Public-Interest Polling

Master Questionnaire Demographic Questions

Now I’d like to ask just a few questions for statistical purposes…

[PARTYID] Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an independent or what?
[INTENSE] Would you call yourself a strong (Rep./Dem.) or a not very strong (Rep./Dem.)?
[LEAN] Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican or the Democratic Party?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Strong Republican
13%
12%
Weak Republican
16
16
Independent Republican
11
13
Independent
16
14
Independent Democrate
16
14
Weak Democrat
13
17
Strong Democrat
2
2
     
Republican
29%
28%
Independent
43
41
Democrat
27
30 

[LIBCON] On political issues, do you consider yourself a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate?
[DEGREE] Do you consider yourself very (liberal/conservative) or just somewhat (liberal/conservative)?
[CLOSER] Do you think of yourself as closer to being liberal or being conservative?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Very Conservative
11%
10%
Somewhat Conservative
21
21
Lean Conservative
26
25
Moderate
8
6
Lean Liberal
12
18
Somewhat Liberal
14
14
Very Liberal
6
6
     
Conservative
32%
31%
Moderate
46
49
Liberal
20
20 

[BIRTH] In what year were you born?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
18-24
13%
13%
25-34
22
22
35-44
21
21
45-54
17
17
55-64
11
10
65+
16
16
Refused/NA
1

[EDOFR] What is the last grade of school you completed?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Grade school or less [Grade 1-8]
2%
2%
Some high school [Grade 9-11]
6
6
Graduated high school [Grade 12]
31
30
Vocational school/Technical school
4
3
Some college-2 years or less
17
19
Some college-more than 2 years
10
9
Graduated college
20
20
Post-graduate degree
11
11
Refused/NA
*

[MARITAL] What is your present marital status? (ASK AS OPENEND)

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Single
29%
27%
Married
55
54
Divorced
7
9
Separated
1
2
Widow/Widower
7
7
Don't know
1
*
Refused/NA
 

[CHILD] Do you have any children? (IF YES, ASK:) Are any under 18 years old?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Yes, all under 18 years old
28%
28%
Yes, but children all 18 or older
32
31
Yes, both types
6
7
No children
33
34
Don't know
*
--
Refused/NA
 

[RELIGION] Is your religious background, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or something else? (IF SOMETHING ELSE OR UNCLEAR IF CHRISTIAN, ASK:) Is that a Christian church?

 
Apr
1999
Protestant [e.g. Baptist, Methodist, etc.]
43%
Roman Catholic
23
Jewish
2
Other Christian
19
Other non-Christian/Unspecified
5
Agnostic/Atheist
1
None
5
Don't know/Refused/NA
2

[FUND] (If non-Catholic Christian:) Would you describe yourself as a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian or neither one?

 
Apr
1999
Yes/Fundamentalist
7%
Yes/Evangelical
10

Yes/Both

2
No/Neither one
40
Don't know/Refused/NA
3
Not Asked
38

[INCOME] Which of the following income groups includes your TOTAL FAMILY INCOME in 1997 before taxes? (Just stop me when I read the correct category)

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Up to $10,000
6%
6%
$10,000-$15,000 [14,999]
5
6
$15,000-$20,000 [19,999]
8
8
$20,000-$25,000 [24,999]
9
10
$25,000-$30,000 [29,999]
10
10
$30,000-$40,000 [39,999]
13
11
$40,000-$50,000 [49,999]
11
10
$50,000-$75,000 [74,999]
13
16
$75,000 and over
15
13
Don't know
10
2
Refused
 

[INCOME50] Would you please tell me if your family income was under or over $50,000?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Under $50,000
3%
3%
Over $50,000
1
1
Don’t know
6
1
Refused
 
5
Not asked
90
90

[RACE] Is your racial or ethnic heritage white, black, Hispanic or something else?

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
White
77%
76%
Black
12
12
Hispanic
3
6
Asian
1
1
American Indian
1
1
Other
4
3
Not ascertained
2
2

[SEX] Sex: (BY OBSERVATION)

 
Apr
1999
Aug
1998
Male
48%
47%
Female
52
53

[INTERNET] Do you ever go online to access the internet or World Wide Web, or to send and receive email?

 
Apr
1999
YES
54%
No
44
Don't know
2

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