February 9, 2012 - Virginia Voters Say Repeal HPV Shots For Girls, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; More Than 3-1 Support Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

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Virginia voters say 50 - 42 percent, including 54 - 40 percent among women, repeal the law requiring girls to be vaccinated against the HPV virus before entering sixth grade, according to a Quinnipiac University poll release today.

Men are divided as 46 percent say repeal the law and 44 percent say keep it, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Welfare recipients should be required to pass a drug test, Virginia voters say by an overwhelming 76 - 21 percent. Support for drug tests is 77 - 20 percent among white voters and 68 - 26 percent among black voters, 79 - 17 percent among women and 72 - 25 percent among men. There is strong support among all party, income, religious and age groups.

Virginia voters say 49 - 41 percent that it's a good idea to make it easier to fire public school teachers. Voters back 57 - 35 percent legislation that would allow public schools to open before Labor Day.

Meanwhile Gov. Bob McDonnell remains among the most popular chief state executives in any state surveyed by Quinnipiac University, with a 58 - 24 percent job approval rating.

"For many politicians - especially his gubernatorial colleagues around the country - no change in their popularity would be a bad thing, but for Gov. Bob McDonnell the status quo is pretty good," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "He has a 44 - 36 percent positive rating among black voters and a negative net score among Democrats of just 13 - while most governors have a net negative three times that among their opposition party voters." McDonnell gets an 83 - 7 percent job approval from Republicans and 59 - 19 percent from independent voters, while Democrats give him a negative 34 - 47 percent.

On the legislative agenda, support for repeal of the HPV vaccination requirement is 59 - 33 percent among Republicans and 49 - 44 percent among independent voters, while Democrats support the vaccination rule 54 - 40 percent.

"On most issues, women are more in sync with Democrats, but on the HPV vaccine question they are more in tune with the view of Republicans," said Brown.

"With 57 percent in support of drug testing for welfare recipients, Democrats also find themselves slightly out of sync with women and black voters, who support the idea by larger margins."

On the issue of making it easier to fire teachers there is a strong partisan and gender divide. Republicans support the idea 64 - 26 percent while Democrats oppose it 61 - 30 percent. Independent voters like the idea 55 - 36 percent. There is a substantial gender gap as men like the idea 56 - 34 percent, while women oppose it 47 - 43 percent.

The school opening proposal inspires little partisan difference: all three groups back it by similar margins. But gender is a slightly different story: men like it 61 - 31 percent, while women are a bit cooler, backing it 54 - 38 percent.

Voters also back 48 - 40 percent lifting the current prohibition on Sunday hunting on private land. The issue shows substantial partisan split as Republicans back Sunday hunting 53 - 39 percent, as do independent voters 50 - 38 percent. Democrats disagree 48 - 37 percent. Men like the idea 53 - 34 percent, while women disagree 46 - 43 percent.

Virginia's other statewide elected officials all have positive job approval ratings:
  • 64 - 22 percent for U.S Sen. Mark Warner;
  • 52 - 26 percent for U.S. Sen. Jim Webb;
  • 38 - 19 percent for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling;
  • 46 - 31 percent for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
From February 1 - 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,544 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 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.


