August 3, 2017 - U.S. Voters Say 68 - 27% Let Transgender People Serve, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Disapprove 5-1 Of GOP Handling Of Health Care Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters say 68 - 27 percent, including 55 - 39 percent among voters in military households, that transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Republicans opposed transgender service 60 - 32 percent, but every other party, gender, education, age or racial group supports transgender service by margins of 22 percentage points or higher, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

By an 89 - 8 percent margin, American voters say it should be illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on sexual orientation.

More acceptance of transgender people would be "a good thing for the country," 46 percent of voters say, as 14 percent say it would be "a bad thing" and 39 percent say it would not make much difference.

American voters disapprove 80 - 15 percent of the way Republicans in Congress are handling health care. Even Republicans disapprove 60 - 32 percent. Voters disapprove 64 - 25 percent of Republican ideas to replace Obamacare.

Voters disapprove 59 - 34 percent of the way Democrats in Congress are handling health care.

"They put on uniforms and face the same risks as their brothers and sisters in arms for little reward other than protecting their country," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Voters say a soldier is a soldier, no matter what his/her gender identity is.

"Voters say, 'Let them serve.'

"Nobody gets high marks on health care, but Republicans take a crushing blow. The message: Start over and do it right."

Only 22 percent of American voters say President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare. Another 40 percent say repeal parts of Obamacare and 33 percent of voters say don't repeal any of Obamacare.

American voters say 81 - 14 percent, including 76 - 17 percent among Republicans, that there should be bipartisan hearings on any new health care law to replace Obamacare.

Voters oppose 69 - 26 percent, including 52 - 39 percent among Republicans, decreasing federal funding for Medicaid.

Replacing the current health care system with a single payer system in which Medicare covers every American citizen is a good idea, voters say 51 - 38 percent.

Democrats and Republicans in Congress

While still negative, the Democratic Party is ahead of the Republican Party in voter favorability: the Democrats get a negative 36 - 48 percent favorability, compared to the Republicans' negative 22 - 64 percent favorability - a new low.

If the 2018 Congressional elections were held today, voters say 52 - 38 percent, including 48 - 37 percent among independent voters, they would like the Democrats to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Voters say 53 - 39 percent, including 49 - 40 percent among independent voters, they would like to see the Democrats win control of the U.S. Senate.

American voters are divided 44 - 44 percent on whether Democrats or Republicans can do a better job handling the economy. Voter opinions on other issues are:
  • 56 - 29 percent that Democrats can do a better job on health care;
  • 43 - 43 percent split on who can do a better job on taxes;
  • 55 - 35 percent that Democrats can do better fighting for the working class. Voters support 54 - 44 percent raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour.
From July 27 - August 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,125 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              10%    14%     9%     8%    11%     9%     9%     9%
Disapprove           84     80     83     87     84     83     88     84
DK/NA                 6      5      8      5      5      7      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              12%    12%     6%    10%    10%     9%     9%    12%
Disapprove           76     82     89     85     87     85     86     78
DK/NA                11      5      5      4      3      6      5     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         10      84       6
Mar 07, 2017         18      70      12
Jan 26, 2017         19      67      14
Jan 10, 2017         12      79       9
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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            36%     4%    73%    27%    29%    43%    41%    28%
Unfavorable          48     88     13     53     56     41     49     58
Hvn't hrd enough     11      6     10     14      9     12      6      8
REFUSED               5      2      4      5      6      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            35%    39%    33%    37%    27%    41%    34%    42%
Unfavorable          40     47     54     51     63     46     54     33
Hvn't hrd enough     17      8     10      9      5      8      7     20
REFUSED               8      6      3      3      5      5      5      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 03, 2017         36      48      11       5
Mar 07, 2017         38      53       6       3
Jan 26, 2017         40      51       6       3
Jan 10, 2017         37      52       6       4
Nov 28, 2016         35      56       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            22%    63%     5%    16%    26%    19%    22%    28%
Unfavorable          64     30     84     66     62     65     70     59
Hvn't hrd enough     11      4      9     15      8     13      4     10
REFUSED               3      3      2      4      3      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            20%    22%    23%    24%    29%    22%    26%    14%
Unfavorable          57     66     66     66     62     65     64     64
Hvn't hrd enough     20      8      9      7      5      9      7     19
REFUSED               3      5      3      3      3      3      3      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
Aug 03, 2017         22      64      11       3
Mar 07, 2017         38      54       6       2
Jan 26, 2017         33      57       6       4
Jan 10, 2017         33      55       8       4
Nov 28, 2016         38      50       7       5
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11. 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     38%    92%     2%    37%    43%    33%    40%    46%
Democratic Party     52      4     96     48     45     59     53     40
DK/NA                10      4      2     16     12      8      7     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Republican Party     28%    39%    41%    41%    50%    38%    44%    22%
Democratic Party     57     53     51     48     37     54     46     70
DK/NA                15      9      8     10     13      9     11      8
 
