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impreMedia-Latino Decisions Tracking Poll Results - August 2011 (n = 500; ±4.3)

1. Generally speaking, what are the most important issues facing the Latino community that you think Congress and the President should address?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Create more jobs / unemployment 25% 23% 27% 23% 26% 25% 26% 24% 26% 25% 23% 31% 23% 24% 27% 25% 20% 22% 33% 29% 28% 20% 25% 22% 39% 25% 21%
Fix the economy (generic) 18% 19% 17% 22% 16% 15% 19% 28% 20% 16% 15% 18% 26% 20% 16% 19% 18% 18% 17% 22% 19% 17% 21% 14% 18% 18% 18%
Immigration reform / DREAM Act 37% 42% 32% 41% 35% 43% 32% 28% 36% 39% 37% 41% 34% 33% 37% 42% 45% 36% 33% 30% 38% 35% 38% 38% 29% 21% 46%
Health care 10% 9% 10% 11% 9% 12% 7% 6% 7% 12% 12% 11% 10% 10% 6% 12% 9% 7% 13% 8% 10% 9% 9% 23% 2% 6% 5%
Gas prices / energy prices 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Housing / mortgages 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 8% 1%
Education reform / schools 20% 20% 20% 17% 22% 18% 22% 22% 15% 24% 15% 19% 33% 12% 25% 23% 20% 27% 19% 7% 17% 24% 23% 19% 21% 24% 15%
Corruption in government / honesty 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 0% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 3% 2% 2%
Race relations 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 2% 5% 0% 2% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% 3% 2% 0% 2% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1% 3% 4% 6% 1%
Address Taxes / Cut taxes 1% 0% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 3% 0% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 2%
Something else (SPECIFY) 7% 7% 8% 6% 8% 8% 7% 4% 6% 8% 9% 8% 2% 6% 9% 6% 1% 12% 7% 12% 6% 9% 6% 12% 6% 14% 3%
Refused 66% 66% 67% 66% 67% 65% 66% 74% 73% 61% 70% 62% 64% 72% 65% 61% 68% 67% 62% 72% 66% 68% 62% 59% 68% 68% 76%
2. And do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President? Is that...
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 28% 27% 29% 27% 29% 38% 20% 8% 29% 28% 28% 23% 32% 25% 27% 32% 27% 22% 35% 27% 29% 27% 31% 23% 33% 29% 26%
Somewhat approve 35% 37% 33% 35% 35% 40% 33% 19% 29% 40% 35% 41% 27% 36% 31% 38% 40% 38% 30% 30% 35% 34% 36% 43% 31% 34% 30%
Somewhat disapprove 11% 13% 9% 15% 9% 9% 12% 17% 13% 10% 15% 12% 5% 17% 9% 8% 5% 14% 12% 16% 11% 12% 12% 15% 6% 9% 10%
Strongly disapprove 20% 15% 24% 15% 23% 8% 27% 49% 25% 15% 17% 19% 33% 15% 28% 16% 21% 22% 16% 22% 19% 21% 14% 16% 23% 16% 28%
Don't know 3% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2% 5% 4% 1% 3% 3% 4% 4% 3% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% 4% 2% 1% 8% 4%
Refused 2% 4% 1% 5% 1% 1% 5% 3% 3% 2% 1% 4% 0% 4% 1% 2% 3% 0% 4% 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 6% 4% 2%
3. And do you approve or disapprove of the job the U.S. Congress is doing? Is that..
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 5% 7% 4% 9% 3% 7% 3% 6% 7% 3% 8% 2% 2% 10% 4% 3% 8% 2% 5% 6% 5% 6% 7% 5% 1% 4% 6%
Somewhat approve 27% 28% 25% 26% 27% 32% 17% 27% 24% 29% 30% 27% 18% 27% 23% 30% 31% 27% 26% 19% 26% 28% 24% 35% 24% 33% 23%
Somewhat disapprove 20% 22% 18% 24% 17% 20% 16% 28% 16% 23% 20% 20% 21% 22% 18% 20% 14% 27% 17% 23% 18% 22% 20% 21% 18% 16% 22%
Strongly disapprove 41% 34% 47% 33% 45% 33% 55% 36% 44% 36% 36% 46% 48% 30% 51% 41% 40% 40% 43% 41% 41% 38% 41% 35% 47% 35% 42%
Don't know 5% 7% 4% 7% 5% 7% 5% 2% 5% 6% 4% 5% 8% 6% 2% 7% 6% 4% 4% 9% 7% 4% 6% 1% 8% 8% 5%
Refused 2% 3% 1% 2% 3% 1% 5% 1% 3% 2% 2% 0% 3% 5% 2% 0% 1% 1% 4% 2% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2% 4% 2%
4. Even though it is a long time from now, thinking ahead to the November 2012 Presidential election, would you say you are more likely to vote for Democrat Barack Obama, or for the Republican challenger? [ IF OBAMA/REPUBLICAN: Are you certain to vote for _____ or is there a chance you could change your mind? IF DON'T KNOW / UNDECIDED: Okay, but if you had pick right now are you leaning towards voting for Obama, or for the Republican challenger in 2012?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Certain to vote for Obama 38% 37% 40% 36% 40% 57% 20% 7% 42% 35% 34% 32% 46% 36% 30% 50% 38% 34% 42% 45% 40% 35% 43% 33% 54% 28% 34%
