Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey

Reason-Rupe 2014 Millennials Survey

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MILLENNIAL POLL TOPLINE RESULTS

RELEASED: SUMMER 2014

The Reason-Rupe Spring 2014 Millennial Survey was conducted by the Reason Foundation and made possible thanks to the generous support from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation. YouGov conducted the survey between February 28 and March 11, 2014, and interviewed 2,362 respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 who were matched down to a sample of 2,000 to produce the final dataset. The margin of sampling error for the entire sample is +/- 3.4 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. Statistical results are weighted to correct for known demographic discrepancies. When feasible, answer choices within questions were rotated or randomized. Likely voters are those who said they are registered to vote and plan to vote in the 2014-midterm elections, with a margin of error +/- 5.6%. 

The poll questionnaire, crosstabs, and analysis can be found at reason.com/poll

Don't know/Refused responses are voluntary.

Due to rounding, accumulated responses may not total 100%.

Responses less than 1% are denoted by a "*".

YouGov conducted the survey online with its proprietary Web-enabled survey software, using a method called Active Sampling. Restrictions are put in place to ensure that only the people selected and contacted by YouGov are allowed to participate. Please visit reason.com/poll for full methodological details.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

NET-Approve 52%
NET-Disapprove 48%
Strongly Approve 13%
Somewhat Approve 39%
Somewhat Disapprove 27%
Strongly Disapprove 21%
Total 100%

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the (Republicans) (Democrats) in Congress?

Republicans in Congress Democrats in Congress
NET-Approve 37% 52%
NET-Disapprove 59% 45%
Strongly Approve 9% 14%
Somewhat Approve 28% 38%
Somewhat Disapprove 26% 25%
Strongly Disapprove 33% 20%
DK/Refused 4% 3%
Total 100% 100%

3. (IF VOTED in 2012) Which candidate did you vote for in the 2012 Presidential election?

Barack Obama 63%
Mitt Romney 31%
Other candidate 7%
Total 100%

4. Do you plan to vote in the 2014-midterm elections?

Yes 52%
No 47%
DK/Refused 1%
Total 100%

5. If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for the…

All  Registered & Plans to Vote
Republican in your district 24% 31%
Democratic candidate in your district 46% 55%
Another party's candidate in your district 28% 13%
DK/Refused 2% 1%
Total 100% 100%

6. Generally speaking, would you support or oppose a political candidate who is conservative on economic issues AND liberal on social issues? Click on the ruler and slide the green dial to designate your position between these statements

All Dem Indy Rep
NET-Support 53% 59% 48% 49%
NET-Oppose 31% 29% 31% 36%
Unsure/DK 16% 12% 21% 16%
Strongly Support 18%
Moderately Support 35%
Moderately Oppose 22%
Strongly Oppose 9%
Total 100%

7. On ECONOMIC ISSUES, how liberal or conservative would you rate yourself?

NET-Economic Liberal 49%
NET-Economic Conservative 36%
Strong Economic Liberal 25%
Moderate Economic Liberal 24%
Moderate Economic Conservative 20%
Strong Economic Conservative 17%
Middle 14%
Total 100%

8. On SOCIAL ISSUES, how liberal or conservative would you rate yourself?

NET-Social Liberal 62%
NET-Social Conservative 27%
Strong Social Liberal 40%
Moderate Social Liberal 22%
Moderate Social Conservative 14%
Strong Social Conservative 13%
Middle 11%
Total 100%

9. Combining Question 7 and 8 responses, with their perceptions of specific politicians

10a.  On SOCIAL (ECONOMIC) ISSUES, how liberal or conservative would you rate yourself and President Obama…?

10b.  On SOCIAL (ECONOMIC) ISSUES, how liberal or conservative would you rate yourself and the Republicans in Congress…?

11.  If a person favors free markets and less government spending, what would you expect his or her position on same-sex marriage to be?

