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D-Day | Kennedy assassination | Mad cow disease | Martha Stewart | National anthem | Tsunami
  
Still more miscellany

 

The National Anthem

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. May 2-3, 2006. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"Do you think the U.S. national anthem should only be sung in English or is it okay for it to be sung in Spanish also?"

.

English only Spanish, also

Unsure

 

 

% % %  

 

5/2-3/06 78 16 5  

 


 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 28-30, 2006. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"Which comes closer to your view? It is only appropriate for people to sing the U.S. national anthem in English. OR, If people want to, it is appropriate for them to sing the U.S. national anthem in Spanish." Options rotated

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English only Spanish, too

Unsure

 

 

% % %  

 

4/28-30/06 69 29 3  

 


 


Tsunami

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 3-5, 2005. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"How closely have you been following the news about the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck parts of Asia: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

.

Very
Closely
Somewhat
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not At All
% % % %
1/3-5/05 46 43 9 2

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"Do you think the United States is doing enough to help the victims of the tsunami, or do you think the United States should be doing more?"

.

Doing
Enough
Should
Do More
Doing Too
Much (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
1/3-5/05 70 26 1 3

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"Thinking about ways in which people might support those affected by the tsunami, please tell me if you, by chance, have already done each of the following, if you have thought about doing it, but have not yet done so, or if you have not given much thought to doing it. How about [see below]?"

.

Have
Done
Thought
About
Not
Given Much
Thought
Unsure
% % % %

.

"Contributing money to the relief efforts"

.

1/3-5/05 45 26 29 -

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"Praying for the victims of the tsunami and their families"

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1/3-5/05 74 6 19 1

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"Contributing supplies or material goods to the relief efforts"

.

1/3-5/05 26 30 43 1

 


D-Day

The Gallup Poll. May 21-23, 2004. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"As you may know, June 6th is the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Do you happen to know what country’s army the U.S. and allied forces were fighting against during the D-Day invasion?"

.

%
Germany 63
Incorrect response 14
No opinion 23

.

"Do you happen to know where the U.S. and allied troops landed for the D-Day invasion?"

.

  %
Normandy/France/Omaha Beach 61
Incorrect response 7
No opinion 32

.


 


Martha Stewart

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. March 1-2, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"I'm going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each. If you've never heard of one, please just say so. Martha Stewart."

.

Favorable Unfav-
orable
Can't Say
(vol.)
Never
Heard Of
% % % %
3/05 46 36 18 1
3/04 34 41 24 1
1/04 33 42 22 3
6/03 30 45 23 2

.

"Do you think the punishment Martha Stewart was sentenced to serve was too light, too tough, or was her sentence fair?"

.

Too
Light
Too
Tough
Fair She Was
Innocent
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %
3/05 24 25 43 2 6
7/04 26 22 36 3 13

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 5-7, 2004. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"As you may know, on Friday a jury found Martha Stewart guilty of obstructing justice and lying to the government about a stock sale she made. If you had to choose, do you think Martha Stewart should be sentenced to jail time, or should her punishment not include any time in prison?"

.

Jail
Time
No Jail
Time
Unsure
  % % %
3/04 53 40 7

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"Do you think Martha Stewart was treated fairly or unfairly?"

.

Fairly Unfairly Unsure
  % % %
3/04 66 27 7

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. June 17-18, 2003. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"Earlier this month, Martha Stewart was indicted on five federal counts, including conspiracy and obstruction of justice, and could go to jail if convicted. From what you've heard, do you believe Martha Stewart is guilty of these charges and should serve jail time, is guilty but the charges are not serious enough to justify jail time, or is she not guilty?"

%

.

Guilty and should go to jail 35
Guilty, but shouldn't go to jail 30
Not guilty 14
Not sure 21

.

"Do you think federal prosecutors are being tougher on Martha Stewart because she is a celebrity or are they being softer on her because she is a celebrity?"