Vote Obama, but could change mind 16% 15% 16% 13% 17% 18% 17% 3% 12% 18% 14% 26% 6% 16% 13% 16% 16% 17% 15% 11% 15% 17% 17% 16% 10% 27% 11%
Undecided, but leaning towards Obama 8% 10% 6% 13% 4% 8% 8% 4% 6% 10% 13% 8% 2% 11% 6% 6% 7% 7% 11% 6% 8% 8% 9% 5% 2% 10% 11%
Undecided 11% 13% 9% 11% 11% 6% 22% 4% 11% 11% 9% 10% 8% 12% 12% 8% 7% 14% 10% 9% 8% 15% 10% 11% 12% 18% 8%
Undecided, but leaning towards Republican 6% 7% 4% 8% 4% 2% 10% 9% 6% 5% 5% 8% 8% 7% 7% 3% 4% 8% 5% 4% 4% 8% 8% 6% 4% 1% 5%
Vote Republican, but could change mind 9% 7% 10% 6% 11% 4% 11% 21% 9% 8% 10% 7% 8% 5% 13% 8% 15% 7% 6% 6% 10% 7% 6% 12% 4% 9% 12%
Certain to vote for Republican 10% 9% 11% 9% 11% 3% 6% 48% 11% 10% 11% 7% 17% 9% 14% 6% 10% 8% 9% 17% 11% 8% 5% 11% 13% 3% 16%
Don't know 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 6% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% 2% 2% 2% 3% 0% 3% 2%
Refused 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 0% 4% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 1% 2% 0% 1% 2% 0% 2% 2% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2%
4. Combined Presidential Vote from Q4 above
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Combined vote for Obama 62% 62% 61% 63% 61% 83% 45% 14% 60% 63% 62% 66% 54% 64% 50% 72% 62% 58% 68% 62% 63% 60% 69% 54% 66% 65% 56%
Undecided 14% 15% 13% 14% 14% 7% 28% 8% 14% 14% 12% 12% 13% 15% 16% 11% 9% 18% 12% 10% 12% 17% 13% 16% 14% 22% 12%
Combined vote for Republican 25% 23% 26% 23% 25% 9% 26% 78% 26% 22% 26% 23% 33% 21% 35% 17% 29% 24% 20% 27% 25% 23% 19% 30% 21% 13% 33%
5. Would you say the Democratic Party is currently doing a good job of reaching out to Hispanic/Latinos, that they don't care too much about Hispanic/Latinos, or that they are being hostile towards Hispanic/Latinos?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Good job 43% 42% 44% 44% 43% 58% 28% 19% 48% 39% 46% 39% 35% 45% 39% 46% 37% 35% 51% 58% 45% 39% 49% 43% 45% 41% 36%
Don't care too much 37% 34% 39% 30% 41% 28% 41% 60% 33% 40% 36% 39% 55% 31% 43% 35% 41% 45% 29% 24% 35% 39% 31% 36% 28% 43% 46%
Being hostile 11% 14% 8% 15% 8% 7% 17% 15% 11% 11% 10% 12% 5% 15% 10% 9% 10% 14% 10% 9% 11% 12% 10% 14% 12% 9% 10%
Don't know 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 5% 11% 5% 5% 8% 7% 8% 3% 7% 4% 9% 9% 6% 7% 4% 8% 6% 9% 6% 13% 5% 2%
Refused 2% 3% 2% 4% 2% 3% 3% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 5% 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% 2% 4% 1% 1% 2% 1% 6%
6. Would you say the Republican Party is currently doing a good job of reaching out to Hispanic/Latinos, that they don't care too much about Hispanic/Latinos, or that they are being hostile towards Hispanic/Latinos?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Good job 18% 18% 18% 19% 18% 12% 13% 54% 19% 18% 20% 15% 17% 17% 22% 15% 24% 14% 17% 18% 19% 16% 16% 19% 23% 18% 18%
Don't care too much 45% 46% 42% 42% 46% 49% 43% 28% 42% 46% 48% 48% 50% 52% 37% 45% 38% 55% 42% 47% 43% 47% 40% 55% 37% 43% 45%
Being hostile 27% 25% 29% 28% 26% 31% 27% 12% 28% 26% 22% 30% 26% 22% 26% 33% 27% 28% 28% 23% 27% 26% 34% 19% 28% 25% 24%
Don't know 7% 6% 9% 8% 7% 6% 12% 6% 7% 8% 8% 5% 4% 7% 7% 7% 7% 2% 9% 11% 9% 6% 8% 5% 11% 13% 5%
Refused 3% 5% 2% 4% 3% 3% 6% 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 4% 2% 8% 1% 5% 1% 4% 1% 2% 5% 2% 2% 1% 1% 8%
6B. As you may know, the U.S. budget deficit is currently about 1.4 trillion dollars. There are a number of different solutions being discussed for reducing this deficit. These are cutting existing programs, raising taxes on the wealthy, or some combination of the two. Which approach do you think is best?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Cut existing programs 8% 6% 9% 7% 8% 3% 5% 30% 9% 6% 7% 6% 15% 2% 13% 7% 12% 3% 6% 8% 7% 8% 5% 10% 11% 2% 8%
