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Pew Research Center/Washington Post. Sept. 22-25, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Some people think of American society as divided into two groups, the 'haves' and the 'have-nots,' while others think it's incorrect to think of America that way. Do you, yourself, think of America as divided into haves and have-nots, or don't you think of America that way?"

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Yes, divided Not divided Unsure
% % %
9/22-25/11 45 52 2
4/21-26/10 42 53 5
4/14-21/09 35 62 3
10/9-12/08 44 53 3
10/6-10/05 48 50 2
3/17-27/05 38 59 3

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"If you had to choose, which of these groups are you in: the haves or the have-nots?"

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Haves Have-nots Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % %
9/22-25/11 48 34 11 7
4/21-26/10 45 36 9 10
4/14-21/09 48 36 7 9
10/9-12/08 47 38 8 7
10/6-10/05 47 38 11 4
3/17-27/05 48 34 8 10

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 20-23, 2011. N=1,013 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"In America, each generation has tried to have a better life than their parents, with a better living standard, better homes, a better education, and so on. How likely do you think it is that today's youth will have a better life than their parents: very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?"

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Very likely Somewhat
likely
Somewhat
unlikely
Very unlikely Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

4/20-23/11

13

31

28

27

1

10/21-24/10

14

37

26

22

1

1/8-10/10

17

45

26

12

-

12/12-14/08

19

37

27

15

1

1/30 - 2/2/08

25

41

21

12

1


 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 7-9, 2011. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Next, I'm going to read some aspects of life in America today. For each one, please say whether you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied. How about the overall quality of life?"

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Very
satisfied
Somewhat
satisfied
Somewhat
dissatisfied
Very
dissatisfied
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

1/7-9/11

25

52

16

7

1

1/10-14/01

33

56

8

2

1


 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Dec. 4-7, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

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"Are you better off or worse off than you were two years ago?"

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Better off Worse off Unsure

%

%

%

12/4-7/10

35

51

14


 

AP-CNBC Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Nov. 18-22, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.3.

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"Do you expect that life for the next generation of Americans will be better than life today, worse than life today or about the same as life today?"

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Better Worse About
the same
Unsure

%

%

%

%

11/18-22/10

21

45

33

1


 

CBS News Poll. May 20-24, 2010. N=1,054 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think the future of the next generation of Americans will be better, worse, or about the same as life today?"

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Better Worse Same Unsure

%

%

%

%

5/20-24/10

20

50

25

5

2/5-10/10

25

46

26

3

5/6-12/09

25

42

28

5

3/12-16/09

35

32

26

7

6/26-28/07

25

48

24

3

9/15-19/06

30

38

28

4

10/27-31/02

29

39

27

5

6/21-27/00

40

31

26

3


 

ABC News Poll. Feb. 26-March 2, 2010. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Would you describe yourself as working class, middle class, upper middle class, or better off than that?"

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Worse Off
Than Working
Class (vol.)
Working
Class
Middle
Class
Upper
Middle Class
Better Off
Than That

%

%

%

%

%

2/26 - 3/2/10

2

36

45

11

3

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Asked of those who say "Middle class":
"Would you say you are struggling to remain in the middle class, comfortable in the middle class, or moving up beyond the middle class?"

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Struggling Comfortable Moving Up

%

%

%

2/26 - 3/2/10

41

52

6

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"Being in the middle class may mean different things to different people. For each item I name, do you think it is or is not a necessary part of being a member of the middle class? . . ."

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Necessary Not
Necessary
Unsure

%

%

%

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"Being able to own your own home"

2/26 - 3/2/10

80

18

2

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"Being able to save money for the future"

2/26 - 3/2/10

78

18

4

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"Having enough money to sometimes buy things you'd like to have, even if you don't absolutely need them"

2/26 - 3/2/10

77

21

1

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"Having enough money for vacation travel"

2/26 - 3/2/10

71

25

4

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"Being able to buy a new car from time to time"

2/26 - 3/2/10

67

30

3


 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 12-15, 2010. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"If you were asked to use one of these names for your social class, which would you say you belong in: the upper class, the middle class, or the working class?"

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Upper class Middle class Working class

%

%

%

2/12-15/10

4

44

52


 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 17-22, 2009. N=1,048 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Compared to your parents' generation, do you think in general your opportunities to succeed in life are better than theirs, about the same as theirs, or worse than theirs?"

