April 26, 2013 - Pennsylvania Voters Say Run Pittsburgh Marathon, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Many Voters Angry At U.S. Senate Gun-Control Vote
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Run the Pittsburgh Marathon May 5, Pennsylvania voters say 94 - 5 percent, with voters saying 89 - 5 percent that the marathon will be safe, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Voters say 88 - 11 percent that if they were planning to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon, or attend it in person, they still would do it.

A total of 36 percent of Pennsylvania voters are "very worried" or "somewhat worried" that they or a family member will become a victim of a terrorist attack, with 64 percent saying they are "not too worried" or "not worried at all," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University poll finds. A total of 45 percent of women are "very" or "somewhat" worried, compared to 27 percent of men.

Voters say 78 - 20 percent, however, that the Boston Marathon bombing does not make them less likely to attend large events. Large events are generally well-protected, voters say 68 - 27 percent.

Pennsylvania voters approve 59 - 35 percent of the way President Barack Obama is handling terrorism. The only group disapproving is Republicans, 63 - 32 percent.

Gov. Tom Corbett gets a 32 - 18 percent approval rating for his handling of terrorism, with 50 percent undecided.

"Despite the Boston Marathon bombings, Pennsylvanians are not running scared," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"There is some concern about terrorism, but overwhelmingly voters seem determined that fear will not stop them from enjoying marathons, ball games and other big events." For a downloadable video of Tim Malloy discussing today's survey on gun-control and terrorism, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes--centers/polling-institute/pennsylvania

The U.S. Senate vote to reject background checks for people buying guns online or at gun shows leaves 34 percent of voters "angry," while 36 percent are "dissatisfied." Only 5 percent are "enthusiastic," with 22 percent "satisfied."

Pennsylvania voters approve 34 - 29 percent of the way U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is handling gun control and give Sen. Toomey an overall 48 - 30 percent approval rating, his highest ever. By a 54 - 12 percent margin, voters think more favorably of Toomey because of his co-sponsorship of legislation to require expanded background checks.

Looking at support for background checks:
  • 69 percent of voters "strongly support" the measure;
  • 16 percent support it "somewhat;"
  • 5 percent are "somewhat opposed;"
  • 7 percent are "strongly opposed."
Voters disagree 68 - 27 percent with the argument that extending background checks unfairly targets gun enthusiasts. Voters do agree 56 - 36 percent that extending background checks would close loopholes for gun buyers who want to avoid such checks.

Pennsylvania voters are divided 45 - 48 percent on whether they approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling gun control and divided 48 - 48 percent on his overall job approval rating.

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. gets a 48 - 34 percent overall job approval rating, including a split 28 - 29 percent approval for the way he is handling gun-control.

"Pennsylvania voters are dissatisfied, and many are angry, with the U.S. Senate's failure to act on gun-control," Malloy said. "By wide, sometimes overwhelming margins, they still want action.

"Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey gains ground with both parties by calling for stiffer background checks for prospective gun owners."

From April 19 - 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,235 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 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 information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              48%    34%    67%    47%    44%    52%    47%    56%
Disapprove           34     50     16     32     40     29     36     22
DK/NA                18     16     17     21     16     20     17     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    46%    49%    49%    51%    44%    52%    48%
Disapprove           34     34     29     35     38     29     33     36
DK/NA                14     20     21     16     10     28     15     16
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              51%    51%    43%    46%    52%
Disapprove           28     31     41     39     27
DK/NA                21     18     16     15     21
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Approve              62%    32%           46%           38%           45%
Disapprove           21     53            45            49            36
DK/NA                18     16             9            13            18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 26  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  Jun 12  May 28  Dec 16
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2009    2010
 
Approve              48      48      44      49      51      56      39
Disapprove           34      34      36      37      29      21      29
DK/NA                18      17      21      14      20      23      32
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              48%    58%    41%    49%    49%    47%    52%    35%
Disapprove           30     25     34     28     34     26     29     31
DK/NA                22     17     25     23     18     26     19     35
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              49%    48%    48%    50%    50%    36%    48%    53%
Disapprove           33     28     30     30     32     37     28     27
DK/NA                18     24     22     20     19     27     23     19
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    53%    47%    54%    44%
Disapprove           30     28     31     28     30
DK/NA                28     19     22     18     26
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Approve              48%    47%           45%           52%           42%
Disapprove           28     36            44            35            35
DK/NA                24     17            10            13            23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 26  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  Jun 12  Apr 26  Jun 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2013    2012
 
