December 18, 2018 - U.S. Voters Say No Wall And Don't Shut Down Government, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Focus On Issues, Not Impeachment, Voters Tell Dems 7-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters oppose building a wall on the Mexican border 54 - 43 percent and say 54 - 44 percent the wall is not necessary to improve border security, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

This is the highest level of support for the wall since the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University National Poll first asked the question in November 2016.

Opposition to the wall is 57 - 40 percent among women, 90 - 8 percent among Democrats. Republicans support the wall 86 - 14 percent. Independent voters are divided as 45 percent support the wall, with 51 percent opposed. Men also are divided as 47 percent support the wall, with 51 percent opposed. White voters are divided 49 - 50 percent. Opposition is 78 - 16 percent among black voters and 68 - 27 percent among Hispanic voters.

By a wider 62 - 34 percent, American voters oppose shutting down the government because of funding differences over the wall. Republicans support shutting down the government over the wall 59 - 33 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group supporting a shutdown.

If there is a shutdown, 51 percent of voters would blame President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress more, as 37 percent would blame Democrats in Congress more. Independent voters would blame Trump and Republicans more than Democrats 48 - 39 percent.

American voters say 81 - 17 percent that border security is an important issue.

"A blunt holiday greeting card for President Donald Trump: Don't build a border wall and don't shut down the government to try to get it done," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

American voters say 86 - 12 percent, including 77 - 19 percent among Democrats, that Democrats in Congress should focus more on other national issues rather than on impeaching President Trump.

Listing top priorities for Congress next year, American voters say:
  • 24 percent for immigration;
  • 23 percent for health care;
  • 14 percent for the economy;
  • 11 percent for the environment;
  • 8 percent for impeachment.
The Economy

In the last two years, Trump has done his best job handling the economy, 38 percent of voters say, as 10 percent list taxes and 9 percent say he has done his best job on trade.

Trump has done his worst job on race relations, 20 percent of voters say, as 19 percent list immigration, 13 percent say the environment and 12 percent cite health care.

A total of 65 percent of American voters say the nation's economy is "excellent" or "good," while 35 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

Trump's policies have helped the economy, 43 percent say, as 30 percent say his policies have hurt the economy and 25 percent say his policies aren't making much of a difference.

A total of 75 percent of voters say their financial situation is "excellent" or "good," as 24 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

Their financial situation will get better in the coming year, 38 percent of voters say, as 9 percent say it will get worse and 51 percent say it will stay the same.

The Environment

A total of 69 percent of American voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about climate change. Voters say 50 - 45 percent, including 65 - 32 percent among voters 18 to 34 years old, that climate change will have "a significant negative effect on the world" in their lifetime.

"It's their world to inherit and it's clear younger voters see a looming environmental catastrophe on the horizon," Malloy said.

From December 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,147 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, including the design effect.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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16. 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       13%    28%     1%    11%    16%    10%    15%    16%
Smwht satisfied      28     49     10     29     32     25     26     35
Smwht dissatisfied   22     12     26     26     23     22     20     23
Very dissatisfied    35      9     62     33     28     41     38     26
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      2      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied       10%    15%    14%    11%    18%    13%    15%     3%     4%
Smwht satisfied      28     31     25     28     34     28     31     13     31
Smwht dissatisfied   28     22     21     18     23     20     21     29     25
Very dissatisfied    32     32     37     42     24     38     32     52     38
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      -      1      1      4      1
 
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
 
Dec 18, 2018         13      28      22      35       2
Sep 10, 2018         15      26      20      37       2
Jun 06, 2018          8      29      26      36       1
Feb 20, 2018          8      21      22      47       1
Jan 18, 2018          9      31      22      37       1
Dec 20, 2017          7      26      24      43       1
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
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17. Do you think that there are enough checks and balances in the federal government, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Enough           39%    52%    28%    42%    49%    31%    50%    33%
No                   53     43     67     51     46     60     47     56
DK/NA                 7      6      5      7      5      9      3     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Enough           33%    44%    44%    35%    52%    32%    41%    26%    42%
No                   57     51     52     56     43     58     52     65     52
DK/NA                10      5      4     10      5      9      7      9      6
 
