February 22, 2017 - Trump Slumps As American Voters Disapprove 55% - 38% Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Trust Media, Courts More Than President Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters today give President Donald Trump a negative 38 - 55 percent job approval rating, his worst net score since he took office, down from a negative 42 - 51 percent approval rating in a February 7 Quinnipiac University national poll.

President Trump's negative scores are 36 - 59 percent among women and 41 - 50 percent among men, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Republicans approve 83 - 10 percent, while negative approval ratings are 5 - 91 percent among Democrats and 38 - 55 percent among independent voters.

Trump gets a negative 39 - 55 percent favorability rating, also his worst net score since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence gets a split 41 - 40 percent favorability.

Opinions on most of Trump's personal qualities also are negative, as American voters say:
  • 55 - 40 percent that he is not honest;
  • 55 - 42 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
  • 53 - 44 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
  • 63 - 33 percent that he is not level-headed;
  • 64 - 32 percent that he is a strong person;
  • 58 - 38 percent that he is intelligent;
  • 60 - 37 percent that he does not share their values.
Trump is doing more to unite the country, 36 percent of American voters say, while 58 percent say he is doing more to divide the nation.

"President Donald Trump's popularity is sinking like a rock," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows.

"This is a terrible survey one month in."

A total of 38 percent of American voters think they can trust Trump to do what is right "almost all of the time" or "most of the time," and 61 percent think they can trust Trump to do what is right "some of the time" or "hardly ever."

In contrast, 58 percent of voters think they can trust U.S. courts to do what is right "almost all of the time" or "most of the time," and 40 percent think they can trust the courts to do what is right "some of the time" or "hardly ever."

American voters approve 59 - 38 percent of court actions blocking Trump's executive order on immigration.

Looking at Trump's immigration proposals, voters oppose:
  • 49 - 43 percent "suspending immigration from 'terror prone' regions ...;"
  • 53 - 45 percent suspending for 90 days all travel to the U.S. by citizens from seven Middle Eastern nations;
  • 60 - 37 percent suspending for 120 days immigration of all refugees to the U.S. from any nation;
  • 68 - 27 percent suspending indefinitely all immigration to the U.S. of Syrian refugees. President Trump and the Media
A total of 90 percent of American voters say it is "very important" or "somewhat important" "that the news media hold public officials accountable."

Voters disapprove 50 - 45 percent of the way the news media has covered Trump.

But voters disapprove 61 - 35 percent of the way Trump talks about the media.

And voters trust the media more than Trump 52 - 37 percent "to tell you the truth about important issues."

"The media, so demonized by the Trump Administration, is actually a good deal more popular than President Trump," Malloy said.

Voters approve 47 - 41 percent of the way Trump is handling the economy. Looking at his handling of other issues, voters:
  • Disapprove 56 - 36 percent of the way he is handling foreign policy;
  • 44 percent approve of his handling of terrorism, as 49 percent disapprove;
  • Disapprove 58 - 40 percent of the way he is handling immigration issues.
From February 16 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,323 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

Visit poll.qu.edu or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    83%     5%    38%    41%    36%    40%    56%
Disapprove           55     10     91     55     50     59     54     37
DK/NA                 7      7      4      7      9      5      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              21%    38%    45%    45%    50%    46%    48%    15%
Disapprove           69     57     50     48     42     49     46     78
DK/NA                 9      5      4      7      8      5      6      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         38      55       7
Feb 07, 2017         42      51       7
Jan 26, 2017         36      44      19
 
