March 8, 2017 - U.S. Voters Say Sessions Lied And Should Resign, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Support For Immigrant 'path To Citizenship' At New High Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters say 52 - 40 percent that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings and say 51 - 42 percent that he should resign, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Voters disapprove 54 - 32 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. policy towards Russia, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

American voters support 66 - 30 percent an "independent commission investigating potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government." The only listed party, gender, age or racial group opposed is Republicans, opposed 64 - 30 percent.

A total of 61 percent are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about President Trump's relationship with Russia. A total of 62 percent of voters say alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a "very important" or "somewhat important" issue.

Healthcare should be President Trump's top priority, 36 percent of voters say, while 30 percent list infrastructure; 16 percent list taxes and 15 percent list immigration.

American voters say 51 - 45 percent that Trump should not support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Trump and Republicans in Congress should repeal parts of the ACA, 49 percent of voters say, while 27 percent say there should be no repeal and 21 percent say repeal all of the ACA.

"The gavel comes down hard on Attorney General Jeff Sessions," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"He lied and he should quit because of it, say Americans, who are clearly very concerned about the Russian affair and all the administration personnel involved with it."

It is "very important" that health insurance be affordable for all Americans, 84 percent of voters say, while 12 percent say it is "somewhat important."

A total of 44 percent of voters are "very confident" or "somewhat confident" that Republicans in Congress will replace Obamacare with something as good or better, while 54 percent are "not so confident" or "not confident at all."

Immigration

Illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain in the U.S. and eventually become citizens, 63 percent of American voters say, the highest level of support for this option since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2012.

Another 11 percent say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, but not become citizens, and 23 percent say they should not be allowed to stay.

Only illegal immigrants who have committed a serious crime should be deported, 55 percent of voters say, while 21 percent say deport illegal immigrants who have committed any crime. All illegal immigrants should be deported, 19 percent say, while 3 percent say no immigrants should be deported.

There are wide gender, racial and party divisions as American voters oppose 51 - 42 percent suspending immigration from "terror prone" regions. Men are divided 48 - 47 percent, as women oppose the suspension 55 - 36 percent. White voters are divided 47 - 47 percent, with non-white voters opposed 61 - 29 percent. Republicans back the suspension 80 - 14 percent, with Democrats opposed 79 - 13 percent and independent voters opposed 53 - 41 percent.

American voters support 90 - 8 percent increased federal spending for infrastructure, but oppose 51 - 45 percent a $54 billion increase in defense spending.

Transgender Students

Public schools should allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, 48 percent of voters say, with 45 percent opposed. There is a wide gender gap, as women support the idea 55 - 37 percent, with men opposed 54 - 39 percent.

From March 2 - 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,283 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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5. Is your opinion of Jeff Sessions favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            23%    51%     3%    22%    31%    16%    26%    30%
Unfavorable          43      8     72     43     38     47     51     28
Hvn't hrd enough     33     40     24     33     30     35     22     41
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            11%    21%    29%    33%    39%    19%    28%    11%
Unfavorable          45     43     45     37     33     45     39     51
Hvn't hrd enough     44     36     25     28     27     36     32     35
REFUSED               -      -      1      2      1      1      1      2
 
 
28. As you may know, President Trump has mentioned several issues that are priorities for him as president. Which of the following issues should President Trump focus on first: healthcare, taxes, infrastructure, or immigration?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Healthcare           36%    38%    37%    35%    31%    41%    31%    38%
Taxes                16     18     12     16     16     15     16     15
Infrastructure       30     11     42     33     33     27     38     24
Immigration          15     31      5     14     18     13     11     21
DK/NA                 3      2      3      3      3      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Healthcare           44%    26%    35%    42%    27%    41%    34%    41%
Taxes                11     22     14     15     17     14     16     16
Infrastructure       30     33     33     23     32     30     31     26
Immigration          14     17     14     17     21     12     16     13
DK/NA                 2      2      4      3      2      4      3      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              32%    72%     4%    29%    41%    25%    27%    49%
Disapprove           54     11     87     56     48     60     59     35
DK/NA                14     17      9     15     11     16     14     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              23%    34%    36%    35%    48%    29%    38%    18%
Disapprove           62     52     53     49     40     53     47     71
DK/NA                14     13     11     16     12     18     15     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the nation's policy toward Russia?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         32      54      14
Feb 22, 2017         31      57      13
 