Tougher Softer Same as
Others
(vol.)
Not
Sure
% % % %
6/03 53 21 11 15

 


Mad Cow Disease

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 2-5, 2004. N=1,029 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"Which of these statements do you think best describes the state of mad cow disease in the United States: it is a crisis, it is a major problem for the country but is not a crisis, it is a minor problem for the country, or it is not a problem for the country at all?" Options rotated

Crisis Major
Problem
Minor
Problem
Not a
Problem
No
Opinion
% % % % %
1/04 6 28 53 12 1

.

"How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of mad cow disease: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?" Form A (N=498 adults, MoE ± 5)

Very Some-
what
Not
Too
Not
At All
 
% % % %  
1/04 5 11 36 48  

.

"Has concern over mad cow disease caused you to cut back or stop eating certain types of meat, or made no difference in the types or amount of meat you eat?" Options rotated. Form B (N=531 adults, MoE ± 5).

Cut Back/
Stop
No Differ-
ence
Vegetar-
ian (vol.)
   
% % %    
1/04 17 81 2    

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. Dec. 30, 2003-Jan. 1, 2004. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

.

"As you may know last week a cow, which had been slaughtered, was discovered with mad cow disease. As a result of this discovery, do you think the nation's beef supply is safe or unsafe?"

Safe Unsafe Not
Sure
% % %
12/03 - 1/04 66 27 7

.

"And do you think the beef at your local store is safe or unsafe from mad cow disease?"

Safe Unsafe Not
Sure
% % %
12/03 - 1/04 74 18 8

.

"Which of the following best describes steps you may or may not have taken since the government announced that mad cow disease has been discovered in the U.S.? You have stopped eating red meat altogether. You have reduced the amount of red meat you eat but not eliminated it altogether. You eat the same amount of red meat as before the announcement. OR, You didn't eat red meat before the announcement and don't eat it now."

%
Stopped altogether 7
Reduced, but not eliminated 19
Eat same amount 63
Didn't eat before announcement 9
Not sure 2

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. March 28-29, 2001. N=905 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

.

"How closely have you been following the news about Mad Cow Disease . . . ?"
%
Very closely 28
Somewhat closely 47
Not very closely 18
Not at all 6
Not sure 1

.

"How much of a threat do you think Mad Cow Disease is to the health and safety of Americans . . . ?"
%
A major threat 30
A minor threat 52
Not a threat at all 11
Not sure 7

.

"Have you made any life-style changes because of the threat of Mad Cow Disease?" If "Yes": "Specifically, what changes have you made?"
%
Yes - Eating less beef/meat 9
Yes - Stopped eating beef/meat 2
Yes - other 1
No 87
Not sure 1

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 11-15, 2001. N=1,513 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.5.

.

"Do you personally eat beef, such as steaks and hamburgers, or not?"
%
Yes 90
No 10

.

Among respondents who eat beef:
"These days are you eating more beef, less beef, or about the same amount as usual?"
%
More 6
Less 35
Same 58

.

"Have you heard or read about a disease in Europe called mad cow disease, or not?"
%
Yes 91
No 9

.

Among respondents who have heard or read about mad cow disease:
"How concerned are you personally about mad cow disease becoming a problem in the United States: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned or not at all concerned?"
%
Very concerned 18
Somewhat concerned 26
Not too concerned 35
Not at all concerned 21

 


The Kennedy Assassination

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 18-20, 2013. N=420 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 5.

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"Turning now to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, there have been many theories about who was involved in the assassination. I'm going to read you the names of some people or groups and I'd like you to tell me if you think that they were or were not involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. ..."

.

Involved Not
involved
Unsure    
% % %    

.

"The government of Cuba"

11/18-20/13

20 77 3    

.

"The Mafia"

11/18-20/13

30 67 4    

.

"The government of Russia or the Soviet Union"

11/18-20/13

22 75 3    

.

"The CIA"

11/18-20/13

33 62 5    

.

"Lyndon Johnson"

11/18-20/13

21 75 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Nov. 14-17, 2013. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

.

"As you may know, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963, 50 years ago this month. Do you feel the Kennedy assassination was the work of one man, or was it part of a broader plot?"

.

One man Broader plot Unsure

.

% % %

.

