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

8. When thinking about who to vote for in next year's election, how much will your religious beliefs shape your vote? Would you say they will have a big impact, a small impact, or no effect at all on who you vote for?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Big impact 23% 25% 20% 26% 20% 19% 18% 47% 21% 24% 21% 19% 27% 27% 18% 21% 20% 20% 29% 22% 15% 32% 32% 20% 28% 20% 13% 26%
Small impact 17% 17% 17% 13% 20% 14% 23% 13% 20% 15% 17% 19% 10% 17% 18% 18% 14% 16% 20% 22% 20% 13% 18% 17% 18% 18% 16% 16%
No impact at all 53% 50% 58% 50% 57% 60% 53% 32% 54% 55% 56% 55% 62% 46% 62% 59% 63% 60% 45% 43% 61% 45% 43% 56% 46% 57% 67% 52%
Don't know 5% 8% 3% 10% 2% 5% 5% 6% 5% 5% 5% 4% 1% 9% 2% 1% 3% 1% 5% 12% 2% 8% 7% 5% 6% 4% 4% 6%
Refused 1% 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 0% 0%
9. How about the CANDIDATE's beliefs? How important is it that a candidate shares your same religious beliefs in deciding whether or not you vote for them? Would you say that a CANDIDATE's belief will have a big impact, a small impact, or no effect on who you vote for?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Big impact 19% 24% 14% 28% 13% 18% 18% 22% 14% 23% 19% 21% 10% 19% 27% 11% 13% 20% 17% 24% 13% 25% 24% 24% 28% 12% 10% 13%
Small impact 24% 16% 31% 17% 28% 22% 29% 21% 27% 21% 18% 34% 34% 16% 16% 38% 29% 30% 18% 16% 24% 24% 22% 25% 22% 25% 22% 25%
No impact at all 55% 56% 54% 49% 58% 57% 52% 53% 57% 53% 61% 45% 56% 60% 57% 50% 57% 50% 61% 50% 61% 47% 49% 50% 48% 59% 59% 61%
Don't know 3% 5% 1% 6% 0% 3% 0% 4% 2% 3% 3% 0% 1% 5% 1% 1% 0% 0% 4% 9% 1% 4% 5% 1% 2% 3% 8% 2%
10. How familiar would you say you are with the religious beliefs of the Mormon faith, also called the "Latter-Day Saints Church"? Would you say you are very familiar, somewhat familiar, not very familiar, or not at all familiar with Mormonism?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Very familiar 13% 10% 17% 7% 18% 10% 19% 14% 18% 9% 11% 13% 17% 4% 20% 20% 16% 15% 11% 8% 13% 14% 12% 12% 11% 16% 10% 18%
Somewhat familiar 27% 19% 34% 14% 35% 23% 32% 32% 29% 25% 15% 38% 52% 13% 29% 40% 31% 36% 25% 12% 27% 27% 23% 21% 26% 29% 33% 31%
Not very familiar 14% 10% 19% 10% 18% 14% 17% 14% 12% 16% 13% 8% 13% 15% 15% 14% 21% 14% 10% 10% 17% 12% 14% 18% 13% 17% 11% 12%
Not at all familiar 44% 59% 29% 65% 28% 51% 31% 35% 38% 47% 58% 40% 17% 63% 35% 26% 32% 35% 52% 63% 41% 45% 49% 47% 46% 38% 44% 37%
Don't know 1% 2% 1% 4% 0% 2% 0% 4% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 6% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 2%
Refused 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1%
11. Based on what have read or heard about Mormons, do you think their religion is a Christian religion, or do you think it is not a Christian religion?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Is a Christian religion 31% 26% 36% 16% 41% 28% 36% 36% 36% 28% 25% 35% 50% 20% 35% 43% 41% 38% 27% 11% 32% 31% 23% 26% 32% 46% 26% 33%
Is not a Christian religion 40% 38% 39% 45% 35% 41% 38% 32% 40% 39% 42% 42% 33% 41% 40% 35% 35% 40% 38% 50% 37% 41% 50% 42% 36% 30% 48% 38%
Don't know 27% 33% 22% 37% 20% 29% 23% 29% 23% 31% 32% 22% 14% 36% 24% 19% 24% 19% 30% 36% 28% 26% 25% 28% 30% 24% 23% 27%
Refused 2% 3% 3% 1% 3% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 1% 1% 3% 4% 2% 2% 0% 3% 5% 2% 3% 2% 2% 4% 3% 1% 3% 2%
12. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is a good thing when religious leaders--priests, ministers, preachers, and rabbis--tell their members which candidate they should vote for.
