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Lucid Public Opinion Weekly
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October 3-4, 2017 - 1,105 US adults
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Weighted totalUnweighted totalGenderAgeRace/EthnicityAnnual Household Income (before taxes)Party IdentificationRegistered Voter
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MaleFemale18-24 years24-34 years34-44 years44-64 years65+ yearsWhiteBlack or African AmericanHispanicAlaskan Native or American IndianAsianOtherUnder $50,000/year$50,000 to $100,000/yearAbove $100,000/yearDemocratRepublicanIndependentYesNo
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Approve36.20%33.94%36.85%32.11%20.39%30.00%35.90%37.04%39.29%40.39%11.11%22.86%50.00%31.25%25.64%30.71%38.69%36.97%11.32%71.66%29.04%35.84%24.72%
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1. Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of how President Trump is leading the country?Disapprove51.62%51.22%51.64%50.96%58.25%53.20%49.15%48.94%52.14%45.36%76.02%61.43%33.33%54.17%41.03%50.93%50.89%54.62%79.21%14.33%49.04%51.96%47.19%
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No opinion12.18%14.84%11.50%16.94%21.36%16.80%14.96%14.02%8.57%14.25%12.87%15.71%16.67%14.58%33.33%18.36%10.42%8.40%9.47%14.01%21.92%12.20%28.09%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Approve15.16%13.67%17.37%11.34%13.59%20.40%15.81%9.26%10.00%12.68%18.13%18.57%0.00%20.83%0.00%12.19%15.48%15.97%12.93%21.17%8.22%14.81%8.43%
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2. Do you approve or disapprove of how the U.S. Congress is doing?Disapprove63.84%60.00%66.20%56.11%46.60%51.60%52.99%67.20%77.14%61.57%58.48%52.86%58.33%43.75%69.23%56.94%63.69%66.39%68.82%49.84%58.08%63.51%41.01%
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No opinion21.00%26.33%16.43%32.55%39.81%28.00%31.20%23.54%12.86%25.75%23.39%28.57%41.67%35.42%30.77%30.86%20.83%17.65%18.24%28.99%33.70%21.68%50.56%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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3. We will now present you with a list of statements. Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the sentiment expressed in these statements.
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Agree22.13%24.34%26.29%23.12%26.21%34.40%25.64%17.99%20.00%23.14%23.39%31.43%33.33%39.58%17.95%21.30%28.87%26.89%18.94%38.11%19.18%24.29%24.16%
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3a. Abortion should become illegal.Disagree58.11%54.30%52.35%55.52%45.63%43.20%53.42%60.05%66.43%56.99%54.39%47.14%41.67%33.33%43.59%54.01%53.27%59.66%65.82%37.79%54.52%55.66%47.75%
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Undecided19.76%21.36%21.36%21.35%28.16%22.40%20.94%21.96%13.57%19.87%22.22%21.43%25.00%27.08%38.46%24.69%17.86%13.45%15.24%24.10%26.30%20.04%28.09%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Agree48.81%45.79%53.05%41.24%40.78%50.00%47.01%42.06%50.00%41.57%53.80%70.00%50.00%60.42%30.77%42.90%46.43%59.66%59.82%31.92%40.82%47.17%37.64%
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3b. Immigration strengthens the U.S. economy.Disagree27.06%26.88%28.64%25.77%21.36%20.40%30.77%29.63%28.57%32.16%12.87%15.71%33.33%8.33%25.64%28.09%27.08%19.33%15.24%41.04%28.77%26.69%28.09%
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Undecided24.13%27.33%18.31%32.99%37.86%29.60%22.22%28.31%21.43%26.27%33.33%14.29%16.67%31.25%43.59%29.01%26.49%21.01%24.94%27.04%30.41%26.14%34.27%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Agree62.21%61.09%58.69%62.59%59.22%67.60%62.39%58.47%55.71%57.52%70.18%75.71%58.33%72.92%51.28%59.41%62.20%67.23%81.06%38.11%56.71%62.75%52.81%
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3c. Climate change poses a real and urgent threat to our economy.Disagree17.91%18.28%24.88%14.14%12.62%12.40%17.52%20.63%27.86%20.39%14.04%10.00%16.67%12.50%17.95%17.28%18.75%21.85%4.62%38.44%17.53%18.63%15.73%
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Undecided19.88%20.63%16.43%23.27%28.16%20.00%20.09%20.90%16.43%22.09%15.79%14.29%25.00%14.58%30.77%23.30%19.05%10.92%14.32%23.45%25.75%18.63%31.46%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Agree70.27%71.76%69.25%73.34%63.11%71.60%75.21%72.75%70.00%70.85%80.12%77.14%66.67%64.58%53.85%74.38%66.67%72.27%85.68%56.03%68.49%72.55%67.98%