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Better Same Worse Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

47

24

27

2

6/26-28/07

62

18

18

2

2/00

72

22

5

1

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"In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in your own life these days? Would you say you are completely satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or would you say you are completely dissatisfied with the way things are going these days?"

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Completely
satisfied
Somewhat
satisfied
Somewhat
dissatisfied
Completely
dissatisfied
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

22

50

22

6

0

6/26-28/07

27

49

15

8

1

6/93

21

52

19

7

1

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"What one major ambition or dream would you like to accomplish over the next 10 years?" Open-ended

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%

Long healthy life/keep living

13

Further education

12

Change job/careers

8

Start own business

8

Work less/retire

7

Best for children/descendents

6

Buy/own a home

6

Make more money/become rich

5

Get married/have family

3

Work/career success

3

Travel

3

Write a book/screenplay

1

Nothing

1

Other

14

Unsure

10

.

"If a marriage isn't working out, do you favor or oppose divorce as a solution?"

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Favor Oppose Depends (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

46

38

13

3

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"Should divorce in this country be easier or more difficult to obtain than it is now?"

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Easier More difficult Stay as is (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

24

53

14

9

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"Which of these difficult family situations do you think is better for kids in the long run: kids growing up in a household where parents fight all the time but stay together, OR kids growing up with divorced parents?"

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Fighting Divorced Unsure

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

18

69

13

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"To the best of your knowledge, has anyone you know been unfaithful to their wife or husband?"

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Yes No Unsure

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

63

31

6

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"Would you say that your marriage with your spouse is better, worse, or about the same as your parents' marriage?" N=563 married respondents, MoE 4

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Better Worse About the same Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

55

3

41

1

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"When it comes to the amount of things your family has to do and places you have to be, how would you describe your family? Does your family have too much to do, too little, or the right amount?" N=254 parents with children under 18, MoE 6

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Too much Too little Right amount Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

30

4

65

1

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"How often would you say you feel torn between the demands of your job and wanting to spend more time with your family: frequently, or sometimes, or rarely at all?" Among working parents with children under 18

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Frequently Sometimes Rarely Does not
apply (vol.)

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

33

42

22

3

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"In a typical week, how often do you and everyone in your family living with you eat dinner at home together: most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?" N=254 parents with children under 18, MoE 6

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Most of the time Some of the time Hardly ever Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

74

20

5

1

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"When you do eat dinners as a family, how often are people texting, emailing, or talking on a cell phone while at the table: always, sometimes, about half the time, rarely, never?" N=254 parents with children under 18, MoE 6

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Always Sometimes About half
the time
Rarely Never

%

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

5

6

4

20

64

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"When you do eat dinners as a family, how often is the television on: always, sometimes, about half the time, rarely, never?" N=254 parents with children under 18, MoE 6

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Always Sometimes About half
the time
Rarely Never

%

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

33

20

7

16

24

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"If you had the choice, would you be willing to give up a day's pay per week in exchange for a longer weekend to spend more time with family and friends, or would you prefer to keep the current hours and pay you work now, even though that means less time to spend with family and friends?" Among employed respondents

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Willing to give
up day's pay
Prefer to keep
current hours
and pay
Depends (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

42

53

2

3

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"Which comes closest to how you feel at the end of the weekend? (1) I usually feel relaxed, rested, and ready for another week. OR, (2) I usually ask myself, 'Where did the weekend go?'"

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Relaxed, rested,
and ready for
another week
Ask myself,
'Where did the
weekend go?'
Unsure

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

34

63

3

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"In the next decade, do you expect people to spend more hours working than they do now, will people have more leisure time than they do now, or will things remain about the same?"

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More hours
working
More leisure
time
About the same Unsure

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

39

9

50

2

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"During a typical weekend, how much time do you spend bringing your children to and from various activities, such as team sports, lessons and other hobbies: a lot, some, just a little, or none at all?" N=254 parents with children under 18, MoE 6

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A lot Some Just a little None at all Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

12/17-22/09

23

26

26

24

1


 

Marist College Marist Poll. Dec. 2, 3 & 7, 2009. N=1,034 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"This year, are you very likely, somewhat likely, or not likely at all to make a New Year's resolution?"

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Very/Somewhat
likely
Not likely at all      
% %      

12/2, 3 & 7/09

48 52      

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If very/somewhat likely to make a resolution (N=498, MoE 4.5):
"
What is it that you will resolve to do or not to do in the New Year?"