15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Bob McDonnell is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              58%    83%    34%    59%    62%    54%    63%    44%
Disapprove           24      7     47     19     23     25     20     36
DK/NA                18     10     19     22     15     20     17     20
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              52%    59%    61%    56%    52%    56%    60%    63%    49%
Disapprove           21     27     24     27     29     25     26     22     27
DK/NA                27     15     15     17     18     19     14     16     25
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              68%    67%    58%    58%    49%    52%    67%    62%
Disapprove           18     15     27     23     28     27     23     22
DK/NA                14     17     14     20     23     20      9     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as Governor?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              58      57      62      61      55
Disapprove           24      21      22      21      26
DK/NA                18      22      16      18      19
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              47%    65%    29%    47%    51%    43%    50%    35%
Disapprove           37     21     55     35     37     36     34     44
DK/NA                17     15     16     18     12     21     15     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              48%    48%    45%    48%    42%    46%    45%    49%    44%
Disapprove           34     38     37     36     40     35     41     35     37
DK/NA                18     15     18     15     18     19     15     16     19
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              56%    57%    47%    46%    36%    52%    51%    50%
Disapprove           29     29     39     35     40     32     36     39
DK/NA                16     14     14     18     25     15     13     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              47      46      47      48      48
Disapprove           37      36      35      34      33
DK/NA                17      18      18      18      19
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Mark Warner is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              64%    50%    77%    66%    63%    64%    62%    74%
Disapprove           22     33     10     23     27     18     24     11
DK/NA                14     18     12     11     10     18     13     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              62%    64%    67%    65%    65%    64%    65%    61%    68%
Disapprove           23     21     21     21     20     19     25     23     21
DK/NA                15     15     12     14     15     16     11     17     11
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              62%    58%    67%    62%    64%    63%    67%    63%
Disapprove           25     29     20     23     20     23     22     24
DK/NA                13     14     13     15     16     14     11     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mark Warner is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 30
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              64      62      61      64      57
Disapprove           22      23      24      22      29
DK/NA                14      16      15      13      14
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Jim Webb is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              52%    35%    69%    54%    54%    51%    51%    61%
Disapprove           26     38     12     28     31     22     28     16
DK/NA                22     27     19     18     15     27     21     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              57%    52%    52%    54%    54%    57%    49%    52%    50%
Disapprove           22     27     27     25     26     21     31     28     24
DK/NA                21     21     21     21     20     22     20     20     26
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              47%    46%    57%    50%    52%    53%    57%    54%
Disapprove           30     33     25     26     22     27     26     28
DK/NA                22     21     18     24     26     20     17     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jim Webb is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 30
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              52      48      51      51      50
Disapprove           26      29      27      30      31
DK/NA                22      23      22      19      18
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Bill Bolling is handling his job as Lieutenant Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              38%    51%    26%    37%    43%    33%    40%    34%
Disapprove           19      7     32     19     21     18     17     24
DK/NA                43     42     42     45     36     49     43     42
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              39%    38%    37%    39%    33%    30%    37%    42%    40%
Disapprove           22     19     18     21     24     20     18     20     16
DK/NA                39     43     45     40     43     49     45     38     43
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              43%    36%    38%    37%    34%    48%    37%    39%
Disapprove           13     14     22     18     21     19     20     20
DK/NA                44     49     40     45     46     33     43     41
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bolling is handling his job as Lieutenant Governor?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              38      35      35      39      39
Disapprove           19      18      17      15      20
DK/NA                43      46      48      45      42
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Ken Cuccinelli is handling his job as Virginia Attorney General?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              46%    74%    23%    42%    51%    42%    51%    31%
Disapprove           31      8     54     32     31     31     27     40
DK/NA                23     19     22     26     18     28     21     29
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              42%    48%    47%    45%    40%    40%    48%    50%    44%
Disapprove           30     33     30     31     34     39     28     29     26
DK/NA                28     19     24     23     26     21     24     21     30
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              58%    54%    42%    48%    43%    53%    44%    46%
Disapprove           22     29     42     24     26     24     36     39
DK/NA                20     17     16     27     32     23     20     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ken Cuccinelli is handling his job as Virginia Attorney General?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              46      47      46      47      49
Disapprove           31      27      30      29      31
DK/NA                23      26      24      24      20
 
 
25. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Virginia today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied       11%    18%     5%     9%    12%    10%    13%     6%
Smwht satisfied      55     57     53     58     58     53     54     62
Smwht dissatisfied   25     17     32     23     23     26     24     25
Very dissatisfied     9      5      9      9      7     10      9      6
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Very satisfied        9%     7%    15%     9%     7%    13%     6%    10%    13%
Smwht satisfied      60     56     52     55     53     58     54     56     49
Smwht dissatisfied   23     27     24     28     30     22     29     25     23
Very dissatisfied     6     10      8      8     10      7     10      7     13
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1      -      1      1
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Very satisfied       15%    13%    12%    10%     7%    12%    14%    11%
Smwht satisfied      54     57     58     54     53     57     53     62
Smwht dissatisfied   22     20     24     25     26     22     25     23
Very dissatisfied     7      9      6     10     13      8      9      4
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      2      1      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Virginia today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Very satisfied       11      11      10      13      11
Smwht satisfied      55      53      56      55      57
Smwht dissatisfied   25      23      24      24      23
Very dissatisfied     9      11       9       7       8
DK/NA                 1       2       1       1       1
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              53%    72%    37%    53%    61%    47%    56%    46%
Disapprove           31     15     45     29     27     34     30     34
DK/NA                16     13     18     17     12     19     14     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Approve              53%    52%    55%    51%    44%    57%    55%    55%    44%
Disapprove           32     33     28     33     37     26     32     30     37
DK/NA                15     15     17     16     18     17     13     15     20
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Approve              62%    61%    56%    52%    43%    54%    57%    60%
Disapprove           24     25     28     32     35     30     32     28
DK/NA                15     13     16     16     22     17     11     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling the state budget?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                                     
Approve              53      53      54      53      50
Disapprove           31      29      27      29      34
DK/NA                16      18      18      18      16
 
