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Lucid Public Opinion Weekly
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November 7 - 8, 2017 - 1,274 US adults
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Weighted totalUnweighted totalGenderAge CategoryRace/EthnicityAnnual Household Income (before taxes)Party IdentificationRegistered VoterGeography
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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/yearDemocratRepublicanIndependentYesNoUrbanRural
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1. Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of how President Trump is leading the country?Approve38.32%33.44%44.90%19.19%16.88%28.57%32.77%36.97%46.39%47.47%12.68%19.12%44.44%25.49%23.91%29.15%37.89%42.14%9.47%75.21%26.47%36.75%18.34%30.02%40.69%
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Disapprove46.91%51.88%45.89%59.33%56.49%57.14%47.06%51.90%46.91%41.96%70.42%62.15%33.33%50.00%58.70%52.30%51.08%52.14%80.08%16.16%48.28%53.21%45.85%56.24%42.65%
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No opinion14.77%14.68%9.21%21.48%26.62%14.29%20.17%11.14%6.70%10.57%16.90%18.73%22.22%24.51%17.39%18.55%11.03%5.71%10.45%8.64%25.25%10.05%35.81%13.74%16.67%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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2. Do you approve or disapprove of how the U.S. Congress is doing?Approve18.43%16.48%18.41%14.08%16.88%25.56%22.69%12.32%5.15%18.68%14.08%11.16%11.11%25.49%6.52%12.69%20.14%25.00%11.05%30.64%10.78%17.61%11.35%15.94%17.65%
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Disapprove60.12%60.68%69.83%49.30%43.51%50.75%51.68%68.72%81.44%67.84%56.34%52.59%66.67%45.10%56.52%58.72%62.35%65.71%69.03%51.81%58.09%63.83%46.29%61.09%59.80%
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No opinion21.45%22.84%11.76%36.62%39.61%23.68%25.63%18.96%13.40%13.48%29.58%36.25%22.22%29.41%36.96%28.59%17.51%9.29%19.92%17.55%31.13%18.56%42.36%22.98%22.55%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3. We will now present you with a list of statements or policy proposals. Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the sentiment expressed in these statements.
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3a. Abortion should be made illegal.Agree31.44%30.38%32.58%27.64%28.57%31.20%34.45%29.15%28.35%31.70%29.11%25.90%44.44%35.29%28.26%30.26%29.26%34.29%19.72%49.58%26.72%29.67%33.62%27.37%36.76%
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Disagree45.98%47.25%45.04%50.00%52.60%46.62%41.60%46.68%52.06%46.71%47.42%50.60%44.44%43.14%45.65%44.63%51.08%49.29%58.97%28.41%49.26%49.76%35.81%50.12%41.18%
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Undecided22.58%22.37%22.38%22.36%18.83%22.18%23.95%24.17%19.59%21.59%23.47%23.51%11.11%21.57%26.09%25.10%19.66%16.43%21.30%22.01%24.02%20.57%30.57%22.52%22.06%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3b. Immigration strengthens the U.S. economy.Agree49.09%51.73%48.44%55.81%54.55%59.40%55.04%45.73%47.94%44.26%54.46%60.96%55.56%65.69%63.04%51.32%49.64%60.00%66.67%35.93%47.06%52.06%50.22%53.81%47.30%
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Disagree30.59%26.84%33.29%18.84%14.29%19.17%27.31%32.23%35.05%36.14%17.84%17.53%33.33%12.75%17.39%25.66%30.46%22.14%14.00%48.19%24.02%28.52%19.21%23.44%34.07%
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Undecided20.32%21.43%18.27%25.35%31.17%21.43%17.65%22.04%17.01%19.60%27.70%21.51%11.11%21.57%19.57%23.01%19.90%17.86%19.33%15.88%28.92%19.43%30.57%22.75%18.63%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3c. Climate change poses a real and urgent threat to our economy.Agree57.15%59.97%54.39%66.90%69.48%64.66%60.92%56.64%52.06%53.29%62.91%66.93%55.56%77.45%65.22%60.53%58.27%62.14%76.53%40.11%56.86%59.71%61.14%62.36%54.90%
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Disagree22.30%21.35%28.61%12.32%12.99%15.79%15.55%25.83%32.99%29.56%12.68%14.74%11.11%6.86%15.22%19.53%23.98%22.86%8.09%42.06%19.61%23.06%13.54%18.59%27.21%
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Undecided20.55%18.68%17.00%20.77%17.53%19.55%23.53%17.54%14.95%17.15%24.41%18.33%33.33%15.69%19.57%19.94%17.75%15.00%15.38%17.83%23.53%17.22%25.33%19.05%17.89%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3d. The government is responsible for ensuring every American has access to affordable healthcare.Agree67.89%69.70%65.72%74.65%64.94%71.80%71.01%70.38%67.53%63.86%74.18%75.70%55.56%82.35%73.91%71.55%68.35%64.29%83.63%53.48%66.67%69.67%69.87%71.36%66.18%
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Disagree16.24%15.46%19.97%9.86%10.39%12.03%14.71%16.59%22.68%21.13%7.04%11.16%11.11%8.82%13.04%13.11%17.03%22.86%4.54%31.75%14.71%16.46%10.92%12.93%20.83%
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Undecided15.87%14.84%14.31%15.49%24.68%16.17%14.29%13.03%9.79%15.01%18.78%13.15%33.33%8.82%13.04%15.34%14.63%12.86%11.83%14.76%18.63%13.88%19.21%15.70%12.99%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3e. Government should implement stricter gun control laws.Agree56.99%57.69%49.58%67.78%60.39%59.02%61.34%55.45%54.12%49.46%68.08%67.73%66.67%69.61%43.48%58.02%58.03%55.00%74.56%35.65%56.13%57.89%56.77%62.12%48.28%
