December 9, 2020 - 61% Say They Are Willing To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 74% Say They Or Someone They Know Has Been Infected Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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As health officials in the United States consider authorizing the use of COVID-19 vaccinations, 61 percent say they are willing to get vaccinated if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Thirty-three percent say they don't think they would be willing to get vaccinated.

Sixty-five percent say they are either very (20 percent) or somewhat (45 percent) confident in the federal government's ability to oversee the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, while 33 percent say they are not so confident (17 percent) or not confident at all (16 percent).

As for how quickly people are willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine once it's approved, 37 percent say as soon as possible, 41 percent say they would wait a few months, and 20 percent say never.

"When it comes time to roll up the sleeve, will Americans put their trust in the vaccine? The answer is yes, but as far as timing, there will be no rush to be first in line," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

Two-thirds, 67 percent, say they do not think their state should make it mandatory for people to get vaccinated if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved by government health officials, while 29 percent say they do think getting a COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory.

COVID-19: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Nearly three-quarters, 74 percent, say they either have been infected themselves or personally know someone who's been infected by the coronavirus. That's a jump of 45 percentage points from April when the question was first asked. Currently, 26 percent say they have not been infected themselves or do not personally know someone who has been infected.

Seventy-seven percent say they are either very concerned (46 percent) or somewhat concerned (31 percent) that they or someone they know will be infected with the coronavirus, while 23 percent say they are either not so concerned (13 percent) or not concerned at all (10 percent).

"It's gotten personal and painful. Some nine months into a national trauma, Americans see the COVID-19 crisis deepening. Those emotions are driven by familiarity and relationships with victims either sickened by or lost to the coronavirus," said Malloy.

Sixty-four percent say they are either very concerned (34 percent) or somewhat concerned (30 percent) about their local hospitals running out of space to care for sick patients, while 35 percent say they are either not so concerned (18 percent) or not concerned at all (17 percent).

"If the worst case befalls your household, will you be able to rely on treatment in your hometown? The answer underscores the pervasive fear that you may be on your own," added Malloy.

Fifty-seven percent say they think the coronavirus situation in the U.S. is getting worse, 12 percent say it's getting better, and 28 percent say it's about the same.

As to when people expect the coronavirus crisis to be over in the U.S., 51 percent say they think it will take more than a year, 41 percent say a few months, and 2 percent say a few weeks.

COVID-19: GUIDELINES & THE HOLIDAYS

A plurality (48 percent) say they think the federal government's travel guidelines addressing the coronavirus pandemic are about right, 31 percent say they don't go far enough, and 14 percent say they go too far.

When it comes to plans for the holiday season, a majority (58 percent) say they do not expect to visit with family and friends outside their households, while 40 percent say they do expect to.

In contrast, 62 percent say they expect people they know to visit with family and friends outside their households this holiday season, while 36 percent say they do not expect that.

Asked about tightening COVID-19 restrictions in their community:
  • 60 percent say they support tightening restrictions on bars, and 37 percent oppose;
  • 54 percent say they support tightening restrictions on gyms, and 40 percent oppose;
  • 53 percent support restrictions on dining indoors at restaurants, and 44 percent oppose.
MASKS

When asked how often they wear a mask in public where six feet of social distancing can't always be maintained, 74 percent say all the time, 13 percent say most of the time, 5 percent say sometimes, 3 percent say hardly ever, and another 3 percent say never.

However, when asked about people in their community wearing masks, the numbers are very different. Only 21 percent say people in their community wear a mask all the time when they are in public when six feet of social distancing can't always be maintained, 52 percent say most of the time, 19 percent say sometimes, 7 percent say hardly ever, and 1 percent say never.

978 self-identified registered voters nationwide were surveyed from December 1st - 7th with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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22. How concerned are you that you or someone you know will be infected with the coronavirus: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       46%    21%    73%    48%    38%    54%    51%    34%
Somewhat concerned   31     41     24     32     36     27     31     38
Not so concerned     13     23      2     10     14     11     11     17
Not concerned at all 10     14      1     10     12      8      7     12
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       42%    46%    41%    56%    30%    48%    39%    76%    47%
Somewhat concerned   34     28     35     30     38     32     35     18     32
Not so concerned     13     15     13      9     18     12     15      2     12
Not concerned at all 10     11     10      6     13      9     11      3     10
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very concerned       54%    43%    47%    41%    50%    50%    35%
Somewhat concerned   30     37     30     30     32     30     34
Not so concerned     13     11     11     16     10     12     16
Not concerned at all  3      8     11     13      8      7     14
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: How concerned are you that you or someone you know will be infected with the coronavirus: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Dec 09, 2020         46      31      13      10       -
Jul 15, 2020         48      31      12       9       -
Jun 18, 2020         36      33      15      16       -
May 20, 2020         45      32      15       8       -
Apr 08, 2020         50      35      10       5       - 
Mar 09, 2020         18      36      26      19       1 
 
