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Title: POLI 300 STUDENT POLITICAL ATTITUDES SURVEY


1
POLI 300 STUDENT POLITICAL ATTITUDES SURVEY
  • FALL 2008 (with Fall 2007)

2
Party Identification (Q1)
  • Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as
    a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or
    what?
  • F08 F07
  • 25 24 (1) Democrat
  • 9 13 (2) Independent
  • 12 10 (3) Republican
  • 0 2 (4) Other minor party
  • 1 0 (5) Don't know
  • 1 1 (9) Missing Data

3
Party ID Follow-up (Q2)
  • If Q1 1 Would you call yourself a strong
    Democrat or a not very strong Democrat?
  • (1) Strong Democrat
  • (2) Not very strong Democrat
  • If Q1 2 Do you think of yourself as
    closer to the Democratic Party or the Republican
    Party?
  • (1) Closer to Democratic Party
  • (2) Closer to Republican Party
  • (3) Neither
  • If Q1 3 Would you call yourself a strong
    Republican or a not very strong Republican?
  • (1) Strong Republican (2) Not very strong
    Republican

4
Party ID Seven-Point Scale (Q1 Q2)
  • Party ID Seven-Point Scale
  • 15 15 (1) Strong Democrat
  • 10 9 (2) Weak Democrat
  • 3 8 (3) Democratic Leaner
  • 1 0 (4) Pure Independent
  • 5 5 (5) Republican Leaner
  • 3 3 (6) Weak Republican
  • 8 5 (4) Strong Republican
  • 3 5 (9) Other, DK, or inconsistent

5
Party ID Seven-Point Scale Recoded
  • Party ID Seven-Point Scale Recoded
  • 28 32 (1) Democrat
  • 1 0 (2) Independent
  • 16 13 (3) Republican
  • 3 5 (9) Other, DK, or inconsistent

6
Recalled Fathers Party ID (Q3)
  • To the best of your knowledge, does (or did) your
    father generally think of himself as a
    Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?
  • 22 16 (1) Democrat
  • 1 5 (2) Independent
  • 17 21 (3) Republican
  • 0 1 (4) Other minor party
  • 8 6 (5) Don't know not applicable
  • 0 1 (9)

7
Recalled Mothers Party ID (Q4)
  • To the best of your knowledge, does (or did) your
    mother generally think of herself as a
    Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?
  • 24 22 (1) Democrat
  • 7 9 (2) Independent
  • 10 9 (3) Republican
  • 0 2 (4) Other minor party
  • 7 8 (5) Don't know not applicable

8
Presidential Approval (Q5)
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W.
    Bush is handling his job as President?
  • 1 1 (1) Strongly approve
  • 6 7 (2) Approve \ 14 15 (3) Disappro
    ve
  • 23 27 (4) Strongly disapprove
  • 4 0 (5) No opinion
  • Gallup, 8/7-10/08 33 Approve 61 Disapprove
  • Gallup, 8/13-16/07 32 Approve 63 Disapprove

9
Watched Debates? (Q6)
  • Thinking back to the 2004 Presidential election,
    did you watch the televised Presidential debates
    between Bush and Kerry that year?
  • 16 15 (1) Yes, most or all of the debates.
  • 22 29 (2) Yes, at least one debate
  • 7 5 (3) No, I did not watch any of the
    debates
  • 3 1 (4) Don't know don't remember

10
Voted? (Q7)
  • In surveys about elections, it is often found
    that a lot of people were not able to vote
    because they weren't registered, they were sick,
    or they just didn't have time. How about you
    did you vote in the last Presidential election in
    November 2004?
  • 28 21 (1) I was not eligible to vote at the
    time of the 2004 election (not 18 years
    of age, not a citizen, etc.)
  • 17 23 (2) Yes, I did vote
  • 3 6 (3) No, I didn't vote (though I was
    eligible)
  • 0 0 (4) Don't know don't remember

