March 24, 2017 - American Voters Want To Save Big Bird, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Oppose Spending Cuts In Trump Budget Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters oppose the spending cuts listed in President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget, including 70 - 25 percent against eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Voters support 85 - 13 percent increasing funding for health services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and say 58 - 39 percent that increased military spending is a "good idea," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

By wide margins, however, American voters say other proposed cuts are a "bad idea:"
  • 87 - 9 percent against cutting funding for medical research;
  • 84 - 13 percent against cutting funding for new road and transit projects;
  • 67 - 31 percent against cuts to scientific research on the environment and climate change;
  • 83 - 14 percent against cutting funding for after school and summer school programs;
  • 66 - 27 percent against eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities;
  • 79 - 17 percent against eliminating the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Starting to fund a wall along the Mexican border is a "bad idea," voters say 64 - 35 percent. Republicans support the wall 74 - 24 percent, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group listed to support the idea.

Voters also say 55 - 39 percent that significantly increasing funding for charter school and private school choice programs is a "bad idea."

"It's a rousing yes for healing the vets and growing the military. But when it comes to cutting Public TV, the arts, after school programs and scientific research to improve the environment, it's a stern 'hands off' from voters," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"And that wall? Forget it," Malloy added.

President Trump should not lower taxes on the wealthy, American voters say 74 - 22 percent, including 50 - 43 percent among Republicans.

A total of 73 percent of voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about climate change and 59 percent say the U.S. should do more to address climate change.

Trump should not remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change, voters say 63 - 29 percent. Immigration

American voters oppose 55 - 43 percent Trump's revised executive order that temporarily bans people from certain countries from entering the U.S.

Voters also oppose 61 - 35 percent Trump's ban on all refugees entering the U.S. Men and women, white and non-white voters oppose this ban.

Voters support 58 - 40 percent court decisions blocking the immigration ban. That Russian Thing

Voters disapprove 59 - 27 percent of the way Trump is handling U.S. policy toward Russia. Republicans approve 61 - 20 percent, the only listed group to back the president.

A total of 63 percent of American voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about Trump's relationship with Russia.

A total of 65 percent of voters say alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a "very important" or "somewhat important" issue.

An independent commission should investigate links between some of Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government, voters say 66 - 29 percent.

From March 16 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,056 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3 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.

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28. 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              27%    61%     4%    23%    34%    21%    30%    36%
Disapprove           59     20     87     64     55     63     58     49
DK/NA                14     19      9     13     11     16     12     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              20%    25%    27%    35%    39%    28%    33%    10%
Disapprove           67     62     59     51     51     56     54     76
DK/NA                13     14     14     14     10     16     13     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - the nation's policy toward Russia?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 24, 2017         27      59      14
Mar 08, 2017         32      54      14
Feb 22, 2017         31      57      13
 
 
35. 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           22%    43%     7%    17%    25%    19%    22%    27%
No                   74     50     91     78     71     76     74     67
DK/NA                 5      8      1      5      4      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           21%    23%    20%    24%    28%    22%    25%    14%
No                   78     76     76     66     68     73     70     84
DK/NA                 -      1      4     10      4      5      5      2
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should - lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Mar 24, 2017         22      74       5
Mar 08, 2017         21      74       5
Feb 23, 2017         18      76       6
Nov 23, 2016         29      67       4
 
 
36. 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%    50%    12%    25%    36%    23%    28%    34%
No                   63     35     81     70     60     65     67     55
DK/NA                 8     15      7      4      4     12      5     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           27%    26%    34%    28%    40%    23%    31%    23%
No                   67     68     59     60     57     65     61     69
DK/NA                 6      6      7     12      4     12      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 24, 2017         29      63       8
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
 
 
49. Do you think that the climate is experiencing unusual change or do you think the climate is experiencing natural change?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Unusual change       57%    19%    84%    61%    52%    60%    57%    46%
Natural change       39     75     15     33     44     35     39     50
NO CLIM. CHANGE(VOL)  1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 3      5      1      4      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Unusual change       71%    57%    56%    47%    48%    54%    51%    72%
Natural change       27     37     40     48     49     41     45     23
NO CLIM. CHANGE(VOL)  -      3      -      -      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 2      3      4      4      3      4      3      4
 
 
50. Do you believe that recent climate change is primarily caused by human activity, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Human activity   66%    31%    87%    72%    59%    72%    66%    57%
No                   30     64     10     24     38     24     30     39
NO CLIM. CHANGE(VOL)  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 4      5      2      4      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Human activity   78%    69%    66%    54%    53%    69%    61%    79%
No                   21     30     29     40     44     27     35     18
NO CLIM. CHANGE(VOL)  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 1      2      4      6      3      5      4      3
 