A free market person most likely…

NET-Opposes Same-Sex Marriage 33%
NET-Could Go Either Way on Same-Sex Marriage 47%
NET-Supports Same-Sex Marriage 19%
Definitely Opposes Same-Sex Marriage 12%
Probably Opposes Same-sex Marriage 21%
Could Go Either Way on Same-Sex Marriage 47%
Probably Supports Same-Sex Marriage 11%
Definitely Supports Same-Sex Marriage 8%
DK/Refused 1%
Total 100%

12.  Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (INDEPENDENTS INCLUDE PARTISAN LEANERS)

Democrat 32%
Independent 52%
Republican 16%
Total 100%

(PARTISAN-LEANING INDEPENDENTS SORTED)

Democrat 43%
Ind (Sorted) 34%
Republican 23%
Total 100%

13.  Thinking about your overall political philosophy, would you describe yourself as…

Conservative 14%
Moderate 30%
Liberal 25%
Libertarian 7%
Progressive 7%
Something else 17%
Total 100%

14.  Who do you trust most to handle the following issues, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or neither party?

Dem. Rep Neither DK Total
Privacy 27% 17% 50% 6% 100%
Budget Deficit 28% 22% 43% 7% 100%
Govt Spending 29% 23% 43% 5% 100%
Drug Policy 32% 21% 41% 6% 100%
Education 37% 17% 40% 6% 100%
Taxes 34% 22% 39% 5% 100%
Immigration 37% 18% 39% 6% 100%
Promoting Entrepreneurship 27% 28% 39% 6% 100%
Foreign Policy 34% 23% 38% 5% 100%
Poverty 41% 15% 38% 6% 100%
Jobs 37% 21% 37% 5% 100%
Health Care 36% 21% 37% 6% 100%
Environment 43% 15% 37% 5% 100%
Gay Marriage 43% 16% 35% 6% 100%

15.  Next, we are going to provide you a series of statements that represent public debates. You might not agree with either but find yourself somewhere in between; please indicate which one is closer to your own views.

a. ONE: Government should do more to solve problems; TWO: Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

NET-Government should do more to solve problems 48%
NET-Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals 37%
Strongly-Govt Do more 22%
Moderately-Govt Do More 27%
Moderately-Govt Do Less 19%
Strongly-Govt Do Less 17%
Unsure/DK 15%
Total 100%

b. ONE Government should promote traditional values in our society; TWO Government should not favor any particular set of values.

NET- Government should promote traditional values in our society 38%
NET- Government should not favor any particular set of values 47%
Strongly-Govt Promote Traditional Values 16%
Moderately-Govt Promote Traditional Values 22%
Moderately-Govt Not Promote Traditional Values 23%
Strongly-Govt Not Promote Traditional Values 24%
Unsure/DK 15%
Total 100%

c. ONE: Government regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest; TWO: Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good.

NET-Govt regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest 46%
NET-Govt regulation of business usually does more harm than good 37%
Strongly-Govt regulation of business necessary 15%
Moderately-Govt regulation of business necessary 30%
Moderately-Govt regulation of business often does more harm 21%
Strongly-Govt regulation of business often does more harm 16%
Unsure/DK 18%
Total 100%

d. ONE: The strength of this country today is mostly based on the success of American business; TWO: American business gets more credit than it deserves for keeping the country strong.

NET-The strength of this country today is mostly based on the success of American business 47%
NET-American business gets more credit than it deserves for keeping the country strong 33%
Strongly-US Strength Based on American Business 20%
Moderately-US Strength Based on American Business 27%
Moderately-American Business Gets Too Much Credit 22%
Strongly-American Business Gets Too Much Credit 12%
Unsure/DK 20%
Total 100%

16.  Please indicate whether you generally agree or disagree with the following statements:

a. When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful

NET-Agree 66%
NET-Disagree 32%
Strongly Agree 25%
Somewhat Agree 42%
Somewhat Disagree 26%
Strongly Disagree 5%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

b. The government should spend more on financial assistance to the poor, even if it leads to higher taxes

NET-Agree 58%
NET-Disagree 40%
Strongly Agree 19%
Somewhat Agree 39%
Somewhat Disagree 25%
Strongly Disagree 15%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

17.  Does government have a responsibility to guarantee the following or not?

a. The government should guarantee every citizen

(a) Enough to eat and a place to sleep
(b) Living Wage
(c) Health Insurance
(d) College Education

(a) (b) (c) (d)
NET-Yes 74% 68% 69% 54%
NET-No 24% 29% 28% 44%
Definitely Yes 32% 32% 36% 24%
Generally Yes 42% 36% 33% 30%
Generally No 16% 21% 18% 28%
Definitely No 7% 9% 10% 16%
DK/Refused 3% 3% 3% 3%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

18.  When government officials write and enforce regulations, do they usually act in the public interest, or do they usually act on behalf of special interests?

