April 11, 2018 - Trade War With China Is Bad, U.S. Voters Say 3-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Support National Guard, But Not The Wall Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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A trade war with China would be bad for the U.S. economy, American voters say 68 - 22 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Every party, gender, education, age and racial group says a trade war would be bad.

American voters are divided on raising tariffs on products imported from China as 44 percent support tariffs, with 45 percent opposed, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

When voters are asked if they support tariffs if those tariffs increase costs, 44 percent support tariffs, with 47 percent opposed.

And voters oppose tariffs 51 - 40 percent if those tariffs cause China to raise tariffs on American products.

American voters oppose 57 - 40 percent building a wall along the border with Mexico.

There are wide party, gender and racial gaps:
  • Republicans back the wall 81 - 15 percent. Opposition is 95 - 4 percent among Democrats and 58 - 39 percent among independent voters;
  • Men oppose the wall 52 - 45 percent and women oppose it 62 - 35 percent.
  • Opposition is 51 - 46 percent among white voters; 87 - 13 percent among black voters and 71 - 25 percent among Hispanic voters.
But voters support 52 - 42 percent using the National Guard to patrol the border with Mexico. Undocumented immigrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico is an important problem, voters say 71 - 26 percent.

"By any measure, a trade war with China is a terrible idea and there is no ambivalence. Americans, young, old, Republican and Democrat, say, back off or it will hurt the economy," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

American voters say 77 - 18 percent, including 59 - 35 percent among Republicans, that undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - the so-called Dreamers - should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually apply for citizenship. Support for Dreamers is strong in every listed group. Voters disapprove 57 - 35 percent of the way Trump is handling the dreamers and say all parties in Washington are exploiting this issue. Voters say:
  • 63 percent that Trump and Republicans in Congress are using Dreamers for political gain while 25 percent say Trump and Republicans care about Dreamers;
  • 57 percent that Democrats in Congress are using Dreamers for political gain, while 34 percent say Democrats care about Dreamers.
Undocumented immigrants do not take jobs from American citizens, voters say 59 - 37 percent. Undocumented immigrants are not more likely than American citizens to commit crimes, voters say 71 - 22 percent. "They won't take our jobs or commit more crimes than Americans, but it's clear that President Donald Trump's campaign mantra has legs. Americans see a wave of undocumented immigrants as troubling and they are just fine with posting the National Guard at the border to stop them," Malloy said.

Gun Control

American voters support 56 - 39 percent stricter gun laws in the U.S.

But voters oppose 79 - 17 percent repealing the Second Amendment.

The Parkland students campaigning for new gun laws are more popular than the National Rifle Assn. (NRA):
  • 52 percent have a favorable opinion of the students, with 33 percent unfavorable and 13 percent who haven't heard enough about them to form an opinion of them;
  • The NRA gets a negative 39 - 43 percent favorability, with 16 percent who haven't heard enough.
From April 6 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,181 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              12%    20%     7%    12%    13%    11%    11%    13%
Disapprove           81     72     89     80     80     82     84     79
DK/NA                 7      7      4      8      7      7      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              21%    12%    11%     6%    12%    13%    12%    10%    13%
Disapprove           67     79     85     89     82     81     82     81     81
DK/NA                12      9      4      4      6      6      6      9      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         12      81       7
Mar 07, 2018         13      80       6
Feb 07, 2018         15      77       8
Jan 18, 2018         16      78       6
Dec 19, 2017         13      79       8
Dec 05, 2017         12      80       8
Aug 24, 2017         10      83       7
Aug 17, 2017         10      85       5
Aug 03, 2017         10      84       6
Mar 07, 2017         18      70      12
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3. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            32%     3%    72%    23%    27%    36%    38%    20%
Unfavorable          52     88     15     56     57     48     52     63
Hvn't hrd enough     12      7     12     15     14     11      6     14
REFUSED               4      2      2      6      3      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            30%    34%    30%    33%    24%    33%    29%    48%    41%
Unfavorable          50     48     55     53     63     53     58     23     39
Hvn't hrd enough     18     12     11     10     11      8     10     25     18
REFUSED               2      6      3      3      2      5      4      4      2
 
