November 22, 2017 - No Politics With My Turkey, Please, U.S. Voters Tell Quinnipiac University National Poll; Most Dislike Player Protests, But Many Will Watch Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters say 63 - 26 percent they hope to avoid discussing politics when visiting with family or friends this Thanksgiving, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Voters 18 to 34 years old say 72 - 22 percent that they don't want a side dish of politics with their turkey, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Men want to avoid politics 58 - 30 percent and women say can the controversy 67 - 22 percent.

The way people talk about politics is contributing to violence in the U.S., American voters say 69 - 27 percent.

American voters disapprove 52 - 42 percent of some National Football League players choosing to kneel during the National Anthem. Men disapprove 54 - 39 percent while women disapprove by a narrow 49 - 44 percent.

But voters say 67 - 31 percent that NFL players have the right to protest by taking a knee. There is virtually no gender gap, but a wide partisan gap: Supporting players' rights are Democrats 88 - 11 percent and independent voters 69 - 29 percent. Republican voters say 58 - 39 percent that players do not have the right to protest.

Sandwiched in with the turkey, 44 percent of American voters, including 50 percent of men and 39 percent of women, plan to watch football this Thanksgiving.

Because of the NFL player protests, 27 percent of voters are watching less football these days, while 66 percent say they are watching about the same amount.

"Fed up with the daily dose of political heartburn and starving for a little holiday harmony, American voters say feed me turkey not politics," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "The holiday season begins with a conflict-weary public.

"Most voters don't approve of NFL players taking a knee in protest, but two-thirds say players have a right to protest and 27 percent of voters/viewers are exercising their right to turn off the game."

Only 17 percent of American voters say they are less likely to watch football because of reports of severe brain damage among NFL players.

There is a wide gender gap as voters say 50 - 45 percent that if they had children they still would let them play full contact football. Men say 60 - 35 percent they would let their children play. Women say no 53 - 41 percent. Feeling Thankful About the Economy

A total of 74 percent of American voters describe their personal financial situation as "excellent" or "good," while 25 percent say "not so good" or "poor." President Donald Trump's policies are helping their personal finances, 21 percent of voters say, as 23 percent say these policies are hurting them and 54 percent say Trump policies are not making much difference.

A total of 58 percent of voters say the nation's economy is "excellent" or "good," while 41 percent say the U.S. economy is "not so good" or "poor."

Former President Barack Obama is more responsible for the state of the nation's economy, 43 percent of voters say, while 41 percent say President Trump is more responsible.

The state of the stock market is "excellent" or "good," 72 percent of voters say, while 14 percent say "not so good" or "poor." Trump is more responsible for the state of the stock market, 50 percent of voters say, as 28 percent say Obama is more responsible.

A total of 66 percent of American voters say the nation's job market is "excellent" or "good," while 31 percent say "not so good" or "poor." Trump is more responsible for the state of the job market, 45 percent say, while 41 percent say Obama is more responsible.

Only 44 percent of voters say the state of wages in the U.S. is "excellent" or "good," while 53 percent say wages are "not so good" or "poor." Trump and Obama share responsibility for the state of wages, as 38 percent point to Obama and 36 percent say Trump is more responsible.

From November 15 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,415 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

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3. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        7%    11%     2%     9%     9%     5%     5%     9%
Smwht satisfied      25     45     10     22     30     20     26     31
Smwht dissatisfied   29     24     29     31     28     29     28     31
Very dissatisfied    38     20     58     36     31     45     39     28
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        8%     7%     7%     6%    10%     5%     7%     -      9%
Smwht satisfied      22     25     25     27     33     25     29     13     16
Smwht dissatisfied   42     28     25     23     29     29     29     22     32
Very dissatisfied    26     39     43     43     26     39     33     63     40
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 22, 2017          7      25      29      38       1
Nov 14, 2017          5      23      29      42       1
Oct 11, 2017          3      24      29      43       1
Sep 27, 2017          2      22      33      41       1
Aug 24, 2017          3      19      27      50       1
Aug 17, 2017          6      26      26      42       1
Aug 03, 2017          5      27      29      39       1
Jun 28, 2017          4      27      26      41       1
Jun 08, 2017          4      25      24      46       2
May 24, 2017          4      29      29      37       2
May 10, 2017          5      28      25      41       1
Apr 19, 2017          7      26      27      38       2
Apr 04, 2017          3      25      27      44       1
Mar 22, 2017          5      26      27      39       2
Mar 07, 2017          6      26      29      37       2
Feb 22, 2017          6      25      28      39       2
Feb 07, 2017          8      24      26      38       3
Jan 26, 2017          6      26      30      36       3
Jan 10, 2017          3      27      35      33       2
Nov 28, 2016          5      22      30      42       2
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6. 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             9%    18%     2%     7%    13%     5%    11%    10%
Good                 49     59     39     52     57     41     59     50
Not so good          29     17     40     27     21     36     23     27
Poor                 12      5     19     11      9     16      7     10
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             9%    10%     7%    10%    15%     6%    10%     2%     7%
Good                 40     47     57     49     61     49     55     30     45
Not so good          35     29     24     27     18     32     25     43     29
Poor                 14     13     12     13      6     11      9     25     19
DK/NA                 2      1      -      2      -      2      1      1      -
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Excellent             3%     9%    10%    12%    14%     7%     9%    12%
Good                 29     39     58     61     73     41     49     63
Not so good          44     30     24     20     12     33     31     16
Poor                 23     20      8      6      -     19     10      7
DK/NA                 -      2      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
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
 