 
1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     29%    66%     2%    28%    31%    26%    30%    43%
Approve somewhat      9     17      2     10      9      9     10     13
Disapprove somewhat   6      2      4     10      6      5      5      7
Disapprove strongly  49      8     85     45     44     54     49     30
DK/NA                 8      7      6      7     10      6      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly     14%    28%    35%    34%    38%    34%    36%    10%
Approve somewhat      7      9     10     10     11     12     11      4
Disapprove somewhat  10      9      2      4      7      4      6      5
Disapprove strongly  59     47     48     45     35     45     40     71
DK/NA                 9      7      5      7      9      5      7      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     App     App     Dis     Dis
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         29       9       6      49       8
Feb 07, 2017         33       9       6      45       8
Jan 26, 2017         29       6       4      40      20
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    66%     9%    26%    32%    29%    32%    44%
Disapprove           62     25     85     66     60     63     62     48
DK/NA                 8      9      6      8      8      8      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              17%    32%    38%    33%    38%    38%    38%    13%
Disapprove           72     63     55     61     55     55     55     78
DK/NA                11      4      7      7      7      7      7      9
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%    10%    59%    23%    28%    37%    35%    21%
Disapprove           59     86     31     67     66     54     59     70
DK/NA                 8      4      9      9      6     10      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              37%    32%    31%    29%    23%    33%    28%    42%
Disapprove           51     61     63     62     71     58     64     48
DK/NA                12      7      6      9      6      9      8     10
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            39%    84%     6%    37%    44%    35%    41%    55%
Unfavorable          55     12     88     55     51     58     56     36
Hvn't hrd enough      4      3      6      4      4      5      1      7
REFUSED               2      1      1      4      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            25%    40%    45%    43%    52%    44%    48%    17%
Unfavorable          68     55     51     47     43     49     46     76
Hvn't hrd enough      5      3      2      6      4      5      4      5
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Feb 22, 2017         39      55       4       2
Feb 07, 2017         43      52       3       2
Jan 26, 2017         39      52       6       2
Jan 10, 2017         37      51       8       4
Nov 22, 2016         44      46       6       3
Link to full trend on website
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            41%    83%     7%    43%    44%    37%    44%    56%
Unfavorable          40      6     68     36     41     40     45     27
Hvn't hrd enough     18     10     23     20     14     22     10     17
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            23%    43%    44%    48%    52%    48%    49%    19%
Unfavorable          55     44     34     31     37     36     36     49
Hvn't hrd enough     21     12     20     20     11     16     13     30
REFUSED               -      1      2      2      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Feb 22, 2017         41      40      18       1
Feb 07, 2017         43      39      18       1
Jan 26, 2017         37      36      25       2
Jan 10, 2017         37      34      28       2
Nov 22, 2016         42      31      25       2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Sean Spicer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            18%    42%     4%    15%    19%    17%    18%    26%
Unfavorable          40     12     63     39     40     40     49     25
Hvn't hrd enough     40     43     31     43     38     41     30     47
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      3      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable             9%    16%    23%    23%    22%    22%    22%     7%
Unfavorable          44     46     38     35     38     37     38     46
Hvn't hrd enough     46     36     36     39     37     38     38     45
REFUSED               1      2      3      3      3      2      2      2
 
 
7. Would you say that Donald Trump is doing a better job as president than you expected, a worse job, or about what you expected?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               19%    39%     3%    19%    20%    17%    18%    27%
Worse                27      4     47     26     26     29     29     15
As expected          52     54     49     53     52     52     52     56
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      3      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               11%    19%    23%    20%    24%    21%    22%     9%
Worse                24     29     28     27     20     24     22     40
As expected          63     49     47     50     54     54     54     46
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      2      -      1      4
 
 
8. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        6%    12%     1%     6%     8%     4%     7%     6%
Smwht satisfied      25     41     12     27     30     21     26     34
Smwht dissatisfied   28     25     30     29     27     29     25     30
Very dissatisfied    39     21     55     37     34     44     40     29
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      2      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        4%     5%     5%     7%     8%     5%     6%     4%
Smwht satisfied      20     30     26     24     32     27     30     14
Smwht dissatisfied   38     27     23     27     28     28     28     30
Very dissatisfied    37     37     43     39     30     38     35     50
DK/NA                 1      1      4      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME....
                     <30K   30-50  50-100  >100K
 
Very satisfied        4%     8%     4%     7%
Smwht satisfied      20     23     29     27
Smwht dissatisfied   35     30     29     24
Very dissatisfied    40     36     37     41
DK/NA                 1      3      2      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017          6      25      28      39       2
Feb 07, 2017          8      24      26      38       3
Jan 26, 2017          6      26      30      36       3
Jan 10, 2017          3      27      35      33       2
Nov 28, 2016          5      22      30      42       2
Link to full trend on website
 