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Apr 11, 2018         32      52      12       4
Mar 07, 2018         31      52      12       5
Feb 07, 2018         35      47      14       4
Jan 18, 2018         36      49      11       3
Dec 19, 2017         37      44      13       6
Dec 05, 2017         36      47      12       4
Aug 24, 2017         33      52      11       4
Aug 17, 2017         35      54       8       3
Aug 03, 2017         36      48      11       5
Mar 07, 2017         38      53       6       3
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4. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            30%    72%     5%    21%    33%    27%    29%    41%
Unfavorable          56     19     85     60     52     60     63     46
Hvn't hrd enough     10      5      8     13     11      9      5     11
REFUSED               4      4      1      5      4      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            28%    28%    32%    30%    38%    32%    35%    12%    15%
Unfavorable          49     57     59     60     51     57     54     68     61
Hvn't hrd enough     20     11      6      6      8      8      8     17     20
REFUSED               3      4      3      4      3      3      3      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Apr 11, 2018         30      56      10       4
Mar 07, 2018         30      55      10       5
Feb 07, 2018         32      51      12       4
Jan 18, 2018         31      58       9       3
Dec 19, 2017         25      60      11       4
Dec 05, 2017         24      62      10       4
Aug 24, 2017         25      63       8       4
Aug 17, 2017         23      67       8       3
Aug 03, 2017         22      64      11       3
Mar 07, 2017         38      54       6       2
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5. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     43%    91%     3%    41%    46%    40%    41%    59%
Democratic Party     46      4     95     39     42     50     49     31
DK/NA                11      5      2     20     12     10     10     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     38%    38%    47%    46%    56%    45%    50%    12%    28%
Democratic Party     48     53     40     47     35     44     40     77     60
DK/NA                14     10     12      8      9     11     10     11     12
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         43      46      11
Mar 21, 2018         43      49       9
Mar 07, 2018         38      48      15
Feb 20, 2018         38      53       9
Feb 07, 2018         40      49      11
Jan 24, 2018         38      51      11
Jan 18, 2018         39      50      10
Jan 11, 2018         35      52      13
Dec 19, 2017         37      52      12
Dec 13, 2017         37      49      13
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6. If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican Party     43%    91%     3%    43%    50%    38%    41%    60%
Democratic Party     46      5     95     39     41     51     50     30
DK/NA                10      4      2     18     10     11      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican Party     42%    39%    47%    45%    58%    44%    51%    12%    29%
Democratic Party     46     53     41     47     34     45     40     78     60
DK/NA                13      9     12      8      8     11     10     10     12
 
TREND: If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?
                     Rep     Dem
                     Party   Party   DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         43      46      10
Mar 21, 2018         43      49       8
Mar 07, 2018         39      49      12
Feb 20, 2018         39      54       7
Feb 07, 2018         42      49       9
Jan 24, 2018         39      53       8
Jan 18, 2018         40      52       8
Jan 11, 2018         36      53      11
Dec 19, 2017         37      53      10
Dec 13, 2017         39      51      10
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7. 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%     3%     7%    12%     6%    10%    10%
Good                 51     65     36     54     57     46     56     55
Not so good          27     12     43     27     22     32     26     25
Poor                 12      4     18     11      8     15      7      9
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             6%     7%    12%     9%    14%     7%    10%     3%     8%
Good                 46     58     49     53     60     51     55     27     48
Not so good          34     25     27     24     20     30     25     38     30
Poor                 13     10     10     12      6     11      9     30     13
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018          9      51      27      12       1
Mar 07, 2018          9      52      24      13       2
Feb 07, 2018         13      57      20       8       2
Jan 10, 2018         18      48      22      11       2
Dec 19, 2017         11      52      24      10       3
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
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8. 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                34%    25%    43%    35%    36%    32%    37%    28%
Trump                54     67     46     49     53     55     51     61
DK/NA                13      8     11     16     11     14     12     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                40%    39%    27%    31%    34%    31%    32%    33%    44%
Trump                44     48     61     62     57     55     56     52     42
DK/NA                16     12     12      7      9     14     12     15     14
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q7
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                36%    29%
Trump                53     54
DK/NA                10     17
 
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 11, 2018         34      54      13
Mar 07, 2018         42      46      12
Feb 07, 2018         41      48      11
Jan 10, 2018         49      40      11
Dec 19, 2017         45      43      12
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
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9. 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            15%    23%    11%    13%    16%    13%    22%    14%
Good                 63     63     63     64     66     61     66     63
Not so good          15      9     19     15     13     17      9     14
Poor                  6      4      7      6      4      7      2      9
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      2      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            10%    20%    14%    16%    19%    17%    18%     7%     8%
Good                 64     63     64     62     69     60     64     53     59
Not so good          21     11     15     15      9     14     12     26     30
Poor                  6      4      7      6      3      8      6     11      3
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      1      1      3      -
 