NET-Govt Regulators Favor Public Interest 18%
NET-Govt Regulators Favor Special Interest 63%
Strongly-Public 4%
Moderately-Public 14%
Moderately-Special 33%
Strongly–Special 30%
Unsure/DK 19%
Total 100%

19.  Do you think that government agencies generally do the right thing or do government agencies generally abuse their power?

NET-Govt Agencies Do Right Thing 25%
NET-Govt Agencies Abuse Their Power 58%
Strongly-Do Right Thing 5%
Moderately-Do Right Thing 20%
Moderately-Abuse Power 36%
Strongly–Abuse Power 22%
Unsure/DK 17%
Total 100%

20.  If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services, or a larger government providing more services? (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)

Larger government, more services 54%
Smaller government, fewer services 43%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

21.  If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services with low taxes, or a larger government providing more services with high taxes? (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)

Larger government, more services, (high taxes) 41%
Smaller government, fewer services, (low taxes) 57%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

22.  If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services (with low taxes), or a larger government providing more services (with high taxes)?

(a) Taxes Not Mentioned
(b) Taxes Mentioned

(a) (b)
Larger government, more services, (high taxes) 54% 41%
Smaller government, fewer services, (low taxes) 43% 57%
DK/Refused 3% 2%
Total 100% 100%

23.  Which do you think is most effective in promoting economic opportunity: the free market system or government programs and services?

NET-Free Market System 37%
Unsure/DK 27%
NET-Govt Programs and Services 36%
Strongly-Free Market 14%
Moderately-Free Market 23%
Unsure/DK 27%
Moderately-Govt Programs & Services 26%
Strongly–Govt Programs & Services 9%
Total 100%

24.  Do you think your generation will be better off, worse off, or about the same as your parents' generation?

Better Off 16%
About the same 36%
Worse off 46%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

25.  Of the following, which THREE reasons do you think are most responsible for the continuing problem of poverty in this country?  (TOP REASON SHOWN)

First Choice In Top 3
Lack of job opportunities 14% 37%
Poor life choices 13% 40%
Lack of good educational opportunities 11% 29%
Drugs/Alcohol 10% 30%
Lack of a work ethic 10% 31%
Breakdown of families 8% 20%
Government programs that reduce initiative 6% 15%
Businesses don't pay enough 6% 20%
Lack of government funding and programs 5% 12%
Racial discrimination 4% 13%
Low expectations 4% 13%
Lack of role models among peers 3% 14%
Inadequate access to health care 2% 9%
DK/Refused 4%
Total 100%

26.  Of the following, which THREE reasons do you think are most important in determining a person's wealth and success? (TOP REASON SHOWN)

First Choice In Top 3
Hard Work 28% 39%
Family Connections 10% 27%
Natural Intelligence/Talent 9% 31%
Self-discipline 9% 36%
Ambition 9% 39%
College Degrees 8% 25%
Getting Lucky 6% 18%
Inheritance 5% 13%
Race 4% 11%
Risk-Taking 3% 17%
Govt Programs 3% 7%
DK/Refused 4%
Total 100%

27.  Does government have a responsibility to reduce the differences in income between people with high incomes and those with low incomes?

Yes-Govt Responsibility to Reduce Gap 45%
No-Not Govt Responsibility to Reduce Gap 48%
Not Sure 7%
Total 100%

28.  If you had to choose, would you rather live in a society where the gap between rich and poor is small regardless of achievement, or a society where wealth is distributed according to one's achievement? Egalitarian-Live in a society where the gap between rich and poor is small regardless of achievement 40% Meritocratic-Live in a society where wealth is

distributed according to one's achievement 57% DK/Refused 3% Total 100%

29.  Was there ever a specific instance when you personally felt discriminated against because of your race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation?

