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California Voter Participation Survey

FINAL RESULTS: CALIFORNIA VOTER FOUNDATION

Total sample size = 2145
Non-registered voters = 1054; Registered voters = 1091
Interview dates: July 25 – September 22, 2004

Respondents: 1000 registered voters living in California, have working telephone numbers, and who voted in zero or one of the last four statewide elections (March 2002, November 2002, October 2003, and March 2004). 1000 California residents have working telephone numbers and are eligible to vote, but are not registered. Also included is, an additional oversample of 145 African American, API, and Latino infrequent voter and nonvoter respondents.

Hello. This is __________________________ from EMH, an independent public opinion research firm. May I please speak with (NAME ON SAMPLE SHEET)? We are conducting a study of local issues in your area and would like to ask you some questions.  All of the information we will talk about is confidential.  (IF ASKED HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE, RESPOND: About fifteen minutes.) (IF NECESSARY, SAY, “We are only interested in your opinions and are definitely not selling anything.”)
 

SECTION 1: SCREENER

ONLY RDD RESPONDENTS

1.           Some people are registered to vote and others aren’t. Are you currently registered to vote?

NON-REG

NO

100

2.            On November 2 of this year, will you be 18 years old or older?

NON-REG

YES

100

 

3.            Currently, only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote. Are you a U.S. citizen?

NON-REG

YES

100

 

4.            Currently, residents on probation are ineligible to vote. Are you a currently on probation?

NON-REG

NO

100

 

5.            Do you have a valid California Driver’s License?

NON-REG

YES

78

NO

22

DON’T KNOW

0

REFUSE

0

 

ONLY LIST RESPONDENTS

6.            Some people are registered to vote and others aren’t. Are you currently registered to vote?

REGIST

YES

100

7.            Some people vote in every election, some people vote in some elections, and some people never vote. Have you voted in none, some, or all of the four most recent statewide elections?

REGIST

ALL

0

SOME

93

NONE

7

DON’T KNOW

0

REFUSE

0

 

SECTION 2: MOOD

ALL RESPONDENTS

8.            Just in general, how do you think things are going in California – are things moving in the right direction, or are things off on the wrong track?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

RIGHT DIRECTION

40

50

45

WRONG TRACK

37

33

35

DON’T KNOW

23

17

20

9.            Voting is more important to some people than to others. In general, how important is voting to you personally? Is it extremely important, very important, moderately important, not so important, or not at all important?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

22

28

25

VERY IMPORTANT

25

49

37

MODERATELY IMPORTANT

26

19

22

NOT SO IMPORTANT

13

2

8

NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT

13

1

7

DON’T KNOW

1

1

1

 

RDD RESPONDENTS

10.            What is the most important reason that you haven’t registered to vote? (OPEN-END. DO NOT READ ANSWERS)

NON-REG

IT’S TOO HARD TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION I NEED TO VOTE

5

THERE ARE NO CANDIDATES THAT I BELIEVE IN

10

THERE ARE NO ISSUES THAT AFFECT ME

2

VOTING DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE

10

I AM TOO BUSY TO VOTE

23

I DON’T KNOW HOW OR WHERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE

7

TOO MANY ISSUES ON THE BALLOT

3

OTHER

34

DON’T KNOW

6

 

SECTION 3: VOTING PROCESS

ONLY LIST RESPONDENTS

Now I’m going to read you a list of steps in the voting process. Please tell me whether you think they are easy or difficult (FOLLOW-UP: Is that very or somewhat easy/difficult?). If you have never done the action, just say so.

ROTATE

EASY

DIFFICULT

NO OPINION

SUMMARY

Very

Some-what

Some-what

Very

Never Done

Don’t Know

Easy

Difficult

11.           

Registering to Vote

80

16

2

1

<1

1

96

3

12.           

Getting the information necessary to make your voting decision

48

29

15

5

2

1

77

20

13.           

Reading and understanding the voter information pamphlet

42

35

17

3

2

1

77

20

14.           

Getting voter materials in your preferred language

83

9

3

1

3

1

92

4

15.           

Finding your polling place

75

15

5

2

2

1

90

7

16.           

Voting at your polling place

76

14

3

2

4

1

90

5

17.           