Raise taxes on the wealthy 45% 43% 48% 48% 44% 52% 44% 23% 47% 44% 49% 43% 39% 50% 42% 45% 40% 41% 55% 46% 45% 46% 50% 44% 30% 58% 45%
A combination of the two 38% 43% 32% 38% 37% 39% 37% 34% 34% 40% 33% 46% 40% 37% 37% 38% 38% 46% 31% 34% 37% 38% 40% 38% 43% 26% 36%
Neither 3% 1% 4% 0% 4% 2% 4% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 6% 2% 1% 1% 2% 3% 0% 4% 3% 4% 4%
Something else 4% 3% 4% 2% 5% 2% 6% 6% 5% 2% 4% 2% 3% 4% 4% 3% 1% 5% 4% 6% 4% 3% 2% 2% 5% 8% 4%
Don't know 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 4% 7% 2% 4% 3% 1% 1% 5% 1% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3% 4% 1% 3% 2% 7% 1% 3%
Refused 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0%
7A. Do you currently have at least one school-age child, from kindergarten through high school, living in your home?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Yes, ONE 26% 31% 21% 32% 22% 25% 31% 20% 24% 28% 22% 32% 23% 24% 24% 29% 24% 48% 14% 8% 0% 71% 27% 25% 23% 37% 23%
Yes, MORE THAN ONE 11% 10% 12% 7% 13% 12% 7% 13% 11% 11% 10% 10% 14% 10% 14% 9% 13% 17% 7% 2% 0% 29% 11% 13% 8% 7% 12%
No 63% 59% 67% 60% 65% 63% 62% 66% 65% 62% 68% 58% 63% 66% 62% 62% 62% 35% 80% 89% 100% 0% 62% 62% 69% 57% 65%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
7B. And whether they are living at home or away, do you have any children who are currently attending college or university, or will start attending this Fall? Including community college, 2-year college, 4-year college?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Yes 29% 36% 21% 36% 24% 29% 32% 18% 27% 30% 30% 28% 29% 29% 30% 26% 12% 41% 36% 22% 23% 37% 29% 34% 18% 39% 25%
No 71% 63% 79% 63% 76% 70% 68% 82% 73% 70% 70% 72% 71% 70% 70% 74% 88% 58% 63% 76% 76% 63% 71% 65% 82% 61% 75%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
8. Do your children currently attend public school or private school?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Public school 85% 82% 88% 83% 85% 84% 89% 74% 76% 91% 95% 82% 83% 93% 80% 80% 82% 86% 91% 73% 0% 84% 93% 90% 76% 80% 75%
Private school 6% 5% 7% 7% 5% 6% 5% 8% 8% 4% 3% 9% 5% 1% 9% 7% 3% 7% 3% 19% 0% 6% 5% 0% 15% 12% 5%
Kids attend both 6% 10% 2% 5% 7% 9% 1% 11% 12% 2% 0% 5% 8% 0% 11% 8% 12% 6% 0% 0% 0% 6% 1% 5% 0% 0% 20%
Don't know 2% 3% 1% 4% 1% 1% 5% 0% 2% 3% 2% 2% 4% 3% 0% 4% 0% 1% 7% 8% 0% 2% 2% 4% 0% 8% 0%
Refused 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 0% 0% 8% 2% 0% 0% 3% 0% 3% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 9% 0% 0%
9. How far would you like to see your children go in school?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Graduate from high school or earn a GED 1% 2% 0% 2% 0% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Receive some vocational training after graduating from high school 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1% 0% 9% 1% 3% 0% 5% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 3% 4% 0% 0% 2% 4% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Graduate from college 27% 16% 39% 20% 31% 30% 18% 35% 23% 29% 36% 28% 13% 31% 26% 22% 27% 27% 21% 30% 0% 27% 21% 33% 29% 16% 33%
Receive a graduate or advanced professional degree 69% 79% 57% 75% 64% 67% 78% 57% 72% 67% 62% 67% 87% 67% 65% 77% 70% 69% 75% 62% 0% 69% 68% 65% 71% 84% 66%
Don't know / Refused 1% 1% 2% 0% 3% 2% 2% 0% 4% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 4% 0% 3% 0% 0% 8% 0% 2% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0%
10. Alright, thinking again about the current debate in Washington, D.C about addressing the topic of education in America, how much do you think the public officials take into account the education-related issues of the Hispanic/Latino community when considering reforms? Is it...