 
9. Would you say that Donald Trump - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    83%     6%    41%    44%    36%    38%    60%
No                   55     13     89     54     52     59     57     36
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      5      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  30%    39%    44%    44%    52%    46%    49%    19%
No                   66     56     52     49     44     49     47     76
DK/NA                 4      5      3      7      4      5      5      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         40      55       5
Feb 07, 2017         42      54       3
Jan 26, 2017         39      56       5
Jan 10, 2017         39      53       8
Nov 22, 2016         42      52       6
 
 
10. Would you say that Donald Trump - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  42%    82%    10%    44%    46%    38%    44%    57%
No                   55     14     88     52     50     59     53     38
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      4      3      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  33%    42%    47%    45%    55%    46%    50%    23%
No                   65     56     50     49     41     51     46     75
DK/NA                 2      2      2      6      4      3      4      2
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         42      55       3
Feb 07, 2017         47      50       4
Jan 26, 2017         49      46       5
Jan 10, 2017         49      44       6
Nov 22, 2016         56      38       6
 
 
11. Would you say that Donald Trump - cares about average Americans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  44%    89%    11%    43%    50%    39%    44%    62%
No                   53     10     87     52     47     59     53     37
DK/NA                 3      1      3      5      3      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  30%    46%    47%    49%    57%    49%    53%    23%
No                   68     52     50     47     41     49     45     72
DK/NA                 2      2      3      3      2      2      2      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         44      53       3
Feb 07, 2017         45      52       3
Jan 26, 2017         44      53       3
Jan 10, 2017         44      52       3
Nov 22, 2016         51      45       3
 
 
12. Would you say that Donald Trump - is level headed, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  33%    71%     5%    33%    37%    30%    30%    51%
No                   63     24     92     64     60     66     65     45
DK/NA                 4      5      2      3      3      4      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  20%    32%    38%    41%    44%    37%    40%    17%
No                   78     65     59     54     53     58     56     82
DK/NA                 2      3      4      5      3      5      4      1
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         33      63       4
Feb 07, 2017         35      60       5
Jan 26, 2017         33      62       5
Jan 10, 2017         33      62       5
Nov 22, 2016         38      57       5
 
 
13. Would you say that Donald Trump - is a strong person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  64%    94%    40%    65%    69%    60%    64%    78%
No                   32      5     54     31     29     36     33     18
DK/NA                 3      1      5      4      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  57%    62%    70%    65%    75%    67%    71%    48%
No                   40     35     27     30     23     29     26     48
DK/NA                 3      3      2      5      2      4      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is a strong person, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         64      32       3
Feb 07, 2017         70      26       3
Jan 26, 2017         68      29       4
Jan 10, 2017         71      25       4
Nov 22, 2016         74      23       3
 
 
14. Would you say that Donald Trump - is intelligent, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    93%    31%    57%    61%    54%    57%    76%
No                   38      7     64     37     34     43     38     21
DK/NA                 4      1      5      5      5      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  47%    57%    60%    64%    68%    64%    66%    37%
No                   48     39     37     32     27     33     30     58
DK/NA                 5      5      3      4      5      3      4      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         58      38       4
Feb 07, 2017         65      31       4
Jan 26, 2017         65      32       3
Jan 10, 2017         68      27       5
Nov 22, 2016         74      21       4
 
 
15. Would you say that Donald Trump - is someone who shares your values, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    82%     5%    35%    40%    33%    38%    54%
No                   60     14     93     61     57     63     58     43
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      3      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  21%    37%    42%    42%    48%    43%    46%    15%
No                   77     60     54     53     49     53     51     82
DK/NA                 2      3      3      5      3      4      3      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump is someone who shares your values, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 07, 2017         38      58       4
 
 
16. Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as President, or doing more to divide the country as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unite                36%    76%     5%    35%    40%    32%    36%    53%
Divide               58     17     92     57     53     63     57     41
DK/NA                 6      7      3      8      7      5      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Unite                24%    37%    40%    40%    47%    42%    44%    16%
Divide               71     58     54     52     46     53     49     79
DK/NA                 4      6      6      7      7      6      6      5
 