11
Presidential Preference in 2004 (Q8)
  • Regardless of whether you voted or not, whom did
    you prefer for President in the 2004 election?
  • 19 14 (1) George W. Bush
  • 24 27 (2) John F. Kerry
  • 1 4 (3) Ralph Nader
  • 0 3 (4) Other minor party candidate
  • 4 2 (5) Don't know no preference

12
Campaign Interest (Q9)
  • Some people don't pay much attention to political
    campaigns. How about you? How interested are you
    in the upcoming 2008 Presidential election
    campaign?
  • 3 1 (1) Not much interested
  • 15 22 (2) Somewhat interested
  • 30 27 (3) Very much interested

13
Republican Nomination Preference (Q10)
  • At the present time, which (possible) candidate
    do you prefer for the 2008 Republican
    presidential nomination?
  • 5 16 (1) Rudy Giuliani
  • 3 3 (2) Mike Huckabee Fred Thompson
  • 21 10 (3) John McCain
  • 6 4 (3) Mitt Romney
  • 12 17 (5) Other candidate dont know no
    preference

14
Democratic Nomination Preference (Q11)
  • At the present time, which (possible) candidate
    do you prefer for the 2008 Democratic
    presidential nomination?
  • 9 9 (1) Hillary Clinton
  • 2 8 (2) John Edwards 30 16 (3) Barack
    Obama
  • 1 7 (4) Bill Richardson Al Gore
  • 5 10 (5) Other candidate dont know no
    preference
  • 1 0 (9)

15
Presidential Preference (Q12)
  • At the present time, whom do you prefer for
    President? If an election were held today
    between John McCain and Barack Obama, whom would
    you prefer for President?
  • 10 14 (1) John McCain
  • 33 32 (2) Barack Obama
  • 1 4 (3) Other no preference don't
    know
  • 3 0 (4) No preference dont know

16
Abortion Opinion (Q13)
  • With regard to the issue of abortion, which
    statement best agrees with your view?
  • 4 3 (1) By law, abortion should never be
    permitted.
  • 11 9 (2) The law should permit abortion only
    in case of rape, incest, or when the
    woman's life is in danger.
  • 7 9 (3) The law should permit abortion
    for other reasons than rape, incest, or
    danger to the woman's life, but only
    after the need for the abortion has been
    clearly established.
  • 25 29 (4) By law, a woman should always be
    able to obtain an abortion as a matter of
    personal choice.
  • 1 0 (9)

17
Health Insurance Opinion (Q14)
  • With regard to the matter of the government's
    role in health insurance, where would you place
    yourself on the following scale?
  • 15 17 (1) There should be a government
    insurance plan that would cover all
    medical and hospital costs for everyone.
  • 5 13 (2) Mixture but mostly government.
  • 15 11 (3) Mixture about even between
    government and private.
  • 8 5 (4) Mixture but mostly private.
  • 5 4 (5) All medical expenses should be
    paid by individuals and through private
    insurance plans like Blue Cross or other
    company paid plans.

18
Democratic Party Thermometer Scale (Q15)
  • On a scale of 0 degrees to 100 degrees, how cool
    (unfavorable) or warm (favorable) do feel toward
    the Democratic Party?
  • 4 5 (1) 0-20 degrees
  • 6 11 (2) 21-40 degrees
  • 16 9 (3) 41-60 degrees
  • 12 12 (4) 61-80 degrees
  • 9 13 (5) 81-100 degrees
  • 1 0 (9)

19
Republican Party Thermometer Scale (Q16)
  • On a scale of 0 degrees to 100 degrees, how cool
    (unfavorable) or warm (favorable) do feel toward
    the Republican Party?
  • 12 22 (1) 0-20 degrees
  • 15 11 (2) 21-40 degrees
  • 6 6 (3) 41-60 degrees
  • 9 7 (4) 61-80 degrees
  • 5 4 (5) 81-100 degrees
  • 1 0 (9)

20
Follow Public Affairs (Q17)
  • How often would you say that you follow what is
    going on in government and public affairs?
  • 26 29 (1) Most of the time
  • 19 17 (2) Some of the time
  • 1 3 (3) Little
  • 2 1 (4) Very little