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Very much 8% 9% 7% 9% 7% 6% 9% 10% 10% 6% 10% 6% 8% 11% 7% 5% 6% 5% 11% 11% 8% 8% 6% 13% 4% 4% 9%
Somewhat 40% 43% 36% 47% 35% 41% 36% 40% 34% 44% 43% 41% 29% 44% 38% 37% 36% 45% 39% 42% 43% 34% 37% 45% 37% 38% 41%
Not too much 29% 29% 29% 23% 33% 31% 24% 33% 31% 27% 27% 32% 33% 21% 27% 38% 34% 26% 30% 23% 26% 34% 31% 24% 42% 32% 23%
Not at all 18% 14% 23% 15% 21% 17% 26% 7% 19% 18% 13% 21% 24% 15% 25% 16% 18% 21% 17% 18% 18% 20% 21% 15% 12% 20% 21%
Don't know 4% 4% 4% 5% 3% 2% 4% 8% 4% 3% 5% 1% 3% 7% 2% 2% 5% 2% 1% 5% 4% 3% 3% 2% 5% 2% 5%
Refused 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 0% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 4% 2%
11. Okay, now thinking specifically about the school your child attend(s). How good or bad of a job do you think THIS school IS doing educating your your child attend(s)? Would you say the school is doing an excellent, good, fair, poor, or bad job at educating your your child attend(s) today?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Excellent 39% 31% 49% 39% 39% 39% 38% 43% 38% 40% 38% 35% 37% 34% 43% 40% 34% 43% 36% 61% 0% 39% 30% 59% 45% 34% 35%
Good 28% 38% 16% 37% 21% 30% 30% 18% 30% 27% 36% 26% 24% 33% 32% 20% 23% 26% 36% 31% 0% 28% 31% 18% 25% 36% 31%
Fair 25% 23% 25% 19% 29% 26% 23% 22% 24% 24% 22% 25% 36% 22% 19% 33% 32% 23% 23% 0% 0% 24% 24% 16% 17% 24% 34%
Poor 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 0% 8% 0% 1% 1% 2% 0% 3% 0%
Bad 5% 7% 2% 5% 4% 3% 5% 9% 1% 7% 3% 9% 2% 5% 4% 5% 3% 6% 6% 0% 0% 5% 8% 5% 5% 3% 0%
Don't know 2% 0% 4% 0% 3% 1% 0% 8% 4% 0% 0% 3% 0% 3% 3% 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 3% 0% 9% 0% 0%
Refused 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 0% 3% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0%
12. Okay, thinking about the quality of the teachers at your child's school. Overall, how good or bad of a job do you think teachers at your child's school are doing? Would you say teachers are doing an excellent, good, fair, poor, or bad job at educating our children today?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Excellent 33% 26% 41% 28% 36% 31% 35% 35% 28% 36% 37% 27% 35% 25% 37% 35% 33% 32% 30% 48% 0% 33% 30% 37% 41% 45% 24%
Good 40% 50% 29% 49% 34% 46% 36% 26% 45% 36% 40% 46% 35% 44% 46% 32% 36% 37% 53% 44% 0% 40% 41% 45% 22% 29% 50%
Fair 19% 18% 20% 17% 21% 20% 18% 19% 21% 17% 17% 21% 21% 21% 6% 31% 22% 21% 14% 8% 0% 19% 16% 14% 32% 25% 19%
Poor 5% 4% 6% 4% 6% 2% 8% 11% 1% 8% 7% 2% 9% 7% 6% 2% 3% 8% 3% 0% 0% 5% 5% 4% 5% 0% 8%
Bad 1% 2% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 9% 0% 2% 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't know 2% 0% 4% 0% 3% 1% 3% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0%
13. Some people have said that we need to do a better job at educating our children and to increase our high school graduate rates. Who would you say is mostly to blame for the current performance of schools and low graduation rates? Would you say...
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
The state 17% 13% 21% 12% 21% 19% 18% 5% 17% 17% 12% 19% 24% 11% 15% 25% 18% 22% 14% 12% 17% 17% 16% 14% 25% 22% 15%
School district 10% 10% 9% 8% 12% 10% 10% 9% 11% 9% 11% 11% 9% 9% 11% 9% 13% 5% 12% 9% 12% 6% 14% 10% 7% 15% 5%
Principals 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 5% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0%
Teachers 5% 5% 6% 5% 6% 5% 4% 10% 4% 7% 8% 3% 4% 6% 9% 2% 9% 3% 3% 4% 4% 8% 4% 4% 7% 5% 7%
Parents 39% 41% 37% 45% 35% 37% 38% 53% 40% 38% 35% 42% 49% 33% 46% 40% 31% 44% 47% 34% 39% 40% 34% 43% 30% 35% 48%
Students 9% 10% 8% 10% 9% 10% 8% 10% 11% 7% 11% 8% 4% 14% 9% 5% 12% 6% 9% 9% 9% 9% 9% 12% 12% 8% 6%
All of these 13% 14% 12% 14% 12% 14% 13% 9% 11% 14% 15% 12% 6% 16% 8% 14% 12% 15% 8% 17% 11% 15% 17% 10% 10% 11% 12%
Someone else is to blame / OTHER 3% 3% 3% 4% 2% 3% 4% 1% 2% 4% 4% 3% 2% 5% 3% 1% 2% 3% 3% 3% 2% 4% 3% 2% 1% 3% 4%
No one is to blame / things are fine 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0%
Don't know 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 3% 3% 0% 2% 1% 0% 2% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 4% 0% 3%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
14. When it comes to teacher pay, do you think teachers should be paid based on how well their students do on a variety of different measures, or do you think all teachers should be paid equally and get pay increases based on seniority?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Performance based pay 53% 54% 51% 50% 54% 50% 54% 59% 53% 52% 53% 52% 51% 47% 61% 50% 57% 54% 47% 48% 51% 55% 50% 49% 45% 59% 59%
Equal / based on seniority 37% 35% 39% 38% 36% 41% 33% 30% 35% 39% 36% 41% 36% 40% 31% 40% 38% 34% 43% 33% 35% 40% 36% 43% 46% 31% 32%
Combination of these 5% 4% 6% 6% 5% 5% 5% 6% 6% 4% 5% 2% 10% 5% 5% 6% 2% 9% 4% 9% 6% 4% 6% 5% 5% 10% 2%
Don't know 4% 5% 3% 5% 3% 2% 6% 6% 4% 4% 5% 2% 3% 8% 1% 2% 2% 2% 5% 8% 6% 1% 6% 3% 3% 1% 4%
Refused 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 2% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 0% 1% 0% 3%
15. Some people have said that teachers should be allowed to join or form unions to speak for teachers and ensure teachers are treated fairly and get fair pay. Other people have said teachers unions are too powerful and that they make it harder for our schools to be successful. How about you, do you think...