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%        

Lose weight

19        

Stop smoking

12        

Exercise more

10        

Be a better person

9        

Get a better job

8        

Other

42        

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 18-19, 2009. N=1,046 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"How well are things going today for you personally: very well, fairly well, pretty badly or very badly?"

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Very well Fairly well Pretty badly Very badly Unsure
% % % % %

2/18-19/09

20 57 15 7 1

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 11-15, 2009. N=1,112 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"As you look to the future, do you think life for people generally will get better, or will it get worse?"

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Better Worse Same (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

1/11-15/09

61 31 3 5  

1/79

46 46 3 6  

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"All things considered, in our society today, do you think there are more advantages in being a man, or more advantages in being a woman, or that there are no more advantages in being one than the other?"

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Advantages
being a man
Advantages
being a woman
No
advantages
Unsure  
% % % %  

1/11-15/09

ALL

40 6 52 2  

Men

32 9 58 1  

Women

48 4 46 2  

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12/13-16/99

ALL

49 10 36 5  

Men

41 14 40 5  

Women

57 6 33 4  

 

Gallup Poll. Dec. 4-7, 2008. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your personal life at this time?"

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Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure    
% % %    

12/4-7/08

80 18 2    

12/6-9/07

84 14 2    

12/11-14/06

84 15 1    

12/5-8/05

85 13 2    

12/5-8/04

84 14 2    

12/11-14/03

88 11 1    

1/13-16/03

85 14 1    

12/5-8/02

83 16 1    

1/7-9/02

85 14 1    

12/6-9/01

84 15 1    

1/10-14/01

85 14 1    

10/6-9/00

87 12 1    

 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. Oct. 3-6, 2008. N=1,053 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Which of the following is closest to your view? America was a better place to live in the 1990s and is declining. America's best days are still ahead of it."

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Declining Best Days
Still Ahead
Unsure    
% % %    

10/3-6/08

45 50 6    

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"Some people talk about a 'social contract' -- meaning government and employers should provide Americans with basic necessities such as healthcare, retirement programs, unemployment assistance, etc. Do you think this social contract ever existed in America?"

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

10/3-6/08

41 52 7    

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Asked of those who answered "Yes" (N=419):
"Do you think that a 'social contract' still exists in America these days?"

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

10/3-6/08

57 39 4    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 26-29, 2008. Adults nationwide.

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"How proud are you to be an American: extremely proud, very proud, moderately proud, only a little proud, or not at all proud?" N=515 adults, MoE 4.5  (Form A)

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Extremely Very Moderately Only a Little Not at All
% % % % %

6/26-29/08

61 28 7 2 1

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"Overall, do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be pleased or disappointed by the way the United States has turned out?" N=511 adults, MoE 4.5 (Form B)

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Pleased Disappointed Unsure    
% % %    

6/26-29/08

29 69 2    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 30-June 1, 2008. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Thinking now about your standard of living: Would you say your standard of living is better or worse now than it was five years ago?"

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Better Worse Same (vol.) Unsure    
% % % %    

5/30 - 6/1/08

45 43 11 1    

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"Five years from now, do you think your standard of living will be better or worse than it is now?"

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Better Worse Same (vol.) Unsure    
% % % %    

5/30 - 6/1/08

62 25 6 7    

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"Compared to your parents when they were the age you are now, do you think your own standard of living now is much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse, or much worse than theirs was?"

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Much
Better
Somewhat
Better
About the
Same
Somewhat
 Worse
Much
Worse
Unsure
% % % % % %

5/30 - 6/1/08

38 25 18 10 8 1

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"When your children are at the age you are now, do you think their standard of living will be much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse, or much worse than yours is now?"

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Much
Better
Somewhat
Better
About the
Same
Somewhat
 Worse
Much
Worse
No Children/
(vol.)/Unsure
% % % % % %

5/30 - 6/1/08

22 23 20 18 10 7

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). March 7-10, 2008. N=approx. 500 registered voters nationwide.

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"Would you say that you and your family are better off or worse off than you were four years ago?"

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Better Off Worse Off About the
Same (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

3/7-10/08

34 43 21 2  

5/04

42 33 23 2  

10/00

63 11 24 2  

9/00

62 12 25 1  

9/96

52 22 24 2  

9/92 Adults

37 40 21 2  

 

Gallup Poll. Dec. 6-9, 2007. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are: very happy, fairly happy, or not too happy?"