 
51. 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       43%    11%    63%    48%    39%    46%    46%    32%
Somewhat concerned   30     38     30     25     28     32     29     32
Not so concerned     15     30      3     15     15     14     13     20
Not concerned at all 12     21      4     11     17      8     12     16
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       50%    41%    46%    35%    36%    41%    39%    53%
Somewhat concerned   30     28     29     35     27     34     30     30
Not so concerned      8     20     14     13     17     16     17      9
Not concerned at all 11     11     11     17     19      9     14      8
DK/NA                 -      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 24, 2017         43      30      15      12       -
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
 
 
52. 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         19%    34%     8%    19%    20%    18%    18%    25%
Doing too much       17     38      3     15     23     13     19     23
More to be done      59     23     87     63     54     64     59     47
DK/NA                 4      6      2      3      3      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Doing enough         13%    22%    19%    22%    24%    20%    22%    12%
Doing too much       10     19     18     19     27     16     21      6
More to be done      72     57     59     53     47     58     53     78
DK/NA                 4      2      4      6      2      6      4      4
 
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 24, 2017         19      17      59       4
Mar 08, 2017         18      19      59       4
Feb 08, 2017         17      18      59       5
Link to full trend on website
 
 
53. 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%    81%    13%    37%    47%    37%    42%    52%
Oppose               52     12     82     57     49     55     54     40
DK/NA                 6      7      5      6      4      7      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              30%    37%    49%    47%    51%    44%    47%    25%
Oppose               66     59     45     44     45     49     47     69
DK/NA                 4      4      6      9      4      8      6      5
 
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 24, 2017         42      52       6
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
 
 
54. 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%     9%    68%    43%    36%    46%    42%    30%
Somewhat concerned   22     19     22     24     22     23     21     24
Not so concerned     14     27      5     12     13     14     14     17
Not concerned at all 21     45      2     18     29     14     22     28
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      -      3      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       39%    38%    47%    40%    33%    39%    36%    56%
Somewhat concerned   27     28     19     18     20     24     22     23
Not so concerned     16     10     12     16     14     17     16      8
Not concerned at all 15     22     22     25     33     18     25     10
DK/NA                 2      2      -      2      -      2      1      3
 
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 24, 2017         41      22      14      21       2
Mar 08, 2017         41      20      16      22       1
Feb 23, 2017         42      22      16      18       2
 
 
55. 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       46%    12%    70%    50%    42%    50%    45%    38%
Somewhat important   19     22     18     18     17     20     17     19
Not so important     12     21      4     14     11     13     15     15
Not important at all 20     42      4     17     27     14     19     24
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 1      2      -      1      1      1      1      2
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      2      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       47%    47%    49%    43%    37%    45%    42%    60%
Somewhat important   19     17     18     21     17     20     18     18
Not so important     12     11     13     12     14     17     15      4
Not important at all 19     23     19     20     29     15     22     15
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) -      -      1      3      1      2      1      -
DK/NA                 3      3      1      1      2      1      2      3
 
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 24, 2017         46      19      12      20       1        2
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
 
 
56. 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%    36%    88%    70%    64%    69%    67%    57%
Oppose               29     60      9     25     33     26     29     38
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      3      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              68%    73%    66%    59%    59%    65%    62%    80%
Oppose               26     24     32     35     37     30     33     17
DK/NA                 6      3      2      5      4      5      5      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose an independent commission investigating the potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
 
Mar 24, 2017         66      29       5
Mar 08, 2017         66      30       4
 
 
57. Would you trust the results of a congressional investigation into the potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Trust results    52%    49%    57%    52%    51%    52%    52%    52%
No                   41     46     35     40     43     39     40     41
DK/NA                 7      5      8      8      5      9      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Trust results    57%    54%    50%    48%    52%    52%    52%    51%
No                   39     41     44     40     42     38     40     43
DK/NA                 4      5      6     12      5      9      8      6
 
 
58. As you may know, Donald Trump has issued a revised executive order that temporarily bans people from entering the U.S. who are from the countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Do you support or oppose this action?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              43%    86%    11%    39%    47%    39%    43%    59%
Oppose               55     13     87     59     51     58     55     39
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              27%    39%    48%    53%    55%    48%    51%    19%
Oppose               71     59     50     43     44     50     47     78
DK/NA                 2      2      2      4      1      3      2      3
 
 
59. As you may know, Donald Trump has issued a revised executive order that temporarily bans the immigration of all refugees to the U.S., regardless of where they are coming from. Do you support or oppose this action?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              35%    71%     9%    32%    40%    31%    33%    48%
Oppose               61     23     89     64     56     65     63     46
DK/NA                 4      6      2      4      3      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              25%    32%    41%    41%    46%    36%    41%    19%
Oppose               73     66     54     54     51     58     55     78
DK/NA                 2      3      5      5      3      6      4      3
 
 
60. As you may know, the courts have blocked President Trump's revised executive order on immigration. Do you approve or disapprove of the courts blocking President Trump's revised executive order?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              58%    16%    87%    65%    53%    63%    57%    48%
Disapprove           40     82     10     34     46     34     41     50
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              71%    59%    56%    51%    47%    57%    52%    76%
Disapprove           28     38     43     47     52     40     46     22
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      3      2      2
 