 
18. Which of the following issues do you think should be the top priority for Congress next year: the economy, health care, immigration, taxes, infrastructure, the environment, gun policy, or the impeachment of President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy              14%    16%    10%    14%    16%    12%    12%    14%
Health care          23      8     31     25     21     25     25     22
Immigration          24     52      7     22     24     25     26     29
Taxes                 3      5      2      4      3      3      4      3
Infrastructure        7      9      4      8     10      4      7      7
Environment          11      2     18     11     10     11     11     11
Gun policy            7      3     12      5      6      8      6      4
Impeachment of Trump  8      2     15      8      6     10      7      7
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   1      1      -      1      1      -      2      -
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Economy              21%    10%    12%    13%    13%    13%    13%    11%    18%
Health care          23     20     24     24     21     26     24     29     20
Immigration          10     28     30     28     30     25     27      5     16
Taxes                 5      4      2      3      3      4      4      3      3
Infrastructure        6     12      4      5     11      4      7      4     10
Environment          21      7      9      8     11     10     11      8     17
Gun policy            9     10      5      4      4      6      5     21      6
Impeachment of Trump  4      8     10     11      5      9      7     17     10
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   1      1      1      1      2      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 1      1      1      3      1      2      2      1      -
 
 
21. Out of the following issues, which one do you think President Trump has done the best job handling over the last two years: the economy, health care, immigration, taxes, the environment, foreign policy, trade, or race relations?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
The economy          38%    57%    21%    40%    41%    35%    42%    41%
Health care           1      2      1      2      1      1      1      1
Immigration           6      9      4      6      5      6      3      7
Taxes                10     11      9      9     10     10      9      8
Environment           1      -      1      -      1      -      -      1
Foreign policy        6      5      3      9      8      5      6      5
Trade                 9     10      7      9     11      7      8     10
Race relations        -      -      1      -      1      -      -      -
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   4      1      6      5      4      5      4      4
DK/NA                25      6     47     19     19     31     26     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
The economy          31%    41%    39%    39%    47%    38%    42%    21%    26%
Health care           3      1      1      2      2      1      1      3      -
Immigration           4      7      6      4      6      4      5      7      6
Taxes                15     10      8      6      8     10      9      6     15
Environment           -      -      1      1      1      -      -      1      -
Foreign policy       11      8      4      4      7      4      6      4     14
Trade                 9     12      7      7     11      7      9      6     13
Race relations        -      1      1      -      1      -      -      3      -
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   3      5      5      4      4      4      4      6      4
DK/NA                24     16     28     34     14     31     24     42     22
 
 
22. Out of the following issues, which one do you think President Trump has done the worst job handling over the last two years: the economy, health care, immigration, taxes, the environment, foreign policy, trade, or race relations?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
The economy           3%     1%     4%     4%     3%     3%     1%     3%
Health care          12     23      6     10     16     10     13     15
Immigration          19     12     30     16     19     20     20     15
Taxes                 3      3      3      5      3      4      3      3
Environment          13     14     12     14     12     14     16     13
Foreign policy       10      5     13     11     11      9     11     11
Trade                 4      4      2      4      4      3      4      4
Race relations       20     13     22     23     20     20     18     16
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   2      3      1      2      2      3      3      2
DK/NA                13     23      6     11     11     15     11     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
The economy           3%     4%     2%     3%     2%     2%     2%     7%     2%
Health care           6     11     16     14     18     11     14      6     12
Immigration          28     20     16     17     16     19     18     29     25
Taxes                 2      5      3      5      3      3      3      4      7
Environment          16     12     11     12     13     15     15      2     10
Foreign policy       12      8      8     12     12     10     11      6      7
Trade                 4      2      5      3      4      4      4      3      1
Race relations       22     26     20     14     16     18     17     34     25
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   -      3      2      4      2      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                 7     11     15     16     11     16     14      7      7
 
 
27. Do you think Nancy Pelosi would make a good Speaker of the House, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    18%    75%    37%    42%    44%    48%    35%
No                   47     77     17     52     51     44     47     55
DK/NA                10      5      8     11      8     12      5     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  43%    35%    45%    52%    39%    43%    41%    69%    25%
No                   37     55     49     43     55     48     51     19     52
DK/NA                21     10      6      5      6      9      8     12     23
 
 
28. In general, do you think that the Democrats in Congress should focus more on impeaching President Trump, or focus more on other national issues?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Impeaching Trump     12%     4%    19%    12%    10%    13%     9%     6%
National issues      86     95     77     86     88     84     89     92
DK/NA                 3      1      4      2      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Impeaching Trump     13%    11%    12%    12%     6%     9%     7%    32%    16%
National issues      85     87     85     84     93     89     91     63     83
DK/NA                 2      2      3      4      2      2      2      5      1
 