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Very Happy Fairly Happy Not Too
Happy
Unsure  
% % % %  

12/6-9/07

52 40 6 1  

12/11-14/06

49 47 4 -  

12/5-8/05

53 39 8 -  

 

Gallup Poll. July 12-15, 2007. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer, or are you a total abstainer?"

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Yes, Drink No, Total
Abstainer
     
% %      

7/12-15/07

64 36      

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"Has drinking ever been a cause of trouble in your family?"

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Yes No      
% %      

7/12-15/07

35 65      

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"Do you, personally, think drinking in moderation -- that is, one or two drinks a day -- is good for your health, makes no difference, or is bad for your health?" Options rotated

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Good Makes No
Difference
Bad Unsure  
% % % %  

7/12-15/07

22 49 25 4  

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"Would you favor or oppose a federal law that would lower the drinking age in all states to 18?" N=464, MoE 5 (Form A)

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/12-15/07

22 77 1    

.

.

"Do you think the penalties for underage drinking should be made more strict, less strict, or remain as they are now?" N=537, MoE 5 (Form B)

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More Strict Less Strict Remain As
They Are
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/12-15/07

60 6 31 3  

 

CBS News Poll. June 26-28, 2007. N=836 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Suppose America's Founding Fathers came back to the present day. Do you think the Founding Fathers would generally be pleased about the way America has turned out, or would they be disappointed?"

.

Pleased Disappointed Mixed (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

6/26-28/07

20

72

3

5

.

"Do you think it's still possible to start out poor in this country, work hard, and become rich?"

.

Yes No Unsure

%

%

%

6/26-28/07

81

18

1

7/03

70

27

3


 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Oct. 13-15, 2006. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.5.

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"Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the opportunity for the next generation of Americans to live better than their parents?"

.

Agree Disagree Unsure    
% % %    

10/13-15/06

44 55 2    

 

Associated Press/Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs. March 21-23, 2005. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

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"How often do you worry about the following things: frequently, occasionally, rarely, or never? . . ."

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  Frequently Occasionally Rarely Never
      % % % %
"Not being able to pay your bills" 30 21 24 25

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"Getting hurt in a car accident"

20 34 30 16

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"A terrorist attack using nuclear weapons" 13 31 32 23

.

"Becoming a victim of terrorism" 12 28 35 25

.

"A nuclear attack by one country on another" 11 28 34 27

 

The Harris Poll. Oct. 14-19, 2003. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"What are your two or three most favorite leisure-time activities?" Unprompted replies

.

Top Mentions

2003

2002

2001

2000

%

%

%

%

Reading 24 26 28 31
Spending time with family, kids 17 11 12 14
TV watching 17 15 20 23
Fishing 9 8 12 9
Going to movies 7 6 7 6
Socializing with friends, neighbors 7 5 4 6
Playing team sports 6 7 5 5
Exercise (aerobics, weights) 6 4 5 6
Gardening 6 8 10 13
Church/Church activities 5 2 3 4
Watching sporting events 5 2 2 4
Computer activities 5 4 7 6
Eating out/Dining out 5 2 1 1

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 20-22, 2003. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Looking ahead, how likely is it that you will ever be rich? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?"

.

Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Very
Likely
Not At
All Likely
Already
Rich (vol.)
% % % % %
1/03 10 21 36 30 2

.

"Just thinking about your own situation, how much money per year would you need to make in order to consider yourself rich?" Form A (N=502, MoE 5)

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Median response = $120,000

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"Just thinking about your own situation, how much money would you need to have saved up in cash, stocks, real estate and other investments in order to consider yourself rich?" Form B (N=504, MoE 5)

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Median response = $1,000,000


 

ABC News Poll. Oct. 25-29, 2002. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of spanking children?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

10/02 65 31 4

.

"Do you ever spank your child/any of your children, or not?" Asked of parents

.

Do

Do Not

Did When
They Were
Younger (vol.)

%

%

%

10/02 50 45 5

.

"Do you think grade-school teachers should or should not be permitted to spank children at school?" Asked of all adults

.

Should

Should Not

Unsure

%

%

%

10/02 26 72 1

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 13-16, 1999. N=1,558 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

ALL Women Men
% % %
"How hard do you think it is for men and women to get top executive jobs in business or government these days? Generally, is it easier for men, easier for women, or isn't there much difference?"
Easier for men 63 67 58
Easier for women 5 3 7
Not much difference 28 26 30
Don't know 4 4 5

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"What about salaries? These days, if a man and a woman are doing the same work, do you think the man generally earns more, the woman generally earns more, or that both earn the same amount?"
Man earns more 65 70 59
Woman earns more 1 1 1
Both the same 30 25 34
Don't know 4 4 6

.