 
34. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           21%    41%     8%    18%    26%    16%    21%    26%
No                   74     51     91     76     70     78     74     69
DK/NA                 5      8      2      5      4      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           11%    22%    23%    25%    30%    17%    23%    13%
No                   83     73     74     69     65     77     71     83
DK/NA                 6      5      3      7      5      6      5      4
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should - lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         21      74       5
Feb 23, 2017         18      76       6
Nov 23, 2016         29      67       4
 
 
35. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - lower taxes on businesses and corporations, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           45%    74%    22%    45%    53%    39%    44%    51%
No                   49     20     72     49     43     54     50     42
DK/NA                 6      6      7      6      5      8      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           33%    48%    46%    51%    56%    40%    47%    39%
No                   61     46     48     40     39     52     46     56
DK/NA                 6      5      6      9      5      8      6      5
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should - lower taxes on businesses and corporations, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         45      49       6
Feb 23, 2017         43      50       6
 
 
36. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - remove regulations on businesses and corporations, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           36%    67%    12%    33%    48%    25%    37%    44%
No                   53     22     77     57     45     60     54     46
DK/NA                11     11     11     10      7     15      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           25%    36%    40%    41%    55%    27%    41%    24%
No                   65     52     51     45     40     59     50     62
DK/NA                 9     12      9     14      5     14     10     14
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove regulations on businesses and corporations, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         36      53      11
Feb 23, 2017         34      54      12
Feb 08, 2017         39      49      12
Jan 12, 2017         39      51      10
Nov 23, 2016         38      48      14
 
 
37. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           29%    60%    10%    26%    36%    23%    27%    39%
No                   62     27     84     66     58     66     67     51
DK/NA                 9     13      7      8      6     11      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           22%    32%    29%    33%    41%    26%    33%    18%
No                   73     61     62     52     54     63     59     73
DK/NA                 5      7      9     14      6     11      8      9
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         29      62       9
Feb 23, 2017         27      63      10
Feb 08, 2017         29      61      10
Jan 12, 2017         32      59       9
Nov 23, 2016         31      59       9
 
 
38. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           45%    87%    13%    45%    52%    39%    42%    63%
No                   51     10     83     51     45     56     56     33
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      3      5      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           40%    46%    45%    51%    61%    45%    52%    29%
No                   60     53     50     43     37     51     44     66
DK/NA                 1      1      5      7      2      4      3      5
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should - support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         45      51       4
Feb 23, 2017         43      54       3
Feb 08, 2017         46      50       4
Jan 12, 2017         48      47       5
 
 
39. Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently living in the United States? A) They should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. B) They should be allowed to remain in the United States, but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. C) They should be required to leave the U.S.
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  63%    36%    84%    64%    54%    71%    64%    52%
B) Stay/Not citizen  11     15      8     10     13      9     12      9
C) Not stay          23     43      7     22     29     17     20     34
DK/NA                 4      6      1      4      4      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
A) Stay/Citizenship  77%    59%    62%    58%    49%    66%    58%    75%
B) Stay/Not citizen   8     11     11     13     12      9     10     12
C) Not stay          14     28     22     23     35     20     27     12
DK/NA                 1      3      5      5      4      4      4      2
 
TREND: Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently living in the United States? A) They should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. B) They should be allowed to remain in the United States, but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. C) They should be required to leave the U.S.
                     Stay/   Sty/Not Not
                     Citizen Citizen Stay    DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         63      11      23       4 
Jan 12, 2017         59       9      25       6
Nov 23, 2016         60      12      25       4
Link to full trend on website
 