 
29. 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            14%    29%     2%    13%    17%    11%    15%    17%
Good                 51     58     43     55     54     49     57     53
Not so good          25      9     38     23     21     27     19     21
Poor                 10      4     16      8      7     12      8      9
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             8%    14%    15%    19%    21%    12%    16%     2%     5%
Good                 51     56     51     45     57     54     55     35     47
Not so good          26     23     24     26     16     23     20     43     35
Poor                 12      7     10      9      5     11      8     21     11
DK/NA                 2      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      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
 
Dec 18, 2018         14      51      25      10       1
Sep 10, 2018         21      49      20       8       3 
Aug 14, 2018         15      52      23       9       2
Jun 06, 2018         13      49      26      11       2
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
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30. 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              43%    84%     6%    47%    48%    39%    45%    54%
Hurting              30      4     58     26     27     33     33     25
No difference        25     11     33     24     24     26     21     19
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      2      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              30%    48%    47%    44%    56%    44%    49%     8%    31%
Hurting              29     26     32     33     24     32     29     35     33
No difference        36     23     21     21     18     22     20     52     32
DK/NA                 4      2      1      1      2      2      2      5      4
 
TREND: 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?
                     Help    Hurt    NoDiff  DK/NA
 
Dec 18, 2018         43      30      25       2
Jan 10, 2018         37      29      30       4
Nov 22, 2017         36      31      30       4
 
 
31. 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            17%    23%    12%    19%    18%    16%    25%    12%
Good                 58     63     52     61     58     58     64     59
Not so good          17      9     25     13     16     17      8     20
Poor                  7      3     10      4      6      7      2      7
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            10%    19%    19%    18%    19%    17%    18%     8%    11%
Good                 59     63     57     53     63     59     61     40     63
Not so good          20     11     16     19     12     15     14     35     16
Poor                  8      4      7      8      3      6      5     16      5
DK/NA                 2      2      -      2      2      2      2      2      4
 
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
 
Dec 18, 2018         17      58      17       7       2
Jun 06, 2018         16      60      17       6       1
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 
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32. Compared to 2 years ago, do you think your financial situation has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               38%    61%    14%    42%    43%    33%    37%    41%
Worse                15      8     24     13     11     19     13     16
Same                 47     32     61     45     45     48     50     42
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               40%    47%    37%    28%    47%    33%    39%    22%    41%
Worse                11     10     18     21     10     18     14     20     16
Same                 50     43     44     50     43     49     46     58     43
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: Compared to 2 years ago, do you think your financial situation has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Dec 18, 2018         38      15      47       -
Aug 14, 2018         36      17      45       1
 
 
33. In the coming year, do you think that your financial situation will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               38%    47%    27%    39%    41%    35%    32%    35%
Worse                 9      4     17      7      8     11     10      8
Same                 51     45     54     53     50     52     55     55
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               51%    47%    32%    24%    40%    29%    33%    44%    58%
Worse                 4      4     12     14      7     11      9     13      7
Same                 44     49     54     57     52     58     55     42     35
DK/NA                 1      -      2      4      1      3      2      1      -
 
 
34. Thinking about this holiday season, do you plan to spend more on gifts this year than last year, less on gifts or about the same as last year?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 13%    19%     5%    17%    17%    10%    14%    16%
Less                 26     15     38     23     19     33     20     22
Same                 59     65     57     58     63     56     64     61
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
 
More                 21%    16%    12%     7%    20%    11%    15%     3%     8%
Less                 29     19     29     28     14     27     21     45     43
Same                 49     64     58     64     66     60     63     52     48
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      2      2      -      1
 
TREND: Thinking about this holiday season, do you plan to spend more on gifts this year than last year, less on gifts or about the same as last year?
                                     About
                     More    Less    Same    DK/NA
 
Dec 18, 2018         13      26      59       1
Dec 20, 2017         14      27      58       1 
Nov 26, 2014          9      33      56       2
Dec 11, 2013          7      40      52       1 
Nov 13, 2002          7      34      57       2 
Dec 11, 2001         10      24      65       -
 
 
38. Are you worried that you or someone in your family might be affected by an extreme weather event, or is that not something you're worried about?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Worried          40%    17%    56%    42%    36%    43%    35%    38%
No/Not worried       59     83     43     57     62     57     64     61
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Worried          45%    38%    43%    33%    30%    42%    36%    63%    38%
No/Not worried       54     61     56     65     69     58     63     37     60
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      2      1      1      1      2
 
