April 20, 2017 - U.S. Voter Support For Marijuana Hits New High; Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 76 Percent Say Their Finances Are Excellent Or Good Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters say 60 - 34 percent "that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.," the highest level of support for legalized marijuana in a Quinnipiac University national poll. Republicans and voters over 65 years old are the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial groups to oppose legalized marijuana.

Voters also support 94 - 5 percent "allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it," also the highest level of support in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Voters oppose 73 - 21 percent government enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. No group supports enforcement in states where marijuana is legal.

Voters support 76 - 18 percent reducing the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, the same classification as heroin. Again, all listed groups support this reduction.

A total of 76 percent of American voters say their personal finance situation is "excellent" or "good," while 24 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

In every group except non-white voters, the percentage of voters saying their finances are "excellent" or "good" tops 70 percent. Among non-white voters, 65 percent say their finances are "excellent" or "good."

"From a stigmatized, dangerous drug bought in the shadows, to an accepted treatment for various ills, to a widely accepted recreational outlet, marijuana has made it to the mainstream," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"The numbers fly in the face of the 'sky is falling' depiction of the nation's economic health. We all want more, but Americans say they are generally, financially healthy."

Only 36 percent of American voters say Republicans in Congress should try again to repeal and replace Obamacare, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, while 60 percent say the Republicans should "move on."

Voters disapprove 65 - 29 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care and say 54 - 22 percent that he is handling health care worse than former President Barack Obama. Another 19 percent say he is handling it about the same as President Obama.

American voters are opposed to several proposals supported by President Trump and

Republicans in Congress:
  • Oppose 75 - 21 percent lowering taxes on the wealthy;
  • Oppose 66 - 25 percent removing regulations intended to combat climate change;
  • Oppose 64 - 33 percent building a wall on the border with Mexico;
  • Oppose 66 - 30 percent cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, rising to 85 - 10 percent when respondents are told federal funding for Planned Parenthood does not pay for abortions.
American voters now support 57 - 38 percent allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S., reversing opposition of 51 - 43 percent in a December 23, 2015, Quinnipiac University national poll. Republicans are the only listed group opposed. White men and white voters with no college degree each are tied.

Trump's Travels

Trump spends too much time at properties owned by his company, voters say 55 - 34 percent. He does not spend enough time at the White House, 50 percent of voters say, while 2 percent say he spends too much time and 38 percent say he spends the right amount of time.

A total of 35 percent of American voters are "very comfortable" or "somewhat comfortable" with the amount spent on security so President Trump and his family can stay in places other than the White House, while 60 percent are "not so comfortable" or "not comfortable at all."

From April 12 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,062 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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22. 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             4%    10%     1%     4%     7%     2%     3%     4%
Good                 49     58     50     46     53     45     60     48
Not so good          31     26     32     31     28     33     27     35
Poor                 14      5     15     17     11     17      9     10
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             5%     6%     3%     3%     5%     3%     4%     6%
Good                 43     46     53     51     56     52     54     35
Not so good          27     32     31     32     29     33     31     31
Poor                 23     14     10     10      8     10      9     25
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      2      2      2      3
 
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
 
Apr 20, 2017          4      49      31      14       2
Apr 04, 2017          4      48      32      13       2
Mar 22, 2017          3      56      28      11       1
Mar 07, 2017          4      51      33      10       2
Feb 22, 2017          5      55      26      12       2 
Jan 10, 2017          4      42      34      19       2
Nov 28, 2016          2      37      37      23       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
23. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                59%    55%    63%    58%    62%    56%    63%    61%
Trump                27     37     24     25     25     28     23     26
DK/NA                14      8     12     17     13     16     14     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                60%    57%    60%    58%    63%    61%    62%    51%
Trump                24     27     27     29     24     24     24     34
DK/NA                16     16     13     13     13     14     14     15
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q22
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                65%    52%
Trump                27     28
DK/NA                 8     20
 