Approve              48      43      43      43      40      48      40
Disapprove           30      32      25      28      27      30      27
DK/NA                22      26      32      29      32      22      32
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              48%    13%    86%    43%    42%    53%    43%    79%
Disapprove           48     84     12     50     53     44     54     14
DK/NA                 4      3      2      6      5      4      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              55%    45%    50%    44%    49%    49%    48%    47%
Disapprove           43     51     45     53     46     45     49     48
DK/NA                 3      5      5      3      5      6      3      4
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              64%    48%    36%    35%    62%
Disapprove           31     49     59     61     33
DK/NA                 5      3      5      4      4
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Approve              71%    18%           46%           23%           42%
Disapprove           25     78            52            75            53
DK/NA                 4      3             2             2             4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 26  Mar 14  Jan 30  Nov 15  Jun 27  May 04  Apr 28
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              48      44      51      52      45      66      42
Disapprove           48      51      46      45      49      29      53
DK/NA                 4       4       3       3       6       5       5
 
 
19. Do you think any new gun control laws will interfere with the right to own guns, or do you think it's possible to make new gun control laws without interfering with gun rights?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Will interfere       34%    53%    17%    33%    41%    29%    36%    25%
Won't interfere      57     39     74     60     52     62     57     64
NO RIGHT TO OWN(VOL)  1      -      1      -      -      1      -      6
DK/NA                 7      7      7      7      7      8      8      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Will interfere       28%    37%    33%    38%    29%    37%    37%    32%
Won't interfere      67     53     58     56     67     61     56     57
NO RIGHT TO OWN(VOL)  -      1      1      -      -      -      2      1
DK/NA                 5      8      9      5      5      1      6     11
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Will interfere       35%    28%    42%    46%    22%
Won't interfere      54     65     50     48     69
NO RIGHT TO OWN(VOL)  1      1      -      -      1
DK/NA                 9      6      7      6      8
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Will interfere       14%    63%           47%           64%           41%
Won't interfere      78     31            49            31            51
NO RIGHT TO OWN(VOL)  1      -             -             1             1
DK/NA                 6      6             4             3             6
 
 
20. Which do you think should be a higher priority right now, enacting new laws to try to reduce gun violence, or protecting the right to own guns?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Reduce gun violence  54%    31%    80%    49%    45%    61%    52%    67%
Protect gun rights   37     60     14     37     45     30     39     24
BOTH (VOL)            4      3      3      6      4      4      4      7
NEITHER (VOL)         2      3      -      3      3      1      2      2
DK/NA                 4      3      3      4      3      4      4      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Reduce gun violence  62%    50%    56%    51%    60%    53%    51%    56%
Protect gun rights   29     41     34     43     32     42     39     34
BOTH (VOL)            3      4      4      3      3      3      4      3
NEITHER (VOL)         2      2      2      1      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                 4      4      4      2      2      1      3      5
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Reduce gun violence  57%    59%    44%    40%    68%
Protect gun rights   32     33     45     49     24
BOTH (VOL)            5      2      4      5      3
NEITHER (VOL)         2      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                 3      3      5      3      4
 
                     Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Reduce gun violence  46%           25%           49%
Protect gun rights   46            65            42
BOTH (VOL)            4             6             5
NEITHER (VOL)         2             1             2
DK/NA                 3             4             3
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling gun control?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              45%    14%    75%    44%    39%    50%    39%    84%
Disapprove           48     78     18     50     57     41     55      9
DK/NA                 7      8      7      6      4     10      7      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    41%    48%    42%    47%    45%    45%    46%
Disapprove           43     51     45     53     46     48     49     47
DK/NA                 5      8      7      5      7      7      5      8
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              58%    47%    32%    30%    60%
Disapprove           35     48     59     63     32
DK/NA                 7      6      9      6      8
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Approve              68%    15%           39%           20%           41%
Disapprove           23     82            61            80            56
DK/NA                 8      4             -             -             3
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling gun control?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              34%    33%    38%    35%    35%    34%    36%    33%
Disapprove           29     33     25     26     33     25     29     27
DK/NA                37     34     37     38     31     41     35     39
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              42%    31%    33%    34%    40%    24%    31%    42%
Disapprove           29     29     26     29     34     24     33     28
DK/NA                29     40     41     37     26     52     36     30
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              28%    40%    33%    35%    35%
Disapprove           27     29     30     31     23
DK/NA                45     32     37     34     41
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Approve              41%    28%           39%           28%           30%
Disapprove           22     39            49            54            41
DK/NA                37     33            12            17            29
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling gun control?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              28%    15%    44%    26%    25%    30%    27%    41%
Disapprove           29     39     18     27     35     23     31     20
DK/NA                43     47     38     47     40     46     43     38
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              34%    26%    28%    30%    31%    22%    31%    29%
Disapprove           28     29     26     28     31     25     27     31
DK/NA                38     45     46     42     38     53     42     40
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    31%    24%    24%    33%
Disapprove           23     31     30     35     21
DK/NA                48     38     46     41     46
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Approve              40%    13%           32%           23%           28%
Disapprove           18     45            45            50            39
DK/NA                43     42            23            27            34
 