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Unions are important / good 49% 48% 50% 51% 48% 54% 48% 29% 43% 55% 55% 50% 35% 55% 41% 52% 50% 46% 53% 48% 51% 45% 46% 57% 57% 56% 40%
Unions are too powerful / bad 37% 33% 41% 32% 41% 34% 30% 65% 44% 31% 31% 36% 61% 28% 44% 40% 40% 41% 33% 37% 36% 40% 38% 25% 36% 36% 45%
Both 3% 4% 2% 4% 3% 4% 4% 1% 3% 4% 4% 5% 1% 4% 3% 3% 2% 4% 4% 5% 3% 4% 5% 3% 2% 0% 5%
Neither 4% 7% 2% 6% 3% 4% 6% 2% 5% 3% 3% 2% 2% 6% 6% 1% 5% 3% 4% 3% 3% 6% 5% 4% 1% 5% 6%
Don't know 5% 7% 4% 7% 4% 4% 9% 3% 4% 7% 5% 6% 1% 8% 4% 3% 3% 5% 6% 7% 6% 4% 5% 10% 4% 4% 4%
Refused 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 3% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 1%
16. Thinking about the current status of education and schools, who do you trust more to make the right decisions and improve education today? Would you say you have more confidence in Obama and the Democrats, or the Republicans?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Obama and Democrats 57% 57% 57% 57% 56% 77% 42% 10% 55% 59% 53% 65% 52% 58% 44% 68% 55% 54% 63% 56% 58% 55% 60% 59% 60% 62% 48%
Republicans 20% 17% 23% 16% 23% 8% 19% 71% 22% 18% 22% 17% 28% 17% 30% 14% 25% 20% 17% 16% 21% 19% 15% 22% 25% 7% 28%
Both 3% 3% 2% 4% 2% 3% 4% 0% 3% 2% 5% 1% 0% 4% 3% 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 11% 2%
Neither 14% 13% 16% 15% 15% 10% 25% 10% 17% 13% 11% 12% 18% 11% 18% 15% 18% 17% 10% 10% 12% 19% 19% 10% 5% 13% 18%
Don't know 4% 6% 2% 5% 4% 2% 8% 5% 1% 7% 6% 5% 1% 7% 3% 3% 1% 7% 4% 6% 4% 5% 4% 8% 3% 1% 4%
Refused 2% 3% 0% 3% 1% 1% 3% 4% 2% 2% 2% 1% 0% 3% 2% 0% 2% 0% 2% 6% 2% 1% 1% 0% 6% 7% 0%
17A. Currently, State and Federal governments are considering a number of different policies related to education. For each policy that I read, please tell me whether you approve or disapprove, and how strongly: Providing tax credits to pay for part of the cost of private school.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 32% 38% 27% 41% 26% 34% 27% 34% 40% 25% 38% 27% 34% 36% 32% 29% 31% 33% 33% 26% 33% 30% 29% 28% 19% 43% 39%
Somewhat approve 19% 17% 22% 19% 20% 14% 27% 27% 20% 19% 16% 15% 33% 11% 21% 25% 22% 23% 15% 18% 19% 20% 17% 24% 23% 24% 16%
Somewhat disapprove 18% 18% 18% 14% 21% 21% 14% 10% 8% 26% 14% 24% 16% 18% 11% 22% 22% 21% 16% 9% 18% 17% 18% 18% 24% 6% 20%
Strongly disapprove 23% 18% 28% 16% 28% 22% 24% 26% 26% 21% 25% 32% 14% 25% 26% 20% 16% 24% 33% 26% 21% 26% 25% 22% 26% 20% 21%
Don't know 7% 8% 6% 10% 5% 8% 6% 4% 5% 9% 8% 3% 3% 10% 9% 3% 8% 0% 3% 20% 8% 5% 10% 7% 6% 7% 4%
Refused 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 0%
17B. Providing tax credits to pay for part of the cost of college tuition.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 58% 64% 52% 60% 57% 61% 53% 55% 59% 57% 55% 64% 62% 56% 63% 54% 56% 65% 55% 48% 56% 61% 59% 67% 52% 43% 58%
Somewhat approve 26% 23% 28% 24% 27% 24% 27% 27% 23% 28% 30% 22% 22% 30% 23% 24% 32% 22% 23% 28% 25% 27% 26% 20% 27% 41% 23%
Somewhat disapprove 6% 6% 8% 6% 7% 5% 8% 8% 6% 7% 4% 11% 4% 3% 7% 10% 5% 3% 12% 4% 8% 5% 5% 7% 6% 3% 10%
Strongly disapprove 5% 2% 7% 3% 6% 5% 4% 5% 8% 1% 5% 2% 9% 2% 2% 12% 5% 4% 5% 5% 5% 3% 3% 2% 13% 0% 5%
Don't know 3% 3% 4% 4% 3% 2% 5% 5% 3% 4% 3% 1% 2% 3% 6% 0% 0% 4% 3% 12% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 12% 3%
Refused 2% 2% 2% 4% 1% 3% 2% 0% 3% 2% 3% 0% 0% 6% 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 5% 2% 0% 0% 1%
18A. Allowing undocumented immigrants who graduate from a state high school to qualify for in-state college tuition
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 62% 67% 57% 73% 54% 69% 59% 30% 58% 65% 71% 45% 59% 63% 60% 63% 75% 52% 59% 53% 64% 59% 66% 55% 52% 65% 65%