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
 
Apr 11, 2018         15      63      15       6       1
Mar 07, 2018         16      60      16       7       2
Feb 07, 2018         17      58      14       8       2
Jan 10, 2018         16      57      18       8       1
Dec 19, 2017         16      60      15       8       1
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
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18. 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              40%    81%     4%    39%    45%    35%    36%    55%
Oppose               57     15     95     58     52     62     60     42
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      4      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              28%    33%    47%    47%    50%    42%    46%    13%    25%
Oppose               68     63     50     50     46     55     51     87     71
DK/NA                 4      3      2      2      4      3      4      -      3
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         40      57       3
Feb 06, 2018         37      59       4
Jan 11, 2018         34      63       3
Dec 13, 2017         36      62       2
Sep 28, 2017         37      60       3
May 11, 2017         33      64       3
Apr 20, 2017         33      64       3
Apr 05, 2017         33      64       3
Feb 23, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 08, 2017         38      59       3
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19. Do you support or oppose using the National Guard to patrol the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              52%    84%    19%    57%    58%    47%    46%    68%
Oppose               42     12     76     37     38     45     49     28
DK/NA                 5      4      5      6      4      7      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              49%    49%    57%    54%    62%    53%    57%    31%    40%
Oppose               46     49     37     40     34     42     38     65     54
DK/NA                 5      3      5      6      3      5      4      4      6
 
 
20. Do you think that undocumented immigrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico is an important problem, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impt problem     71%    94%    45%    75%    75%    67%    66%    82%
No                   26      5     51     23     24     29     31     14
DK/NA                 3      1      5      3      1      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Impt problem     65%    66%    75%    75%    81%    69%    75%    54%    55%
No                   33     32     23     22     18     26     22     43     42
DK/NA                 2      1      2      4      1      4      3      3      3
 
 
21. Do you support or oppose raising tariffs on products imported from China?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              44%    74%    19%    43%    46%    42%    41%    54%
Oppose               45     15     72     45     46     45     48     37
DK/NA                11     11      8     12      9     13     11     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              34%    39%    53%    47%    48%    47%    48%    32%    30%
Oppose               55     50     40     41     43     41     42     57     61
DK/NA                11     11      7     12      9     12     10     11      9
 
 
22. Do you support or oppose raising tariffs on products imported from China, if it increases the costs of certain products?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              44%    75%    18%    43%    46%    42%    42%    54%
Oppose               47     18     76     45     46     47     49     38
DK/NA                 9      7      6     11      7     10      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              38%    40%    49%    46%    49%    48%    48%    23%    32%
Oppose               53     53     45     43     44     43     43     72     60
DK/NA                 9      7      6     11      7     10      9      5      9
 
 
23. Do you support or oppose raising tariffs on products imported from China, if it causes China to raise tariffs on American products?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              40%    66%    15%    42%    45%    35%    37%    49%
Oppose               51     23     79     48     49     52     54     42
DK/NA                 9     10      6     10      6     12     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              34%    38%    46%    41%    47%    39%    43%    21%    31%
Oppose               61     53     47     48     47     48     48     75     60
DK/NA                 5      9      7     11      5     13      9      4      9
 
 
24. Do you think a trade war with China would be good or bad for the U.S. economy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 22%    38%     8%    22%    25%    19%    19%    26%
Bad                  68     43     90     67     67     68     73     61
DK/NA                11     18      2     11      8     13      8     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 16%    23%    26%    22%    24%    22%    23%    20%    17%
Bad                  78     71     63     63     67     66     66     77     71
DK/NA                 6      5     11     15      9     12     10      3     12
 