NET-Yes 43%
NET-No 56%
Yes, Often 9%
Yes, Occasionally 16%
Yes, Rarely 17%
No 56%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

30.  Would you like to start your own business one day?

Yes 55%
No 43%
DK/Refused 1%
Total 100%

31.  Next, we are going to provide you a series of statements that represent public debates. You might not agree with either but find yourself somewhere in between, please indicate which one is closer to your own views.

a. ONE: Competition is primarily good; it stimulates people to work hard and develop new ideas; TWO: competition is primarily harmful; it brings out the worst in people. (ASKED HALF SAMPLE)

NET-Primarily Good 70%
NET-Primarily Bad 25%
Strongly-Primarily Good 29%
Somewhat-Primarily Good 40%
Somewhat-Primarily Bad 19%
Strongly-Primarily Bad 5%
Unsure/DK 6%
Total 100%

b. Profit is generally good because it encourages businesses to provide valued products to attract customers, TWO: profit is generally bad because it encourages businesses to take advantage of their customers and employees. (ASKED HALF SAMPLE)

NET-Primarily Good, 64%
NET-Primarily Bad 25%
Strongly-Primarily Good 27%
Somewhat-Primarily Good 37%
Somewhat-Primarily Bad 19%
Strongly-Primarily Bad 6%
Unsure/DK 11%
Total 100%

c. ONE: People generally get rich at the expense of others

TWO: Wealth can grow so there's more for everyone

NET-People generally get rich at the expense of others 48%
NET-Wealth can grow so there's more for everyone 43%
Unsure/DK 10%
Total 100%

d. Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard; TWO: hard work and determination do not lead to success for most people.

NET-Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard 58%
NET-Hard work and determination do not lead to success for most people. 35%
Strongly-Get Ahead Hard Work 26%
Somewhat-Get Ahead Hard Work 32%
Somewhat-Hard Work No Guarantee 27%
Strongly-Hard Work No Guarantee 8%
Unsure/DK 7%
Total 100%

Do companies make (or pay) too much, too little, or the

32.  right amount in…

Profits Taxes
Too much 44% 18%
Right amount 42% 37%
Too little 12% 44%
DK/Refused 2% 2%
Total 100% 100%

Which is the better system—capitalism or socialism?

33. (ASKED HALF SAMPLE )

Capitalism 52%
Socialism 42%
DK/Refused 6%
Total 100%

34.  Which is the better system—a free market economy or an economy managed by the government? (ASKED HALF SAMPLE)

Free market economy 64%
Economy managed by the government 32%
DK/Refused 5%
Total 100%

35.  To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following…

(Full breakdown available upon request.)

(NA) Net Agree
(DK) Don't Know
(ND) Net Disagree
(T) Total

(NA) (ND) (DK) (T)
a. It is important to allow people who make bad decisions to face the consequences of those decisions 84% 12% 4% 100%
b. A fair society would be one in which people succeed or fail based on their own merits 80% 14% 6% 100%
c. People have an obligation to help those in need. 76% 18% 6% 100%
d. People should be allowed to keep what they produce, even if there are others with greater needs. 73% 20% 7% 100%
e. Sometimes the government needs to make laws that keep people from hurting themselves. 70% 26% 4% 100%
f. The law should always be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong. 57% 38% 5% 100%
g. People should be allowed to do dangerous and self-destructive things, as long as they don't put others at risk 53% 43% 4% 100%
h. I think it's morally wrong that some children inherit a lot of money while other children inherit nothing 50% 45% 5% 100%
i. A fair society would be one in which everyone ended up with roughly the same amount of money. 46% 47% 7% 100%

36.  In your view, would each of the following primarily help or

hurt the economy, or would they not make much difference?

(a) Cutting Govt Spending 5%
(b) Cutting taxes
(c) Reducing Regulation
(d) Reducing Govt Size

(a) (b) (c) (d)
NET-Help 65% 59% 55% 53%
No Difference 19% 21% 25% 26%
NET-Hurt 13% 16% 16% 16%
Help a lot 23% 18% 17% 15%
Help moderately 21% 17% 15% 19%
Help a little 21% 23% 23% 20%
No difference 19% 21% 25% 26%
Hurt a little 8% 7% 9% 7%
Hurt moderately 2% 4% 5% 5%
Hurt a lot 3% 4% 3% 4%
DK/Refused 4% 4% 4% 5%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

37.  In your view, would each of the following primarily help or hurt the economy, or would they not make much difference?