Voting by absentee ballot

33

9

4

2

50

2

42

6

 

SECTION 4: VOTING EXPERIENCES & ATTITUDES

ALL RESPONDENTS

Now I’m going to read you a list of statements about the voting process. For each statement I read, please tell me whether you agree or disagree. (FOLLOW-UP: Is that strongly or somewhat agree/disagree?). If you don’t know, just say so.  ROTATE

RESPON-DENTS

AGREE

DISAGREE

Don’t Know

SUMMARY

Strongly

Some-what

Some-what

Strongly

Agree

Dis-agree

18.                       

Poll workers are generally polite and helpful

NON-REG

39

20

5

4

32

59

9

REGIST

71

21

1

2

5

92

3

TOTAL

55

21

3

3

18

76

6

19.

There is no one on the ballot that I want to vote for

NON-REG

26

14

22

25

13

40

47

REGIST

13

20

25

34

8

33

59

TOTAL

19

17

23

30

11

36

53

20.           

           

My family votes in most or all elections

NON-REG

43

19

13

18

7

62

31

REGIST

53

29

8

5

5

82

13

TOTAL

48

24

10

12

6

72

22

21.

           

It is important to stay informed about political issues

NON-REG

60

27

7

5

1

87

12

REGIST

75

21

2

1

1

96

3

TOTAL

68

24

4

3

1

92

7

22.           

I like to vote

NON-REG

31

17

14

27

11

48

41

REGIST

62

30

5

2

1

92

7

TOTAL

46

24

10

14

6

70

24

23.           

I am interested in politics and follow it in the news when I have the chance

NON-REG

35

27

16

20

2

62

36

REGIST

44

38

11

6

1

82

17

TOTAL

39

33

14

13

1

72

27

24.

My friends vote in most or all elections

NON-REG

26

24

16

19

15

50

35

REGIST

31

33

12

9

15

64

21

TOTAL

28

29

14

14

15

57

28

            25.

           

I make more of a statement by not voting than I would if I voted

NON-REG

18

12

20

41

9

30

61

REGIST

9

7

15

64

5

16

79

TOTAL

14

9

18

53

6

23

71

26.           

Voting is an important part of being a good citizen

NON-REG

49

23

9

15

4

72

24

REGIST

76

17

4

3

<1

93

7

TOTAL

63

20

6

9

2

83

15

27.

Growing up, my family often discussed political issues and candidates

NON-REG

26

20

18

33

3

46

51

REGIST

32

27

17

23

1

59

40

TOTAL

29

24

17

28

2

53

45

28.           

           

My friends hardly ever talk about politics

NON-REG

37

23

17

20

3

60

37

REGIST

25

25

22

27

1

50

49

TOTAL

31

24

19

24

2

55

43

29.           

           

I believe that when I vote, my vote will be counted accurately

NON-REG

42

28

11

15

4

70

26

REGIST

59

30

6

3

2

89

9

TOTAL

50

29

8

9

4

79

17

30.

           

Voting lets you choose who represents you in government

NON-REG

43

28

11

13

5

71

24

REGIST

57

32

6

4

1

89

10

TOTAL

50

30

8

9

3

80

17

31.

Voting is an important way to voice your opinions on issues that affect your family and your community

NON-REG

55

26

7

9

3

81

16

REGIST

74

19

4

2

1

93

6

TOTAL

65

23

5

6

1

88

11

32.           

I believe that my vote makes a difference in the outcome of the election

NON-REG

36

27

12

23

2

63

35

REGIST

54

31

8

6

1

85

14

TOTAL

45

29

10

14

2

74

24

 

SECTION 5: VOTING MOTIVATION & BARRIERS

ALL RESPONDENTS

33.            What is the most important reason to vote in an election? (OPEN-END. DO NOT READ ANSWERS)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

CIVIC DUTY

9

9

9

TO SUPPORT A PARTICULAR CANDIDATE

19

24

22

TO OPPOSE A PARTICULAR CANDIDATE

3

2

3

PRESSURE FROM FAMILY & FRIENDS

1

1

1

SOMETHING ON BALLOT AFFECTS POCKETBOOK

2

1

1

SOMETHING ON BALLOT AFFECTS MY FAMILY

2

3

2

TO SUPPORT A PARTICULAR BALLOT ISSUE

5

6

5

TO OPPOSE A PARTICULAR BALLOT ISSUE

1

<1

1

PEOPLE STRUGGLED FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE

4

3

3

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD/EXPRESS YOUR OPINION

32

43

38

CAN’T COMPLAIN UNLESS YOU VOTE

10

5

8

AS LONG AS PEOPLE DON’T VOTE, GOV’T WILL BE CONTROLLED BY CORPORATIONS/SPECIAL INTERESTS

1

<1

<1

OTHER: (________)