 
26. Do you support or oppose allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              77%    59%    96%    75%    74%    79%    80%    66%
Oppose               18     35      4     19     21     15     15     27
DK/NA                 5      6      1      6      4      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              83%    81%    73%    74%    69%    77%    73%    88%    95%
Oppose               13     14     23     20     26     16     21      9      5
DK/NA                 4      5      4      6      4      7      6      3      1
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         77      18       5
Feb 20, 2018         80      16       4
Feb 06, 2018         81      14       5
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling the issue of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              35%    71%     5%    32%    43%    28%    31%    49%
Disapprove           57     17     91     58     51     62     60     41
DK/NA                 9     12      3     10      6     11      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    28%    41%    41%    49%    33%    41%    13%    21%
Disapprove           64     64     52     50     44     55     50     83     77
DK/NA                 9      8      7      9      7     12     10      4      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling the issue of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         35      57       9
Jan 24, 2018         30      65       6
 
 
28. Do you think that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress care about the undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, or do you think they are using this issue for political gain?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Care                 25%    53%     8%    20%    27%    24%    24%    31%
Political gain       63     33     84     68     61     64     63     56
NEITHER(VOL)          4      5      2      3      4      3      5      4
DK/NA                 8     10      6      9      8      8      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Care                 23%    16%    28%    32%    30%    26%    28%    10%    21%
Political gain       66     70     61     57     57     62     59     77     78
NEITHER(VOL)          3      5      4      3      4      4      4      3      -
DK/NA                 8      8      6      9      9      8      8     10      1
 
 
29. Do you think that Democrats in Congress care about the undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, or do you think they are using this issue for political gain?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Care                 34%    14%    65%    26%    32%    35%    40%    25%
Political gain       57     81     27     64     61     54     52     66
NEITHER(VOL)          2      2      2      2      2      3      2      3
DK/NA                 7      4      6      9      5      8      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Care                 31%    37%    32%    35%    30%    34%    32%    43%    40%
Political gain       59     55     60     57     64     55     59     43     54
NEITHER(VOL)          3      2      2      2      2      3      2      3      1
DK/NA                 7      5      6      6      5      8      6     11      5
 
 
30. In general, do you think undocumented immigrants take jobs away from American citizens, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Take jobs        37%    65%    15%    35%    42%    33%    32%    51%
No                   59     30     83     63     56     63     65     45
DK/NA                 3      5      2      3      2      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Take jobs        35%    32%    45%    37%    46%    38%    42%    28%    25%
No                   64     65     53     58     51     58     55     70     74
DK/NA                 1      2      2      6      3      4      4      2      1
 
TREND: In general, do you think undocumented immigrants take jobs away from American citizens, or don't you think so?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         37      59        3
Feb 06, 2018         33      63        4
 
 
31. In general, do you think undocumented immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than American citizens, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/More likely      22%    38%     7%    20%    25%    18%    19%    28%
No                   71     49     92     74     68     74     73     62
DK/NA                 8     13      1      6      7      8      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/More likely      17%    21%    22%    25%    29%    20%    24%    10%    11%
No                   76     75     71     65     64     70     67     86     86
DK/NA                 7      4      7     10      7     10      9      3      3
 
 
38. Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              56%    24%    84%    57%    49%    63%    62%    47%
Oppose               39     70     14     38     48     32     33     49
DK/NA                 4      5      1      5      3      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              55%    59%    54%    61%    46%    61%    54%    67%    66%
Oppose               42     36     43     35     51     33     42     29     30
DK/NA                 4      5      3      5      3      6      5      3      3
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              43%    39%    60%    63%    45%    52%    51%
Oppose               52     57     37     34     49     44     44
DK/NA                 5      4      3      3      7      4      5
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         56      39       4
Mar 06, 2018         63      32       5
Feb 20, 2018         66      31       4
Dec 20, 2017         59      36       5
Nov 15, 2017         60      36       3
Oct 12, 2017         60      36       3
Jun 28, 2017         54      42       4
Jun 30, 2016         54      42       4
Dec 23, 2015         47      50       3
Nov 05, 2015         52      45       3
 
 
39. Would you support or oppose repealing the Second Amendment, also known as the right to bear arms?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              17%     4%    33%    14%    13%    21%    14%    13%
Oppose               79     95     61     83     85     74     82     85
DK/NA                 3      -      6      3      2      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              12%    21%    19%    17%    10%    16%    13%    35%    15%
Oppose               86     76     78     79     88     79     84     59     80
DK/NA                 2      3      3      4      2      4      3      6      5
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support               7%     6%    23%    15%    11%    20%    18%
Oppose               92     94     72     82     87     78     79
DK/NA                 1      -      5      3      2      2      3
 