 
40. In your opinion, has the Trump administration been too aggressive in deporting immigrants who are here illegally, not aggressive enough, or has the Trump administration been acting appropriately when it comes to deporting immigrants who are here illegally?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too aggressive       49%     6%    81%    52%    41%    56%    51%    31%
Not aggressive enough 9     18      2      8     12      6      8     13
Acting appropriately 38     71     12     36     44     32     37     52
DK/NA                 5      4      5      3      3      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too aggressive       58%    50%    47%    41%    32%    48%    41%    69%
Not aggr. enough      4     14      7     11     14      6     10      6
Acting appropriately 34     31     42     42     50     39     45     21
DK/NA                 4      5      4      6      3      6      5      4
 
 
41. Thinking about people who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, who do you think should be deported: should no illegal immigrants be deported, only illegal immigrants that have committed a serious crime, only illegal immigrants that have committed any crime, or should all illegal immigrants be deported?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
No immigrants         3%     -      3%     4%     3%     3%     3%     2%
Only serious crime   55     31     77     52     51     58     56     41
Only any crime       21     30     11     24     23     20     24     25
All immigrants       19     34      7     18     21     16     15     30
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      2      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
No immigrants         5%     4%     1%     2%     2%     3%     3%     3%
Only serious crime   64     48     53     54     44     53     49     69
Only any crime       18     19     25     22     27     23     25     13
All immigrants       11     27     18     19     26     19     22     11
DK/NA                 2      2      3      3      1      2      2      4
 
TREND: Thinking about people who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, who do you think should be deported: should no illegal immigrants be deported, only illegal immigrants that have committed a serious crime, only illegal immigrants that have committed any crime, or should all illegal immigrants be deported?
                             Serious Any
                     None    Crime   Crime   All     DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017          3      55      21      19       2
Feb 23, 2017          3      53      22      19       3
 
 
42. How accepting do you think the U.S. is of transgender people today; very accepting, somewhat accepting, not so accepting, or not accepting at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very accepting       12%    20%     8%    10%    12%    12%    11%    11%
Somewhat accepting   51     52     51     50     48     52     52     52
Not so accepting     25     16     31     25     26     24     30     21
Not accepting at all  8      5      8     11      9      7      4      8
DK/NA                 4      7      3      4      5      4      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very accepting       11%    14%    11%    10%    12%    10%    11%    15%
Somewhat accepting   48     53     50     52     51     53     52     46
Not so accepting     27     24     27     22     25     27     26     25
Not accepting at all 11      7      7      8      7      5      6     13
DK/NA                 3      2      4      9      5      5      5      2
 
 
43. Do you think more acceptance of transgender people would be a good thing for the country, a bad thing for the country, or do you think that it would not make much difference either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           41%    13%    62%    41%    35%    46%    51%    30%
Bad thing            14     31      4     14     15     14     11     20
Not much difference  42     53     33     42     47     37     35     47
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      3      3      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good thing           50%    48%    39%    28%    33%    47%    41%    41%
Bad thing             6     15     15     18     17     14     15     13
Not much difference  41     37     44     49     48     35     41     44
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      3      4      3      3
 
 
44. Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Repeal all           21%    50%     3%    16%    24%    18%    19%    31%
Repeal parts         49     42     45     58     49     49     51     50
Should not repeal    27      3     51     24     25     29     29     16
DK/NA                 3      5      1      2      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Repeal all           18%    23%    21%    22%    29%    22%    25%    13%
Repeal parts         48     50     50     48     50     50     50     45
Should not repeal    31     27     26     25     19     25     22     38
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      2      3      2      4
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act? (*President-elect)
                     Repeal  Repeal  Not
                     All     Parts   Repeal  DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         21      49      27       3
Jan 27, 2017         16      51      30       3
Jan 12, 2017*        18      47      31       4
 