TREND: Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                     Obama   Trump   DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         59      27      14
Apr 04, 2017         66      18      16
Mar 22, 2017         63      22      15
Mar 07, 2017         67      19      14
 
 
24. 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               34%    69%    10%    33%    43%    25%    32%    41%
Worse                16      3     26     15     11     20     15     10
The same             49     28     63     50     45     53     50     46
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      1      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               28%    27%    38%    38%    47%    29%    37%    24%
Worse                26     14     14     12      8     16     12     25
The same             43     58     46     48     43     53     48     50
DK/NA                 3      1      1      2      2      3      2      1
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         34      16      49       2
Apr 04, 2017         32      16      48       4
Mar 22, 2017         40      16      39       4
Mar 07, 2017         41      15      42       3
Feb 22, 2017         37      15      46       2
Jan 10, 2017         40      14      44       2
Nov 28, 2016         30      24      45       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
25. Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            13%    20%    11%    10%    16%    10%    21%     7%
Good                 63     69     60     64     63     63     65     66
Not so good          17      9     19     17     14     19     11     16
Poor                  7      2      9      8      6      8      3     10
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      2      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             8%    13%    14%    16%    17%    12%    14%    10%
Good                 65     61     62     63     65     66     66     55
Not so good          22     15     15     15     13     14     14     26
Poor                  4      9      8      6      5      8      7      7
DK/NA                 -      2      1      -      -      -      -      3
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - health care?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    65%     3%    27%    30%    28%    23%    42%
Disapprove           65     25     96     66     62     68     70     53
DK/NA                 6     10      1      7      7      4      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              21%    26%    31%    36%    33%    32%    32%    19%
Disapprove           75     72     60     59     59     64     61     77
DK/NA                 4      2      9      6      8      4      6      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling health care?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         29      65       6
Apr 04, 2017         28      64       9
Mar 23, 2017         29      61      10
 
 
36. 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%    24%    18%    22%    24%
No                   75     51     91     78     71     78     73     72
DK/NA                 4      8      -      4      5      3      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           15%    19%    21%    27%    26%    20%    23%    16%
No                   79     79     75     66     68     77     73     80
DK/NA                 6      2      5      6      5      4      4      4
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         21      75       4
Apr 05, 2017         21      72       7
Mar 24, 2017         22      74       5
Mar 08, 2017         21      74       5
Feb 23, 2017         18      76       6
Nov 23, 2016         29      67       4
 
 
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           25%    49%     5%    24%    30%    20%    24%    30%
No                   66     35     91     68     62     70     69     57
DK/NA                 9     16      4      8      8     10      8     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           14%    23%    26%    30%    33%    22%    27%    18%
No                   77     71     64     57     57     67     63     76
DK/NA                 9      6      9     12     10     11     10      6
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should remove specific regulations intended to combat climate change, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         25      66       9
Apr 05, 2017         28      62      10
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
 
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           44%    88%    12%    43%    48%    41%    38%    58%
No                   53     10     88     54     49     58     58     41
DK/NA                 2      2      1      4      4      1      4      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           33%    47%    46%    46%    53%    44%    48%    33%
No                   64     51     52     51     43     55     49     64
DK/NA                 4      2      1      3      3      1      2      3
 
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
 
Apr 20, 2017         44      53       2
Apr 05, 2017         42      54       4
Mar 23, 2017         45      51       5
Mar 08, 2017         45      51       4
Feb 23, 2017         43      54       3
Feb 08, 2017         46      50       4
Jan 12, 2017         48      47       5
 
 
40. Do you think that President Trump is handling healthcare better than former President Obama, worse than President Obama, or is he handling healthcare about the same as President Obama?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               22%    55%     2%    20%    24%    21%    20%    31%
Worse                54      8     91     55     48     60     56     39
About the same       19     31      6     20     22     15     18     25
DK/NA                 5      7      1      6      6      4      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               14%    20%    27%    28%    27%    25%    26%    14%
Worse                64     60     50     45     41     53     48     71
About the same       19     18     18     19     26     19     22     11
DK/NA                 3      2      5      9      6      4      5      4
 
