41 percent of the way he is handling crime.

"New Yorkers brush aside the gripes about police surveillance of the Muslim community. Voter approval of the way police are handling terrorism is through the roof and overall approval for police in general and for Commissioner Ray Kelly is undented by criticism," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"It's a good poll for Mayor Mike. His job approval numbers top 50 percent for the first time since he fought off Tropical Storm Irene in September."

There is a small gender gap on the question of how police treat Muslims: treatment is appropriate, men say 61 - 29, compared to 56 - 29 percent among women. Racial and partisan gaps are wider: white voters say the NYPD is appropriate 66 - 22 percent, compared to 45 - 41 percent among black voters; Republicans say appropriate 88 - 9, compared to 51 - 35 among Democrats and 59 - 28 percent among independent voters.

By a 54 - 23 percent margin, New York City voters have a favorable opinion of Islam and say 65 - 18 percent that mainstream Islam is a peaceful religion. Voters who know a Muslim personally have a favorable view of Islam 63 - 21 percent and say 72 - 16 percent that Islam is a peaceful religion.

Mayoral Race

In an early look at the 2013 New York City mayoral race, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads the pack with 25 percent, followed by:
  • Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with 15 percent;
  • Former City Comptroller William Thompson with 13 percent;
  • Public Advocate Bill de Blasio with 9 percent;
  • Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer with 7 percent;
  • City Comptroller John Liu with 7 percent;
  • Publisher Tom Allon with 2 percent.
Quinn gets a 59 - 20 percent approval rating, her best score ever, with men at 56 - 22 percent and women at 61 - 19 percent.

Approval for de Blasio is 42 - 17 percent, little changed over the last year.

Liu gets a 40 - 37 percent approval, also little changed, and voters say 44 - 33 percent that he should not resign, with 23 percent undecided.

New York City voters give President Barack Obama a 73 - 23 percent job approval.

"Who should move into City Hall when Mayor Bloomberg moves out? Council Speaker Christine Quinn tops the list of usual suspects and has an impressive job approval," Carroll said. "After the drum-beat of negative news, Comptroller John Liu's job approval numbers are tepid, but New Yorkers don't think he should quit."

From March 6 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 964 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 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.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              54%    58%    53%    60%    58%    51%    59%    41%    67%
Disapprove           35     33     37     30     32     38     33     44     27
DK/NA                11      8      9     10     10     11      8     14      6
 
                                                        Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Approve              54%    47%    68%    51%    50%    41%    60%    57%
Disapprove           33     42     24     37     40     46     33     35
DK/NA                13     11      8     12     10     13      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor? (*High also 75% Oct 3 2008, Mar 2008, Jan 2007 & Nov 2005)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 14  Oct 19  Sep 12  Oct 21  Jul 02
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2008*   2003
 
Approve              54      46      49      47      54      75      31
Disapprove           35      42      42      42      35      20      60
DK/NA                11      12       9      11      11       6       8
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              64%    77%    62%    66%    65%    63%    75%    51%    64%
Disapprove           25     15     27     22     25     25     15     35     24
DK/NA                11      8     11     12     10     13     10     14     12
 
                                                        Union
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds
 
Approve              58%    61%    61%    71%    78%    65%
Disapprove           32     27     25     21      8     25
DK/NA                10     12     15      8     14     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 09  Dec 14  Oct 19  Jul 27  May 12  Jan 16
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2007
 
Approve              64      62      66      66      67      71      52
Disapprove           25      24      24      24      17      17      34
DK/NA                11      14      11      10      16      13      14
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              42%    30%    47%    40%    44%    40%    35%    42%    55%
Disapprove           17     19     12     22     18     16     15     19     16
DK/NA                41     51     41     38     38     44     50     40     29
 
                                                        Union 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds
 
Approve              45%    42%    36%    50%    25%    43%   
Disapprove           19     18     16     14     18     18    
DK/NA                36     41     47     35     57     39    
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  Jul 27  Mar 16  May 21
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Approve              42      42      41      42      41      44      34
Disapprove           17      18      18      23      16      16      16
DK/NA                41      40      41      35      44      40      50
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              59%    32%    66%    61%    56%    61%    55%    63%    63%
Disapprove           20     32     14     27     22     19     26     16     14
DK/NA                21     35     20     13     22     21     18     21     23
 
                                                        Union  
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds 
 
Approve              62%    51%    65%    64%    45%    57%    
Disapprove           18     22     15     22     32     22     
DK/NA                21     27     20     15     23     22     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  Jul 27  Mar 13  Nov 25
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2012    2008
 