Nov 22, 2017          9      49      29      12       1
Nov 15, 2017          8      54      27      10       2 
Oct 11, 2017          9      52      28       9       2
Aug 17, 2017          7      55      26      10       2 
Jun 28, 2017          4      50      33      12       1
May 10, 2017          3      53      29      14       2
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
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7. 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                43%    39%    47%    44%    42%    44%    46%    41%
Trump                41     51     38     37     40     41     39     44
DK/NA                16     10     15     20     17     15     15     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                50%    48%    43%    35%    42%    45%    43%    41%    48%
Trump                34     35     43     50     44     40     41     40     39
DK/NA                16     17     14     15     15     15     15     19     13
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Obama                44%    38%    45%    49%    53%    41%    43%    50%
Trump                42     45     40     37     36     39     43     36
DK/NA                14     17     14     14     12     20     14     14
 
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
 
Nov 22, 2017         43      41      16 
Nov 15, 2017         50      37      13 
Aug 17, 2017         50      38      12
Jun 28, 2017         51      34      15
May 10, 2017         58      29      13
Apr 20, 2017         59      27      14
Apr 04, 2017         66      18      16
Mar 22, 2017         63      22      15
Mar 07, 2017         67      19      14
 
 
8. Would you describe the state of the stock market these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            27%    42%    16%    27%    34%    20%    38%    26%
Good                 45     42     46     46     45     45     46     45
Not so good          12      6     19     11      9     15      7     10
Poor                  2      -      3      3      1      3      1      1
DK/NA                14     10     16     12     11     16      7     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            16%    27%    30%    35%    40%    24%    32%    11%    16%
Good                 38     46     53     39     43     48     45     51     36
Not so good          17     10      9     12      7     10      9     23     21
Poor                  4      2      1      3      1      2      1      4      6
DK/NA                25     14      8     11     10     16     13     11     21
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Excellent            12%    24%    28%    37%    53%    22%    25%    40%
Good                 36     45     54     47     44     39     49     45
Not so good          26     11      7      8      2     17     11      5
Poor                  6      2      -      1      -      3      3      1
DK/NA                20     17     10      7      1     19     12      9
 
 
9. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the stock market: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                28%    17%    40%    25%    28%    28%    32%    24%
Trump                50     71     36     50     54     48     49     56
DK/NA                21     12     24     25     18     25     20     20
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                31%    29%    28%    25%    27%    28%    28%    28%    28%
Trump                44     50     54     54     57     49     53     43     47
DK/NA                25     21     18     21     16     23     20     29     24
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Obama                30%    30%    27%    31%    35%    25%    28%    32%
Trump                49     43     54     53     51     53     51     49
DK/NA                21     27     19     15     14     23     21     19
 
 
10. Would you describe the state of the nation's job market these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            11%    17%     4%    11%    15%     6%    12%    12%
Good                 55     64     48     55     60     51     58     56
Not so good          25     14     35     26     18     32     22     23
Poor                  6      2     10      6      4      8      4      5
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            11%    10%    11%    11%    18%     6%    12%     3%     9%
Good                 50     56     60     53     60     54     57     55     44
Not so good          31     23     21     27     16     29     23     30     36
Poor                  6      9      6      5      4      6      5     10     10
DK/NA                 3      2      2      5      2      4      3      2      1
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Excellent             6%    11%    11%    16%    12%    10%    10%    14%
Good                 40     53     63     61     71     49     56     60
Not so good          37     25     21     19     16     28     26     22
Poor                 16      8      3      2      1     12      4      2
DK/NA                 2      3      3      2      -      1      3      3
 
 
11. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the job market: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                41%    25%    56%    40%    41%    42%    43%    34%
Trump                45     67     31     44     46     44     43     52
DK/NA                13      8     13     16     13     14     13     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                53%    43%    41%    33%    37%    40%    39%    53%    50%
Trump                36     45     45     52     51     45     48     35     36
DK/NA                10     12     13     15     12     15     13     12     14
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Obama                47%    42%    37%    45%    49%    40%    41%    46%
Trump                39     46     50     44     35     47     46     40
DK/NA                13     12     13     11     16     13     13     14
 