(a) Raise Taxes On Wealthy
(b) Spend More: Job Training
(c) Spend More: Infrastructure

(a) (b) (c)
NET-Help 66% 62% 58%
No Difference 15% 21% 21%
NET-Hurt 13% 11% 16%
Help a lot 26% 16% 15%
Help moderately 21% 22% 21%
Help a little 19% 24% 22%
No difference 15% 21% 21%
Hurt a little 6% 6% 8%
Hurt moderately 3% 2% 4%
Hurt a lot 4% 3% 4%
DK/Refused 5% 5% 5%
Total 100% 100% 100%

38.  Which of these statements do you think best describes the federal budget deficit and national debt?

It is a major problem that should be addressed now 49%
It is a major problem that should be addressed when the economy is better 30%
It is a minor problem 13%
It is not much of a problem 6%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

39.  The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour?

Favor 72%
Oppose 27%
DK/Refused 1%
Total 100%

40.  How likely is it that Social Security will exist when you are 67 years old?

NET-Likely 45%
NET-Unlikely 53%
Very likely 10%
Somewhat likely 35%
Somewhat unlikely 29%
Very unlikely 24%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

41.  How confident are you that government will provide you with the same level of retirement benefits when you retire as it does for today's retirees? NET-Confident 34% NET-Not Confident 64% Very confident 8% Somewhat confident 25% Not very confident 34% Not at all confident 30% DK/Refused 2% Total 100%

42.  Would you favor or oppose changing the Social Security program so younger workers can invest their Social Security taxes in private retirement accounts?

NET-Favor 73%
NET-Oppose 24%
Strongly Favor 25%
Somewhat Favor 48%
Somewhat Oppose 16%
Strongly Oppose 8%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

43.  Would you favor or oppose allowing younger workers invest their Social Security taxes in private retirement accounts if doing so required reducing Social Security benefits to current and future seniors?

NET-Favor 51%
NET-Oppose 45%
Strongly Favor 14%
Somewhat Favor 38%
Somewhat Oppose 30%
Strongly Oppose 15%
DK/Refused 4%
Total 100%

44.  Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the new federal health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare?

NET-Favorable 51%
NET-Unfavorable 46%
Very favorable 15%
Somewhat favorable 36%
Somewhat unfavorable 23%
Very unfavorable 23%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

45.  Do you currently have health insurance?

Yes 65%
No 34%
DK/Refused 1%
Total 100%

a. ASK UNINSURED: As you may know the federal health care law requires most Americans to have health insurance by March 31, 2014 or else pay a fine. As of right now, do you think you will obtain health insurance or pay the fine instead?

I will obtain health insurance 54%
I will pay the fine 44%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

46.  Do you currently have health insurance? IF YES Is that plan though…

Y-Employer 21%
Y-University/College 3%
Y-Parent's Plan 25%
Y-Individual 12%
Y-Some Other Insurance/DK 3%
N-Will Obtain Insurance 18%
N-Will Pay Fine Instead 15%
N-DK If Obtain Insurance 1%
Refused/DK 1%
Total 100%

47.  Would you favor or oppose paying more for health insurance if it helped provide health insurance coverage for the uninsured? (ASKED HALF SAMPLE)

Favor 43%
Oppose 55%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

48.  Would you favor or oppose paying more for health insurance if it resulted in expanded benefits for everyone, such as maternity care and mental health care?  (ASKED HALF SAMPLE)

Favor 53%
Oppose 44%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

49.  If you had to choose, would you rather purchase a lower priced product made in another country or a higher priced product of equal quality made in the US?

Purchase a lower priced product made in another country 52%
Purchase a higher priced product of equal quality made in the US 45%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

50.  Do you think the government should prohibit or allow the following? (Full breakdown available upon request.)

Allow Prohibit DK Total
Selling food from food trucks 80% 15% 5% 100%
Selling large sugary drinks in theaters and restaurants 72% 24% 4% 100%
Drinking alcohol 69% 27% 4% 100%
Wearing Google Glass in Public 66% 30% 4% 100%
Offering plastic bags at grocery store check-outs 66% 29% 5% 100%
Buying traditional incandescent light bulbs 63% 32% 5% 100%
Buying foods with trans fats 61% 34% 5% 100%
Viewing adult pornography online 61% 34% 5% 100%
Using electronic "e-cigarettes" in public places 60% 35% 5% 100%
Online gambling 59% 37% 4% 100%
Using marijuana 57% 39% 4% 100%
Using Bitcoin 49% 45% 6% 100%
Using cocaine 22% 73% 5% 100%

51.  Should someone who uses the following drugs go to jail, pay a fine, be required to attend a rehabilitation facility, or be allowed to use the drug?