 
40. Does the issue of gun violence make you more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate, more likely to vote for a Republican candidate, or doesn't it impact your vote either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic candidate 25%     2%    56%    19%    18%    31%    33%    15%
Republican candidate 21     48      -     19     21     21     19     32
No impact            52     48     42     59     58     46     46     50
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic candidate 25%    23%    23%    30%    17%    30%    24%    32%    24%
Republican candidate 21     15     23     24     26     26     26      3     13
No impact            52     61     52     42     54     42     48     63     62
DK/NA                 1      2      2      4      2      3      3      2      2
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Democratic candidate 15%    10%    25%    28%    19%    23%    21%
Republican candidate 28     31     17     20     28     17     15
No impact            54     57     55     49     50     58     61
DK/NA                 2      2      3      2      2      2      3
 
 
41. Is your opinion of the Parkland students, who have been calling for new gun laws, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about them?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            52%    22%    84%    50%    45%    58%    59%    41%
Unfavorable          33     62      4     34     40     26     31     42
Hvn't hrd enough     13     13     11     14     11     14      9     14
REFUSED               2      3      -      3      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            50%    57%    51%    52%    42%    56%    49%    66%    60%
Unfavorable          35     29     35     29     45     30     37     13     22
Hvn't hrd enough     14     11     11     15     11     11     11     19     15
REFUSED               1      3      2      3      2      3      2      3      3
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Favorable            40%    36%    55%    59%    40%    52%    53%
Unfavorable          44     47     30     27     43     33     31
Hvn't hrd enough     13     14     14     12     13     13     14
REFUSED               3      3      2      2      3      2      2
 
 
42. Is your opinion of Laura Ingraham favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            19%    42%     3%    17%    20%    19%    19%    25%
Unfavorable          22      8     41     19     24     21     32     16
Hvn't hrd enough     56     47     54     62     53     57     46     57
REFUSED               3      4      1      2      3      2      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             9%    12%    26%    27%    24%    21%    22%     7%    13%
Unfavorable          18     24     24     25     24     23     23     30     17
Hvn't hrd enough     71     61     47     47     50     53     51     62     69
REFUSED               2      4      3      1      3      3      3      1      1
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Favorable            23%    25%    20%    17%    21%    17%    17%
Unfavorable          19     20     24     26     15     24     22
Hvn't hrd enough     54     52     55     54     59     56     57
REFUSED               3      3      1      3      4      3      4
 
 
43. Is your opinion of the NRA, or the National Rifle Association, favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            39%    80%     5%    37%    45%    33%    37%    54%
Unfavorable          43      9     77     42     40     46     52     31
Hvn't hrd enough     16      9     17     18     13     19      8     14
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      2      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            34%    33%    45%    41%    53%    39%    46%    10%    21%
Unfavorable          46     42     42     44     37     45     41     55     49
Hvn't hrd enough     20     20     12     14      8     14     11     33     29
REFUSED               -      5      1      2      2      2      2      3      1
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Favorable            55%    60%    33%    33%    54%    40%    41%
Unfavorable          33     29     46     49     33     39     39
Hvn't hrd enough     11      9     20     17     11     17     17
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      3      3      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the NRA, or the National Rifle Association, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Apr 11, 2018         39      43      16       2
Mar 06, 2018         38      51       9       2
 
 
44. Do you think that the critics of the Parkland students are treating them fairly, unfairly, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Fairly               22%    41%     6%    22%    29%    16%    22%    29%
Unfairly             43     18     71     41     40     46     51     33
Hvn't hrd enough     31     34     22     34     27     34     25     33
REFUSED               4      7      1      3      4      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Fairly               19%    24%    27%    20%    33%    19%    26%     8%    17%
Unfairly             42     45     43     43     37     47     42     57     44
Hvn't hrd enough     35     28     27     32     27     31     29     31     37
REFUSED               4      3      2      5      3      4      3      3      2
 
                                                        HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Fairly               30%    33%    20%    21%    28%    25%    23%
Unfairly             36     32     47     47     32     43     44
Hvn't hrd enough     29     30     29     31     35     29     29
REFUSED               4      5      5      1      5      3      4
 
 
45. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police in the United States are doing their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              65%    84%    49%    67%    69%    62%    70%    77%
Disapprove           26      9     41     26     25     28     18     17
DK/NA                 8      6     10      8      6     10     12      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    63%    69%    73%    76%    70%    73%    28%    55%
Disapprove           40     31     21     19     17     18     17     65     40
DK/NA                 4      6     10      9      7     12     10      7      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police in the United States are doing their job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         65      26        8
Oct 11, 2016         63      27       10
 