TREND: Do you feel that Donald Trump is doing more to unite the country as President, or doing more to divide the country as President? (* "will do more")
                     Unite   Divide   DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         36      58       6
Feb 07, 2017         37      58       5 *
Jan 26, 2017         40      55       5 *
Jan 10, 2017         40      54       6 *
Nov 22, 2016         47      49       5 *
 
 
17. As president, do you think Donald Trump is mostly bringing the right kind of change to the country, mostly bringing the wrong kind of change, or is not really bringing much change either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right change         38%    85%     4%    37%    43%    34%    40%    54%
Wrong change         45      7     77     43     40     49     46     26
Not much change      14      6     15     17     15     12     11     16
DK/NA                 3      2      4      3      2      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right change         23%    40%    44%    42%    51%    43%    47%    16%
Wrong change         58     44     42     39     34     39     37     65
Not much change      18     12     10     15     13     13     13     15
DK/NA                 2      4      4      4      2      5      3      3
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump is mostly bringing the right kind of change to the country, mostly bringing the wrong kind of change, or is not really bringing much change either way? (* "will mostly bring")
                     Right   Wrong   NotMuch
                     Change  Change  Change  DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         38      45      14       3
Feb 07, 2017         41      44      12       2 *
Jan 26, 2017         41      39      17       3 *
Jan 10, 2017         38      35      24       3 *
Nov 22, 2016         46      33      19       2 *
 
 
18. How much of the time do you think you can trust President Trump to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Almost all the time  18%    39%     2%    17%    20%    16%    17%    27%
Most of the time     20     45      2     20     23     17     23     28
Some of the time     21      9     24     26     23     19     18     21
Hardly ever          40      7     71     36     34     47     41     24
DK/NA                 1      -      2      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time   8%    17%    21%    22%    22%    21%    22%     7%
Most of the time     14     21     22     23     30     21     25      8
Some of the time     32     20     15     17     20     19     19     24
Hardly ever          46     41     40     36     27     38     33     59
DK/NA                 -      -      2      2      1      1      1      2
 
 
19. How much of the time do you think you can trust the U.S. court system to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Almost all the time  13%    10%    13%    14%    14%    13%    17%    13%
Most of the time     45     44     49     41     43     46     49     42
Some of the time     32     37     28     33     30     33     28     36
Hardly ever           8      6      8     10     10      7      4      7
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Almost all the time  11%    11%    15%    12%    15%    15%    15%     9%
Most of the time     44     48     46     44     46     46     46     43
Some of the time     33     31     32     33     31     33     32     32
Hardly ever          11      9      5      8      6      4      5     15
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      2      2      2      1
 
 
20. Who do you think makes most of the important decisions in the White House: President Trump or the advisors around President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                48%    66%    33%    48%    49%    46%    47%    54%
Advisors             44     24     61     43     43     45     45     37
DK/NA                 8     10      7      9      8      8      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Trump                34%    45%    55%    56%    52%    49%    50%    41%
Advisors             62     47     37     34     39     42     41     53
DK/NA                 4      8      8      9      9      9      9      6
 
 
21. Who do you think should make most of the important decisions in the White House: President Trump or the advisors around President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                52%    71%    37%    54%    56%    49%    55%    57%
Advisors             33     21     44     34     31     35     31     31
DK/NA                14      8     19     13     13     16     14     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Trump                35%    58%    59%    54%    60%    53%    56%    43%
Advisors             52     29     28     28     28     33     31     41
DK/NA                13     13     13     18     12     14     13     16
 
                     MAKES MOST DECISIONS Q20
                     Trump  Advisors
 
Trump                61%    45%
Advisors             32     37
DK/NA                 8     18
 