 
41. 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       81%    64%    95%    82%    75%    87%    79%    81%
Smwht important      14     28      5     13     18     11     16     15
Not so important      2      3      -      2      3      1      2      2
Not important at all  1      3      -      1      2      1      2      1
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      2      -      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       82%    80%    82%    83%    73%    86%    80%    85%
Smwht important      12     15     15     13     20     11     15     11
Not so important      4      2      1      1      3      1      2      2
Not important at all  2      2      1      1      2      1      1      1
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      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
 
Apr 20, 2017         81      14       2       1       1
Mar 23, 2017         85      13       1       1       1
Mar 08, 2017         84      12       2       1       1
Jan 27, 2017         84      12       2       1       -
 
 
42. As you may know, Republicans in Congress recently attempted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a different health care law. However, the new health care law did not get enough support to pass. Do you think that Republicans in Congress should try to repeal and replace Obamacare again, or do you think they should move on to other issues?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Try again            36%    77%     7%    32%    39%    33%    34%    48%
Move on              60     21     89     64     58     63     62     50
DK/NA                 4      2      4      4      4      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Try again            24%    35%    39%    41%    45%    38%    41%    21%
Move on              72     61     57     56     52     59     56     72
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      3      3      3      7
 
 
43. Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              33%    77%     3%    30%    38%    29%    30%    47%
Oppose               64     20     95     67     58     69     68     50
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      4      2      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              18%    34%    38%    39%    43%    34%    38%    20%
Oppose               77     63     60     59     53     64     59     76
DK/NA                 4      3      3      2      4      2      3      3
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         33      64       3
Apr 05, 2017         33      64       3
Feb 23, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 08, 2017         38      59       3
Nov 23, 2016         42      55       3
 
 
44. As you may know, the Mexican government has refused to pay for the border wall. Would you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico if it was entirely funded by the U.S. government and citizens?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              31%    72%     3%    27%    36%    26%    27%    44%
Oppose               66     25     96     70     60     71     71     52
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      3      2      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              17%    33%    35%    36%    41%    30%    36%    20%
Oppose               80     65     62     60     54     67     61     78
DK/NA                 3      2      3      4      4      2      3      2
 
TREND: As you may know, the Mexican government has refused to pay for the border wall. Would you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico if it was entirely funded by the U.S. government and citizens?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         31      66       3
Apr 05, 2017         30      67       3
Feb 23, 2017         33      65       2
Feb 08, 2017         35      63       2
 
 
45. Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  60%    37%    72%    62%    64%    56%    58%    57%
No                   34     59     23     31     32     36     36     37
DK/NA                 6      4      5      6      4      7      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  79%    66%    60%    42%    64%    52%    57%    67%
No                   15     29     37     51     33     40     37     28
DK/NA                 6      5      3      7      4      8      6      5
 
TREND: Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, or not?
                     Yes     No     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         60      34      6
Feb 23, 2017         59      36      5
Link to full trend on website
 
 
46. Do you support or oppose allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              94%    90%    96%    95%    91%    97%    95%    93%
Oppose                5      9      3      4      7      2      4      6
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              97%    94%    93%    93%    91%    96%    94%    94%
Oppose                2      5      5      7      7      3      5      5
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      2      1      1      1
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         94       5       1
Feb 23, 2017         93       6       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
47. Would you support or oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              21%    40%    13%    16%    23%    19%    18%    26%
Oppose               73     53     82     79     72     74     78     67
DK/NA                 6      7      5      5      4      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              17%    17%    21%    29%    23%    21%    22%    19%
Oppose               81     79     75     58     72     73     72     75
DK/NA                 1      4      4     12      5      6      6      6
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         21      73       6
Feb 23, 2017         23      71       6
 