Somewhat approve 14% 12% 15% 14% 14% 12% 14% 24% 16% 12% 13% 18% 17% 14% 14% 13% 7% 20% 17% 11% 11% 18% 14% 5% 29% 11% 14%
Somewhat disapprove 8% 6% 10% 4% 11% 5% 11% 19% 9% 7% 8% 15% 4% 6% 11% 8% 10% 8% 8% 6% 9% 8% 9% 7% 13% 10% 5%
Strongly disapprove 13% 9% 16% 5% 18% 9% 14% 27% 14% 12% 7% 20% 20% 9% 13% 15% 7% 18% 15% 16% 12% 13% 7% 27% 5% 9% 15%
Don't know 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 3% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 7% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 8% 2% 2% 2% 4% 0% 3% 1%
Refused 1% 3% 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 0% 1% 7% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% 0%
18.B Increasing support for bilingual education and limited English language students.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 63% 72% 55% 79% 53% 66% 61% 59% 61% 66% 68% 68% 44% 71% 58% 63% 65% 61% 66% 60% 59% 72% 63% 55% 69% 76% 63%
Somewhat approve 17% 14% 20% 15% 18% 16% 17% 21% 20% 14% 18% 18% 10% 17% 16% 17% 18% 18% 14% 20% 19% 14% 10% 31% 22% 9% 15%
Somewhat disapprove 8% 4% 12% 2% 11% 10% 6% 4% 4% 11% 7% 9% 11% 7% 9% 8% 9% 11% 4% 7% 10% 4% 13% 1% 4% 10% 7%
Strongly disapprove 12% 10% 13% 4% 17% 8% 16% 16% 15% 8% 7% 6% 35% 5% 18% 12% 7% 10% 15% 13% 13% 9% 14% 11% 5% 5% 15%
Don't know 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
19A. Block U.S. born children from public school programs if their parents are undocumented immigrants.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 9% 12% 5% 12% 7% 11% 2% 15% 12% 6% 7% 7% 9% 11% 8% 8% 9% 10% 11% 5% 6% 13% 4% 12% 8% 6% 14%
Somewhat approve 6% 2% 10% 1% 9% 4% 8% 6% 4% 7% 6% 7% 6% 4% 11% 3% 3% 7% 7% 8% 5% 6% 1% 5% 8% 6% 10%
Somewhat disapprove 11% 7% 14% 7% 14% 12% 8% 14% 8% 13% 13% 10% 15% 10% 13% 10% 8% 11% 10% 18% 12% 10% 10% 14% 4% 14% 11%
Strongly disapprove 71% 75% 67% 75% 68% 70% 77% 61% 73% 70% 72% 77% 67% 67% 66% 79% 78% 72% 70% 55% 72% 70% 84% 61% 77% 67% 62%
Don't know 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 4% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 7% 3% 0% 1% 4% 3% 0% 1%
Refused 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 4% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 3% 3% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 8% 2% 1% 0% 4% 0% 6% 2%
19B. Encouraging schools to compete against each other, and rewarding schools that improve their test scores.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 57% 74% 40% 75% 45% 65% 49% 47% 59% 55% 64% 61% 35% 68% 52% 46% 42% 64% 65% 57% 55% 61% 64% 53% 41% 84% 52%
Somewhat approve 23% 16% 29% 15% 28% 18% 21% 37% 22% 23% 23% 21% 23% 23% 25% 20% 35% 17% 17% 19% 23% 21% 17% 34% 24% 3% 27%
Somewhat disapprove 9% 5% 14% 2% 14% 7% 16% 6% 11% 8% 6% 6% 20% 4% 10% 16% 8% 9% 10% 12% 10% 8% 10% 4% 20% 5% 9%
Strongly disapprove 10% 5% 14% 8% 11% 9% 10% 10% 6% 13% 7% 10% 22% 4% 13% 14% 15% 8% 7% 9% 10% 9% 9% 9% 14% 8% 9%
Don't know 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 3% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Refused 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 3% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3%
20A. Reduce spending on art and music in order to balance the budget on education.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 16% 24% 8% 25% 9% 12% 19% 26% 20% 12% 20% 11% 12% 19% 17% 12% 14% 13% 20% 18% 14% 18% 15% 19% 12% 17% 15%
Somewhat approve 17% 18% 16% 21% 14% 16% 18% 18% 19% 15% 20% 19% 14% 21% 13% 17% 15% 18% 20% 15% 17% 17% 16% 13% 21% 20% 17%
Somewhat disapprove 18% 15% 21% 16% 19% 20% 10% 31% 10% 24% 20% 18% 19% 19% 16% 17% 22% 17% 12% 21% 19% 15% 26% 16% 18% 2% 17%
Strongly disapprove 47% 40% 53% 35% 55% 51% 46% 25% 47% 46% 38% 51% 55% 34% 51% 54% 49% 52% 46% 34% 46% 47% 38% 46% 49% 56% 52%