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
 
Aug 03, 2017         38      52      10
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       9
Jun 08, 2017         39      51      10
May 10, 2017         38      54       8
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12. 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     39%    93%     2%    40%    45%    34%    41%    49%
Democratic Party     53      5     96     49     45     60     52     42
DK/NA                 8      2      2     11      9      6      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Republican Party     31%    39%    42%    45%    54%    39%    46%    22%
Democratic Party     58     53     51     49     38     54     46     70
DK/NA                10      8      7      7      9      7      8      8
 
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
 
Aug 03, 2017         39      53       8
Jun 29, 2017         41      51       8
Jun 08, 2017         39      52       8
Link to full trend on website
 
 
14. Is your opinion of the Democratic economic agenda titled "A Better Deal" favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            16%     3%    33%    12%    15%    18%    18%    11%
Unfavorable          29     56      8     30     36     23     32     36
Hvn't hrd enough     54     41     59     58     49     59     50     53
REFUSED               -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            15%    15%    17%    19%    10%    17%    14%    23%
Unfavorable          22     30     33     31     43     27     34     16
Hvn't hrd enough     63     55     50     49     46     56     51     61
REFUSED               -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
 
15. 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        5%    10%     2%     3%     5%     4%     3%     5%
Smwht satisfied      27     53      9     28     32     22     26     36
Smwht dissatisfied   29     23     29     32     31     27     30     27
Very dissatisfied    39     13     60     37     30     47     41     31
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        6%     3%     6%     4%     6%     2%     4%     6%
Smwht satisfied      23     28     28     28     37     26     31     16
Smwht dissatisfied   30     34     26     27     29     27     28     30
Very dissatisfied    39     34     39     40     27     44     36     46
DK/NA                 2      -      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017          5      27      29      39       1
Jun 28, 2017          4      27      26      41       1
Jun 08, 2017          4      25      24      46       2
May 24, 2017          4      29      29      37       2
May 10, 2017          5      28      25      41       1
Apr 19, 2017          7      26      27      38       2
Apr 04, 2017          3      25      27      44       1
Mar 22, 2017          5      26      27      39       2
Mar 07, 2017          6      26      29      37       2
Feb 22, 2017          6      25      28      39       2
Feb 07, 2017          8      24      26      38       3
Jan 26, 2017          6      26      30      36       3
Jan 10, 2017          3      27      35      33       2
Nov 28, 2016          5      22      30      42       2
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23. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - the economy, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     44%     3%    86%    36%    39%    49%    45%    33%
Republican party     44     93      8     46     50     39     45     54
NO DIFF (VOL)         5      2      3      8      6      5      5      5
DK/NA                 6      3      3      9      5      7      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Democratic party     41%    48%    45%    42%    32%    44%    39%    59%
Republican party     47     39     47     45     57     44     50     28
NO DIFF (VOL)         6      7      2      6      6      4      5      6
DK/NA                 6      6      6      7      5      7      6      7
 