Approve              59      53      55      53      54      59      40
Disapprove           20      23      24      27      22      20      29
DK/NA                21      23      21      20      23      21      31
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    32%    43%    39%    39%    41%    27%    46%    48%
Disapprove           37     42     34     42     43     31     47     27     34
DK/NA                23     27     23     19     18     28     26     27     18
 
                                                        Union  
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds 
 
Approve              44%    40%    35%    43%    37%    43%    
Disapprove           34     31     41     41     37     39     
DK/NA                22     29     23     16     25     18     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  Jul 27  May 11  Dec 15
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              40      40      38      50      51      57      38
Disapprove           37      29      35      23      18      14      35
DK/NA                23      31      27      27      31      30      27
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              73%    15%    92%    64%    70%    76%    60%    89%    82%
Disapprove           23     82      6     31     27     19     36      8     15
DK/NA                 4      4      2      6      3      6      4      3      4
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
                     
Approve              61%    44%    60%    73%    73%    72%    72%    75%    73%
Disapprove           33     54     36     23     22     26     24     21     23
DK/NA                 5      3      5      4      5      3      5      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  Jul 27  Jun 16  Oct 19
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011
 
Approve              73      73      63      62      67      79      62
Disapprove           23      24      32      33      27      16      33
DK/NA                 4       2       5       5       5       6       5
 
 
8. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied       10%     5%    11%    13%    14%     7%    10%     8%    17%
Smwht satisfied      52     51     55     49     53     52     54     51     52
Smwht dissatisfied   25     24     25     25     22     27     24     27     20
Very dissatisfied    12     18      9     13      9     14     11     11     11
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      1      1      2      -
 
                                                        Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Very satisfied        8%    10%    18%     7%     4%     7%    12%    10%
Smwht satisfied      56     50     55     53     48     45     53     52
Smwht dissatisfied   25     26     19     27     28     32     24     25
Very dissatisfied    11     13      8     12     19     16     10     13
DK/NA                 -      2      -      1      2      -      -      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT...
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 14  Oct 19  Sep 12  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied       10       7       7       6       9      18       7
Smwht satisfied      52      50      44      40      45      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   25      27      30      34      29      18      32
Very dissatisfied    12      15      17      19      15       5      38
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       2       1       1
 
 
9. Now I'm going to name seven people who might run for mayor in 2013. After I read all seven names, please tell me which one you would most like to see elected mayor in 2013. Here are the choices: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former City Comptroller William Thompson, Publisher Tom Allon or Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Markowitz            15%    20%    14%    15%    16%    14%    15%    18%    13%
Stringer              7      7      6     10      5      9      8      9      8
Liu                   7      7      8      4      8      7      4      9      7
Quinn                25     12     30     23     23     27     28     18     30
Thompson             13      4     14     14     16     10      7     21     11
Allon                 2      7      -      2      3      1      3      -      1
de Blasio             9      9     10      8     12      7     10      9     12
SOMEONE ELSE (VOL)    5      8      3      6      5      4      7      3      4
DK/NA                17     26     14     17     12     21     19     12     14
 
                                                        Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Markowitz             8%    27%     5%    15%    11%    16%    17%    16%
Stringer              4      4     16      6      3      6     11      9
Liu                  10      5      6      8     12      8      7     11
Quinn                25     20     30     27     24     22     18     20
Thompson             19     13     12     12      5     13     11     11
Allon                 1      1      3      1      3      1      2      2
de Blasio            14     11      6      8     10     11     14     14
SOMEONE ELSE (VOL)    4      4      5      7      6      6      4      2
DK/NA                15     14     19     16     25     17     17     14
 
TREND: Now I'm going to name seven people who might run for mayor in 2013. After I read all seven names, please tell me which one you would most like to see elected mayor in 2013. Here are the choices: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former City Comptroller William Thompson, Publisher Tom Allon or Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
                     Mar 13  Dec 15  Oct 19  Jul 27
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Markowitz            15      13      14      12
Stringer              7       5       5       4
Liu                   7       7      10      10
Quinn                25      18      17      18
Thompson             13       7       8       8
Allon                 2       -       -       1
de Blasio             9       6       6       6
Kelly                na      24      25      23
SOMEONE ELSE(VOL)     5       4       4       2
DK/NA                17      15      12      16
 
 
10. Do you think John Liu should resign as City Comptroller or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    37%    29%    39%    37%    30%    40%    25%    36%
No                   44     39     47     40     44     43     36     50     41
DK/NA                23     24     24     21     19     27     25     25     23
 