11/14-17/13 29 62 8

.

11/5-9/03 22 70 8

.

.

"Do you think there was or was not an official cover-up to keep the public from learning the truth about the Kennedy assassination?"

.

Was Was not Unsure

.

% % %

.

11/14-17/13 62 28 10

.

11/5-9/03 68 24 8

.


 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 7-10, 2013. N=1,039 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

.

"Do you think that one man was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy, or do you think that others were involved in a conspiracy?"

.

One man Others
involved
Unsure    
% % %    
11/7-10/13 30 61 10    
11/10-12/03 19 75 6    
3/26-28/01 13 81 6    
11/15-16/93 15 75 10    

.

Asked of those who think that others were involved (N=589, margin of error ± 5):
"Just your best guess, what other specific people or groups were involved in the assassination of President Kennedy?"
Open-ended. Multiple responses.

.

  %      
Mafia/Organized crime/Gangsters 13      
U.S. gov't/Federal gov't (non-specific) 13      
CIA 7      
Fidel Castro/Cuba 5      
Special interests who disagreed with his policies (non-specific) 5      
Political groups (non-specific) 4      
Ku Klux Klan/Racist groups 3      
Lyndon Johnson 3      
Soviet Union/Russia/Communists 3      
Other 16      
Unsure 40      

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. April 11-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.9.

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"Turning now to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963: Do you think that one man was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy, or do you think that others were involved in a conspiracy?"

.

One man Others
involved
Unsure Refused  
% % % %  
4/11-15/13 24 59 16 1  

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 10-12, 2003. Nationwide.

.

"There have been many theories about who was involved in the assassination. I'd like to know if you think any of the following were involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Do you think [see below] was/were involved in the assassination, or don't you think so?" Form B (N=471 adults, MoE ± 5)

.

Involved Not
involved
Unsure    
% % %    
The mafia 37 56 7    
The CIA 34 60 6    
Lyndon Johnson 18 75 7    
The Cubans 15 78 7    
The Soviet Union 15 77 8    

 

ABC News Poll. Nov. 5-9, 2003. N=1,031 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"As you may know, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963, 40 years ago this month. From what you know about it, do you think the important facts about the assassination have been reported or do you think there are still important unanswered questions about the assassination?" Options rotated

.

Been
Reported
Still
Questions
No
Opinion

.

% % %

.

11/5-9/03

29 65 7

.

11/83 18 76 6

.

.

"Do you think Lee Harvey Oswald was the only gunman in the Kennedy assassination, do you think there was another gunman in addition to Oswald there that day, or do you think Oswald was not involved in the assassination at all?"

.

Only
Oswald
Another
Gunman
Oswald
Not Involved
No
Opinion

.

% % % %

.

11/5-9/033

32 51 7 10

.


 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Oct. 14-15, 2003. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

.

"This November is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Do you feel that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was the act of one individual or part of a larger conspiracy?"

%

.

.

Individual 25

.

.

Conspiracy 66

.

.

Not sure 9

.

.

.

"Do you think that we know all the facts about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy or do you think there was a cover-up?"

%

.

.

Know all the facts 14

.

.

There was a cover-up 74

.

.

Not sure 12

.

.

.

"Do you think the government should conduct another investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?"

%

.

.

Yes 20

.

.

No 74

.

.

Not sure 6

.

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CBS News Poll. Nov. 16-17, 1998. N=1,118 adults nationwide.
.
11/16-17/98 5/6-7/98
% %
"Do you think one man -- Lee Harvey Oswald -- was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy, or do you think there were others involved?"
One man, Oswald 10 10
Others involved 76 74
Don't know/No answer 14 16
.
"Do you think there was an official cover-up to keep the public from learning the truth about the Kennedy assassination?"
Yes, a cover-up 74 68
No 13 18
Don't know/No answer 13 14
.
"Do you think that eventually we will know the whole story about the Kennedy assassination, or do you think we will never really know about what happened?"
Yes, will know 19 11
No, will never know 77 84
Other (vol.) 1 2
Don't know/No answer 3 3

 


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