1

1

1

DON’T KNOW

10

2

6

 

LIST RESPONDENTS

34.            What is the most important reason that you sometimes don’t vote in elections? (OPEN-END. DO NOT READ ANSWERS)

REGIST

IT’S TOO HARD TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION I NEED TO VOTE

9

THERE ARE NO CANDIDATES THAT I BELIEVE IN

20

THERE ARE NO ISSUES THAT AFFECT ME

6

VOTING DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE

3

 

ALL RESPONDENTS

Now I’d like to read you a list of reasons that some people don’t vote. For each statement that I read, please tell me whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that it is a reason why you don’t vote in every election. ROTATE

RESPON-DENTS

AGREE

DISAGREE

Don’t Know

SUMMARY

Strong-ly

Some-what

Some-what

Strong-ly

Agree

Dis-agree

35.      

           

It is too hard to sift through all the information available to make good decisions on how to vote

NON-REG

25

27

19

23

6

52

42

REGIST

14

31

22

32

1

45

54

TOTAL

19

29

20

28

4

48

48

36.      

           

It is too hard to get the information necessary to make my voting decision

NON-REG

15

19

25

36

5

34

61

REGIST

6

19

25

50

<1

25

75

TOTAL

10

19

25

43

3

29

68

37.      

           

I don’t trust any of the election information available

NON-REG

15

21

27

31

6

36

58

REGIST

6

18

28

46

2

24

74

TOTAL

10

19

28

39

4

29

67

38.      

           

I don’t believe that my vote will actually be counted accurately

NON-REG

19

19

23

35

4

38

58

REGIST

7

15

24

52

2

22

76

TOTAL

13

17

24

43

3

30

67

39.      

           

I don’t feel that candidates really speak to me

NON-REG

28

27

21

16

8

55

37

REGIST

17

32

27

21

3

49

48

TOTAL

22

30

24

19

5

52

43

40.      

           

It’s too hard to figure out where to vote

NON-REG

7

11

24

55

3

18

79

REGIST

4

7

17

72

<1

11

89

TOTAL

5

9

21

63

2

14

84

41.      

           

I’m not comfortable in my polling place

NON-REG

5

7

21

43

24

12

64

REGIST

2

5

15

75

3

7

90

TOTAL

4

6

18

59

13

10

77

42.      

           

The poll workers are unfriendly or unhelpful

NON-REG

4

7

17

44

28

11

61

REGIST

2

4

16

74

4

6

90

TOTAL

4

5

17

59

15

9

76

43.      

           

I don’t have access to election information in my preferred language

NON-REG

7

5

15

69

4

12

84

REGIST

4

6

12

75

3

10

87

TOTAL

5

6

14

72

3

11

86

44.      

           

My vote doesn’t make a difference

NON-REG

20

19

19

40

2

39

59

REGIST

7

13

20

59

1

20

79

TOTAL

13

16

20

50

1

29

70

45.      

           

The voting equipment is difficult to use

NON-REG

6

7

20

41

26

13

61

REGIST

3

6

19

69

3

9

88

TOTAL

5

7

19

55

14

12

74

46.      

           

Politics are controlled by special interests

NON-REG

39

30

12

11

8

69

23

REGIST

28

38

14

14

6

66

28

TOTAL

34

34

13

12

7

68

25

47.      

           

The issues are too confusing

NON-REG

21

27

21

27

4

48

48

REGIST

10

32

24

33

1

42

57

TOTAL

15

30

23

30

2

45

53

48.      

           

I am just not interested in politics

NON-REG

26

19

21

32

2

45

53

REGIST

9

20

22

48

1

29

70

TOTAL

18

19

22

40

1

37

62

RESPON-DENTS

AGREE

DISAGREE

Don’t Know

SUMMARY

Strong-ly

Some-what

Some-what

Strong-ly

Agree

Dis-agree

49.           

There are just too many things on the ballot

NON-REG

22

22

18

26

12

44

44

REGIST

11

26

24

37

2

37

61

TOTAL

16

24

21

32

7

40

53

50.           

I do not feel that the United States is my home

NON-REG

6

3

9

81

1

9

90

REGIST

3

3

8

85

1

6

93

TOTAL

5

3

8

83

1

8

91

51.           

Voting is an isolating and lonely experience

NON-REG

7

6

18

56

13

13

74

REGIST

4

4

15

76

1

8

91

TOTAL

5

5

17

66

7

10

83

52.           