 
24. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - health care, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     56%     9%    94%    53%    50%    61%    55%    46%
Republican party     29     74      2     27     33     26     31     36
NO DIFF (VOL)         9      8      2     15     11      7      9     11
DK/NA                 6      9      2      5      6      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Democratic party     62%    58%    54%    49%    44%    55%    50%    72%
Republican party     25     24     33     34     39     30     34     16
NO DIFF (VOL)         4     12      8     10     12      8     10      6
DK/NA                 8      6      5      6      6      6      6      6
 
 
25. Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling - taxes, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     43%     3%    82%    37%    36%    50%    43%    34%
Republican party     43     90      9     47     50     37     46     51
NO DIFF (VOL)         6      2      5      9      7      6      6      5
DK/NA                 7      4      5      7      6      7      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Democratic party     45%    45%    42%    41%    31%    45%    38%    57%
Republican party     39     44     46     45     57     41     49     29
NO DIFF (VOL)         6      8      5      7      5      6      6      8
DK/NA                11      4      7      7      6      8      7      6
 
 
26. Which political party do you think can do a better job of fighting for the working class, the Democratic party or the Republican party?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Democratic party     55%    10%    95%    53%    48%    63%    57%    43%
Republican party     35     85      2     33     41     29     34     46
NO DIFF (VOL)         5      3      1      8      5      5      5      5
DK/NA                 5      3      1      7      6      3      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Democratic party     59%    57%    56%    51%    41%    57%    49%    72%
Republican party     28     32     37     41     48     34     40     19
NO DIFF (VOL)         4      6      4      5      5      5      5      4
DK/NA                 9      4      4      2      6      4      5      5
 
 
39. As president, do you think Donald Trump should support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           42%    83%    10%    41%    47%    37%    41%    50%
No                   54     13     87     54     50     58     56     45
DK/NA                 4      4      3      5      4      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           40%    40%    42%    43%    52%    40%    46%    29%
No                   57     56     54     50     44     55     50     65
DK/NA                 3      4      4      7      3      5      4      5
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         42      54       4
Jun 28, 2017         45      51       4
Jun 08, 2017         44      53       4
May 25, 2017         45      50       4
May 11, 2017         44      53       3
Apr 20, 2017         44      53       2
Apr 05, 2017         42      54       4
Mar 23, 2017         45      51       5
Mar 08, 2017         45      51       4
Feb 23, 2017         43      54       3
Feb 08, 2017         46      50       4
Jan 12, 2017         48      47       5
 
 
40. Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Repeal all           22%    46%     3%    22%    28%    16%    21%    28%
Repeal parts         40     46     33     43     38     42     39     44
Should not repeal    33      4     58     31     31     35     37     23
DK/NA                 5      4      6      3      2      7      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Repeal all           25%    20%    20%    23%    33%    17%    25%    14%
Repeal parts         32     41     45     42     39     43     41     37
Should not repeal    37     39     32     28     26     33     30     44
DK/NA                 6      1      3      8      2      6      4      5
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act? (*President-elect)
                     Repeal  Repeal  Not
                     All     Parts   Repeal  DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         22      40      33       5
Jun 28, 2017         17      53      27       3
Jun 08, 2017         19      47      30       4
May 25, 2017         19      48      30       3
May 11, 2017         19      45      34       3
Mar 23, 2017         20      50      27       3
Mar 08, 2017         21      49      27       3
Jan 27, 2017         16      51      30       3
Jan 12, 2017*        18      47      31       4
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican ideas to replace Obamacare?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              25%    58%     4%    24%    28%    22%    24%    32%
Disapprove           64     24     91     65     61     66     65     54
DK/NA                11     18      4     12     11     11     11     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              27%    21%    25%    29%    31%    26%    28%    16%
Disapprove           66     70     62     55     57     61     59     76
DK/NA                 7      9     13     15     12     13     12      8
 
 
42. Do you support or oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicaid, a government program that helps pay for health care for low income Americans?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              26%    39%    16%    25%    29%    24%    24%    28%
Oppose               69     52     83     69     66     71     70     66
DK/NA                 5      9      1      6      5      5      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              33%    22%    23%    30%    31%    21%    26%    27%
Oppose               64     75     74     61     64     72     68     71
DK/NA                 3      4      4      9      5      7      6      2
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicaid, a government program that helps pay for health care for low income Americans?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         26      69       5
Jun 28, 2017         24      71       5
Jun 08, 2017         30      65       5
Mar 23, 2017         22      74       4
 