21
Government Wastes (Q18)
  • Do you think that people in the government waste
    a lot of the money we pay in taxes or waste just
    some or very little of it?
  • 33 43 (1) Waste a lot
  • 15 7 (2) Waste some or little

22
Government Does Whats Right (Q19)
  • How much of the time do you think that you can
    trust the government in Washington to do what is
    right?
  • 36 38 (1) Some of the time
  • 11 12 (2) Most of the time
  • 1 0 (9)

23
Big Interests vs. People (Q20)
  • Would you say the government is pretty much run
    by a few big interests looking out for themselves
    or that it is run for the benefit of all the
    people?
  • 34 40 (1) For few big interests
  • 13 9 (2) Benefit of all
  • 0 1 (3) (9)?
  • 1 0 (9)

24
People Have Say (Q21)
  • Do you agree or disagree with the statement,
    "People like me don't have any say about what the
    government does"?
  • 7 6 (1) Agree
  • 14 22 (2) Neutral
  • 27 14 (3) Disagree

25
Public Officials Care (Q22)
  • Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "I
    don't think public officials care much what
    people like me think"?
  • 14 14 (1) Agree
  • 16 22 (2) Neutral
  • 18 14 (3) Disagree

26
Politics Too Complicated (Q23)
  • Do you agree or disagree with the statement,
    "Sometimes politics and government seem so
    complicated that a person like me can't really
    understand what's going on"?
  • 5 8 (1) Agree
  • 9 6 (2) Neutral
  • 34 36 (3) Disagree

27
Rs Own Ideology (Q24)
  • We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals
    and conservatives. Where would you place
    yourself in these terms?
  • 14 19 (1) Liberal 15
  • 8 13 (2) Slightly liberal 10
  • 14 6 (3) Moderate/middle of road 33
  • 3 5 (4) Slightly conservative 16
  • 8 7 (5) Conservative 26
  • ANES 2004
  • SETUPS

28
Bush Ideology (Q25)
  • Where would you place George W. Bush in these
    terms?
  • 0 2 (1) Liberal
  • 0 3 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 3 3 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 10 4 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 34 38 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

29
Bill Clinton Giuliani Ideology (Q26)
  • Where would you place Bill Clinton Rudy
    Giuliani in these terms?
  • 18 2 (1) Liberal
  • 21 8 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 8 10 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 0 25 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 0 5 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

30
Hillary Clinton Ideology (Q27)
  • Where would you place Hillary Clinton in these
    terms?
  • 20 22 (1) Liberal
  • 15 17 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 11 10 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 0 1 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 1 0 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

31
McCain Ideology (Q28)
  • Where would you place John McCain in these terms?
  • 1 3 (1) Liberal
  • 1 2 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 9 8 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 17 25 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 18 12 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

32
Obama Ideology (Q29)
  • Where would you place Barack Obama in these
    terms?
  • 31 25 (1) Liberal
  • 13 14 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 3 9 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 0 2 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 0 0 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

33
Ralph Nader Ideology (Q30)
  • Where would you place Ralph Nader in these terms?
  • 20 27 (1) Liberal
  • 7 8 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 14 15 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 4 0 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 2 0 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

34
Schwarzenegger Ideology (Q31)
  • Where would you place Arnold Schwarzenegger in
    these terms?
  • 4 4 (1) Liberal
  • 6 1 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 7 19 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 23 17 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 7 9 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

35
Democratic Party Ideology (Q32)
  • Where would you place the Democratic Party in
    these terms?
  • 24 16 (1) Liberal
  • 20 23 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 3 8 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 0 2 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 0 1 (5) Conservative
  • 1 0 (9)

36
Republican Party Ideology (Q33)
  • Where would you place the Republican Party in
    these terms?
  • 0 2 (1) Liberal
  • 1 3 (2) Slightly liberal
  • 3 2 (3) Moderate/middle of road
  • 7 10 (4) Slightly conservative
  • 36 31 (5) Conservative
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