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Strongly agree 6% 8% 3% 7% 4% 6% 6% 1% 6% 4% 5% 7% 7% 9% 1% 4% 2% 9% 5% 11% 4% 7% 9% 7% 5% 4% 5% 4%
Somewhat agree 9% 9% 9% 9% 9% 9% 7% 15% 7% 11% 9% 9% 18% 8% 8% 12% 9% 8% 11% 9% 8% 10% 10% 10% 14% 3% 11% 7%
Somewhat disagree 19% 17% 21% 20% 19% 19% 18% 24% 17% 21% 17% 23% 15% 22% 22% 16% 19% 22% 19% 21% 18% 20% 18% 18% 15% 24% 13% 24%
Strongly disagree 63% 62% 65% 59% 67% 65% 64% 60% 68% 60% 66% 61% 59% 56% 69% 68% 70% 60% 62% 53% 67% 60% 60% 63% 62% 66% 69% 63%
Don't know 2% 3% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 5% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2%
Refused 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 3% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0%
13. Now we would like to know your reaction to different statements. After I read each pair of statements, please tell me which comes closest to your way of thinking. Okay, the first two statements are: 1) Politics is more about economic issues such as jobs, taxes, gas prices, and the minimum wage; 2) Politics is more about moral issues such as abortion, family values, and same-sex marriage
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Economic issues 75% 76% 75% 74% 76% 79% 72% 68% 73% 77% 71% 77% 83% 68% 83% 79% 79% 76% 74% 76% 77% 73% 75% 74% 80% 75% 82% 71%
Moral issues 14% 11% 16% 12% 15% 12% 16% 15% 16% 12% 19% 16% 2% 16% 13% 11% 14% 13% 14% 12% 14% 13% 14% 16% 9% 8% 14% 16%
Both 7% 7% 7% 6% 8% 6% 7% 12% 7% 7% 8% 3% 13% 9% 3% 8% 6% 8% 7% 8% 6% 9% 7% 7% 5% 12% 4% 8%
Neither / Something else 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 0% 2% 1% 4% 1% 2% 1% 0% 3% 4% 0% 1%
Don't know 2% 3% 1% 3% 0% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 0% 4% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 3%
Refused 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
15. Okay, how about: 1) Churches or religious leaders should provide assistance to undocumented immigrants even if providing such help is against the law in some states; 2) Churches have a responsibility to follow the law, so they should not provide assistance to undocumented immigrants
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Churches should help illegal immigrants 66% 75% 56% 75% 58% 67% 66% 55% 67% 63% 70% 63% 69% 64% 62% 68% 64% 70% 66% 60% 62% 68% 69% 62% 60% 72% 78% 64%
Churches should NOT help illegal immigrants 21% 14% 28% 14% 26% 20% 19% 32% 21% 22% 17% 25% 25% 21% 26% 21% 25% 17% 18% 27% 23% 20% 21% 22% 27% 18% 17% 19%
Both 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 1% 4% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 0% 2% 3% 0% 5%
Neither / Something else 4% 2% 6% 3% 5% 5% 2% 5% 3% 5% 2% 3% 3% 5% 1% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 3% 3% 6% 4% 1% 0% 6%
Don't know 6% 5% 7% 4% 7% 5% 7% 5% 4% 7% 8% 4% 1% 6% 9% 3% 5% 5% 6% 4% 5% 6% 6% 9% 4% 4% 1% 5%
Refused 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0% 4% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 3% 2%