 
43. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling health care?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              15%    32%     3%    13%    14%    15%    13%    18%
Disapprove           80     60     94     81     80     79     83     76
DK/NA                 6      8      3      6      5      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              18%    14%    12%    14%    15%    17%    16%    11%
Disapprove           75     80     85     78     80     78     79     82
DK/NA                 6      6      3      8      5      5      5      8
 
 
44. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling health care?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              34%     7%    65%    26%    30%    38%    37%    27%
Disapprove           59     90     30     66     63     56     57     68
DK/NA                 6      2      6      8      7      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              36%    36%    33%    31%    27%    36%    32%    42%
Disapprove           57     58     63     60     68     60     63     49
DK/NA                 7      6      4      9      5      5      5     10
 
 
45. Do you think there should be bipartisan hearings on any new health care law to replace Obamacare, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Bipartisan       81%    76%    80%    86%    80%    81%    86%    82%
No                   14     17     16      9     15     13     11     11
DK/NA                 5      7      4      5      5      6      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Bipartisan       72%    83%    84%    84%    85%    83%    84%    74%
No                   21     11     13     10     11     11     11     21
DK/NA                 7      6      3      6      4      6      5      5
 
 
46. Do you think it should be legal or illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on their sexual orientation?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legal                 8%    15%     -      8%    10%     6%     6%     8%
Illegal              89     76     99     90     86     91     91     88
DK/NA                 3      9      -      2      4      3      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Legal                14%     5%     5%     7%    10%     5%     7%     9%
Illegal              84     92     92     87     86     91     89     89
DK/NA                 2      2      3      6      4      4      4      2
 
 
47. Do you believe that cutting taxes on businesses and corporations will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          48%    82%    19%    48%    55%    41%    45%    51%
No                   47     13     74     47     41     52     49     42
DK/NA                 5      5      7      4      4      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Believe          46%    49%    47%    47%    58%    40%    49%    45%
No                   49     47     49     45     38     52     45     52
DK/NA                 5      4      4      8      4      8      6      3
 
TREND: Do you believe that cutting taxes on businesses and corporations will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         48      47       5
May 11, 2017         47      48       6
 
 
48. Do you believe that providing tax credits to businesses and corporations to fund paid on-the-job training will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          72%    87%    61%    72%    75%    70%    69%    76%
No                   21      9     30     23     20     22     22     18
DK/NA                 6      4      9      5      5      8      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Believe          73%    69%    73%    74%    77%    69%    73%    71%
No                   18     26     22     18     18     21     20     25
DK/NA                 9      5      5      8      5      9      7      4
 
 
49. Would you support or oppose raising the national minimum wage to $15 an hour?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              54%    21%    82%    52%    47%    61%    50%    49%
Oppose               44     75     17     46     53     35     47     50
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      1      4      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              52%    54%    54%    56%    40%    57%    49%    68%
Oppose               45     45     44     41     59     40     49     29
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      1      3      2      3
 
 
50. How accepting do you think the U.S. is of transgender people today; very accepting, somewhat accepting, not so accepting, or not accepting at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very accepting        9%    12%     4%    11%    10%     7%     7%     6%
Somewhat accepting   51     49     53     49     53     49     48     55
Not so accepting     27     21     30     30     22     31     34     24
Not accepting at all 10     12     12      7     11      9      7     10
DK/NA                 4      7      1      3      4      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very accepting        8%    11%     6%     8%     9%     5%     7%    13%
Somewhat accepting   54     44     54     53     53     50     52     49
Not so accepting     22     35     28     21     24     33     29     22
Not accepting at all 12      8      9     11      9      8      9     12
DK/NA                 4      3      3      6      4      4      4      4
 