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3d. The government is responsible for ensuring Americans have access to affordable healthcare.Disagree14.07%13.67%17.37%11.34%10.68%11.60%12.39%15.08%17.86%15.29%8.19%7.14%16.67%12.50%17.95%10.65%18.45%16.81%4.85%28.66%11.51%13.94%11.80%
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Undecided15.66%14.57%13.38%15.32%26.21%16.80%12.39%12.17%12.14%13.86%11.70%15.71%16.67%22.92%28.21%14.97%14.88%10.92%9.47%15.31%20.00%13.51%20.22%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Agree57.59%55.93%54.23%57.00%54.37%58.00%53.85%53.44%63.57%51.76%66.08%70.00%75.00%72.92%41.03%56.17%54.46%59.66%72.98%39.09%49.86%56.43%54.49%
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3e. Gun control laws should be stricter.Disagree27.06%27.51%32.86%24.15%23.30%24.00%29.49%30.42%25.71%31.76%14.62%18.57%25.00%16.67%30.77%27.31%28.27%25.21%14.32%46.25%27.40%28.43%23.03%
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Undecided15.35%16.56%12.91%18.85%22.33%18.00%16.67%16.14%10.71%16.47%19.30%11.43%0.00%10.42%28.21%16.51%17.26%15.13%12.70%14.66%22.74%15.14%22.47%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Agree61.19%59.64%55.16%62.44%71.84%66.00%64.96%51.32%52.86%60.39%54.39%71.43%58.33%56.25%51.28%57.10%63.10%64.71%70.44%43.97%60.00%60.35%56.18%
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3f. Gay and lesbian couples can marry and have he same rights as straight couples.Disagree25.69%25.79%28.64%24.01%9.71%20.40%22.65%33.07%32.86%26.27%25.73%20.00%33.33%20.83%30.77%26.70%23.51%26.05%15.70%41.69%24.38%24.95%29.21%
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Undecided13.12%14.57%16.20%13.55%18.45%13.60%12.39%15.61%14.29%13.33%19.88%8.57%8.33%22.92%17.95%16.20%13.39%9.24%13.86%14.33%15.62%14.71%14.61%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Agree78.61%73.48%71.83%74.52%58.25%64.00%73.93%77.78%89.29%75.42%73.10%67.14%66.67%62.50%64.10%74.23%73.81%69.75%79.68%67.75%70.96%74.07%70.22%
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3g. Income tax should be progressive: people who earn more should pay higher taxes.Disagree9.60%11.49%15.26%9.13%13.59%14.80%11.97%10.05%7.14%10.46%11.11%12.86%16.67%18.75%20.51%9.41%13.10%16.81%9.01%16.29%10.41%11.66%10.67%
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Undecided11.79%15.02%12.91%16.35%28.16%21.20%14.10%12.17%3.57%14.12%15.79%20.00%16.67%18.75%15.38%16.36%13.10%13.45%11.32%15.96%18.63%14.27%19.10%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Protecting Americans' right to own guns39.92%39.82%44.37%36.97%38.83%36.40%44.44%39.68%39.29%43.27%31.58%34.29%41.67%25.00%35.90%38.89%41.37%39.50%22.63%65.15%38.90%40.85%34.27%
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4. What do you think is more important?Controlling gun ownership49.98%48.24%45.77%49.78%47.57%47.60%44.44%50.00%51.43%45.88%52.63%58.57%41.67%56.25%48.72%46.91%47.92%57.14%67.67%24.76%44.93%48.47%47.75%
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I'm not sure10.10%11.95%9.86%13.25%13.59%16.00%11.11%10.32%9.29%10.85%15.79%7.14%16.67%18.75%15.38%14.20%10.71%3.36%9.70%10.10%16.16%10.68%17.98%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Protect individuals from becoming victims of crime42.23%43.26%44.84%42.27%46.60%42.40%46.15%43.12%37.86%47.19%32.75%38.57%41.67%27.08%41.03%44.14%42.86%39.50%26.56%65.47%44.38%44.55%36.52%
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5. Do you think gun ownership in the US does more to:Put people's safety at risk40.87%38.55%40.61%37.26%32.04%36.40%36.32%39.95%47.14%35.29%47.95%47.14%33.33%50.00%33.33%35.96%40.77%46.22%57.97%19.22%31.78%39.22%35.96%
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I'm not sure16.90%18,19%14.55%20.47%21.36%21.20%17.52%16.93%15.00%17.52%19.30%14.29%25.00%22.92%25.64%19.91%16.37%14.29%15.47%15.31%23.84%16.23%27.53%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Too much influence46.48%44.62%48.12%42.42%27.18%40.40%40.17%49.21%60.00%43.01%51.46%51.43%41.67%45.83%33.33%42.59%47.02%49.58%63.28%21.50%41.92%45.75%39.33%