 
45. If Congress decides to repeal Obamacare, do you think that Congress should repeal Obamacare as soon as possible even if they have not decided on a plan to replace it, or should they wait to repeal Obamacare until they have a plan to replace it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Repeal now           10%    21%     2%     9%    13%     8%     9%    14%
Wait to repeal       87     77     93     89     84     89     88     84
DK/NA                 3      2      5      3      3      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Repeal now            9%    10%    13%     8%    14%    10%    12%     7%
Wait to repeal       89     86     84     89     85     87     86     89
DK/NA                 2      4      3      2      1      3      2      4
 
TREND: If Congress decides to repeal Obamacare, do you think that Congress should repeal Obamacare as soon as possible even if they have not decided on a plan to replace it, or should they wait to repeal Obamacare until they have a plan to replace it?
                     Now     Wait    DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         10      87       3
Jan 27, 2017         13      84       2
 
 
46. How important is it to you that health insurance be affordable for all Americans; 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       84%    68%    98%    86%    79%    89%    82%    79%
Somewhat important   12     26      1     10     15     10     14     17
Not so important      2      3      -      2      3      1      2      2
Not important at all  1      1      -      1      2      -      1      1
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       88%    82%    83%    83%    75%    87%    81%    91%
Somewhat important    8     14     13     13     19     12     15      6
Not so important      3      2      2      1      4      1      2      2
Not important at all  -      2      1      1      2      -      1      1
DK/NA                 -      -      2      2      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: How important is it to you that health insurance be affordable for all Americans: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotImp
                     Imp     Imp     Imp     Atall   DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         84      12       2       1       1
Jan 27, 2017         84      12       2       1       -
 
 
47. If your U.S. Senator or Congressperson votes to repeal Obamacare, will that make you more likely to vote for their reelection, less likely to vote for their reelection, or won't it matter much either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          28%    62%     6%    23%    32%    24%    25%    39%
Less likely          42      5     74     41     36     48     50     28
Won't matter         27     30     17     33     29     25     23     30
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      3      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More likely          20%    30%    29%    30%    36%    29%    33%    16%
Less likely          49     44     41     38     33     44     39     51
Won't matter         28     24     25     28     29     24     27     27
DK/NA                 3      2      5      4      2      2      2      5
 
TREND: If your U.S. Senator or Congressperson votes to repeal Obamacare, will that make you more likely to vote for their reelection, less likely to vote for their reelection, or won't it matter much either way?
                     More    Less    Won't
                     Likely  Likely  Matter  DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         28      42      27       3
Jan 27, 2017         24      43      29       4
 
48. How confident are you that the Republicans in Congress will replace Obamacare with a health care law that is as good or better than Obamacare; very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very confident       21%    54%     3%    17%    24%    19%    18%    33%
Somewhat confident   23     36      9     26     24     22     21     32
Not so confident     20      5     30     22     18     23     23     15
Not confident at all 34      3     57     35     32     36     38     19
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very confident       16%    20%    22%    25%    28%    23%    25%    11%
Somewhat confident   20     17     25     28     28     25     26     15
Not so confident     21     27     20     15     17     21     19     23
Not confident at all 41     36     33     29     27     30     28     49
DK/NA                 1      -      1      3      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: How confident are you that the Republicans in Congress will replace Obamacare with a health care law that is as good or better than Obamacare: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?
                     Very    Smwht   Not so  Not
                     Confdt  Confdt  Confdt  Confdt  DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         21      23       20      34       1
Feb 23, 2017         21      25       18      34       2
 
 
49. How concerned are you about climate change; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       46%     6%    73%    49%    41%    50%    49%    35%
Somewhat concerned   25     32     19     26     25     25     23     25
Not so concerned     14     30      4     11     14     14     14     18
Not concerned at all 15     30      2     13     20     10     13     21
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       53%    44%    46%    41%    36%    48%    42%    55%
Somewhat concerned   20     28     25     25     23     25     24     26
Not so concerned     17     11     12     16     18     14     16      9
Not concerned at all  9     16     16     18     23     12     17      9
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: How concerned are you about climate change; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         46      25      14      15       1
Feb 08, 2017         44      28      12      14       -
Jan 27, 2017         44      30      14      12       -
Jan 12, 2017         45      29      14      13       1
Nov 23, 2016         37      31      15      16       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
50. Do you think the United States is doing enough to address climate change, doing too much, or do you think more needs to be done to address climate change?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Doing enough         18%    35%     7%    17%    20%    17%    18%    23%
Doing too much       19     38      3     20     25     14     20     26
More to be done      59     22     87     60     54     64     59     46
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      2      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Doing enough         15%    19%    19%    19%    22%    19%    21%    13%
Doing too much       14     19     22     21     30     16     23     10
More to be done      71     59     55     53     46     58     53     74
DK/NA                 -      2      4      7      2      6      4      3
 