TREND: How accepting do you think the U.S. is of transgender people today; very accepting, somewhat accepting, not so accepting, or not accepting at all?
                     Very    Smwht   Not so  Not accpt
                     accpt   accpt   accpt   at all    DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017          9      51      27      10         4
Mar 08, 2017         12      51      25       8         4
 
 
51. Do you think more acceptance of transgender people would be a good thing for the country, a bad thing for the country, or do you think that it would not make much difference either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           46%    19%    69%    44%    40%    51%    55%    36%
Bad thing            14     31      4     10     17     10      9     20
Not much difference  39     47     25     44     41     36     36     41
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      2      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good thing           54%    47%    48%    35%    37%    51%    44%    49%
Bad thing            16     14     12     14     19     11     14     12
Not much difference  29     37     39     47     43     36     39     38
DK/NA                 1      2      1      4      2      3      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think more acceptance of transgender people would be a good thing for the country, a bad thing for the country, or do you think that it would not make much difference either way?
                     Good    Bad     NotMuch
                     thing   thing   diff    DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         46      14      39       2
Mar 08, 2017         41      14      42       3
 
 
52. Do you think transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Allowed          68%    32%    91%    72%    62%    73%    72%    58%
No                   27     60      7     23     33     21     22     34
DK/NA                 5      8      1      5      5      6      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Allowed          70%    70%    69%    62%    58%    70%    64%    76%
No                   22     28     26     31     36     23     29     22
DK/NA                 7      2      6      7      6      7      7      2
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Yes/Allowed          55%
No                   39
DK/NA                 5
 
 
53. Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    37%    70%    67%    64%    59%    59%    61%
No                   33     58     23     29     32     34     34     35
DK/NA                 5      5      7      4      4      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  71%    77%    56%    42%    62%    58%    60%    65%
No                   21     21     38     52     34     36     35     29
DK/NA                 7      3      6      7      4      7      5      6
 
TREND: Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, or not?
                     Yes     No     DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         61      33      5
Apr 20, 2017         60      34      6
Feb 23, 2017         59      36      5
Link to full trend on website
 
 
54. Do you support or oppose allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              94%    90%    95%    96%    95%    94%    94%    95%
Oppose                4      7      4      3      5      4      5      3
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      -      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              93%    97%    96%    92%    96%    94%    95%    93%
Oppose                5      3      4      5      4      4      4      6
DK/NA                 2      -      -      3      -      2      1      1
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         94       4       1
Apr 20, 2017         94       5       1
Feb 23, 2017         93       6       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
55. Would you support or oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              20%    34%    14%    18%    23%    17%    17%    24%
Oppose               75     59     84     77     73     77     78     70
DK/NA                 5      8      2      5      4      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              21%    13%    20%    26%    23%    19%    21%    18%
Oppose               75     83     78     63     74     74     74     79
DK/NA                 4      3      1     11      3      8      6      3
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         20      75       5
Apr 20, 2017         21      73       6
Feb 23, 2017         23      71       6
 
 
56. Do you think that removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen, is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            51%    29%    67%    51%    52%    49%    49%    44%
Bad idea             38     62     21     38     39     38     41     43
DK/NA                11      9     12     11      9     13     10     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            56%    51%    50%    46%    47%    46%    46%    61%
Bad idea             33     37     39     43     44     40     42     28
DK/NA                10     12     11     11      9     14     12     11
 
 
66. Since the 2016 election, are you more motivated to vote in local, state, and federal elections, less motivated to vote, or are you just as motivated to vote as you were before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More motivated       35%    23%    43%    35%    36%    34%    33%    32%
Less motivated        3      2      4      4      3      4      1      4
Just as motivated    61     74     53     61     61     62     64     64
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More motivated       45%    40%    29%    27%    32%    34%    33%    39%
Less motivated        3      3      3      3      2      3      3      6
Just as motivated    51     57     67     69     65     63     64     55
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: Since the 2016 election, are you more motivated to vote in local, state, and federal elections, less motivated to vote, or are you just as motivated to vote as you were before?
                     More    Less    Just as
                     motiv   motiv   motiv   DK/NA
 
Aug 03, 2017         35       3      61       -
May 11, 2017         33       3      64       1