 
48. As you may know, marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 drug, along with other drugs such as heroin. This group of drugs is supposed to include only drugs with a very high potential for abuse or with no accepted medical use in the U.S. Do you think that marijuana should continue to be a Schedule 1 drug, or do you think its classification should be lowered?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Continue Schedule 1  18%    35%     9%    16%    20%    16%    16%    21%
Should be lowered    76     59     85     79     75     77     79     74
DK/NA                 6      6      6      5      4      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Continue Schedule 1  10%    15%    16%    26%    20%    17%    19%    15%
Should be lowered    89     80     79     63     76     77     76     77
DK/NA                 1      5      5     11      4      6      5      7
 
 
49. Do you think that the United States can fight climate change and protect jobs at the same time, or do you think that achieving one of those goals means hurting the other?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Can do both          75%    65%    82%    79%    76%    74%    81%    71%
One hurts the other  18     27     13     13     18     18     13     22
DK/NA                 7      8      5      8      7      8      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Can do both          78%    75%    77%    67%    74%    77%    76%    71%
One hurts the other  14     21     15     22     20     16     18     18
DK/NA                 8      4      8     11      6      6      6     11
 
TREND: Do you think that the United States can fight climate change and protect jobs at the same time, or do you think that achieving one of those goals means hurting the other?
                     CanDo   1Hurts
                     Both    Other   DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         75      18       7
Apr 05, 2017         68      24       8
 
 
50. As you may know, Congress must pass a new budget bill by April 28th in order to prevent a government shutdown, which then must be signed by President Trump. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress, or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republicans          38%    13%    64%    36%    38%    39%    48%    28%
Democrats            32     73      4     31     35     30     29     47
President Trump      15      3     23     16     11     18     12      9
DK/NA                15     12      9     18     17     13     12     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Republicans          47%    36%    40%    35%    36%    39%    37%    41%
Democrats            20     28     38     37     41     36     38     16
President Trump      17     19     11     12      8     13     10     26
DK/NA                16     16     11     16     16     12     14     17
 
TREND: As you may know, Congress must pass a new budget bill by April 28th in order to prevent a government shutdown, which then must be signed by President Trump. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress, or President Trump?
                     Reps    Dems    Trump   DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         38      32      15      15
Apr 05, 2017         36      28      18      18
 
 
51. Do you support or oppose accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S.?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              57%    23%    86%    58%    52%    62%    64%    46%
Oppose               38     73     10     37     43     32     31     50
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
 
Support              69%    57%    52%    55%    47%    61%    55%    64%
Oppose               25     40     43     37     47     34     40     30
DK/NA                 6      3      4      7      5      4      5      6
 
 
51a. (If oppose accepting refugees q51) Do you support or oppose accepting Syrian refugees who are women and children into the U.S.?
                     OPPOSE ACCEPTING REFUGEES Q51...
                                          WHITE......
                                          COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              27%    26%    29%    23%    25%
Oppose               69     69     68     73     72
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4
 
 
51b. Do you support or oppose accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S.? COMBINED WITH: (If oppose accepting refugees q51) Do you support or oppose accepting Syrian refugees who are women and children into the U.S.?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              57%    23%    86%    58%    52%    62%    64%    46%
Support if
 women/children      10     16      4     10     11      9      7     12
Oppose               26     55      6     25     30     22     23     36
DK/NA                 7      5      5      7      7      6      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              69%    57%    52%    55%    47%    61%    55%    64%
Support if
 women/children       4     15     11      8     11      8     10      9
Oppose               18     23     32     28     34     25     29     18
DK/NA                 8      5      5      9      8      5      6      8
 
 
61. Do you approve or disapprove of Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    88%    24%    45%    55%    44%    47%    62%
Disapprove           36      3     62     39     34     38     43     24
DK/NA                15     10     14     16     11     18     10     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              38%    42%    55%    59%    62%    48%    54%    36%
Disapprove           42     41     32     31     29     37     33     44
DK/NA                21     17     13     10      9     15     12     20
 