 
39. Do you think that the extreme weather events in the United States over the past few years are related to climate change, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Related          61%    24%    90%    63%    57%    64%    61%    55%
No                   34     70      8     32     38     30     35     40
DK/NA                 5      6      2      6      5      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Related          72%    58%    59%    58%    53%    61%    57%    80%    72%
No                   22     36     37     37     43     33     37     16     21
DK/NA                 6      6      4      5      4      6      5      3      7
 
 
40. Would you support or oppose shutting down the government over differences about federal government funding for a wall along the border with Mexico?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              34%    59%    12%    33%    39%    29%    35%    39%
Oppose               62     33     86     65     57     67     61     56
DK/NA                 5      7      2      3      4      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              22%    34%    40%    34%    45%    31%    38%    10%    24%
Oppose               71     62     58     61     52     64     58     85     71
DK/NA                 6      4      2      5      3      5      4      6      5
 
 
41. As you may know, Congress must pass a new spending bill in order to prevent a government shutdown. If a government shutdown does occur, who would you blame more: President Trump and the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump/Reps in Congrs 51%    13%    90%    48%    49%    53%    52%    41%
Dems in Congress     37     76      4     39     40     34     38     47
DK/NA                12     10      6     13     11     12     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump/Reps in Congrs 64%    46%    48%    54%    42%    50%    47%    79%    59%
Dems in Congress     20     42     44     38     48     38     42      9     27
DK/NA                16     12      8      9     10     12     11     12     14
 
 
45. How concerned are you about climate change; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       42%     9%    72%    40%    37%    46%    43%    32%
Smwht concerned      27     27     20     30     27     26     24     31
Not so concerned     14     26      6     14     14     13     15     16
Not concerned at all 17     37      3     16     20     14     17     21
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       47%    37%    43%    43%    33%    41%    37%    60%    47%
Smwht concerned      30     31     22     24     26     29     28     27     28
Not so concerned     13     13     16     14     16     15     16      7      9
Not concerned at all 11     18     19     19     24     14     19      7     16
DK/NA                 -      2      1      -      2      -      1      -      -
 
TREND: How concerned are you about climate change; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Dec 18, 2018         42      27      14      17       1
Mar 22, 2018         42      27      16      15       1
Sep 28, 2017         45      27      10      18       -
Aug 16, 2017         45      28      12      14       1
Jun 07, 2017         49      27      10      13       - 
Apr 05, 2017         45      31      11      12       1 
Mar 24, 2017         43      30      15      12       -
Mar 08, 2017         46      25      14      15       1
Feb 08, 2017         44      28      12      14       -
Jan 27, 2017         44      30      14      12       -
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46. Do you think that climate change is going to have a significant negative effect on the world in your lifetime, or don't you think that?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Negative effect  50%    20%    75%    52%    46%    54%    50%    41%
No                   45     77     21     45     49     42     49     54
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      4      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Negative effect  65%    47%    51%    44%    40%    49%    45%    74%    53%
No                   32     50     45     52     56     48     52     21     43
DK/NA                 3      4      4      5      4      3      3      5      4
 
 
47. 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              43%    86%     8%    45%    47%    40%    42%    55%
Oppose               54     14     90     51     51     57     57     43
DK/NA                 3      -      2      3      2      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              25%    49%    48%    45%    54%    44%    49%    16%    27%
Oppose               72     49     49     54     45     54     50     78     68
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      2      2      2      6      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Dec 18, 2018         43      54       3 
Aug 15, 2018         38      58       4
Jun 18, 2018         39      58       4
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 
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48. Do you think that a wall along the border with Mexico is necessary to improve U.S. border security, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Necessary        44%    85%    10%    46%    47%    41%    42%    55%
No                   54     14     89     53     51     57     57     44
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Necessary        21%    51%    50%    46%    54%    44%    48%    21%    30%
No                   78     49     48     50     46     55     51     73     68
DK/NA                 1      -      2      3      1      1      1      5      1
 
 
49. Do you think border security is an important issue, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Important        81%    97%    66%    84%    83%    80%    83%    84%
No                   17      3     32     14     16     18     16     15
DK/NA                 2      -      3      1      1      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Important        67%    88%    86%    78%    87%    81%    83%    66%    78%
No                   27     12     13     21     13     17     15     28     19
DK/NA                 6      -      1      1      -      2      1      6      3