Marijuana Cocaine Heroin Ecstasy
Go to jail 14% 34% 35% 28%
Be required to attend a rehabilitation facility 18% 41% 44% 37%
Pay a fine 20% 14% 10% 20%
Be allowed to use the drug 45% 8% 7% 11%
DK/Refused 4% 3% 3% 3%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

52.  Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?

NET-Legal 61%
NET-Illegal 37%
Legal in all cases 25%
Legal in most cases 36%
Illegal in most cases 23%
Illegal in all cases 14%
DK/Refused 2%

53.  Do you support or oppose legalizing same-sex marriage?

NET-Support 67%
NET-Oppose 32%
Strongly Support 43%
Somewhat Support 23%
Somewhat Oppose 12%
Strongly Oppose 19%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

54.  Could you support a candidate who [opposed/favored] same-sex marriage if you agreed with him or her on other issues?

NET-Support 52%
NET-Oppose 45%
R Supports Gay Marriage/ Supports Candidate Who Opposes 40%
R Supports Gay Marriage/ Opposes Candidate Who Opposes 25%
R Opposes Gay Marriage/ Supports Candidate Who Supports 11%
R Opposes Gay Marriage/ Opposes Candidate Who Supports 20%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

55.  What do you think the legal drinking age should be? (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)

Government should not set a legal drinking age 21%
Under 21 31%
21 32%
22+ 14%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

56.  Thinking about laws, school rules, and other policies intended to reduce underage drinking, which of the following statements do you agree with most? (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)

These policies are mostly effective in reducing underage drinking 22%
These policies are mostly ineffective in reducing underage drinking 54%
These policies mostly create more problems than they solve 22%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

57.  Do you feel that college is a worthwhile investment?

Definitely Yes 35%
Probably Yes 40%
Probably No 16%
Definitely No 6%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

58.  In your opinion, could universities and colleges provide the same quality of education at a lower price, or are current tuition levels necessary to maintain the quality of education? (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)

Colleges could provide the same quality of education at a lower price 79%
Current tuition levels are necessary to maintain the quality of education 19%
DK/Refused 2%
Total 100%

59.  Do you think universities and colleges could cut the number of administrators without harming the quality of education for its students, or would reducing the number of administrators harm the quality of education? (ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE)

Colleges could cut the number of administrators without harming the quality of education 54%
Reducing the number of administrators would harm the quality of education 43%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

60.  In your view, do you think university and college professors present topics in the classroom in a politically balanced way, or do they show a political bias?

University and college professors present topics in the classroom in a politically balanced way 54%
University and college professors present topics in the classroom that show a political bias 42%
DK/Refused 3%
Total 100%

61.  What kind of bias?

No Bias 54%
Liberal Bias 18%
Conservative Bias 9%
Some other Bias 14%
DK/Refused 5%
Total 100%

62.  Which, if any, of the following social networking accounts do you currently use?

Yes No
Facebook 75% 25%
YouTube 57% 43%
Twitter 36% 64%
Google + 29% 71%
Instagram 28% 72%
Pinterest 22% 78%
LinkedIn 17% 83%
Snapchat 15% 85%
Tumblr 13% 87%
Vine 10% 90%
MySpace 8% 92%
Reddit 6% 94%

63.  Whom would you most likely vote for? (Among Likely Voters)

(All) All Likely Voters
(D) Democrat
(Ind) Independent (sorted)
(R) Republican

( All Likely ) (D) (Ind) (R)
Hillary Clinton 39% 57% 34% 8%
Elizabeth Warren 9% 15% 3% 4%
Joe Biden 7% 9% 7% 2%
Rand Paul 6% 1% 9% 14%
Paul Ryan 6% 1% 7% 14%
Chris Christie 5% 2% 2% 12%
Mike Huckabee 5% 0% 5% 13%
Gary Johnson 4% 1% 10% 5%
Ted Cruz 3% 1% 4% 6%
Cory Booker 3% 4% 3% 1%
Jeb Bush 2% 1% 1% 6%
Marco Rubio 2% 0% 2% 5%
Bobby Jindal 2% 1% 1% 3%
Martin O'Malley 1% 2% 1% 1%
Peter King <1% <1% <1% 1%
No Preference 7% 6% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

64.  The following combines results from two questions: Many people are already looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election. (A) Who of the following would you consider voting for? (B) Who would you NOT vote for in the 2016 presidential election?