 
24. Have you ever called, written to, or emailed a public official expressing your views on gun control?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  19%    17%    17%    20%    23%    15%    20%     4%
No                   81     83     83     79     76     84     80     95
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  23%    17%    16%    23%    17%    13%    16%    22%
No                   77     82     84     76     83     85     84     77
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Yes                  15%    18%    22%    25%    12%
No                   84     81     78     74     87
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Yes                  16%    23%           49%           28%
No                   84     76            49            71
DK/NA                 -      1             1             1
 
 
25. Have you ever given money to an organization involved in the gun control issue?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  15%    23%     7%    15%    21%    11%    17%     9%
No                   84     76     92     84     78     88     82     89
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  15%    16%    12%    21%    18%    16%    17%    14%
No                   84     84     88     78     82     84     83     84
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Yes                  12%    15%    19%    25%     5%
No                   87     85     80     75     94
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Cand Q26
 
Yes                   7%    27%           41%           25%
No                   92     72            58            73
DK/NA                 1      1             1             1
 
 
26. If you agreed with a political candidate on other issues, but not on the issue of gun control, could you still vote for that candidate, or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  59%    59%    59%    61%    61%    58%    58%    67%
No                   29     31     28     27     28     29     30     26
DK/NA                12     10     12     12     11     13     12      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  67%    56%    57%    67%    59%    59%    63%    56%
No                   24     31     28     27     31     31     28     29
DK/NA                 9     13     14      6     11      9      9     15
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Yes                  59%    62%    56%    57%    64%
No                   27     28     31     33     24
DK/NA                14      9     13     11     12
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25
 
Yes                  63%    56%           44%           42%
No                   26     33            44            48
DK/NA                11     11            12            11
 
 
27. Would you support or oppose a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Strongly support     69%    52%    87%    69%    61%    75%    69%    69%
Somewhat support     16     26      6     19     20     13     16     19
Somewhat oppose       5      8      2      4      6      4      5      2
Strongly oppose       7     10      5      5     10      5      7     10
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      4      3      4      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Strongly support     72%    67%    74%    64%    72%    73%    65%    71%
Somewhat support     17     16     12     21     16     15     20     13
Somewhat oppose       4      5      4      6      5      7      3      6
Strongly oppose       5      8      7      6      4      1      9      8
DK/NA                 2      4      3      3      2      4      2      3
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Strongly support     70%    70%    67%    61%    79%
Somewhat support     16     17     16     19     13
Somewhat oppose       5      5      5      8      2
Strongly oppose       6      6      9      7      5
DK/NA                 2      3      4      4      1
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Strongly support     90%    42%           58%           40%           61%
Somewhat support      7     28            13            22            15
Somewhat oppose       1     10            12            12             6
Strongly oppose       3     14            13            18            13
DK/NA                 -      7             4             8             4
 
 
28. As you may know, Senator Toomey co-sponsored a proposal that would require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Does this make you think more favorably of him, less favorably of him, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More favorably       54%    40%    71%    52%    47%    61%    56%    57%
Less favorably       12     19      4     12     18      7     13      4
No difference        32     38     23     35     35     29     30     37
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      3      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More favorably       62%    51%    56%    54%    57%    48%    55%    58%
Less favorably       10     13      9     12     12      9     11     13
No difference        27     34     33     33     31     43     32     27
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      -      -      2      2
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
More favorably       56%    58%    49%    44%    67%
Less favorably       10     12     13     16      5
No difference        31     30     36     38     27
DK/NA                 3      1      2      2      1
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
More favorably       73%    30%           44%           29%           46%
Less favorably        2     27            29            35            23
No difference        24     42            27            36            30
DK/NA                 1      1             -             -             2
 