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6. How much influence does the National Rifles Association have on gun control laws?Just the right amount of influence37.71%38.64%36.38%40.06%46.60%43.20%38.89%36.51%30.00%41.70%29.82%30.00%41.67%31.25%41.03%38.89%39.88%32.77%22.40%58.96%40.82%37.80%43.26%
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Too little influence15.81%16.74%15.49%17.53%26.21%16.40%20.94%14.29%10.00%15.29%18.71%18.57%16.67%22.92%25.64%18.52%13.10%17.65%14.32%19.54%17.26%16.45%17.42%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Approve40.02%36.65%30.28%27.98%33.98%31.60%27.35%25.13%32.86%23.92%46.78%40.00%25.00%35.42%20.51%29.63%27.08%30.25%48.96%5.54%24.66%29.19%26.97%
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7. Do you approve of President Trump's response to the recent shooting in Las Vegas?Disapprove27.55%28.87%40.38%34.32%24.27%32.40%38.46%40.21%40.71%42.09%18.71%32.86%50.00%27.08%23.08%33.18%40.48%43.70%19.63%68.08%30.41%39.11%24.72%
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I'm not sure32.43%34.48%29.34%37.70%41.75%36.00%34.19%34.66%26.43%33.99%34.50%27.14%25.00%37.50%56.41%37.19%32.44%26.05%31.41%26.38%44.93%31.70%48.31%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Very confident9.56%9.14%10.09%8.54%7.77%11.20%17.52%5.82%1.43%7.58%14.04%8.57%8.33%18.75%7.69%9.10%8.63%10.92%8.31%10.75%8.77%9.37%7.87%
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8. How confident are you that Congress will pass stricter gun control laws after recent shootings?Somewhat confident23.29%22.90%22.07%23.42%32.04%28.80%20.09%22.22%12.14%21.31%28.07%27.14%25.00%29.17%15.38%24.07%22.32%16.81%23.09%26.38%19.73%22.66%24.16%
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Not confident at all49.39%49.23%53.29%46.69%36.89%43.20%41.88%53.44%70.00%51.90%43.27%50.00%58.33%25.00%48.72%45.99%51.79%60.50%57.97%42.35%44.66%50.76%42.13%
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I'm not sure17.76%18.73%14.55%21.35%23.30%16.80%20.51%18.52%16.43%19.22%14.62%14.29%8.33%27.08%28.21%20.83%17.26%11.76%10.62%20.52%26.85%17.21%25.84%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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9. Do you or someone in your household own a gun?Yes38.41%35.78%37.56%34.66%33.98%35.60%38.89%35.45%33.09%39.14%30.99%31.43%41.67%12.50%25.64%31.07%45.24%35.29%31.41%43.97%34.07%36.82%29.78%
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No61.59%64.22%62.44%65.34%66.02%64.40%61.11%64.55%66.91%60.86%69.01%68.57%58.33%87.50%74.36%68.93%54.76%64.71%68.59%56.03%65.93%63.18%70.22%
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Total100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
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Unweighted n-110542667910325023437814076517170124839433307365648336121918187
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Interviewing datesOctober 3-4 2017
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Target populationU.S. citizens, aged 18 and over
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Sampling methodRespondents were selected from Lucid's opt-in online marketplace using sample matching to a demographic profile. The marketplace blinds the subject matter of the survey to the respondent. Voter registration was imputed from Current Population Survey Registration and Voting Supplemnent released in November 2014.
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WeightingThe sample was weighted based on gender, age, race and state. Weights were nested to compute opinion as a function of each respondent's demographic profile. The mean weight is 0.5153 and standard deviation is 0.4498.
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Number of respondents1,105
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Margin of error(+/-) 3.3 percent
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Survey modeWeb-based interviews
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Questions not reported13 questions were not reported
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