                                                        Union 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds
 
Yes                  40%    31%    34%    30%    32%    32%   
No                   38     44     39     51     47     49    
DK/NA                22     25     27     18     22     19    
 
TREND: Do you think John Liu should resign as City Comptroller or not?
                     Mar 13  Dec 15
                     2012    2011
 
Yes                  33      28
No                   44      43
DK/NA                23      29
 
 
11. Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam, the Muslim religion? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            54%    33%    60%    52%    56%    52%    49%    64%    51%
Unfavorable          23     47     19     22     24     22     28     14     25
DK/NA                23     19     21     26     20     25     23     23     24
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            65%    45%    42%    60%    47%    62%    57%    56%    46%
Unfavorable          18     29     39     23     22     19     29     23     23
DK/NA                17     25     18     17     30     19     14     21     30
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q12
                     Vio-   Peace-        KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     lent   ful           Yes    No
 
Favorable            29%    70%           63%    36%
Unfavorable          56     15            21     28
DK/NA                15     15            16     36
 
TREND: Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam, the Muslim religion?
                     Mar 13  Jul 01
                     2012    2010
 
Favorable            54      44
Unfavorable          23      28
DK/NA                23      28
 
 
12. Every religion has mainstream beliefs, and also fringe elements or extremists. Thinking of mainstream Islam, do you think mainstream Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Encourages violence  18%    32%    18%    15%    23%    14%    19%    16%    22%
Peaceful religion    65     53     68     67     66     65     69     68     57
DK/NA                16     16     14     18     11     21     12     16     21
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Encourages violence   7%    21%    25%    14%    24%    15%    24%    16%    20%
Peaceful religion    83     66     64     76     51     74     68     71     50
DK/NA                10     13     11     10     25     11      9     12     30
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q11 KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     Fav    Unfav         Yes    No
 
Encourages violence  10%    45%           16%    23%
Peaceful religion    84     41            72     52
DK/NA                 6     14            12     26
 
TREND: Every religion has mainstream beliefs, and also fringe elements or extremists. Thinking of mainstream Islam, do you think mainstream Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion?
                     Mar 13  Jul 01
                     2012    2010
 
Encourages violence  18      22
Peaceful religion    65      55
DK/NA                16      23
 
 
13. Regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg's policies, would you say you like or don't like Michael Bloomberg as a person?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Like                 63%    66%    64%    60%    65%    61%    63%    62%    69%
Don't Like           22     21     23     19     23     22     25     19     19
DK/NA                15     13     12     21     12     17     12     19     11
 
                                                        Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Like                 72%    55%    71%    61%    60%    55%    64%    65%
Don't Like           11     28     19     25     24     29     23     23
DK/NA                17     17     11     14     16     16     13     12
 
TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg's policies, would you say you like or don't like Michael Bloomberg as a person?
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 14  Oct 19  Sep 12  Jul 27
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 63      59      64      60      59      64
Don't Like           22      25      24      25      21      20
DK/NA                15      16      13      15      20      16
 
 
14. And regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Michael Bloomberg's policies?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Like                 53%    63%    53%    52%    56%    51%    64%    37%    58%
Don't Like           40     30     41     38     37     42     30     57     33
DK/NA                 7      7      6      9      7      7      6      6      9
 
                                                        Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Like                 53%    39%    68%    55%    55%    46%    51%    43%
Don't Like           42     51     27     39     34     46     41     46
DK/NA                 4     10      6      6     11      8      8     10
 
TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Michael Bloomberg's policies?
                     Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 14  Oct 19  Sep 12  Jul 27
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 53      46      52      48      52      49
Don't Like           40      44      43      45      39      45
DK/NA                 7      10       5       7       9       6
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              67%    76%    66%    67%    72%    62%    78%    51%    73%
Disapprove           27     20     28     27     25     30     16     41     24
DK/NA                 6      4      6      6      3      8      5      8      3
 
                                                        Union 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  HsHlds
 
Approve              67%    59%    73%    69%    69%    64%   
Disapprove           29     34     20     28     21     30    
DK/NA                 4      7      7      3     10      6    
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling crime? (* "Mayor Bloomberg")
                                                             APPROVE......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  May 08  Mar 15  Jan 16  Oct 22  Jan 16  May 7
                     2012    2008*   2007    2007*   2003    2007    2003
 
Approve              67      72      71      75      61      75      57
Disapprove           27      21      21      17      28      17      31
DK/NA                 6       6       7       7      11       7      12
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              63%    81%    59%    67%    66%    61%    82%    42%    55%
Disapprove           31     15     36     28     28     33     14     50     38
DK/NA                 6      4      6      5      6      6      4      8      7
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
                     