TREND: Do you think the United States is doing enough to address climate change, doing too much, or do you think more needs to be done to address climate change?
                     Doing   Doing   MoreTo
                     Enough  TooMuch BeDone  DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         18      19      59       4
Feb 08, 2017         17      18      59       5
 
 
52. Do you support or oppose increasing federal spending for roads, bridges, mass transit and other infrastructure?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              90%    90%    90%    91%    92%    88%    92%    94%
Oppose                8      7      7      8      6      9      6      5
DK/NA                 2      3      3      1      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              85%    89%    93%    93%    94%    93%    93%    83%
Oppose               12      9      5      5      4      6      5     13
DK/NA                 4      3      2      2      2      1      2      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose increasing federal spending for roads, bridges, mass transit and other infrastructure?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         90      8        2
Feb 23, 2017         87      10       3
Feb 08, 2017         89       9       2
Nov 23, 2016         83      15       2
 
 
53. Do you support or oppose increasing federal spending for the Defense Department by about 54 billion dollars?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              45%    84%    17%    41%    51%    39%    40%    60%
Oppose               51     11     77     54     46     54     56     36
DK/NA                 5      5      6      5      3      6      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              31%    42%    48%    54%    58%    43%    50%    31%
Oppose               64     55     47     37     40     51     46     63
DK/NA                 4      4      4      8      2      6      4      6
 
 
54. Do you support or oppose reducing taxes across the board?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              58%    82%    39%    58%    62%    54%    49%    67%
Oppose               37     16     55     37     35     39     46     29
DK/NA                 5      1      6      5      3      7      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              51%    63%    60%    57%    62%    55%    58%    55%
Oppose               45     31     37     35     35     39     37     39
DK/NA                 4      5      3      8      3      6      5      6
 
 
54a. Do you support or oppose reducing taxes across the board? (If support q54) If the tax reductions caused an increase in the deficit, would you still support reducing taxes across the board, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support even if
 incr deficit        29%    48%    14%    29%    30%    27%    25%    34%
Support only if
 not incr deficit    26     28     22     27     28     23     22     29
Oppose               37     16     55     37     35     39     46     29
DK/NA                 8      7      9      7      6     10      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support even if
 incr deficit        24%    32%    30%    30%    32%    27%    29%    26%
Support only if
 not incr deficit    24     30     27     23     28     24     26     26
Oppose               45     31     37     35     35     39     37     39
DK/NA                 7      7      6     12      6     10      8      9
 
 
55. Do you think public schools should allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the gender they identify with or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           48%    15%    77%    47%    39%    55%    56%    34%
No/Should not        45     79     16     45     54     37     36     60
DK/NA                 8      6      8      8      7      8      8      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           57%    53%    45%    40%    36%    54%    45%    54%
No/Should not        36     41     48     50     59     38     48     38
DK/NA                 7      6      8     11      5      8      7      8
 
 
56. 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              42%    80%    13%    41%    48%    36%    37%    58%
Oppose               51     14     79     53     47     55     59     36
DK/NA                 7      5      8      6      5      8      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              32%    46%    43%    46%    56%    39%    47%    29%
Oppose               64     50     51     41     41     53     47     61
DK/NA                 4      5      6     13      3      7      5      9
 
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
 
Mar 08, 2017         42      51       7
Feb 22, 2017         43      49       8
Feb 07, 2017         44      50       6
Jan 12, 2017         48      42      10
Nov 23, 2016         50      44       6
 