 
22. Do you think Donald Trump's White House staff are doing more to help him or doing more to hurt him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More to help         46%    70%    27%    47%    49%    43%    47%    58%
More to hurt         37     15     56     35     38     36     36     26
DK/NA                17     15     17     17     13     20     18     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More to help         45%    44%    47%    49%    54%    50%    52%    32%
More to hurt         44     40     39     25     32     30     31     51
DK/NA                12     16     15     26     14     20     17     17
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the news media has covered President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%     8%    77%    43%    43%    48%    46%    33%
Disapprove           50     90     17     53     53     48     50     66
DK/NA                 4      2      6      4      4      4      4      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              41%    44%    48%    46%    34%    45%    40%    58%
Disapprove           53     50     50     51     63     53     58     34
DK/NA                 5      6      3      3      3      3      3      8
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump talks about the media?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              35%    73%     5%    35%    41%    30%    35%    53%
Disapprove           61     23     92     59     56     65     61     42
DK/NA                 4      4      3      5      3      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              25%    34%    41%    38%    49%    39%    44%    15%
Disapprove           68     63     56     57     48     56     52     82
DK/NA                 7      2      3      4      4      5      4      3
 
 
25. Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                37%    78%     7%    38%    40%    35%    37%    55%
News Media           52     13     86     50     50     55     55     37
DK/NA                10      9      7     13     11     10      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Trump                27%    35%    42%    42%    46%    45%    45%    18%
News Media           57     51     54     50     45     48     46     68
DK/NA                15     13      5      7      9      8      8     14
 
 
26. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             5%     4%     5%     4%     6%     3%     6%     3%
Good                 55     49     58     57     60     50     61     55
Not so good          26     34     24     24     22     30     24     26
Poor                 12     12     11     13     10     14      7     16
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             4%     3%     5%     3%     6%     3%     4%     5%
Good                 52     63     55     51     64     53     58     48
Not so good          29     24     25     32     20     29     25     32
Poor                 15      9     13     13     10     13     11     14
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      1      2      2      1
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME....
                     <30K   30-50  50-100  >100K
 
Excellent             1%     3%     4%     8%
Good                 41     48     59     65
Not so good          32     31     28     21
Poor                 23     18      8      5
DK/NA                 3      1      2      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017          5      55      26      12       2
Jan 10, 2017          4      42      34      19       2
Nov 28, 2016          2      37      37      23       1
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27. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               37%    64%    18%    35%    45%    30%    40%    44%
Worse                15      7     23     11     11     18     11     11
The same             46     27     56     51     43     49     46     43
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               26%    37%    42%    41%    48%    36%    42%    24%
Worse                19     11     16     13     10     13     11     23
The same             54     51     39     42     41     48     45     50
DK/NA                 1      2      3      4      1      3      2      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME....
                     <30K   30-50  50-100  >100K
 
Better               29%    34%    40%    42%
Worse                20     21      9     13
The same             47     42     50     44
DK/NA                 4      3      1      1
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         37      15      46       2
Jan 10, 2017         40      14      44       2
Nov 28, 2016         30      24      45       1
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28. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better off           45%    50%    42%    43%    54%    36%    50%    42%
Worse off            18     15     19     18     17     19     14     20
SAME(VOL)            36     34     38     38     28     43     34     38
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      1      2      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better off           60%    53%    37%    33%    58%    36%    46%    42%
Worse off            23     15     17     19     16     18     17     21
SAME(VOL)            16     31     45     47     25     46     36     34
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      1      -      1      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME....
                     <30K   30-50  50-100  >100K
 
Better off           37%    36%    48%    55%
Worse off            27     28     16     11
SAME(VOL)            35     36     36     33
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago? (*High also 45%)
                                     SAME
                     Better  Worse   (VOL)   DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         45      18      36       2 High Better
Nov 28, 2016         39      30      29       2
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29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              47%    86%    14%    50%    53%    41%    47%    63%
Disapprove           41      8     69     38     37     44     41     26
DK/NA                13      6     17     13     10     15     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              39%    47%    47%    50%    59%    51%    55%    26%
Disapprove           51     38     40     37     31     35     33     60
DK/NA                10     15     13     13     10     14     12     14
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME....
                     <30K   30-50  50-100  >100K
 