 
62. Do you think it was the right thing or the wrong thing for the Senate Republicans to change the Senate rules so that all Supreme Court nominees can be confirmed with 51 votes instead of 60 votes?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Right thing          35%    71%    12%    32%    39%    32%    32%    47%
Wrong thing          55     17     83     58     52     58     60     45
DK/NA                10     11      6     11      9     10      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Right thing          24%    33%    41%    41%    46%    34%    39%    25%
Wrong thing          60     57     51     52     46     58     52     62
DK/NA                15     10      8      7      8      8      8     13
 
63. Do you think that the process of confirming Supreme Court justices has become too partisan, not partisan enough, or does the process involve the right amount of partisanship?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too partisan         68%    62%    71%    71%    73%    64%    79%    66%
Not partisan enough   9      6      9     11      7     11      5      9
Right amount         13     22     11     10     11     15     12     15
DK/NA                 9     10      9      8      8     10      5     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too partisan         54%    66%    71%    78%    77%    68%    72%    58%
Not partisan enough  13     13     10      3      5      8      7     15
Right amount         18     12     11     11     11     15     13     12
DK/NA                15      9      7      7      6      8      7     15
 
 
64. 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       47%     9%    79%    46%    39%    53%    49%    32%
Not aggr. enough     11     17      4     11     14      8     10     15
Acting appropriately 37     72      9     38     41     34     35     49
DK/NA                 5      3      8      5      6      5      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too aggressive       64%    46%    41%    41%    34%    46%    41%    61%
Not aggr. enough      9     15      9     11     15     10     12      8
Acting appropriately 23     35     45     42     45     39     42     26
DK/NA                 4      5      5      7      6      5      5      5
 
TREND: 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?
                     Too     Not     Acting
                     Aggrsv  Enough  Apprtly DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         47      11      37       5
Mar 08, 2017         49       9      38       5
 
 
65. Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              30%    62%     6%    29%    35%    25%    27%    37%
Oppose               66     31     92     67     60     72     70     58
DK/NA                 4      7      2      4      5      3      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              18%    30%    30%    36%    37%    28%    32%    22%
Oppose               78     65     66     58     58     69     64     73
DK/NA                 4      4      3      5      5      3      4      5
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         30      66       4
Mar 23, 2017         33      61       5
Jan 27, 2017         31      62       7
Link to full trend on website
 
 
65a. (If support cutting funding q65) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     SUPPORT CUTTING FUNDING Q65.....
                                          WHITE......
                                          COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Cut              35%    36%    33%    37%    33%
No/Don't cut         62     60     65     58     65
DK/NA                 3      4      2      5      2
 
TREND: (If support cutting funding) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     SUPPORT CUTTING FUNDING
                     YesCut  No      DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         35      62       3
Mar 23, 2017         42      55       2
Jan 27, 2017         38      59       3
Link to full trend on website
 
 
65b. Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood? COMBINED WITH: (If support cutting funding q65) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cut gov funding      10%    21%     2%    11%    13%     8%    10%    12%
Do not cut           85     70     97     84     81     88     86     82
DK/NA                 5      9      2      5      7      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Cut gov funding       9%    11%    11%    10%    13%    10%    11%     8%
Do not cut           85     84     84     84     81     87     84     86
DK/NA                 6      5      4      6      7      3      5      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood? COMBINED WITH: (If support cutting funding) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         10      85       5
Mar 23, 2017         14      80       6
Jan 27, 2017         12      80       8
Feb 23, 2017         12      77      11
 
 
66. 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       46%    14%    73%    47%    38%    53%    46%    33%
Smwht concerned      24     26     23     22     24     23     25     28
Not so concerned     12     27      2     12     13     12     12     17
Not concerned at all 17     32      1     18     23     11     16     22
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       51%    48%    44%    43%    30%    47%    39%    63%
Smwht concerned      29     22     22     24     26     26     26     18
Not so concerned     12     10     13     15     16     14     15      6
Not concerned at all  8     21     21     15     26     12     19     12
DK/NA                 -      -      1      3      1      -      1      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
 