 
57. How concerned are you about President Trump's relationship with Russia; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       41%     4%    71%    40%    33%    48%    43%    25%
Somewhat concerned   20     21     18     21     20     20     22     21
Not so concerned     16     27      6     16     19     14     14     22
Not concerned at all 22     45      5     22     28     16     20     30
DK/NA                 1      4      -      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       40%    39%    44%    41%    26%    42%    34%    57%
Somewhat concerned   24     22     15     19     21     22     21     17
Not so concerned     21     16     15     14     20     17     18     11
Not concerned at all 13     22     26     25     33     17     25     15
DK/NA                 3      -      1      1      1      3      2      1
 
TREND: How concerned are you about President Trump's relationship with Russia: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         41      20      16      22       1
Feb 23, 2017         42      22      16      18       2
 
 
58. Do you think that the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       42%     7%    71%    42%    36%    48%    45%    30%
Somewhat important   20     20     20     20     16     23     19     19
Not so important     12     22      3     11     14     10     12     13
Not important at all 23     47      4     23     31     16     20     33
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 1      2      -      2      2      1      1      2
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       38%    41%    47%    42%    30%    45%    38%    55%
Somewhat important   32     21     13     17     16     22     19     21
Not so important     16      8     12     11     13     12     13      8
Not important at all 12     24     25     27     37     18     27     14
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) -      3      1      1      2      2      2      -
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think that the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotImp  DIDN'T
                     Imp     Imp     Imp     Atall   INTRFR  DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         42      20      12      23       1        2
Feb 23, 2017         47      18      12      20       1        2
Jan 30, 2017         47      20      11      19       1        2
 
 
59. Do you support or oppose an independent commission investigating the potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              66%    30%    88%    70%    62%    69%    70%    55%
Oppose               30     64      9     27     36     25     27     42
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      2      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              72%    71%    64%    59%    58%    66%    63%    73%
Oppose               22     26     33     38     40     29     35     20
DK/NA                 7      2      3      4      1      4      3      6
 
 
60. As you may know, during his Cabinet confirmation hearing, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that he did not have any communications with Russian officials while working with the Trump campaign. It has since been revealed that he did meet with the Russian ambassador when he was a Senator on the Armed Services Committee and a top advisor for the Trump campaign. Do you think he lied under oath about this issue, or do you think he made an unclear statement without lying?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Lied under oath      52%    14%    83%    53%    44%    59%    49%    40%
Unclear statement    40     76     12     38     49     32     42     51
DK/NA                 8     10      5      9      7      9      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Lied under oath      64%    52%    49%    45%    37%    51%    44%    70%
Unclear statement    28     39     44     49     56     37     46     24
DK/NA                 8      9      7      6      7     12      9      6
 
 
61. Do you think Jeff Sessions should resign over this matter or should he remain as U.S. Attorney General?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Resign               51%    11%    83%    52%    44%    58%    50%    36%
Remain               42     80     12     42     52     33     43     56
DK/NA                 7      8      5      6      4      9      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Resign               60%    52%    49%    45%    37%    49%    43%    70%
Remain               31     42     46     50     60     40     50     23
DK/NA                 9      7      5      5      3     10      7      7
 
62. Which of the following statements best describes your view of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' actions in this matter: he did something illegal, he did something unethical, but nothing illegal, or he did not do anything seriously wrong?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Illegal              34%     4%    58%    33%    29%    38%    35%    22%
Unethical/Not illegl 29     27     35     28     27     31     26     32
Not seriously wrong  30     61      4     31     38     22     32     39
DK/NA                 7      9      4      8      6      8      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Illegal              41%    31%    36%    28%    24%    32%    28%    46%
Unethical/Not illegl 34     35     26     26     25     32     29     32
Not seriously wrong  14     28     34     41     46     27     36     15
DK/NA                11      6      4      6      4      9      7      7
 