"How hard do you think it is for men and women to have a full time job and raise a family these days? Generally, is it easier for men, easier for women, or isn't there much difference?"
Easier for men 40 46 32
Easier for women 9 9 8
Not much difference 49 42 56
Don't know 2 3 4

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"If both a man and a woman living in the same house are working full time, who ends up doing more of the chores and work around the house? Do you think the man generally does more, the woman generally does more, or that both do the same amount?"
Man does more 3 2 4
Woman does more 70 81 57
Both the same 25 15 35
Don't know 2 2 4

.

"Who does the chores and work around your house? Do you do all of it, do you do most of it, do you do some of it, or do you do none of it?"
All 21 27 13
Most 27 39 14
Some 49 32 68
None 2 1 3
Don't know 1 1 2

 

The Harris Poll. Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 1999. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"How much do you worry about each of the following? Do you worry about that a lot, a little, or not at all? . . ."

.

A Lot A Little Not at All
% % %
"That you will not have enough money to live comfortably" 30 39 31

.

"That you will not have enough health insurance to pay for large medical bills" 29 31 39

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"That your spouse or someone very close to you will not live long" 22 37 40

.

"What will happen to you if you become old and sick" 18 39 43

.

"That your health will get much worse" 18 42 39

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"That you or someone in your household will lose your/their job" 17 29 53

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"That you will be a victim of a crime" 13 48 39

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"That you will not live long" 10 31 59

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"That you will go to hell" 10 18 70

 

The Harris Poll. July 15-20, 1999. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Are you very afraid, somewhat afraid, or not afraid of [see below]?"

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Very Afraid
ALL Men Women
% % %
snakes 36 22 49
looking down from a great height 23 13 32
flying on an airplane 14 7 20
being alone in a forest 13 4 22
spiders and insects 12 4 19
mice 10 2 18
thunder and lightning 5 2 7
being alone in your home at night 3 1 5
being alone in an elevator 3 1 5
being in a big crowd of people 3 2 3
dogs 2 1 4
going out of your home at night 2 1 3

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 27-28, 1999. N=911 registered voters nationwide.

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ALL Women Men
% % %
"Do you believe in love at first sight?"
Yes 48 49 48
No 49 49 49
Not sure 3 2 3

.

"Trying to be as honest as you can, are you more attracted to people by their bodies or their brains?"
Bodies 32 24 43
Brains 48 60 35
Both (vol.) 14 10 17
Not sure 6 6 5

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"If you could have only one of the following, which would you pick: money, health, or love?"
Money 7 5 9
Health 56 63 49
Love 35 30 39
Not sure 2 2 3

.

"Have you ever cheated on a person you were in a relationship with?"
Yes 21 17 26
No 76 80 72
Won't say 3 3 2

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"Do you think most men dread Valentine’s Day or look forward to it?"
Dread 46 53 38
Look forward to it 35 29 42
Not sure 19 18 20

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"Which phrase describes your love life? Very happy. Could be happier. What love life?"
Very happy 60 59 62
Could be happier 21 19 23
What love life? 15 17 12
Not sure 4 5 3

 

The Harris Poll. July 17-21, 1998. N=1,011 adults nationwide.

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"Would you like to be famous, that is, popular, well-known, or widely recognized for your accomplishments, activities, abilities, expertise, or opinions?"
%
Yes 30
No 69
Don't know 1

.

Among those who would like to be famous (N=306):
"If you had the talent to be the best at any one thing, what would you most like to be famous for?"
%
Doing good/Being good/Humanitarian 12
Musician/Singer/Performer 8
Athlete 8
Artist 8
Parent/Grandparent 6
Teacher 5
Author 5
Scientist 4
Business executive 2
Religious leader 2
Doctor 2
Lawyer 1
Politician 1
Journalist 1
Other 22
Don't know 11

.

Among those who would like to be famous (N=306):
"Given the talents you actually have, what would you most like to be famous for?"
%
Musician/Singer/Performer 12
Athlete 8
Artist 7
Doing good/Being good/Humanitarian 6
Business executive 6
Teacher 6
Author 5
Parent/Grandparent 3
Doctor 2
Scientist 2
Politician 1
Religious leader 1
Banker 1
Lawyer 1
Journalist 1
Other 26
Don't know 14

 


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