 
12. Would you describe the state of wages in the United States these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             3%     6%     1%     2%     3%     2%     4%     3%
Good                 41     60     22     45     47     35     45     48
Not so good          37     27     53     32     33     41     36     33
Poor                 16      3     21     18     13     18     12     13
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      3      3      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             4%     2%     2%     3%     4%     3%     3%     -      -
Good                 37     41     48     37     51     42     46     20     34
Not so good          38     38     33     40     29     39     34     51     43
Poor                 19     16     15     15     12     12     12     28     20
DK/NA                 2      3      2      5      3      4      3      2      2
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Excellent             3%     1%     1%     4%     6%     3%     3%     3%
Good                 30     38     43     51     49     36     41     48
Not so good          38     43     38     32     31     38     38     35
Poor                 25     16     13     12     13     20     14     12
DK/NA                 4      2      5      2      1      4      3      2
 
 
13. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of wages: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                38%    36%    34%    39%    38%    37%    40%    37%
Trump                36     46     37     33     35     37     32     41
DK/NA                26     18     28     28     27     26     29     23
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                44%    41%    35%    34%    39%    38%    38%    33%    44%
Trump                29     34     39     41     35     38     36     39     32
DK/NA                28     25     26     25     27     24     26     28     24
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Obama                42%    36%    38%    41%    43%    37%    38%    41%
Trump                35     36     35     35     35     37     37     34
DK/NA                23     28     27     24     23     26     25     25
 
 
14. 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            14%    20%    11%    14%    17%    11%    23%    10%
Good                 60     61     53     64     63     58     66     58
Not so good          17     10     23     15     14     19      7     19
Poor                  8      6     13      6      6     10      3     11
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      -      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            11%    15%    15%    15%    18%    15%    16%     6%     8%
Good                 57     62     64     57     64     59     62     52     60
Not so good          21     14     13     20     11     15     13     23     27
Poor                 10      9      7      7      6      9      8     16      6
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      -      2      1      2      -
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Excellent             3%     5%    11%    26%    53%     4%    10%    37%
Good                 33     62     77     68     43     49     70     60
Not so good          33     27     10      4      3     28     15      3
Poor                 30      4      1      2      -     17      4      -
DK/NA                 -      2      1      -      -      1      1      1
 
TREND: Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Nov 22, 2017         14      60      17       8       1
Nov 15, 2017         13      60      17       8       1 
Oct 11, 2017         12      61      20       6       1 
Aug 17, 2017         13      61      17       7       2
Jun 28, 2017         15      62      14       8       2 
May 10, 2017         13      60      19       7       1 
Apr 20, 2017         13      63      17       7       1
 
 
15. Do you think President Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, hurting the nation's economy, or aren't making much of a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helping              36%    73%     7%    35%    44%    28%    36%    49%
Hurting              31      5     55     26     22     38     30     20
No difference        30     18     36     34     32     29     32     25
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      2      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              23%    41%    39%    37%    51%    35%    43%     7%    23%
Hurting              33     28     32     30     18     31     25     58     33
No difference        40     30     26     27     29     28     28     34     40
DK/NA                 4      2      3      6      2      6      4      1      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Helping              27%    29%    44%    38%    36%    37%    33%    39%
Hurting              39     33     25     28     32     29     31     31
No difference        30     32     29     32     30     29     33     27
DK/NA                 4      6      3      2      3      5      3      3
 
 
16. Do you think President Trump's policies are helping your personal financial situation, hurting your personal financial situation, or aren't making much of a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helping              21%    42%     3%    23%    26%    17%    23%    26%
Hurting              23      5     39     22     17     28     22     17
No difference        54     50     56     54     55     53     53     55
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              13%    26%    22%    24%    29%    20%    24%     1%    19%
Hurting              26     19     25     22     13     25     19     37     29
No difference        60     55     50     52     55     53     54     62     50
DK/NA                 1      1      3      3      3      2      3      -      2
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Helping              13%    16%    27%    25%    26%    21%    20%    25%
Hurting              26     29     18     21     16     23     25     18
No difference        59     53     54     52     58     54     54     55
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      -      2      2      1
 
 
17. Do you think President Trump has made the right decisions about the nation's economy, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Right decisions  42%    79%     8%    45%    51%    33%    40%    59%
No                   50     13     87     44     42     57     52     32
DK/NA                 8      8      5     11      7     10      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Right decisions  35%    44%    44%    43%    60%    41%    50%     5%    31%
No                   58     47     49     47     34     47     41     89     59
DK/NA                 7      9      7     10      6     11      9      6     10
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Yes/Right decisions  35%    38%    49%    45%    38%    44%    39%    44%
No                   58     55     43     48     52     47     52     50
DK/NA                 8      7      8      7     10      9      8      6
 