 
23. Have you or someone you personally know been infected by the coronavirus, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  74%    70%    77%    75%    73%    74%    80%    69%
No                   26     30     23     25     26     26     19     31
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  79%    79%    76%    62%    72%    73%    72%    71%    78%
No                   21     21     24     38     28     27     28     29     22
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  70%    79%    76%    68%    74%    73%    74%
No                   30     21     24     32     26     27     25
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Have you or someone you personally know been infected by the coronavirus, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Dec 09, 2020         74      26       -
Jul 15, 2020         53      46       1
Jun 18, 2020         44      55       1
May 20, 2020         46      53       1
Apr 08, 2020         29      70       1
 
 
25. Do you think the coronavirus situation in the United States is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               12%    22%     1%    13%    15%     9%    14%    13%
Worse                57     34     87     58     48     66     65     50
The same             28     41     12     27     35     22     17     35
DK/NA                 2      3      -      2      2      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               12%    12%    14%    11%    16%    11%    13%     3%    17%
Worse                53     56     56     67     46     63     55     80     50
The same             36     30     27     20     35     24     29     17     30
DK/NA                 -      3      3      3      2      2      2      -      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Better               11%     7%    13%    17%    11%    12%    13%
Worse                64     57     55     56     64     59     47
The same             24     31     30     27     23     28     37
DK/NA                 1      5      3      -      2      1      3
 
TREND: Do you think the coronavirus situation in the United States is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Dec 09, 2020         12      57      28       2
May 20, 2020         36      29      33       2
Apr 08, 2020          8      70      20       2
 
 
26. Based on what you know today, when do you think the coronavirus crisis in the United States will be over: a few weeks from now, a few months from now, or more than a year from now?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Few weeks             2%     3%     -      2%     3%     2%     2%     4%
Few months           41     53     34     40     42     40     45     41
More than a year     51     34     65     54     49     52     48     48
DK/NA                 6      9      2      4      7      5      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Few weeks             3%     3%     3%     1%     3%     3%     3%     1%     2%
Few months           45     36     45     42     46     39     42     37     47
More than a year     50     55     45     53     44     52     48     57     49
DK/NA                 2      5      7      5      7      6      6      5      2
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Few weeks             1%     -      4%     2%     2%     3%     3%
Few months           41     43     38     45     44     41     38
More than a year     54     49     51     49     51     52     50
DK/NA                 4      9      6      4      4      4     10
 
TREND: Based on what you know today, when do you think the coronavirus crisis in the United States will be over: a few weeks from now, a few months from now, or more than a year from now?
                     Few     Few     More       
                     Weeks   Months  ThanYr  DK/NA
 
Dec 09, 2020          2      41      51       6
May 20, 2020          6      34      56       4
Apr 08, 2020         10      63      23       3
 
 
28. How often would you say - people in your community wear a mask when they go out in public where six feet of social distancing can't always be maintained: all the time, most of the time, sometimes, hardly ever, or never?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
All the time         21%    21%    21%    23%    21%    21%    17%    19%
Most of the time     52     52     59     47     50     54     60     54
Sometimes            19     19     14     22     19     18     17     18
Hardly ever           7      7      6      6      8      5      6      6
Never                 1      -      -      -      -      1      -      1
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
 
All the time         20%    19%    20%    24%    16%    20%    18%    30%    27%
Most of the time     50     54     53     54     55     57     56     46     42
Sometimes            23     16     19     19     19     16     18     21     22
Hardly ever           7     10      7      2      8      5      6      3     10
Never                 -      1      1      -      1      1      1      -      -
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
All the time         31%    13%    15%    30%    26%    22%    12%
Most of the time     57     64     44     50     52     55     52
Sometimes             7     17     28     14     16     17     24
Hardly ever           3      4     11      5      6      5      9
Never                 -      2      -      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      -      -      2
 