Don't know 2% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 4% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 3% 0% 1% 6% 0% 3% 0%
Refused 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 0% 0% 1% 6% 1% 2% 3% 0% 0% 3% 0%
20B. Reduce spending on sports and clubs in order to balance the budget on education.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly approve 20% 23% 18% 28% 16% 22% 16% 24% 17% 24% 20% 28% 14% 26% 17% 17% 10% 18% 28% 30% 23% 16% 15% 31% 19% 12% 22%
Somewhat approve 25% 24% 26% 22% 27% 25% 18% 40% 23% 27% 33% 22% 13% 26% 28% 20% 38% 19% 20% 22% 26% 24% 30% 19% 21% 20% 28%
Somewhat disapprove 18% 14% 21% 12% 21% 17% 19% 19% 17% 18% 13% 15% 32% 16% 14% 26% 21% 16% 13% 21% 19% 16% 15% 18% 31% 6% 18%
Strongly disapprove 34% 37% 32% 36% 34% 34% 46% 15% 39% 30% 30% 33% 40% 29% 40% 36% 30% 45% 35% 23% 29% 44% 39% 29% 28% 62% 27%
Don't know 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 3% 3% 0% 3% 0% 2% 4% 0% 2% 2% 0% 3% 4% 3% 0% 1% 4% 1% 0% 3%
Refused 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
21. Currently, most school districts here in the state are facing a budget deficit. In order to address this deficit and balance the budget for our schools, would you support or oppose each of the following proposals: Reduce the school calendar so kids are in school less days.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly support 7% 8% 7% 9% 6% 9% 6% 4% 9% 6% 12% 4% 3% 11% 6% 5% 7% 5% 8% 14% 8% 6% 7% 9% 8% 7% 7%
Somewhat support 7% 4% 9% 5% 8% 8% 5% 5% 5% 8% 5% 8% 10% 9% 3% 8% 7% 11% 4% 4% 6% 7% 5% 11% 3% 6% 6%
Somewhat oppose 14% 8% 20% 8% 19% 13% 11% 25% 11% 17% 15% 16% 14% 9% 20% 14% 21% 13% 9% 10% 15% 12% 13% 13% 9% 1% 24%
Strongly oppose 70% 78% 62% 77% 65% 68% 76% 66% 75% 66% 67% 71% 73% 69% 70% 72% 64% 71% 79% 66% 68% 74% 74% 63% 76% 82% 62%
Don't know 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0% 2% 4% 2% 1%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0%
22. Provide more money to the school district through bond measures or raising taxes.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly support 37% 39% 34% 41% 34% 37% 40% 30% 36% 37% 39% 33% 41% 37% 40% 33% 35% 38% 42% 31% 37% 36% 39% 37% 39% 39% 32%
Somewhat support 25% 24% 26% 24% 26% 31% 17% 19% 25% 25% 22% 33% 25% 24% 22% 29% 23% 33% 23% 22% 22% 30% 24% 26% 16% 21% 32%
Somewhat oppose 11% 10% 12% 9% 12% 13% 6% 17% 9% 13% 14% 8% 7% 11% 13% 10% 17% 7% 8% 9% 13% 8% 12% 10% 9% 7% 13%
Strongly oppose 20% 18% 22% 16% 23% 13% 30% 25% 25% 16% 18% 19% 25% 17% 21% 23% 20% 19% 21% 24% 20% 19% 20% 20% 30% 20% 16%
Don't know 6% 9% 3% 8% 4% 6% 5% 8% 3% 8% 6% 5% 0% 9% 3% 5% 5% 3% 5% 10% 6% 5% 3% 6% 5% 12% 7%
Refused 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 4% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1%
23. Decreasing how much the school is allowed to spend on breakfast or lunch for students.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly support 19% 23% 16% 23% 17% 21% 20% 11% 18% 21% 22% 20% 14% 26% 17% 14% 18% 14% 20% 29% 20% 19% 22% 27% 12% 13% 17%
Somewhat support 18% 14% 22% 16% 20% 15% 15% 37% 20% 16% 17% 19% 21% 15% 19% 20% 21% 21% 13% 20% 17% 21% 12% 24% 20% 4% 25%
Somewhat oppose 15% 12% 19% 11% 18% 17% 16% 6% 15% 16% 15% 15% 20% 11% 18% 17% 18% 15% 14% 13% 17% 13% 20% 7% 14% 19% 15%
Strongly oppose 43% 48% 37% 47% 40% 43% 44% 38% 42% 43% 43% 42% 41% 43% 40% 46% 38% 46% 50% 33% 42% 43% 41% 38% 54% 64% 34%
Don't know 3% 1% 5% 2% 4% 3% 1% 6% 2% 4% 3% 3% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 0% 0% 7%
Refused 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% 1% 0% 0% 1%
24. Decrease how much teachers are paid.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly support 10% 9% 11% 11% 10% 10% 7% 15% 13% 7% 17% 7% 5% 12% 12% 6% 10% 9% 9% 18% 11% 8% 12% 10% 3% 11% 11%