The results of elections just don’t have any effect on me personally

NON-REG

15

14

26

42

3

29

68

REGIST

7

12

20

60

1

19

80

TOTAL

11

13

23

51

2

24

74

53.

I am too busy with work or my family

NON-REG

24

22

18

34

2

46

52

REGIST

13

30

18

38

1

43

56

TOTAL

19

26

18

36

1

45

54

 

ASK ONLY IF GOOD/EXCELLENT ON Q53

54.            Exactly what about being too busy with work or your family makes it difficult for you to vote? (OPEN-END. DO NOT READ ANSWERS)  (N=847)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

FINDING THE INFORMATION TO VOTE

12

10

11

VOTING ITSELF TAKES TOO MUCH TIME

22

21

22

JOB HOURS ARE TOO LONG

34

42

38

NO CHILDCARE

9

8

8

DON’T KNOW

22

18

20

REFUSE

1

1

1

 

55.            Many people argue that information about elections is not readily available, not easy to understand, and not trustworthy. Which do you think the greatest problem is? That information is not available, that it is just not easy to understand, or that it is not trustworthy? ROTATE.

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

UNAVAILABLE

12

9

10

HARD TO UNDERSTAND

39

49

44

UNTRUSTWORTHY

39

29

34

OTHER

3

7

5

DON’T KNOW

7

6

7

 

RDD RESPONDENTS

Now I’m going to read you a list of statements about registering to vote. For each statement I read, please tell me whether you agree or disagree. (FOLLOW-UP: Is that strongly or somewhat agree/disagree?). ROTATE.

AGREE

DISAGREE

Don’t Know

SUMMARY

Strong-ly

Some-what

Some-what

Strong-ly

Agree

Dis-agree

56.           

I know where to find voter registration forms

55

13

9

20

3

68

29

57.           

I have filled out a voter registration form

22

8

14

52

4

30

66

58.           

I don’t want to register because I want my information to be private

13

10

19

55

3

23

74

59.           

I don’t want to register because I don’t want to get called for jury duty

16

8

15

58

3

24

73

60.           

I don’t want to register because it could cause trouble for my family

3

3

15

76

3

6

91

61.           

I thought I was registered through the DMV

11

7

14

62

6

18

76

62.           

I move around so frequently that it is difficult to stay registered.

14

10

15

59

2

24

74

63.           

I have been registered before, but not at my current address.

37

7

10

43

3

44

53

 

ALL RESPONDENTS

64.            What one issue would motivate you to vote? If no issue would motivate you to vote, just say so.  (OPEN-END. TRY TO FIT INTO CATEGORIES. DO NOT READ LIST) PROBE: And what other issues are important to you? (CODE UP TO THREE ANSWERS.)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

EDUCATION / SCHOOLS

17

20

18

THE ECONOMY

11

17

14

THE BUDGET

2

5

3

HEALTH CARE

7

12

10

CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY

3

3

3

TAXES

6

9

7

THE ENVIRONMENT

2

4

3

TRANSPORTATION, ROADS AND FREEWAYS

1

1

1

GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE

1

1

1

HOUSING

1

1

1

GOVERNMENT / LEADERSHIP

13

12

12

COST OF LIVING

4

3

3

IMMIGRATION

3

4

3

WAR ON IRAQ

7

10

9

WAR ON TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY

5

6

5

NOTHING WOULD MOTIVATE ME TO VOTE

17

8

12

OTHER (SPECIFY ______________)

7

9

8

DON’T KNOW

16

13

15

 

65.            If Election Day were a holiday, would you be more likely to vote, less likely to vote, or would it make no difference to you? (FOLLOW-UP: Is that much more or somewhat more?)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

MUCH MORE LIKELY

12

16%

15

20%

13

18%

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

4

5

5

NO DIFFERENCE

70

64

67

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

4

12%

8

15%

6

14%

MUCH LESS LIKELY

8

7

8

DON’T KNOW

2

1

1

 

SECTION 6: INFORMATION SOURCES

LIST RESPONDENTS

Now I’d like to read you some sources of information people use to help them make their election decision.  For each that I read, please tell me how influential a source it is in helping you make your election decisions. Is it very influential, moderately influential, just slightly influential, or not at all influential. If you’ve never received information from the source, just say so. ROTATE.

INFLUENTIAL

NOT INFLUENTIAL

Don’t Know

SUMMARY

Very

Moder-ately

Slightly

Not At All

Influen-tial

Not Influen-tial

66.          