 
29. How often would you say - you wear a mask when you go out in public where six feet of social distancing can't always be maintained: all the time, most of the time, sometimes, hardly ever, or never?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
All the time         74%    61%    91%    75%    65%    82%    81%    68%
Most of the time     13     18      6     15     16     11     11     14
Sometimes             5      7      2      5      7      4      3      5
Hardly ever           3      7      -      3      6      1      3      6
Never                 3      7      -      2      5      2      2      6
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
All the time         70%    71%    72%    85%    61%    84%    73%    83%    75%
Most of the time     17     13     14     10     18      9     13     11     14
Sometimes             7      5      5      3      6      3      5      5      8
Hardly ever           2      5      6      -      8      1      5      -      1
Never                 5      5      3      1      7      2      5      -      2
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
All the time         79%    74%    68%    81%    78%    80%    61%
Most of the time     13     15     14     11     15     11     15
Sometimes             2      3      9      3      4      4      9
Hardly ever           2      3      5      2      1      3      8
Never                 2      5      3      3      2      2      7
DK/NA                 2      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
 
30. At this time, do you support or oppose the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in your community for - bars?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              60%    31%    92%    62%    51%    67%    66%    47%
Oppose               37     63      7     34     45     28     30     49
DK/NA                 4      6      1      4      3      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              63%    54%    59%    65%    44%    62%    53%    82%    67%
Oppose               35     44     40     26     53     33     43     15     29
DK/NA                 3      2      1      9      3      5      4      2      4
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Support              68%    53%    59%    60%    68%    63%    44%
Oppose               29     44     36     37     29     32     53
DK/NA                 3      3      5      4      3      5      3
 
 
31. At this time, do you support or oppose the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in your community for - dining indoors at restaurants?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              53%    25%    84%    54%    49%    58%    62%    40%
Oppose               44     72     15     42     49     39     36     56
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4      2      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              57%    53%    50%    55%    40%    54%    47%    73%    60%
Oppose               41     46     48     37     58     41     49     24     39
DK/NA                 2      1      1      8      2      5      4      3      1
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Support              59%    51%    51%    54%    61%    56%    39%
Oppose               37     47     46     42     37     40     58
DK/NA                 4      2      3      3      2      4      3
 
 
32. At this time, do you support or oppose the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in your community for - gyms?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              54%    21%    88%    57%    49%    59%    59%    41%
Oppose               40     70     10     37     47     34     35     53
DK/NA                 6      8      2      6      4      7      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              58%    52%    51%    58%    39%    54%    47%    81%    58%
Oppose               39     44     45     30     55     39     47     17     35
DK/NA                 3      4      4     12      5      7      6      2      7
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Support              60%    47%    54%    56%    62%    58%    37%
Oppose               37     47     39     40     32     38     55
DK/NA                 4      6      7      4      6      4      7
 
 
33. In general, do you think the federal government's travel guidelines addressing the coronavirus pandemic go too far, don't go far enough, or are about right?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Go too far           14%    25%     2%    15%    18%    11%    12%    20%
Don't go far enough  31     11     56     27     26     36     34     25
About right          48     58     37     50     50     45     44     50
DK/NA                 7      6      5      8      7      8     10      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Go too far           12%    20%    14%     8%    23%    12%    17%     5%     9%
Don't go far enough  34     31     29     30     20     35     28     42     32
About right          47     45     49     52     51     45     48     49     55
DK/NA                 6      4      8     10      6      7      7      5      5
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Go too far           13%     9%    18%    13%    11%    11%    22%
Don't go far enough  33     28     31     31     36     31     24
About right          48     56     43     47     45     52     46
DK/NA                 6      7      8      9      8      6      8
 
 
34. Thinking about this holiday season, do you expect people you know to visit with family and friends outside of their household, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  62%    69%    54%    58%    69%    55%    63%    64%
No                   36     28     45     39     30     42     34     33
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      1      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  75%    67%    58%    46%    71%    58%    64%    45%    61%
No                   24     31     40     50     27     38     33     55     36
DK/NA                 1      2      2      5      1      4      3      -      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  60%    60%    65%    59%    53%    65%    70%
No                   38     38     32     39     44     33     28
DK/NA                 3      2      3      1      3      2      2
 