 
29. As you may know, the Senate rejected the proposal to require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Which of the following best describes how you feel about the Senate rejecting this proposal; enthusiastic, satisfied, dissatisfied or angry?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Enthusiastic          5%    10%     -      4%     8%     3%     6%     -
Satisfied            22     35      8     23     30     15     24      9
Dissatisfied         36     37     32     42     33     39     34     46
Angry                34     15     59     27     25     41     33     41
DK/NA                 3      3      1      4      3      2      3      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic          4%     5%     4%     6%     6%     2%     5%     6%
Satisfied            21     22     19     28     18     20     27     19
Dissatisfied         30     39     40     33     35     42     32     37
Angry                43     30     35     31     39     34     32     35
DK/NA                 2      3      2      3      3      3      3      2
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Enthusiastic          3%     6%     6%     7%     1%
Satisfied            17     21     27     32     12
Dissatisfied         35     35     39     35     39
Angry                43     36     24     24     45
DK/NA                 2      2      4      3      3
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Enthusiastic          1%    11%           13%           16%            9%
Satisfied             6     45            29            41            24
Dissatisfied         38     31            20            19            24
Angry                54      9            36            21            40
DK/NA                 1      4             2             3             3
 
 
30. Some people say that this proposal would close loopholes for gun buyers who want to avoid background checks. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                56%    51%    64%    56%    53%    58%    54%    70%
Disagree             36     42     29     37     41     32     38     26
DK/NA                 8      8      7      7      6      9      8      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                62%    53%    58%    55%    61%    63%    55%    54%
Disagree             30     39     35     38     33     33     39     36
DK/NA                 8      8      7      7      5      4      6     10
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Agree                61%    57%    51%    51%    63%
Disagree             33     35     41     42     30
DK/NA                 6      8      8      8      7
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Agree                67%    40%           48%           44%           48%
Disagree             26     52            42            50            46
DK/NA                 6      8            10             6             7
 
 
31. Some people say that this proposal would unfairly target gun enthusiasts. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                27%    42%    14%    25%    33%    23%    28%    21%
Disagree             68     53     80     73     63     71     67     72
DK/NA                 5      5      6      3      4      6      4      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                21%    30%    25%    32%    25%    25%    31%    27%
Disagree             77     64     70     67     74     70     67     67
DK/NA                 3      6      6      2      2      5      2      7
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Agree                21%    25%    34%    38%    16%
Disagree             74     70     61     59     79
DK/NA                 5      4      5      3      6
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Agree                12%    50%           41%           52%           38%
Disagree             85     44            57            43            57
DK/NA                 3      5             2             5             4
 
 
32. President Obama has vowed to pursue a law that would require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Before his term is over, do you think President Obama will or will not be able to get such a law passed through Congress?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Will                 32%    21%    45%    28%    24%    39%    30%    49%
Will not             60     72     48     65     69     53     64     38
DK/NA                 8      8      7      7      7      8      6     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Will                 30%    33%    37%    29%    32%    39%    34%    29%
Will not             65     58     55     64     64     54     63     60
DK/NA                 4      9      8      7      4      6      3     11
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Will                 38%    31%    29%    26%    39%
Will not             52     63     63     68     53
DK/NA                 9      6      8      6      8
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Will                 41%    22%           32%           23%           34%
Will not             53     71            63            71            60
DK/NA                 6      7             5             6             6
 
 
33. Is your opinion of the leadership of the National Rifle Association favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            29%    51%     9%    29%    36%    23%    33%     7%
Unfavorable          41     16     63     43     41     41     38     51
Hvn't hrd enough     29     32     28     26     22     35     28     41
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            22%    33%    28%    29%    28%    25%    31%    30%
Unfavorable          57     34     37     45     51     36     43     42
Hvn't hrd enough     21     32     34     25     21     38     25     27
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Favorable            18%    29%    39%    45%    12%
Unfavorable          49     45     29     29     53
Hvn't hrd enough     32     25     31     24     33
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1
 
                     PRIORITY Q20..       Contacted     Gave $ To     Wouldn't
                     Reduce Protect       PubOfficial   GunControlOrg Vote For
                     GunVio Rights        Yes Q24       Yes Q25       Cand Q26
 
Favorable            10%    57%           42%           65%           37%
Unfavorable          62     13            51            25            37
Hvn't hrd enough     28     29             7            10            25
REFUSED               -      2             -             1             1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the leadership of the National Rifle Association favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Apr 26  Jan 30
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            29      31
Unfavorable          41      35
Hvn't hrd enough     29      32
REFUSED               1       2
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling terrorism?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              59%    32%    86%    59%    56%    61%    56%    80%
Disapprove           35     63      9     33     38     33     39     11
DK/NA                 6      5      4      8      6      6      5      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              63%    57%    62%    53%    64%    55%    67%    58%    56%
Disapprove           33     36     31     41     32     41     29     37     35
DK/NA                 3      7      7      6      4      4      4      5      9
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              73%    78%    54%    64%    48%    52%    49%
Disapprove           23     15     39     30     43     45     45
DK/NA                 4      7      7      6      9      3      6
 