 
18. If you are visiting with family or friends this Thanksgiving, are you looking forward to discussing politics, or are you hoping to avoid discussing politics?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Looking forward      26%    30%    26%    22%    30%    22%    29%    25%
Hoping to avoid      63     55     66     65     58     67     59     64
NOT VISITING(VOL)     1      1      2      1      1      2      1      1
NEITHER(VOL)          8     10      4      9      9      6      8      7
DK/NA                 3      5      2      2      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Looking forward      22%    26%    30%    23%    33%    21%    27%    27%    15%
Hoping to avoid      72     60     58     64     55     67     62     68     67
NOT VISITING(VOL)     -      2      1      2      1      1      1      1      4
NEITHER(VOL)          4      9      9      8      8      7      7      3     11
DK/NA                 2      3      2      4      3      3      3      1      3
 
 
19. Have politics in the United States over the last year changed how you feel about discussing politics with your family and friends for the better, for the worse, or not changed how you feel about discussing politics?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
For the better       11%    17%     7%    11%    14%     8%     8%    15%
For the worse        39     28     49     40     33     45     46     32
Not changed          47     54     42     46     51     44     44     49
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      2      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
For the better       14%     9%    10%    13%    16%     8%    12%    10%     8%
For the worse        39     43     38     37     31     45     39     42     47
Not changed          47     47     48     46     51     43     47     48     42
DK/NA                 -      1      4      4      2      3      3      1      3
 
 
20. Do you think that the way people talk about politics these days is contributing to violence in the U.S., or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Contributes      69%    62%    73%    69%    65%    72%    73%    64%
Doesn't contribute   27     32     23     28     30     24     23     30
DK/NA                 4      6      4      3      4      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Contributes      72%    72%    69%    63%    66%    70%    68%    65%    78%
Doesn't contribute   26     27     25     30     30     24     27     32     19
DK/NA                 3      1      6      7      4      6      5      3      3
 
TREND: Do you think that the way people talk about politics these days is contributing to violence in the U.S., or don't you think so?
                     Yes/    Doesn't            
                     Contrib contrib DK/NA
 
Nov 22, 2017         69      27       4
Jun 28, 2017         79      17       4
 
 
21. Are you planning on watching football this Thanksgiving, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Watching         44%    44%    48%    43%    50%    39%    44%    44%
No                   54     54     49     55     48     60     54     54
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      2      1      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Watching         45%    47%    45%    40%    50%    38%    44%    54%    41%
No                   54     52     53     56     47     60     54     46     58
DK/NA                 1      2      2      4      3      2      2      1      1
 
 
22. As you may know, some NFL players are choosing to kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest. Do you approve or disapprove of this form of protest?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    10%    70%    38%    39%    44%    45%    23%
Disapprove           52     87     22     54     54     49     48     71
DK/NA                 7      2      8      8      7      7      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              56%    44%    38%    32%    32%    35%    33%    79%    48%
Disapprove           36     50     56     60     64     57     60     15     46
DK/NA                 7      6      5      8      5      8      6      6      6
 
 
23. Regardless of whether or not you approve of the protests, do you think NFL players have the right to protest in this way or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Right to protest 67%    39%    88%    69%    67%    68%    72%    51%
No                   31     58     11     29     31     31     26     46
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      3      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Right to protest 82%    71%    61%    57%    62%    60%    61%    92%    74%
No                   16     27     36     41     35     38     37      7     25
DK/NA                 1      1      3      2      3      2      2      1      1
 
 
24. Do you watch more football these days due to the protests, less football due to the protests, or do you watch about the same amount of football these days?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                  1%     1%     2%     1%     1%     1%     1%     1%
Less                 27     52      8     26     30     23     26     36
Same                 66     42     81     69     63     68     69     56
DK/NA                 6      5      8      4      5      8      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                  1%     2%     1%     1%     2%     -      1%     2%     1%
Less                 16     30     31     28     37     27     32      8     19
Same                 78     63     63     60     57     67     62     79     71
DK/NA                 6      5      5     11      4      6      5     11      8
 
 
 
25. Have reports of severe brain damage in NFL players made you less likely to watch football, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Less likely      17%    12%    23%    16%    15%    19%    22%    13%
No                   78     82     72     80     81     75     75     82
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      4      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Less likely      22%    17%    16%    16%    15%    19%    17%    13%    19%
No                   74     80     81     74     81     76     78     80     79
DK/NA                 4      3      4     10      4      5      5      6      2
 
 
26. If you had children, would you let them play full contact football or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Let them play    50%    58%    44%    49%    60%    41%    38%    54%
No                   45     36     52     45     35     53     57     41
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      5      5      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Let them play    63%    53%    44%    44%    57%    37%    47%    62%    60%
No                   32     43     51     49     38     58     48     35     35
DK/NA                 5      4      5      7      5      6      5      3      5