 
35. Thinking about this holiday season, do you expect to visit with family and friends outside of your household, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    59%    22%    35%    49%    33%    35%    49%
No                   58     40     77     63     50     65     62     50
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      1      2      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  46%    44%    41%    29%    51%    37%    44%    22%    38%
No                   53     55     57     69     48     60     54     78     62
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      3      2      -      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  34%    37%    43%    44%    32%    42%    50%
No                   64     61     55     55     67     56     48
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      2
 
 
36. How concerned are you about your local hospitals running out of space to care for sick patients; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       34%    13%    60%    34%    30%    38%    32%    22%
Somewhat concerned   30     30     29     33     29     31     38     30
Not so concerned     18     29      8     15     19     17     16     25
Not concerned at all 17     27      3     17     21     14     13     23
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       32%    36%    35%    33%    20%    30%    25%    68%    42%
Somewhat concerned   30     29     25     40     32     33     32     20     31
Not so concerned     17     19     19     15     24     20     22      6      9
Not concerned at all 21     14     21     11     24     16     20      6     18
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      1      -      1      -      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very concerned       35%    36%    32%    35%    43%    32%    26%
Somewhat concerned   36     29     31     23     27     36     27
Not so concerned     16     20     16     20     15     17     23
Not concerned at all 12     14     19     21     15     15     23
DK/NA                 2      -      -      -      1      1      -
 
 
37. If a COVID-19 vaccine is approved by government health officials, do you think you would be willing to get vaccinated, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Willing          61%    50%    80%    58%    61%    61%    75%    55%
No                   33     47     15     36     34     33     20     41
DK/NA                 5      3      5      6      5      6      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Willing          61%    51%    62%    76%    61%    62%    62%    61%    64%
No                   38     44     33     14     35     34     34     30     30
DK/NA                 -      5      4      9      5      4      4      9      6
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Willing          71%    59%    56%    65%    65%    66%    49%
No                   24     34     39     33     32     27     45
DK/NA                 5      7      6      3      4      7      6
 
 
38. If a COVID-19 vaccine is approved by government health officials, which comes closest to your point of view: you would take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it's available to you; you would wait a few months to take the COVID-19 vaccine after it is available; or you would never take the COVID-19 vaccine?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
As soon as available 37%    28%    54%    32%    37%    37%    55%    33%
Wait few months      41     40     39     46     38     43     31     40
Never                20     32      7     19     22     19     14     26
DK/NA                 2      1      -      3      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
As soon as available 36%    25%    40%    52%    39%    41%    40%    28%    33%
Wait few months      38     49     35     39     36     38     37     54     47
Never                26     25     23      8     23     19     21     16     17
DK/NA                 -      2      2      2      1      1      1      2      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
As soon as available 45%    37%    31%    41%    36%    45%    28%
Wait few months      36     39     44     40     47     35     40
Never                18     21     23     18     16     19     30
DK/NA                 1      3      2      1      1      1      2
 
 
39. If a COVID-19 vaccine is approved by government health officials, do you think your state should make it mandatory for people to get vaccinated, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  29%    14%    49%    26%    28%    29%    35%    22%
No                   67     84     43     71     70     66     60     76
DK/NA                 4      2      8      2      3      5      5      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  32%    24%    26%    35%    25%    27%    26%    29%    36%
No                   68     72     69     58     73     69     71     63     58
DK/NA                 -      4      4      6      2      4      3      7      6
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  35%    24%    27%    31%    30%    34%    17%
No                   61     71     71     64     66     62     77
DK/NA                 4      5      3      5      3      4      5
 
 
40. At this time, how confident are you in the federal government's ability to oversee the safety of COVID-19 vaccines: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very confident       20%    23%    26%    15%    21%    19%    27%    18%
Somewhat confident   45     44     48     46     47     43     46     45
Not so confident     17     16     15     19     14     20     12     18
Not confident at all 16     15     10     20     17     16     14     18
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very confident        8%    18%    23%    32%    21%    21%    21%    25%    14%
Somewhat confident   49     45     41     48     47     43     45     45     47
Not so confident     20     18     17     12     15     18     16     11     27
Not confident at all 23     19     16      5     17     17     17     17     11
DK/NA                 -      -      3      2      -      2      1      2      1
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very confident       28%    19%    20%    15%    21%    23%    14%
Somewhat confident   44     51     39     49     48     42     45
Not so confident     14     13     20     19     18     17     18
Not confident at all 12     15     19     17     12     17     21
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      1      1      2