Endorsements from public figures

11

24

26

36

3

35

62

67.           

Endorsements from community groups

11

30

25

30

 4

41

55

68.           

Mail from a political campaign

10

23

26

40

1

33

66

69.           

Phone call from a political campaign

7

14

18

58

3

21

76

70.           

Volunteer at your door from a political campaign

6

15

21

53

5

21

74

71.           

TV ads from a political campaign

13

25

25

36

1

38

61

72.           

Radio ads from a political campaign

9

23

25

42

1

32

67

73.           

Network TV news in English

27

37

20

15

1

64

35

74.           

Cable TV news in English

28

32

18

21

1

60

39

75.           

Local newspaper in English

25

40

19

15

1

65

34

76.           

Local Radio news

18

33

24

24

1

51

48

77.           

Talk Radio

19

30

17

32

2

49

49

78.           

Internet

17

23

15

41

4

40

56

79.           

Media in a language other than English

9

11

8

69

3

20

77

80.           

Alternative Media

14

27

20

30

9

41

50

81.           

Conversations with family

31

34

19

15

1

65

34

82.           

Conversations with friends

22

37

23

17

1

59

40

ALL RESPONDENTS

83.            Where do you get most of your information about the news and events of the day?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Newspaper

18

21

19

Internet

11

14

12

Network TV

27

24

26

Cable TV

29

23

26

Radio

4

9

7

Alternative Media

2

2

2

Foreign Media

1

<1

1

Conversations with friends and family

6

6

6

DON’T KNOW

2

1

1

SECTION 7: DEMOGRAPHICS

Now I’d like to ask some questions about yourself for statistical purposes.

84.            Do you have a full-time paid job, a part-time paid job, are you unemployed but looking for a job, self-employed, a homemaker, a student, or retired?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

EMPLOYED FULL-TIME

43

46

45

EMPLOYED PART-TIME

12

13

12

UNEMPLOYED

11

8

9

SELF-EMPLOYED

5

7

6

HOMEMAKER

7

9

8

STUDENT

8

7

8

RETIRED

12

8

10

REFUSE

2

2

2

 

IF EMPLOYED FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, SELF-EMPLOYED, OR STUDENT:

85.            How long is your average commute?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Under 15 minutes

38

36

37

15 to 29 minutes

25

26

25

30 to 44 minutes

15

18

17

45 minutes to 59 minutes

7

8

8

1 to just under 2 hours

7

6

6

2 hours or more

2

2

2

WORK AT HOME/TELECOMMUTE

3

3

3

DON’T KNOW

2

1

1

REFUSE

1

<1

1

86.            How do you get to work?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

I drive my own car

74

83

79

I borrow someone else’s car

2

2

2

I get a ride with a co-worker or friend

7

2

5

I ride my motorcycle or scooter

<1

<1

<1

I use public transportation

6

3

4

I ride a bike or walk

6

6

6

DON’T KNOW

3

2

2

REFUSE

2

2

2

87.            On average, how many hours do you work each week?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Under 20 hours

9

9

9

20 to 30 hours

14

14

14

30 to 40 hours

21

21

21

40 to 50 hours

37

36

37

50 to 60 hours

12

13

12

70 to 80 hours

2

2

2

More than 80 hours

1

1

1

DON’T KNOW

3

2

3

REFUSE

1

2

1

88.            What is your age? (CODE “99” FOR REFUSE)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

UNDER 30

40

29

34

30-39

19

21

20

40-49

15

20

17

50-64

16

18

17

65+

7

8

8

REFUSE

3

4

4

 

89.            How long have you lived in California? (CODE “99” FOR REFUSE)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Less than 5

7

5

6

5-9

4

5

5

10-19

23

17

20

20-29

25

27

26

30-44

23

26

24

45+

15

17

16

REFUSE

3

3

3

 

90.            Which of the following ethnic groups describes you? You can stop me when I’ve read your group. (READ LIST)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

White or Caucasian

54

60

57

Black or African American

8

4

6

Latino or Hispanic

21

20

20

Asian American or Pacific Islander

7

9

8

Native American

2

1

1

Mixed Race

5

2

4

Other (SPECIFY: (_______)

<1

1

1

REFUSE

3

3

3

 

91.            Do you currently own or rent your home or do you live with your parents?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

OWN

35

51

43

RENT

41

25

33

LIVE WITH PARENTS

20

20

20

OTHER

2

1

2

REFUSE

2

3

2

 