Somewhat support 11% 10% 11% 11% 11% 11% 10% 14% 9% 12% 14% 10% 5% 15% 11% 6% 8% 10% 14% 11% 13% 6% 9% 10% 6% 12% 15%
Somewhat oppose 20% 17% 22% 17% 21% 17% 22% 23% 21% 19% 21% 21% 20% 14% 23% 23% 22% 24% 14% 22% 22% 16% 23% 18% 13% 13% 23%
Strongly oppose 54% 57% 51% 55% 53% 57% 55% 42% 51% 57% 42% 59% 69% 50% 50% 63% 58% 52% 59% 40% 49% 63% 48% 57% 75% 61% 46%
Don't know 4% 6% 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 7% 5% 5% 4% 3% 1% 9% 2% 2% 3% 4% 4% 7% 5% 5% 6% 4% 3% 2% 5%
Refused 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0%
25A. Thinking about your child's future, if your son or daughter gets into college, how confident are you that you will have enough money to pay for them to go to college? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident that you can afford to pay all the costs associated with going to college?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Very confident 18% 16% 21% 18% 19% 16% 17% 33% 26% 12% 9% 23% 24% 7% 26% 22% 29% 14% 14% 17% 0% 18% 15% 21% 19% 18% 21%
Somewhat confident 41% 37% 46% 32% 47% 34% 48% 52% 38% 43% 46% 46% 45% 40% 38% 44% 45% 46% 26% 15% 0% 41% 37% 51% 54% 37% 34%
Not too confident 20% 22% 17% 25% 16% 27% 11% 12% 19% 20% 22% 17% 22% 29% 22% 10% 8% 22% 30% 39% 0% 20% 23% 14% 6% 31% 21%
Not at all confident 19% 23% 15% 23% 17% 22% 21% 4% 14% 24% 21% 14% 9% 20% 13% 24% 17% 18% 26% 21% 0% 20% 21% 14% 21% 14% 24%
Don't know 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Refused 1% 2% 0% 2% 1% 1% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
25B. With a child who is attending college, how confident are you that you, or your child, will be able to continue paying for college if tuition rates go up next year? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident that you can continue to pay all the costs associated with going to college without going into debt?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Very confident 13% 13% 13% 12% 14% 17% 8% 7% 15% 11% 11% 6% 38% 7% 13% 20% 11% 10% 17% 7% 11% 14% 12% 18% 7% 15% 9%
Somewhat confident 23% 16% 35% 11% 35% 19% 28% 32% 31% 16% 14% 33% 35% 18% 30% 21% 23% 22% 25% 20% 22% 23% 21% 29% 33% 20% 18%
Not too confident 30% 30% 28% 34% 25% 27% 32% 37% 19% 38% 37% 32% 13% 36% 37% 15% 25% 36% 25% 41% 32% 27% 35% 40% 22% 24% 16%
Not at all confident 29% 36% 18% 37% 23% 33% 28% 14% 26% 33% 32% 28% 14% 31% 17% 42% 33% 30% 34% 6% 26% 33% 28% 10% 38% 35% 45%
Don't know 4% 5% 2% 7% 1% 5% 0% 10% 6% 2% 6% 1% 0% 8% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 23% 6% 2% 2% 3% 0% 6% 7%
Refused 1% 0% 4% 0% 3% 0% 4% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 1% 8% 0% 0% 4% 3% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 5%
26. Thinking ahead to the November 2012 presidential election, how enthusiastic are you about voting in the election next year?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or less Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70+ No kids Kids CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Very enthusiastic 50% 45% 56% 43% 55% 50% 39% 74% 54% 47% 40% 49% 73% 37% 59% 56% 47% 47% 56% 53% 51% 49% 54% 52% 54% 43% 45%
Somewhat enthusiastic 26% 27% 25% 25% 26% 30% 22% 21% 25% 27% 31% 28% 17% 30% 26% 22% 30% 27% 24% 23% 27% 24% 28% 22% 27% 20% 28%
Not too enthusiastic 14% 18% 11% 20% 11% 14% 21% 0% 13% 15% 21% 12% 6% 18% 8% 16% 15% 18% 11% 15% 13% 16% 9% 18% 12% 26% 16%
Not at all enthusiastic 7% 8% 7% 9% 7% 4% 15% 5% 6% 9% 7% 10% 3% 11% 7% 4% 8% 8% 6% 5% 6% 10% 7% 5% 6% 11% 10%
Don't know 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0%
Refused 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%