17. Do you happen to know President Barack Obama's religion? Just tell me what you think his religion is. "Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc" "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Protestant 11% 9% 13% 9% 12% 12% 10% 7% 11% 10% 9% 10% 20% 8% 12% 12% 13% 8% 11% 8% 9% 13% 8% 12% 12% 6% 12% 11%
Roman Catholic 7% 12% 3% 11% 5% 8% 6% 8% 3% 11% 13% 5% 1% 9% 8% 4% 6% 4% 11% 9% 7% 7% 8% 8% 5% 3% 14% 7%
Jewish 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Mormon 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% 0%
Islam / Muslim 12% 11% 13% 10% 13% 8% 16% 20% 13% 11% 12% 10% 14% 13% 15% 10% 18% 14% 8% 7% 13% 11% 11% 12% 18% 9% 5% 12%
Other religion 18% 12% 23% 10% 23% 17% 17% 25% 22% 15% 14% 19% 32% 9% 19% 27% 20% 26% 15% 8% 20% 15% 16% 14% 17% 23% 22% 20%
No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 5% 2% 0% 0% 3% 2% 0% 1% 2% 2% 0% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 1%
Don't know 48% 52% 43% 56% 42% 51% 47% 34% 46% 49% 50% 52% 30% 56% 44% 42% 40% 44% 50% 62% 45% 50% 55% 49% 38% 56% 45% 48%
Refused 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 0% 2% 2% 1% 0% 3% 0% 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1% 1% 5% 2% 0% 2%
18. And how about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Just tell me what you think his religion is. "Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc" "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Protestant 5% 4% 6% 4% 6% 5% 6% 5% 5% 6% 6% 7% 5% 2% 9% 6% 7% 5% 5% 2% 7% 3% 5% 2% 7% 6% 13% 4%
Roman Catholic 4% 6% 3% 6% 3% 3% 5% 5% 4% 4% 6% 4% 1% 4% 4% 4% 3% 5% 5% 2% 3% 6% 5% 2% 5% 8% 3% 3%
Jewish 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0%
Mormon 25% 22% 29% 14% 33% 21% 28% 39% 36% 17% 13% 31% 49% 8% 29% 43% 22% 30% 29% 18% 27% 24% 18% 16% 26% 32% 25% 34%
Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Islam / Muslim 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other religion 5% 3% 7% 3% 6% 7% 2% 6% 2% 8% 4% 5% 12% 5% 7% 4% 7% 8% 3% 2% 5% 6% 4% 5% 8% 4% 0% 6%
No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 4% 2% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 1%
Don't know 58% 62% 53% 69% 49% 62% 56% 38% 50% 63% 70% 50% 32% 79% 52% 39% 58% 51% 56% 72% 55% 60% 67% 72% 46% 48% 57% 51%
Refused 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 4% 1% 0% 1%
20. Apart from occasional weddings, baptisms, or funerals, how often do you attend church or religious services? Is it once a week or more, almost every week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, once a year or less, or never?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Once a week or more 27% 25% 26% 22% 28% 26% 20% 34% 23% 28% 24% 27% 35% 27% 21% 28% 16% 32% 31% 27% 0% 57% 41% 17% 43% 23% 20% 27%
Almost every week 19% 28% 11% 34% 9% 18% 20% 20% 15% 22% 25% 14% 12% 24% 22% 12% 16% 17% 19% 35% 0% 43% 23% 18% 24% 25% 10% 16%
Once or twice a month 13% 16% 11% 17% 11% 15% 11% 13% 14% 13% 14% 20% 8% 14% 17% 12% 15% 14% 14% 9% 24% 0% 10% 17% 10% 4% 14% 16%