Approve              85%    87%    83%    71%    52%    56%    65%    62%    68%
Disapprove           12     11     12     25     40     40     30     32     25
DK/NA                 3      2      5      4      8      5      5      5      7
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q11&Q12...
                                   Vio-   Peace- KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     Fav    Unfav  lent   ful    Yes    No
 
Approve              63%    68%    62%    65%    62%    65%
Disapprove           34     27     34     30     34     26
DK/NA                 4      6      3      5      4      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Feb 09  Dec 14  Oct 17  Feb 18  Feb 7   Apr 20
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2010    2002    2000
 
Approve              63      62      62      61      69      76      43
Disapprove           31      30      33      33      23      18      48
DK/NA                 6       8       4       6       8       6       9
 
 
31. If a candidate for mayor promises to ask Ray Kelly to remain as police commissioner, does this make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate, or doesn't it make a difference? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          28%    46%    24%    30%    31%    25%    38%    12%    31%
Less likely          19     13     19     19     20     18     12     29     13
No difference        50     40     54     48     46     53     48     54     53
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      3      3      2      6      4
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
                     
More likely          35%    48%    41%    29%    26%    21%    27%    30%    34%
Less likely          11      9      4     21     17     25     23     17     13
No difference        52     42     53     49     52     53     48     50     49
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      6      1      2      4      4
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q11&Q12...
                                   Vio-   Peace- KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     Fav    Unfav  lent   ful    Yes    No
 
More likely          26%    39%    42%    26%    26%    32%
Less likely          23     14     15     21     22     15
No difference        50     44     43     51     51     48
DK/NA                 1      2      1      3      2      5
 
 
32. Do you think the New York City Police Department has been effective in combating terrorism or don't you think so? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  82%    84%    80%    85%    83%    80%    89%    77%    72%
No                   14     13     16     10     13     15      6     21     24
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      3      4      5      2      4
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
                     
Yes                  87%    90%    93%    88%    74%    79%    88%    80%    82%
No                    8      7      3      9     21     19     11     16     11
DK/NA                 5      3      4      3      5      2      1      4      7
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q11&Q12...
                                   Vio-   Peace- KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     Fav    Unfav  lent   ful    Yes    No
 
Yes                  83%    83%    78%    84%    85%    75%
No                   13     14     18     12     12     18
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      3      6
 
TREND: Do you think the New York City Police Department has been effective in combating terrorism or don't you think so?
                     Mar 13  Feb 09
                     2012    2012
 
Yes                  82      77
No                   14      16
DK/NA                 4       7
 
 
33. Do you think the New York City Police Department has unfairly targeted Muslims to combat terrorism or has acted appropriately? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unfair               29%     9%    35%    28%    29%    29%    22%    41%    30%
Appropriate          58     88     51     59     61     56     66     45     59
DK/NA                13      3     14     12     10     15     12     14     10
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*   Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
                     
Unfair               26%    11%    18%    30%    28%    40%    30%    27%    21%
Appropriate          60     77     71     59     56     50     65     63     55
DK/NA                14     12     11     10     16     10      5     10     25
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q11&Q12...
                                   Vio-   Peace- KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     Fav    Unfav  lent   ful    Yes    No
 
Unfair               42%    10%    21%    36%    35%    19%
Appropriate          48     83     74     54     56     62
DK/NA                11      7      6     10     10     19
 
TREND: Do you think the New York City Police Department has unfairly targeted Muslims to combat terrorism or has acted appropriately?
                     Mar 13  Feb 09
                     2012    2012
 
Unfair               29      24
Appropriate          58      60
DK/NA                13      16
 
 
34. As you may know, there is a police practice known as stop and frisk, where police stop and question a person they suspect of wrongdoing and, if necessary, search that person. Do you approve or disapprove of this police practice? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    74%    38%    50%    48%    44%    59%    27%    43%
Disapprove           49     19     58     44     47     51     36     68     52
DK/NA                 5      8      4      6      5      5      5      6      5
 
                     WHITE......          COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Prot*  Cath   Jew    Yes    No     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
                     
Approve              52%    78%    59%    45%    45%    46%    49%    42%    45%
Disapprove           39     19     33     50     49     51     47     54     45
DK/NA                 9      3      8      5      5      4      4      4     10
 
                     OPINION OF ISLAM Q11&Q12...
                                   Vio-   Peace- KNOW MUSLIM PERSON
                     Fav    Unfav  lent   ful    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    64%    63%    41%    43%    51%
Disapprove           59     31     33     55     52     43
DK/NA                 3      5      3      4      5      6
 
 

Demographic Summary