 
61. (Intro Q61-72: As you may know, President Trump recently released a federal budget proposal. Please tell me whether you think each one of the following parts of President Trump's budget proposal is a good idea or bad idea.) Do you think that significantly cutting funding for - scientific research on the environment and climate change is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            31%    66%     8%    26%    34%    28%    32%    42%
Bad idea             67     29     91     72     63     70     66     55
DK/NA                 2      5      1      2      3      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            17%    36%    34%    34%    40%    34%    37%    14%
Bad idea             83     62     65     61     57     63     60     86
DK/NA                 -      2      2      5      3      2      3      1
 
 
62. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that eliminating funding for - international climate change programs is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            34%    70%    11%    28%    38%    31%    35%    45%
Bad idea             63     26     88     69     59     67     63     52
DK/NA                 3      5      1      3      3      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            23%    37%    38%    36%    44%    36%    40%    18%
Bad idea             76     62     60     58     53     61     57     81
DK/NA                 1      1      2      5      3      3      3      1
 
 
63. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that significantly cutting federal funding for - new road and transit projects is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            13%    20%     7%    12%    14%    12%    10%    17%
Bad idea             84     75     91     85     83     85     86     81
DK/NA                 3      6      2      3      3      3      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea             9%    16%    12%    17%    13%    13%    13%    13%
Bad idea             88     83     85     80     84     83     84     85
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      3      3      3      2
 
 
64. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that significantly cutting funding for - medical research
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea             9%    16%     2%     9%    14%     6%    10%    11%
Bad idea             87     77     97     88     83     91     87     85
DK/NA                 3      8      1      3      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea             8%    10%    12%     8%    15%     6%    10%     7%
Bad idea             91     87     83     89     81     90     86     91
DK/NA                 1      3      5      3      4      3      4      3
 
 
65. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that significantly cutting funding for - after school and summer school programs is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            14%    33%     2%    10%    19%    10%    17%    17%
Bad idea             83     63     97     87     78     88     79     81
DK/NA                 2      4      -      3      3      2      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            12%    14%    15%    15%    23%    12%    17%     6%
Bad idea             88     85     83     80     74     85     80     94
DK/NA                 -      1      2      5      3      3      3      -
 
 
66. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that eliminating - the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            27%    53%     6%    26%    35%    21%    29%    37%
Bad idea             66     35     90     68     59     71     66     54
DK/NA                 7     13      4      6      6      8      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            11%    30%    30%    34%    41%    25%    33%    11%
Bad idea             80     68     61     58     53     66     60     82
DK/NA                 9      2      8      9      6      9      7      7
 
 
67. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that eliminating - the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which includes NPR and PBS is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            25%    47%     5%    25%    31%    19%    26%    31%
Bad idea             70     41     93     71     66     74     71     61
DK/NA                 5     11      1      3      3      6      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            19%    25%    25%    29%    37%    21%    28%    15%
Bad idea             81     73     69     61     60     72     66     83
DK/NA                 -      2      6     10      4      8      6      2
 
 
68. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that significantly increasing funding for - health services provided by the Department of Veteran's Affairs is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            85%    86%    85%    87%    83%    87%    87%    85%
Bad idea             13     11     14     11     15     11     11     13
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            82%    86%    86%    87%    86%    86%    86%    83%
Bad idea             16     12     12     10     12     11     12     15
DK/NA                 1      2      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
 
69. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that increasing - the size of the Army, the Marine Corps, and the Navy's fleet is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            58%    91%    39%    51%    61%    55%    49%    70%
Bad idea             39      8     56     45     37     40     46     28
DK/NA                 3      1      5      3      2      5      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            47%    56%    62%    67%    63%    58%    60%    51%
Bad idea             50     43     36     28     35     38     37     46
DK/NA                 3      2      3      4      2      4      3      3
 
 
70. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that significantly increasing funding for - charter schools and private school choice programs is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            39%    68%    19%    36%    43%    35%    36%    44%
Bad idea             55     27     74     59     52     58     59     50
DK/NA                 6      5      7      4      5      7      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            40%    36%    38%    41%    46%    34%    40%    35%
Bad idea             56     60     55     51     49     59     54     58
DK/NA                 4      4      7      8      5      7      6      6
 
 
71. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that beginning to fund - the wall along the border with Mexico is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            35%    74%     6%    31%    39%    31%    36%    46%
Bad idea             64     24     93     66     60     66     62     52
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            23%    30%    40%    43%    45%    38%    41%    16%
Bad idea             77     68     58     53     54     59     57     82
DK/NA                 -      1      2      4      1      3      2      2
 
 
72. (Intro at Q61) Do you think that eliminating - the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps low income Americans pay for their heating and power bills is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            17%    28%     7%    16%    20%    15%    14%    24%
Bad idea             79     67     91     79     76     81     80     72
DK/NA                 4      6      2      5      4      4      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            15%    18%    16%    20%    23%    16%    19%    11%
Bad idea             84     78     80     75     71     80     76     88
DK/NA                 1      3      4      5      6      4      5      1