 
27. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Fair                 55%    66%    41%    59%    65%    45%    60%    32%
Unfair               33     25     44     30     25     40     28     51
DK/NA                12      9     15     11     10     15     11     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Fair                 55%    52%    57%    52%    48%    63%    50%    55%    48%
Unfair               35     37     29     38     41     26     41     31     40
DK/NA                10     11     14     10     11     12     10     15     11
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Fair                 63%    68%    66%    48%    39%    49%    63%    69%
Unfair               25     20     22     39     47     36     30     22
DK/NA                11     12     12     12     14     15      8      9
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you? (*Jun 2011 'new state budget')
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011*
                                     
Fair                 55      52      55      55      43
Unfair               33      36      31      31      32
DK/NA                12      11      14      14      25
 
 
28. What do you think about the cuts in state spending in the budget? Do you think the cuts in state spending go too far, not far enough or are they about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Too far              31%    18%    49%    27%    26%    36%    28%    45%
Not far enough       21     27     12     21     25     18     21     16
About right          34     41     26     39     39     30     38     28
DK/NA                13     14     12     13     10     16     14     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Too far              29%    34%    30%    30%    31%    30%    32%    30%    35%
Not far enough       27     22     17     25     24     21     21     22     20
About right          33     32     38     33     31     37     34     35     30
DK/NA                11     12     15     13     14     12     13     13     15
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Too far              27%    23%    29%    33%    37%    32%    30%    28%
Not far enough       20     25     18     23     18     19     20     26
About right          39     39     40     31     29     37     37     36
DK/NA                14     13     13     13     15     11     14     10
 
TREND: What do you think about the cuts in state spending in the budget? Do you think the cuts in state spending go too far, not far enough or are they about right? (*Jun 2011 'new budget')
                     Feb 09  Dec 22  Oct 12  Sep 14  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011*
                                     
Too far              31      30      28      25      29
Not far enough       21      22      21      20      24
About right          34      36      38      40      29
DK/NA                13      12      13      15      18
 
 
29. The state budget is projected to face about a $1 billion deficit over the next two year budgeting cycle. Do you think any plan to balance the state budget should include only spending cuts or should it also include an increase in taxes?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Only cuts            47%    67%    31%    40%    44%    49%    48%    47%
Increase taxes       43     24     57     50     49     38     43     41
DK/NA                10      8     11     11      7     13      9     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Only cuts            42%    46%    49%    44%    43%    37%    50%    48%    54%
Increase taxes       49     46     38     48     50     52     41     42     35
DK/NA                 9      8     13      7      7     11      9     10     11
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Only cuts            52%    53%    34%    54%    54%    55%    46%    36%
Increase taxes       39     39     58     35     29     36     49     56
DK/NA                 9      8      9     11     16      9      6      8
 
TREND: The state budget is projected to face about a one billion dollar deficit over the next two year budgeting cycle. Do you think any plan to balance the state budget should include only spending cuts or should it also include an increase in taxes?
                     Feb 09  Dec 22
                     2012    2011
                             
Only cuts            47      48%
Increase taxes       43      42 
DK/NA                10      10 
 