Apr 20, 2017         46      24      12      17       1
Apr 05, 2017         41      23      15      18       2
Mar 24, 2017         41      22      14      21       2
Mar 08, 2017         41      20      16      22       1
Feb 23, 2017         42      22      16      18       2
 
 
67. 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       49%    14%    80%    50%    44%    54%    53%    34%
Smwht important      17     21     15     16     17     18     17     22
Not so important     11     20      2     12     11     11     12     16
Not important at all 19     37      2     19     25     13     17     24
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 2      6      -      -      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       55%    48%    48%    49%    37%    48%    43%    65%
Smwht important      20     16     14     19     19     20     19     13
Not so important      8     10     14     11     14     15     14      3
Not important at all 14     20     21     18     27     15     20     14
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) -      3      3      1      3      2      2      1
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      1      1      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
 
Apr 20, 2017         49      17      11      19       2        2
Apr 05, 2017         47      19      12      17       1        3
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
 
 
68. 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              68%    41%    91%    70%    66%    71%    71%    60%
Oppose               29     56      7     27     31     27     26     39
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              79%    65%    67%    64%    61%    69%    65%    77%
Oppose               17     33     32     32     36     30     33     18
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      3      1      2      5
 
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
 
Apr 20, 2017         68      29       3
Apr 05, 2017         68      27       5
Mar 24, 2017         66      29       5
Mar 08, 2017         66      30       4
 
 
69. Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Coordinated      45%     8%    77%    44%    40%    50%    47%    33%
No                   45     87     14     43     50     41     41     60
DK/NA                10      5      9     13     10      9     12      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Coordinated      56%    47%    42%    40%    32%    46%    40%    61%
No                   33     44     51     47     57     45     51     29
DK/NA                10      9      7     13     10      9     10     11
 
TREND: Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         45      45      10
Apr 05, 2017         44      44      12
 
 
70. Have you heard about the recent controversy regarding the multiple sexual harassment suits against Bill O'Reilly, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  73%    67%    80%    72%    74%    72%    82%    68%
No                   25     30     19     27     23     27     17     31
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      3      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  62%    69%    79%    78%    75%    74%    75%    68%
No                   38     30     19     19     23     25     24     29
DK/NA                 -      1      2      3      1      1      1      3
 
 
70a. (If heard about controversy q70) Based on what you've heard about this controversy, are you more likely to watch Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox, less likely to watch his show, or are you just as likely to watch Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox as you were before?
                     HEARD ABOUT CONTROVERSY Q70............................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely           3%    10%     -      3%     4%     3%     1%     6%
Less likely          39     20     58     36     35     43     42     28
Just as likely       49     65     30     54     54     44     49     56
DK/NA                 9      5     12      7      7     10      8     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More likely           4%     3%     3%     4%     4%     3%     3%     4%
Less likely          32     41     44     38     28     42     35     49
Just as likely       60     51     44     43     60     46     52     39
DK/NA                 4      5      9     14      8      9      9      8
 
 
70b. (If heard about controversy q70) Do you believe that Fox News has handled this controversy regarding Bill O'Reilly well so far, or do you think they should have done something different? (This question was asked before it was decided that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox.)
                     HEARD ABOUT CONTROVERSY Q70............................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Handled well         25%    49%    11%    24%    24%    26%    18%    37%
Done something diff  50     26     70     51     52     48     55     37
DK/NA                25     26     19     26     24     26     26     25
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Handled well         19%    24%    28%    25%    28%    26%    27%    18%
Done something diff  55     54     47     48     48     46     47     60
DK/NA                26     22     25     27     24     27     26     22
 