A few times a year 18% 14% 22% 15% 20% 19% 18% 14% 19% 18% 16% 21% 19% 18% 18% 19% 20% 19% 19% 13% 33% 0% 14% 24% 7% 18% 23% 17%
Once a year or less 6% 3% 10% 2% 10% 5% 10% 8% 10% 4% 5% 10% 12% 3% 8% 11% 10% 6% 7% 3% 12% 0% 2% 8% 6% 14% 5% 4%
Never 12% 8% 16% 3% 18% 11% 16% 9% 16% 9% 14% 7% 13% 10% 10% 16% 20% 13% 6% 9% 22% 0% 8% 9% 6% 13% 22% 16%
Don't know / Refused 4% 7% 3% 6% 4% 6% 4% 2% 3% 6% 3% 1% 2% 5% 4% 1% 2% 0% 3% 4% 9% 0% 3% 7% 3% 3% 7% 4%
21. People attend church services for many different reasons. How about you: what would you say is the primary reason why you go to church?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Because I always have, it's what you're supposed to do 9% 9% 10% 9% 10% 11% 8% 7% 10% 9% 12% 8% 9% 11% 10% 8% 5% 14% 10% 11% 10% 9% 7% 10% 12% 6% 9% 9%
Because all of my family and friends are there and it's nice to be together 12% 6% 19% 5% 19% 10% 20% 7% 20% 6% 7% 14% 23% 7% 11% 21% 25% 8% 9% 6% 19% 6% 10% 14% 6% 15% 19% 12%
To listen to the scripture and hear the priest or pastor preach the word of God 52% 50% 52% 47% 55% 51% 46% 61% 41% 60% 54% 56% 46% 54% 54% 49% 59% 53% 52% 41% 41% 61% 56% 48% 51% 52% 46% 57%
Some other reason 7% 8% 7% 4% 11% 7% 8% 9% 10% 6% 3% 8% 13% 7% 11% 7% 3% 15% 8% 7% 9% 6% 4% 11% 3% 6% 3% 10%
Don't know 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Refused 18% 26% 11% 35% 5% 20% 17% 14% 19% 18% 22% 14% 9% 21% 13% 15% 7% 10% 20% 33% 19% 18% 23% 16% 27% 21% 22% 12%
22. Regardless of how often you attend church, would you say religion provides a great deal, quite a bit, some, or no guidance at all in your day-to-day living?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
A great deal 33% 29% 35% 23% 39% 31% 30% 43% 31% 34% 29% 34% 39% 31% 34% 35% 37% 31% 29% 37% 24% 43% 39% 32% 41% 29% 28% 29%
Quite a bit 27% 29% 23% 36% 18% 24% 29% 24% 26% 25% 32% 23% 23% 33% 24% 20% 17% 30% 35% 31% 19% 33% 34% 19% 37% 27% 26% 24%
Some 24% 23% 26% 22% 26% 25% 25% 22% 22% 27% 24% 31% 25% 20% 28% 28% 28% 29% 21% 17% 34% 13% 18% 31% 14% 22% 24% 26%
No guidance at all 9% 9% 11% 7% 12% 11% 10% 6% 13% 7% 10% 6% 10% 9% 9% 12% 14% 7% 9% 10% 15% 3% 5% 11% 1% 14% 18% 10%
Don't know / Refused 6% 11% 5% 12% 5% 9% 7% 6% 8% 8% 4% 5% 3% 7% 5% 4% 4% 3% 7% 4% 8% 8% 4% 7% 7% 8% 4% 11%
23. Do you consider yourself a born-again, spirit-filled Christian or involved in the charismatic movement?
TOTAL Foreign US born Spanish English Dem Ind GOP Male Female < $40K $40-79K > $80K HS_or les Some Coll Coll Grad 18-35 36-49 50-69 70_+ Less regular Attend weekly Born again CA TX FL NY/NJ Oth
Yes 39% 36% 28% 42% 25% 30% 33% 35% 30% 33% 45% 26% 24% 39% 26% 30% 25% 29% 38% 44% 20% 46% 100% 28% 39% 31% 35% 29%
No 53% 51% 66% 46% 68% 60% 57% 58% 61% 57% 49% 69% 71% 53% 65% 65% 66% 69% 54% 53% 68% 47% 0% 65% 51% 57% 57% 59%
Don't know 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 5% 2% 6% 4% 4% 5% 3% 6% 5% 3% 8% 3% 5% 2% 6% 4% 0% 2% 5% 6% 0% 9%
Refused 3% 7% 2% 7% 3% 4% 5% 5% 3% 6% 1% 0% 1% 3% 4% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% 6% 3% 0% 4% 6% 6% 8% 3%