 
30. Lawmakers are currently considering lifting a ban on hunting on Sundays on private land in the state of Virginia. Do you think allowing hunting on private land in Virginia on Sundays is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            48%    53%    37%    50%    53%    43%    52%    25%
Bad idea             40     39     48     38     34     46     37     59
DK/NA                12      8     15     12     12     11     11     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Good idea            59%    53%    37%    55%    52%    55%    50%    43%    44%
Bad idea             32     35     50     35     36     30     36     46     48
DK/NA                 9     11     13     11     12     15     14     11      8
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Good idea            49%    58%    55%    43%    38%    46%    51%    59%
Bad idea             42     30     31     46     50     47     41     26
DK/NA                 9     12     14     11     12      7      8     15
 
 
31. Governor McDonnell wants to change a law that prevents public schools in Virginia from beginning classes before Labor Day. Do you think allowing public schools to begin classes before Labor Day is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            57%    55%    59%    59%    61%    54%    59%    49%
Bad idea             35     34     33     35     31     38     33     43
DK/NA                 8     11      8      6      9      8      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Good idea            61%    59%    52%    56%    55%    65%    50%    59%    50%
Bad idea             34     36     35     40     40     28     43     32     41
DK/NA                 5      6     13      4      5      7      7      9      9
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Good idea            55%    62%    68%    51%    51%    56%    55%    63%
Bad idea             36     32     24     41     38     37     38     32
DK/NA                 9      6      8      8     11      7      6      5
 
 
32. Some people have suggested that firing public school teachers should be made easier. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            49%    64%    30%    55%    56%    43%    55%    25%
Bad idea             41     26     61     36     34     47     36     65
DK/NA                10     10     10     10     10      9      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Good idea            46%    51%    50%    51%    50%    54%    49%    50%    40%
Bad idea             46     41     37     42     45     36     42     41     47
DK/NA                 7      7     13      7      6     10      9      8     13
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Good idea            57%    61%    55%    46%    35%    41%    54%    62%
Bad idea             33     34     36     44     51     48     42     30
DK/NA                10      5      9     10     14     11      4      8
 
 
33. Have you ever heard of the sexually transmitted disease HPV, or human papillomavirus?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  85%    84%    83%    88%    80%    89%    87%    73%
No                   14     15     16     11     19     10     12     27
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Yes                  94%    85%    78%    90%    89%    92%    81%    82%    83%
No                    5     14     20      9     10      8     19     16     16
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      -      -      2      1
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  85%    91%    94%    80%    75%    80%    90%    91%
No                   14      9      6     19     24     20      9      8
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      2      -      1      1
 
 
34. As you may know, HPV is linked to cervical cancer. Currently in Virginia the law requires that all girls be vaccinated against HPV before entering sixth grade. Lawmakers are considering repealing that requirement. Do you think the state should continue to require that girls be vaccinated against the HPV virus before entering sixth grade or do you think that requirement should be repealed?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Continue to require  42%    33%    54%    44%    44%    40%    44%    36%
Repeal requirement   50     59     40     49     46     54     49     55
DK/NA                 7      8      7      7      9      6      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Continue to require  59%    40%    36%    41%    42%    48%    42%    38%    44%
Repeal requirement   38     55     53     54     53     46     49     54     49
DK/NA                 2      5     12      5      6      6      9      8      8
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Continue to require  39%    37%    44%    41%    45%    40%    47%    44%
Repeal requirement   52     57     49     51     44     53     49     51
DK/NA                 9      6      7      8     11      7      5      6
 
 
35. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would require welfare recipients in Virginia to pass a drug test in order to continue to receive benefits. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            76%    91%    57%    77%    72%    79%    77%    68%
Bad idea             21      7     38     20     25     17     20     26
DK/NA                 3      1      5      3      3      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......   HAVE KIDS....               East   West
                     18-34  35-54  55+   <18  InPubSch North  SthEst Rchmnd Shnd
 
Good idea            84%    74%    73%    74%    72%    64%    84%    77%    81%
Bad idea             16     22     23     24     26     33     12     21     15
DK/NA                 1      3      4      2      2      3      4      2      4
 
                     WHITE......   COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Good idea            82%    78%    63%    83%    81%    79%    75%    67%
Bad idea             16     19     33     14     14     19     22     30
DK/NA                 2      3      4      3      4      2      3      3
 
 

Demographic Summary