 
70c. (If heard about controversy q70) As you may know, President Trump has defended Bill O'Reilly, saying that he believes that O'Reilly has done nothing wrong. Do you think this was an appropriate thing for President Trump to say, or not?
                     HEARD ABOUT CONTROVERSY Q70............................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Appropriate      19%    43%     5%    17%    21%    16%    12%    30%
No                   76     49     93     78     71     80     83     64
DK/NA                 6      9      1      6      8      4      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Appropriate      12%    17%    21%    19%    26%    16%    21%    10%
No                   82     78     75     74     67     81     74     84
DK/NA                 6      5      5      7      8      4      5      6
 
 
71. Do you think that President Trump spends too much time at properties that his company owns, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Too much time    55%    16%    86%    55%    51%    58%    60%    44%
No                   34     72      8     32     36     33     33     45
DK/NA                11     12      5     14     13      9      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Too much time    66%    58%    51%    49%    46%    56%    52%    63%
No                   22     29     42     39     42     36     39     23
DK/NA                12     13      8     11     12      7      9     14
 
 
72. Do you think President Trump is spending too much time at the White House, not enough time at the White House, or is spending about the right amount of time at the White House?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too much time         2%     1%     3%     1%     2%     1%     1%     -
Not enough time      50     16     78     51     47     54     55     41
Right amount of time 38     74     14     36     40     36     36     49
DK/NA                10      9      6     11     10      9      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too much time         2%     1%     2%     2%     1%     -      1%     4%
Not enough time      56     55     48     47     42     53     48     58
Right amount of time 27     34     45     41     46     39     42     27
DK/NA                15     10      5     11     11      8      9     10
 
 
73. Based on what you've heard, how comfortable are you with the amount that is being spent on security so that President Trump and his family can stay in places that are not the White House; very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not so comfortable, or not comfortable at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very comfortable     19%    42%     6%    16%    19%    18%    16%    25%
Smwht comfortable    16     25      5     16     19     13     16     22
Not so comfortable   15     16     13     17     15     15     14     16
Not comf. at all     45     11     75     46     40     50     49     34
DK/NA                 5      6      2      6      6      4      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very comfortable     12%    16%    21%    24%    22%    19%    21%    14%
Smwht comfortable    14     15     16     17     22     16     19     10
Not so comfortable   17     17     15     12     15     15     15     14
Not comf. at all     51     46     44     43     35     48     42     56
DK/NA                 7      6      3      4      6      3      4      7
 
 
74. Based on what you've heard, how comfortable are you with the amount of time that President Trump is spending golfing and doing other leisure activities; very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not so comfortable, or not comfortable at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very comfortable     22%    46%     5%    20%    24%    20%    23%    29%
Smwht comfortable    20     32     13     18     20     20     18     24
Not so comfortable   14      6     18     17     14     13     15     12
Not comf. at all     38     10     62     37     33     43     39     28
DK/NA                 6      6      3      8      8      5      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very comfortable     12%    18%    27%    28%    30%    22%    26%    12%
Smwht comfortable    18     20     22     19     20     21     21     17
Not so comfortable   17     17     10     13     13     14     13     15
Not comf. at all     47     40     36     32     27     39     33     51
DK/NA                 6      6      5      7     10      4      6      5
 
 
76. Do you think that President Trump has more conflicts of interest than most politicians, less conflicts of interest, or about the same amount of conflicts of interest as most politicians?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 58%    24%    84%    61%    53%    63%    65%    50%
Less                  8     12      7      7      9      7      7      6
Same                 32     59      9     32     36     28     25     43
DK/NA                 2      5      -      1      2      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More                 70%    55%    56%    55%    50%    64%    57%    62%
Less                  7      7      9     10      8      5      6     12
Same                 22     36     34     31     41     29     34     24
DK/NA                 1      1      1      4      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump has more conflicts of interest than most politicians, less conflicts of interest, or about the same amount of conflicts of interest as most politicians? (* "President-elect")
                     More    Less    Same    DK/NA
 
Apr 20, 2017         58       8      32       2
Apr 04, 2017         55      10      33       2
Feb 23, 2017         57      11      29       3
Jan 26, 2017         54      12      32       2
Jan 10, 2017         52      10      35       4 *