 
35. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling terrorism?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              32%    38%    28%    30%    38%    27%    32%    35%
Disapprove           18     11     27     14     17     20     18     24
DK/NA                50     50     45     56     46     53     51     41
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              26%    34%    33%    32%    30%    29%    37%    31%    29%
Disapprove           17     19     20     20     15     14     15     21     19
DK/NA                57     47     48     48     55     57     47     47     52
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              28%    37%    25%    34%    30%    29%    34%
Disapprove           24     22     19     13     19     25     15
DK/NA                47     41     56     53     51     46     51
 
 
36. How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of a terrorist attack; very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very worried          7%     8%     8%     5%     5%     9%     5%    15%
Somewhat worried     29     30     33     23     22     36     29     30
Not too worried      37     40     34     35     38     36     38     24
Not worried at all   27     21     25     36     36     20     27     30
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very worried          5%     8%     8%     4%     6%     2%     9%     8%     7%
Somewhat worried     24     31     31     28     25     23     30     28     34
Not too worried      43     34     34     43     39     35     35     41     33
Not worried at all   27     27     27     26     29     41     25     23     26
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very worried          4%    12%     7%    10%     7%    10%     3%
Somewhat worried     27     29     32     27     35     33     27
Not too worried      35     26     35     40     31     40     40
Not worried at all   33     32     26     23     26     17     29
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
37. Do the Boston Marathon bombings make you less likely to attend large events, or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Less likely      20%    22%    24%    12%    13%    25%    17%    32%
No                   78     75     73     87     85     72     80     65
DK/NA                 2      3      3      1      2      3      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Less likely      16%    21%    21%    18%    16%    11%    20%    21%    22%
No                   84     75     75     81     82     88     78     77     73
DK/NA                 1      3      4      1      1      1      2      2      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes/Less likely      13%    25%    20%    21%    21%    21%    17%
No                   83     73     79     76     74     78     81
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      5      1      2
 
 
38. Do you think large public events are generally well protected or generally not well protected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Protected            68%    63%    70%    70%    69%    67%    69%    54%
Not well protected   27     30     25     25     28     26     26     40
DK/NA                 5      6      5      5      4      7      5      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Protected            71%    66%    66%    72%    71%    64%    67%    72%    65%
Not well protected   25     28     29     22     27     32     30     23     27
DK/NA                 4      6      5      6      2      4      3      5      9
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Protected            76%    61%    68%    66%    65%    62%    71%
Not well protected   21     31     26     29     28     33     24
DK/NA                 3      9      6      5      6      5      5
 
 
39. As you may know, Pittsburgh will have a marathon on May 5th. Do you think the Pittsburgh Marathon will or will not be safe?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Will be safe         89%    90%    88%    90%    91%    88%    90%    82%
Will not              5      5      6      5      4      6      4     11
DK/NA                 6      6      6      5      4      7      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Will be safe         93%    88%    87%    93%    94%    90%    90%    90%    88%
Will not              4      6      7      2      2      9      5      4      4
DK/NA                 3      7      6      5      3      2      5      6      7
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Will be safe         94%    83%    88%    94%    86%    89%    90%
Will not              5      9      5      3      5      8      3
DK/NA                 1      8      7      3      8      3      8
 
 
40. Do you think Pittsburgh should or should not cancel its marathon?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Should cancel         5%     4%     6%     4%     3%     6%     4%     8%
Should not           94     95     92     94     96     91     94     90
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Should cancel         1%     6%     8%     2%     -      3%     5%     5%     4%
Should not           98     92     90     98     99     97     93     93     93
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      1      -      1      1      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Should cancel         6%     6%     -      6%     3%     8%     4%
Should not           93     92     98     93     95     92     93
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      2      -      3
 
 
41. If you were planning to participate in or be a spectator at the Pittsburgh marathon, would you still do it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  88%    88%    86%    89%    92%    84%    89%    79%
No                   11     11     12     10      8     13     10     17
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      2      1      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes                  93%    86%    84%    93%    94%    90%    90%    88%    85%
No                    6     13     15      5      5     10     10      9     13
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      -      -      2      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes                  88%    86%    90%    90%    84%    83%    89%
No                    8     12      9      9     13     15     10
DK/NA                 4      1      1      1      3      1      1
 
 

Demographic Summary