 
65. Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  67%    32%    95%    65%    60%    72%    68%    54%
No                   29     59      3     30     33     24     27     40
DK/NA                 5      9      2      5      6      4      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  73%    65%    66%    64%    55%    67%    61%    81%
No                   22     32     29     29     39     29     34     15
DK/NA                 5      2      5      7      6      4      5      4
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump should publicly release his tax returns, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         67      29       5
Feb 23, 2017         68      27       5
 
 
66. Do you support or oppose a review of President Trump's finances to identify possible conflicts of interest that may interfere with his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              66%    31%    88%    68%    61%    70%    68%    55%
Oppose               30     62      9     28     35     26     29     41
DK/NA                 4      7      3      4      5      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              73%    67%    63%    59%    56%    66%    61%    76%
Oppose               21     32     32     36     40     30     35     18
DK/NA                 6      2      4      5      3      4      4      5
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a review of President Trump's finances to identify possible conflicts of interest that may interfere with his job as president? (*President-elect)
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         66      30       4
Jan 26, 2017         70      27       3
Jan 10, 2017*        72      22       6
 
 
67. Since President Trump's election, have you become more politically active, less politically active, or are you just as politically active as before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 34%    29%    46%    30%    29%    39%    34%    32%
Less                  4      4      5      4      5      3      3      4
Same                 61     67     48     66     66     57     63     64
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More                 38%    36%    36%    26%    25%    40%    33%    37%
Less                  6      5      4      2      5      2      4      6
Same                 55     59     59     71     69     58     64     56
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Since President Trump's election, have you become more politically active, less politically active, or are you just as politically active as before?
                     More    Less    Same    DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         34       4      61       -
Feb 23, 2017         35       3      61       1
 
 
68. Have you recently become more interested in attending town hall meetings with your U.S. Senator or Congressperson, less interested, or are you just as interested in attending those meetings as before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 28%    10%    42%    28%    26%    29%    30%    20%
Less                 11     12     10     10      8     13      7     12
Same                 60     76     45     61     64     55     61     65
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More                 31%    30%    28%    21%    22%    28%    25%    34%
Less                  5     10     11     12      8     11     10     13
Same                 62     59     58     62     69     58     63     50
DK/NA                 2      -      3      5      2      2      2      3
 
 
70. When it comes to presidential elections, which do you believe is the biggest problem: voter fraud, voter suppression, or outside interference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Voter fraud          33%    62%    10%    31%    38%    28%    28%    45%
Voter suppression    34      9     57     32     32     35     38     25
Outside interference 26     20     27     29     22     29     26     21
DK/NA                 8     10      6      7      7      8      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Voter fraud          29%    34%    32%    35%    42%    32%    36%    24%
Voter suppression    42     37     31     26     30     32     31     40
Outside interference 24     25     28     27     21     26     24     32
DK/NA                 5      4      9     12      7     10      9      4
 
TREND: When it comes to presidential elections, which do you believe is the biggest problem: voter fraud, voter suppression, or outside interference?
                     Voter   Voter   Outside
                     Fraud   Supprn  Intrfrn DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         33      34      26       8
Feb 23, 2017         31      33      28       7
Feb 08, 2017         30      33      29       7
 
 
71. Does the election of Donald Trump make you feel more safe, less safe, or just as safe as you did before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More safe            28%    71%     2%    24%    32%    25%    25%    42%
Less safe            49      4     86     47     39     57     52     33
Just as safe         23     24     12     29     29     18     22     26
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More safe            15%    26%    32%    37%    38%    29%    34%    14%
Less safe            54     50     48     43     33     51     42     63
Just as safe         31     24     20     19     29     19     24     22
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Does the election of Donald Trump make you feel more safe, less safe, or just as safe as you did before?
                     More    Less    JustAs
                     Safe    Safe    Safe    DK/NA
 
Mar 08, 2017         28      49      23       -
Feb 23, 2017         27      51      21       1
Feb 08, 2017         33      50      16       1
Jan 26, 2017         28      45      26       1
Jan 10, 2017         27      45      27       1
Nov 22, 2016         29      39      32       1