Approve              42%    47%    49%    47%
Disapprove           41     39     37     45
DK/NA                16     14     14      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the economy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         47      41      13
Feb 07, 2017         44      41      14
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    78%     6%    35%    40%    33%    37%    53%
Disapprove           56     13     89     56     53     59     56     38
DK/NA                 7      8      4      9      7      7      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              25%    38%    43%    39%    48%    42%    45%    16%
Disapprove           71     59     50     48     45     50     48     78
DK/NA                 4      4      7     13      7      8      8      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - foreign policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         36      56       7
Feb 07, 2017         38      56       6
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              44%    85%    10%    47%    50%    39%    42%    62%
Disapprove           49      9     81     47     45     53     52     30
DK/NA                 7      6      8      7      5      8      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              36%    42%    46%    49%    58%    46%    52%    25%
Disapprove           60     52     46     42     37     45     42     67
DK/NA                 4      6      8      9      5      8      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - terrorism?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         44      49       7
Feb 07, 2017         44      49       7
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    84%     6%    40%    44%    36%    40%    57%
Disapprove           58     14     93     57     54     62     58     40
DK/NA                 2      2      1      4      2      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              25%    38%    46%    46%    52%    45%    48%    18%
Disapprove           74     59     52     50     47     52     49     79
DK/NA                 -      3      2      4      2      3      2      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - immigration issues?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         40      58       2
Feb 07, 2017         41      56       3
 
 
33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the nation's policy toward Russia?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    65%     5%    30%    36%    26%    30%    47%
Disapprove           57     19     87     55     54     59     58     40
DK/NA                13     16      8     15     10     15     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              21%    29%    33%    37%    43%    34%    38%    12%
Disapprove           65     63     53     49     47     51     50     75
DK/NA                14      8     13     14     10     14     12     13
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the nation's policy toward Israel?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    80%    14%    41%    47%    37%    43%    58%
Disapprove           42      8     67     40     38     45     41     26
DK/NA                17     12     18     19     15     18     16     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              26%    39%    49%    48%    56%    46%    51%    19%
Disapprove           56     44     38     32     30     37     34     61
DK/NA                18     17     14     20     14     17     16     20
 
 
46. Do you support or oppose suspending immigration from "terror prone" regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              43%    80%    16%    43%    49%    38%    42%    57%
Oppose               49     12     76     49     45     52     54     34
DK/NA                 8      8      9      8      6     10      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              33%    42%    50%    49%    55%    43%    49%    30%
Oppose               63     55     42     38     41     48     45     59
DK/NA                 4      3      8     14      4      9      7     11
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose suspending immigration from "terror prone" regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         43      49       8
Feb 07, 2017         44      50       6
Jan 12, 2017         48      42      10
Nov 23, 2016         50      44       6
 
 
53. Do you support or oppose suspending all travel by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen to the U.S. for 90 days?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              45%    83%    14%    46%    50%    40%    42%    61%
Oppose               53     16     83     51     48     58     55     38
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      2      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              28%    44%    50%    53%    56%    48%    51%    27%
Oppose               69     55     50     43     43     51     47     69
DK/NA                 3      1      1      4      1      2      2      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose suspending all travel by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen to the U.S. for 90 days?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         45      53       2
Feb 07, 2017         46      51       3
 
 
54. Do you support or oppose suspending the immigration of all refugees to the U.S., regardless of where they are coming from, for 120 days?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              37%    64%    12%    40%    43%    31%    34%    49%
Oppose               60     32     85     57     54     65     64     47
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      3      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              25%    39%    41%    40%    46%    36%    41%    25%
Oppose               73     59     58     52     51     61     56     70
DK/NA                 2      3      1      8      3      3      3      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose suspending the immigration of all refugees to the U.S., regardless of where they are coming from, for 120 days?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 07, 2017         37      60       3
 
 
55. Do you support or oppose suspending all immigration of Syrian refugees to the U.S. indefinitely?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              27%    53%     8%    28%    32%    23%    26%    38%
Oppose               68     39     89     69     65     71     71     56
DK/NA                 4      8      3      3      2      6      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              21%    27%    30%    32%    36%    27%    32%    17%
Oppose               75     71     66     62     61     66     64     79
DK/NA                 3      3      4      6      2      7      5      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose suspending all immigration of Syrian refugees to the U.S. indefinitely?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         27      68       4
Feb 07, 2017         26      70       4
 