92.            Are you married, single, partnered, separated, widowed or divorced?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

MARRIED

34

50

42

SINGLE

40

31

36

PARTNERED

8

5

6

SEPARATED

3

1

2

WIDOWED

4

3

3

DIVORCED

9

7

8

OTHER

<1

0

<1

REFUSE

2

3

3

 

93.            Do you currently have children under the age of 18 living at home?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES

38

39

38

NO

60

59

60

REFUSE

2

2

2

 

94.            Are any of these children enrolled in public schools?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES

29

29

29

NO

69

67

68

REFUSE

2

4

3

 

95.            Is English your first language?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES

83

82

83

NO

15

16

15

REFUSE

2

2

2

 

96.            Is English the primary language spoken in your household?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES

85

84

85

NO

13

13

13

REFUSE

2

3

2

 

97.            Were you born in the United States?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES

84

81

82

NO

15

17

16

REFUSE

1

2

2

 

98.            Were your parents born in the United States?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES

70

70

70

NO

28

27

27

REFUSE

2

3

3

 

99.            Which of the following best describes your educational background?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Not a high school graduate

11

6

9

High school graduate, but no college

30

16

23

Some college, but not a college graduate

35

39

37

College graduate, but not post graduate

12

22

16

College graduate with some post graduate study

4

6

5

Post graduate degree

5

8

7

REFUSE

3

3

3

 

100.            Are you or is anyone in your household a member of a labor union or employee association? (FOLLOW-UP: Is that you, a member of your household, or both?)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

YES, SELF ONLY

8

12

11

YES, HOUSEHOLD MEMBER ONLY

10

9

9

YES, BOTH SELF AND HOUSEHOLD

1

2

2

NOBODY IN HOUSEHOLD

78

74

75

REFUSE

3

3

3

 

101.            Do you currently have access to the Internet either at home, at work or somewhere else?

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

HOME

36

43

40

WORK

6

5

6

BOTH HOME AND WORK

26

34

30

SOMEWHERE ELSE

9

3

6

HAVE NO ACCESS

20

12

16

DON’T KNOW

1

<1

<1

REFUSE

2

3

2

 

102.            Do you consider yourself very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative or very conservative? (IF MODERATE, FOLLOW-UP: Do you lean toward liberal or toward conservative?)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

VERY LIBERAL

13

11

12

SOMEWHAT LIBERAL

22

21

21

MODERATE, LEAN LIBERAL

5

9

7

MODERATE

15

14

14

MODERATE, LEAN CONSERVATIVE

5

6

6

SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE

20

22

21

VERY CONSERVATIVE

10

10

10

OTHER (______________)

0

0

0

DON’T KNOW

8

4

6

REFUSE

2

3

3

 

103.            Which of the following describes your religious preference?  (READ CHOICES)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Catholic

28

27

28

Protestant

40

38

39

Jewish

1

2

1

Muslim

1

1

1

Buddhist

2

3

2

Another Religion (WHICH _________)

2

2

2

No Religious Preference

21

20

21

REFUSE

5

7

6

 

104.            How often do you attend church, temple, or synagogue? (READ CHOICES)

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Never

35

28

31

Once a month or less

27

28

27

Between once a month and once a week

19

25

22

More than once a week

13

12

13

DON’T KNOW

3

2

3

REFUSE

3

5

4

 

105.            Please stop me when I read the category that best describes your total annual gross income from all sources for the year 2003.

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

Under $15,000

21

16

18

$15,000 to just under $25,000

13

10

12

$25,000 to just under $40,000

17

14

15

$40,000 to just under $50,000

9

9

9

$50,000 to just under $75,000

10

13

12

$75,000 to just under $100,000

6

9

8

$100,000 to just under $150,000

4

8

6

$150,000 to just under $200,000

1

2

1

$200,000 or more

3

2

2

DON’T KNOW

6

3

5

REFUSE

10

14

12

That’s all the questions I have. Thank you for your time.

 

106.            RECORD GENDER:

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

FEMALE

51

59

55

MALE

49

41

45

PARTY REGISTRATION:

REGIST

DEMOCRAT

39

REPUBLICAN

33

DECLINE TO STATE

22

MINOR PARTY

6

LANGUAGE OF INTERVIEW:

NON-REG

REGIST

TOTAL

ENGLISH

97

92

94

SPANISH

1

5

3

CANTONESE

2

3

3

 

 

 

 

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