Public-Interest Polling

Table 3

Table 3. Demographic Highlights for Responsibility, Accountability, and Legal Liability Groups significantly above average (Italics= below average):

For ATI #31, all significant are included in order by percent above average.
In ATI #30, groups shown are comparable to ATI #31 and listed in ATI #31 order.
Note that in most cases, but not all, groups above or below average are same in both polls

Computer companies that ignored Y2K

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 71%: $25-50k (80%), lib (79%), Dem (78%), wom 40+ (77%), HS or less (75%)

ATI#30 av 70%: $25-50k (74%), lib (77%), Dem (74%), wom 40+ (74%), HS or less (72%)

Should be held accountable,

ATI#31 av 78%: Dem (85%), S (85%), no internet (83%), women 40+ (82%), $-50K (82%), women (81%)

ATI#30 av 79%: Dem (86%), S (81%), no email (80%), wom 40+ (85%), $-50K (80%), women (82%)

Should be held legally liable,

ATI#31 av 64%: no internet (73%), HS or less (71%), urban (69%)

ATI#30 av 61%: no email (63%), HS or less (67%), urban (64%)

Computer companies

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 60%: Dem (68%), W (42%)

ATI#30 av 54%: Dem (56%), W (47%)

Should be held accountable,

ATI#31 av 70%: Dem (79%)

ATI#30 av 66%: Dem (70%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 51%: HS or less (60%), no internet (56%). MW+S (54%),

ATI#30 av 44%: HS or less (53%), no email (47%). MW+S (45%),

The Fed

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 50%: $-50k (67%), women 40+ (60%), NE+S (58%), HS or less (57%), no intern (57%)

ATI#30 av 38%: $-50k (42%), women 40+ (44%), NE+S (38%), HS or less (38%), no email (42%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 66%: wom40+ (74%), S (73%), no internet (72%), women (70%)

ATI#30 av 56%: wom40+ (61%), S (58%), no email (57%), women (59%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 52%: no Y2K (62%), Urban (61%), no internet (60%), HS or less (59%), comp.neg. (58%), women (56%), midinc (56%)

ATI#30 av 41%: no Y2K (%na), Urban (42%), no email (44%), HS or less (45%), comp.neg. (%na), women (41%), midinc (45%),

Leaders of large corporations, banks, electric utilities, etc.

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 47%: NE+S (54%)

ATI#30 av 40%: NE+S (39%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 66%: fund/evan (74%), conserv (73%), S (72%), urb (72%), 30-39yrs (72%)

ATI#30 av 59%: fund/evan (%na), conserv (62%), S (59%), urb (58%), 30-39yrs (55%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 49%: no Y2K (57%), urb (56%), conserv (53%)

ATI#30 av 42%: no Y2K (%na), urb (46%), conserv (43%)

Political leaders concerned with politics as usual, not the good of the country
(not asked in ATI #30)

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 45%: NE (56%), Dem (55%), comp.neg (54%), 40-64yrs (53%), no internet (52%), Urb (51%), $-50k (50%), postgrad (21%).

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 61%: Dem (70%), no internet (70%), no Y2K (69%), some col. or < (65%), $+50k (50%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 37%: no Y2K (52%), Dem (50%), no internet (49%), HS or less (48%), comp.neg(48%), 50-64yrs (45%), $-50k (41%), Col.grad (28%), postgrad (16%)

The US Congress

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 40%: men 40- (47%), S (46%), some college or less than col (45%)

ATI#30 av 29%: men 40- (23%), S (33%), some college or less than col (34%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 59%: (no significant differences) ATI#30 av 45%: na

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 36%: men 18-39 (45%), some col or less than col (43%), $-25k (42%)

ATI#30 av 25%: men 18-39 (23%), some col or less than col (32%), $-25k (32%)

Corporate leaders concerned with financial deals, not solving real problems
(not asked in ATI #30)

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 39%: no internet (45%), computer negative (43%), -30yrs (26%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 58%: comp.neg (62%), no internet (62%), -30yrs (45%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 42%: HS or less (49%), no internet (47%)