 
56. Do you think President Trump's executive order on immigration makes the nation more safe, less safe, or doesn't it affect the safety of the nation?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More Safe            37%    80%     6%    35%    41%    34%    38%    53%
Less safe            35      5     63     31     31     38     41     20
Doesn't affect       25     13     26     31     27     23     19     23
DK/NA                 3      1      5      3      1      5      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More Safe            24%    36%    42%    42%    49%    42%    45%    16%
Less safe            38     38     35     30     28     34     31     44
Doesn't affect       37     25     20     20     22     20     21     35
DK/NA                 2      -      3      8      1      3      3      5
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump's executive order on immigration makes the nation more safe, less safe, or doesn't it affect the safety of the nation?
                     More    Less    Doesn't
                     Safe    Safe    Affect  DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         37      35      25       3
Feb 07, 2017         38      39      21       2
 
 
57. As you may know, the courts have blocked President Trump's executive order on immigration. Do you approve or disapprove of the courts blocking President Trump's executive order?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              59%    15%    92%    60%    55%    62%    59%    41%
Disapprove           38     82      6     37     42     34     40     56
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              77%    58%    53%    52%    47%    54%    51%    80%
Disapprove           21     40     45     44     52     43     47     15
DK/NA                 2      2      2      5      2      3      2      4
 
 
58. Do you think the Trump administration has provided enough evidence to support the need to suspend immigration from seven countries and all refugees or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Provided enough  35%    74%     7%    33%    38%    32%    36%    50%
No                   61     20     90     62     58     63     61     45
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      4      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Provided enough  24%    32%    41%    40%    46%    39%    42%    16%
No                   74     63     54     54     51     55     53     79
DK/NA                 2      4      5      7      3      5      4      5
 
 
59. What concerns you more about the government's anti-terrorism policies: that they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties, or that they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Gone too far         52%    18%    78%    52%    50%    54%    52%    39%
Not far enough       38     71     14     37     41     35     37     50
DK/NA                10     11      8     11      9     11     10     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Gone too far         74%    56%    45%    39%    44%    48%    46%    67%
Not far enough       18     35     47     47     47     40     43     24
DK/NA                 8      9      8     14      9     12     10      9
 
TREND: What concerns you more about the government's anti-terrorism policies, that they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties, or that they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country?
                     Gone    NotFar
                     TooFar  Enough  DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         52      38      10
Feb 07, 2017         49      39      11
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60. Which do you think poses a greater terrorist threat to the U.S.: terrorists hiding among Syrian refugees, radicalized foreign visitors, or so-called "homegrown jihadists"?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Terrorist refugees   15%    26%     8%    15%    16%    14%    11%    22%
Radicalized visitors 12     16     11     12     14     11     15     11
Homegrown jihadists  61     44     71     64     58     64     64     56
DK/NA                12     15     11     10     12     12     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Terrorist refugees   12%    16%    18%    14%    18%    15%    16%    12%
Radicalized visitors 10     11     14     12     14     12     13     11
Homegrown jihadists  68     64     58     56     57     62     60     63
DK/NA                10      9     11     17     11     11     11     14
 
TREND: Which do you think poses a greater terrorist threat to the U.S.: terrorists hiding among Syrian refugees, radicalized foreign visitors or so-called "homegrown jihadists"?
                                     HmGrn
                     Refugee Visitor Jihad   DK/NA
 
Feb 22, 2017         15      12      61      12
Feb 07, 2017         14      17      56      13
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73. How important is it to you that the news media holds public officials accountable: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       72%    44%    90%    75%    74%    71%    75%    60%
Somewhat important   18     37      8     13     15     20     16     28
Not so important      3      5      -      3      2      3      2      3
Not important at all  5      9      1      7      6      4      5      6
DK/NA                 2      4      -      3      3      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       83%    73%    70%    65%    70%    65%    68%    84%
Somewhat important   14     20     20     18     18     25     22      9
Not so important      3      1      2      5      3      3      3      2
Not important at all  1      6      6      7      6      4      5      5
DK/NA                 -      1      2      5      3      2      3      1