(All) All Likely Voters
(D) Democrat
(Ind) Independent (sorted)
(R) Republican

a.    Jeb Bush (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 10% 3% 6% 26%
Undecided 46% 39% 53% 56%
No Vote 37% 53% 29% 12%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
b.    Chris Christie (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 15% 8% 18% 25%
Undecided 38% 37% 31% 46%
No Vote 40% 50% 40% 24%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
c.    Ted Cruz (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 9% 1% 8% 22%
Undecided 51% 45% 53% 60%
No Vote 34% 48% 28% 12%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
d.    Rand Paul (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 17% 3% 28% 34%
Undecided 48% 46% 44% 54%
No Vote 29% 46% 16% 6%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
e.    Marco Rubio (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 11% 1% 11% 29%
Undecided 55% 53% 61% 56%
No Vote 27% 41% 16% 9%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
f.     Paul Ryan (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 17% 4% 16% 40%
Undecided 39% 36% 42% 43%
No Vote 37% 54% 31% 11%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
g.    Mike Huckabee (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 11% 2% 13% 28%
Undecided 48% 46% 50% 52%
No Vote 34% 47% 26% 14%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
g.    Joe Biden (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 30% 45% 21% 7%
Undecided 37% 42% 34% 31%
No Vote 27% 8% 34% 57%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
h.    Hillary Clinton (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 53% 79% 43% 11%
Undecided 14% 10% 14% 20%
No Vote 27% 5% 31% 63%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
i.     Elizabeth Warren (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 22% 34% 11% 7%
Undecided 54% 54% 50% 59%
No Vote 17% 7% 28% 29%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
j.     Peter King (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 3% 1% 3% 5%
Undecided 69% 68% 65% 72%
No Vote 22% 26% 20% 17%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
k.    Gary Johnson (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 9% 5% 18% 10%
Undecided 73% 76% 64% 72%
No Vote 12% 14% 7% 12%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
l. Cory Booker (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 15% 23% 7% 6%
Undecided 66% 64% 67% 69%
No Vote 12% 8% 14% 19%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
m.   Bobby Jindal (All) (D) (Ind) (R)
Yes Vote 8% 2% 9% 20%
Undecided 61% 59% 60% 64%
No Vote 24% 34% 20% 10%
No Pres Preference 7% 5% 12% 6%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

65.  Are you enrolled in school as a full-time or part-time student?

Full-time 36%
Part-time 16%
I am not enrolled in school 48%
Total 100%

66.  What is the highest level of education you have completed?

No HS 14%
High school graduate 28%
Some college 33%
2-year 8%
4-year 14%
Post-grad 3%
Total 100%

67.  Are you currently registered to vote?

No 55%
Yes 45%
Total 100%

68.  Which of the following BEST describes your current employment status?

Full-time 29%
Part-time 14%
Temporarily laid off 3%
Unemployed 15%
Retired 0%
Permanently disabled 1%
Homemaker 6%
Student 29%
Other 2%
Total 100%

69.  Which of the following best describes where you currently live:

Own your own house/condo 19%
Rent apartment 38%
College/On-Campus Dorm 8%
Live with parents 35%
Total 100%

70. Gender

Male 51%
Female 49%
Total 100%

71.  Race

White 56%
Black 15%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 6%
Other 4%
Total 100%

72.  Income

Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000—$19,999 12%
$20,000—$29,999 13%
$30,000—$39,999 11%
$40,000—$49,999 7%
$50,000—$59,999 6%
$60,000—$69,999 4%
$70,000—$79,999 4%
$80,000—$99,999 3%
$100,000—$119,999 3%
$120,000—$149,999 2%
$150,000 or more 2%
Prefer not to say 16%
Total 100%

73.  Marital Status

Married 20%
Separated 3%
Divorced 2%
Widowed <1%
Single 71%
Domestic partnership 4%
Total 100%

74.  Church attendance

More than once a week 9%
Once a week 15%
Once or twice a month 12%
A few times a year 13%
Seldom 18%
Never 27%
Don't know 6%
Total 100%

75.  Born Again

Yes 26%
No 74%
Total 100%

76.  Importance of religion

Very important 29%
Somewhat important 32%
Not too important 17%
Not at all important 22%
Total 100%

77.  Frequency of Prayer:

Several times a day 18%
Once a day 15%
A few times a week 12%
Once a week 5%
A few times a month 7%
Seldom 16%
Never 21%
Don't know 5%
Total 100%