The SEC

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 38%: women 40+ (47%), no internet (44%), -30yrs (21%)

ATI#30 av 36%: women 40+ (44%), no email (40%), -30yrs (24%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 60%: 50+yrs (68%), men&wom 40+ (64%),

ATI#30 av 54%: 50+yrs (55%), men&wom 40+ (53%),

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 42%: $-25k (53%), no internet (48%), some coll or < (48%), mod (47%), women (47%), comp.neg (46%)

ATI#30 av 36%: $-25k (38%), no email (41%), some coll or < (41%), mod (%na), women (36%), comp.neg (35%)

Bill Clinton

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 29%: no internet (39%), some college or < (35%), computer negative (35%)

ATI#30 av 23%: no email (26%), some college or < (27%), computer negative (na)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 38%: HS or less (47%), no internet (44%), conserv (42%)

ATI#30 av 35%: HS or less (40%), no email (35%), conserv (41%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 22%: 50-64yrs (34%), postgrad (5%),

ATI#30 av 17%: 50-64yrs (21%), postgrad (11%)

The Media which did not make the situation clear enough to viewer/readers

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 24%: women 40+ (32%), urb (30%), NE (29%), 30-39yrs (12%),

ATI#30 av 25%: women 40+ (34%), urb (27%), NE (28%), 30-39yrs (10%),

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 34%: 50+yrs (42%), no internet (42%), wom40+ (42%), $-25k (41%), no Y2k (41%), comp.neg (40%), men40+ (38%),

ATI#30 av 39%: 50+yrs (43%), no internet (42%), wom40+ (47%), $-25k (45%), no Y2k (%na), comp.neg (%na), men40+ (39%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 19%: no Y2K (28%), urb (26%), 50-64yrs (26%), HS or less (26%), $-25k (25%), no internet (25%), S (24%), comp.neg (24%)

ATI#30 av 18%: no Y2K (%na), urb (19%), 50-64yrs (23%), HS or less (26%), $-25k (25%), no email (25%), S (16%), comp.neg (%na)

TV, focussed on entertainment and ratings, not real news

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 22%: men 40+ (40%), no internet (29%), HS or less (27%), computer negative (26%), 30-39yrs (13%)

ATI#30 av 20%: men 40+ (28%), no email (29%), HS or less (29%), computer negative (na), 30-39yrs (10%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 31%: HS or less (49%), 65+yrs (46%), fund/ev (42%), no internet (38%), men40+ (37%), $-25k (37%), wom.40+ (36%), comp.neg (35%)

ATI#30 av 28%: HS or less (49%), 65+yrs (31%), fund/ev (%na), no email (33%), men40+ (30%), $-25k (39%), wom.40+ (34%), comp.neg (%na)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 20%: 65+yrs (33%), HS or less (29%), $-25k (28%), no internet (27%), comp.neg (25%), MW+S (24%), men 40+ (24%)

ATI#30 av 15%: 65+yrs (18%), HS or less (23%), $-25k (23%), no email (18%), comp.neg (%na), MW+S (16%), men 40+ (17%)

Al Gore

A lot responsible,

ATI#31 av 12%: 65yr+ (18%), no internet (17%)

ATI#30 av 10%: 65yr+ (15%), no email (12%)

Should be accountable,

ATI#31 av 23%: 65yr+ (31%), HS or less (30%), $-25k (29%), women 40+ (27%), no internet (27%)

ATI#30 av 18%: 65yr+ (26%), HS or less (25%), $-25k (23%), women 40+ (24%), no email (21%)

Should be legally liable,

ATI#31 av 12%: HS or < (18%), no Y2K (18%), no intern (17%), 65yr+ (17%), Ind (15%), MW+S (15%), comp.neg (15%), $-50k (14%)

ATI#30 av 10%: HS or < (17%), no Y2K (%na), no email (17%), 65yr+ (13%), Ind (15%), MW+S (10%), comp.neg (%na), $-50k (12%)

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