 
46. Do you think the police in the United States are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Tougher on whites     1%     2%     1%     1%     2%     1%     2%     1%
Tougher on blacks    48     15     77     50     46     50     48     33
Treat the same       44     76     18     42     47     41     43     60
DK/NA                 7      8      4      7      5      9      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Tougher on whites     1%     2%     2%     -      2%     1%     1%     -      -
Tougher on blacks    59     50     44     43     38     42     40     85     63
Treat the same       36     44     46     49     55     48     52      8     35
DK/NA                 5      5      8      8      5      9      7      6      2
 
TREND: Do you think the police in the United States are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                     ToughOn ToughOn
                     Whites  Blacks  Same   DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018          1      48       44      7
Oct 11, 2016          3      48       42      7
 
 
47. When faced with a possible criminal situation, do you think police in the United States generally use excessive force against minority suspects, or generally use the appropriate amount of force against minority suspects?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excessive force      39%    13%    62%    38%    34%    44%    32%    29%
Appropriate force    47     71     26     47     52     42     53     57
EXCESSIVE REGARDLESS
 OF RACE(VOL)         3      5      2      3      5      2      3      4
DK/NA                11     11      9     12     10     12     13     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excessive force      47%    38%    39%    35%    24%    36%    30%    75%    58%
Appropriate force    42     50     49     47     62     48     55     11     38
EXCESSIVE REGARDLESS
 OF RACE(VOL)         4      2      3      5      4      3      4      2      2
DK/NA                 7     10     10     13     10     13     11     12      2
 
TREND: When faced with a possible criminal situation, do you think police in the United States generally use excessive force against minority suspects, or generally use the appropriate amount of force against minority suspects?
                     Excess- Appro-  EXCESS
                     ive     priate  RGRDLSS DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         39      47      3       11
Oct 11, 2016         36      51      3       10
 
 
48. When faced with a possible criminal situation, do you think police in the United States are more likely to shoot someone who is black, more likely to shoot someone who is white, or do you think police are equally likely to shoot someone of either race?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Black                40%    10%    70%    38%    37%    43%    40%    24%
White                 2      2      -      3      3      1      2      2
Either race          53     83     25     55     56     51     51     70
DK/NA                 5      5      4      5      4      6      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Black                49%    44%    35%    36%    28%    36%    32%    82%    51%
White                 1      3      1      1      3      1      2      1      -
Either race          49     48     59     57     64     58     61     15     45
DK/NA                 1      5      5      6      4      6      5      1      3
 
 
49. Is being the victim of police brutality something you personally worry about or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  21%     9%    31%    21%    21%    22%    11%    13%
No                   78     91     68     78     78     78     89     87
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  27%    22%    21%    19%    11%    12%    12%    64%    37%
No                   72     78     79     81     88     88     88     35     63
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
TREND: Is being the victim of police brutality something you personally worry about or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Apr 11, 2018         21      78       1
Oct 11, 2016         20      79       1
 
 
50. In general, do you think that police officers in the United States face consequences that are too harsh when they kill an unarmed citizen, face consequences that are not harsh enough, or do you think police officers face appropriate consequences when they kill an unarmed citizen?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too harsh             5%     8%     2%     6%     6%     5%     4%     7%
Not harsh enough     46     16     70     48     44     48     42     32
Appropriate          38     66     17     37     44     33     42     51
DK/NA                10     10     10      9      6     14     12     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too harsh             4%     4%     5%     8%     6%     6%     6%     5%     5%
Not harsh enough     61     54     44     30     36     37     36     84     67
Appropriate          31     36     44     44     52     42     47     10     26
DK/NA                 4      5      8     18      7     15     11      2      3
 
 
51. In general, do you think that harsher consequences for police officers that have killed an unarmed citizen would help to prevent other police officers from killing unarmed citizens in the future, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Help prevent     46%    26%    61%    48%    48%    44%    41%    39%
No                   47     64     36     45     46     48     52     53
DK/NA                 7     10      3      7      6      8      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Help prevent     59%    48%    44%    36%    41%    39%    40%    65%    67%
No                   36     48     51     55     53     53     53     31     33
DK/NA                 5      4      6      9      7      8      7      4      -