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Disagree28.26%27.47%36.54%16.20%15.58%21.80%23.95%34.12%34.54%37.21%11.74%19.12%33.33%14.71%34.78%25.94%28.54%32.14%12.82%51.53%24.51%28.71%21.83%22.63%37.75%
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Undecided14.75%14.84%13.88%16.02%24.03%19.17%14.71%10.43%11.34%13.32%20.19%13.15%0.00%15.69%21.74%16.04%13.43%12.86%12.62%12.81%19.36%13.40%21.40%15.24%13.97%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3f. Gay and lesbian couples can marry and have he same rights as straight couples.Agree56.14%54.32%51.98%57.22%66.23%60.53%58.40%47.16%46.91%52.83%52.58%61.75%55.56%53.92%43.48%54.81%53.24%55.00%68.44%37.88%51.23%56.36%44.98%56.00%50.74%
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Disagree25.63%26.84%31.02%21.65%13.64%20.30%22.69%33.18%37.63%30.78%25.35%20.32%22.22%22.55%23.91%26.22%26.86%30.00%17.16%44.29%23.53%27.27%24.89%25.75%29.17%
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Undecided18.23%18.84%17.00%21.13%20.13%19.17%18.91%19.67%15.46%16.39%22.07%17.93%22.22%23.53%32.61%18.97%19.90%15.00%14.40%17.83%25.25%16.36%30.13%18.24%20.10%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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3g. Income tax should be progressive: people who earn more should pay higher taxes.Agree68.51%68.76%71.10%65.85%58.44%63.53%68.07%69.91%82.47%70.75%69.48%66.53%88.89%60.78%63.04%67.64%70.98%67.86%79.29%59.33%63.97%71.29%57.21%69.28%67.65%
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Disagree14.31%15.54%17.14%13.56%15.58%17.29%18.07%15.64%9.79%16.23%13.62%15.14%11.11%17.65%13.04%15.76%12.71%22.86%8.09%26.18%15.44%14.74%19.21%14.78%17.16%
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Undecided17.18%15.70%11.76%20.60%25.97%19.17%13.87%14.45%7.73%13.02%16.90%18.33%0.00%21.57%23.91%16.60%16.31%9.29%12.62%14.48%20.59%13.97%23.58%15.94%15.20%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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4. Looking back on Election Day last year, would you say your support towards how President Trump has become more or less favorable since?More favorable25.94%23.07%28.61%16.20%16.23%25.56%25.21%20.38%28.35%30.32%11.74%15.54%0.00%23.53%17.39%20.22%25.66%30.00%8.88%51.25%15.93%24.40%17.03%21.02%27.45%
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Less favorable38.44%44.90%40.93%49.82%39.61%46.62%40.76%49.29%42.27%36.75%59.15%52.19%44.44%45.10%54.35%45.47%42.69%48.57%67.65%18.11%40.20%46.12%39.30%48.04%38.24%
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No change35.62%32.03%30.45%33.98%44.16%27.82%34.03%30.33%29.38%32.92%29.11%32.27%55.56%31.37%28.26%34.31%31.65%21.43%23.47%30.64%43.87%29.47%43.67%30.95%34.31%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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5. Would you say your trust in democratic processes, such as an election, has changed since the last presidential election?I trust democratic processes more since the last election20.82%20.51%22.24%18.34%20.13%28.57%20.68%17.06%17.01%19.48%26.29%17.53%11.11%24.51%17.39%17.85%22.60%27.86%26.04%25.35%9.34%22.13%13.10%20.79%19.90%
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I trust democratic processes less since the last election35.95%37.78%38.24%37.21%33.77%33.08%36.29%41.94%40.21%38.96%29.58%41.43%44.44%38.24%36.96%35.56%40.63%40.71%43.20%27.02%40.54%39.08%31.88%39.26%34.64%
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No change43.23%41.71%39.52%44.44%46.10%38.35%43.04%41.00%42.78%41.56%44.13%41.04%44.44%37.25%45.65%46.58%36.78%31.43%30.77%47.63%50.12%38.79%55.02%39.95%45.45%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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6. Are you familiar with Trump's recently proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?Yes63.99%61.92%71.95%49.38%48.70%55.09%61.60%65.08%75.26%71.63%56.34%47.39%22.22%53.92%54.35%54.53%69.08%78.57%61.07%71.59%54.43%68.94%29.82%62.15%61.43%
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No36.01%38.08%28.05%50.62%51.30%44.91%38.40%34.92%24.74%28.37%43.66%52.61%77.78%46.08%45.65%45.47%30.92%21.43%38.93%28.41%45.57%31.06%70.18%37.85%38.57%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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Support30.24%27.00%37.25%14.26%16.88%24.06%25.63%29.62%35.05%38.44%13.62%15.14%11.11%15.69%19.57%22.18%32.13%36.43%9.66%57.38%21.81%30.05%13.10%24.25%32.84%
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7. Do you support or oppose President Trump's recently proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?Oppose30.99%33.83%33.29%34.51%29.87%33.83%29.41%35.78%38.14%30.02%45.07%33.47%33.33%34.31%36.96%34.45%31.18%38.57%54.24%9.47%29.90%36.08%23.58%36.14%28.92%
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No opinion38.77%39.17%29.46%51.23%53.25%42.11%44.96%34.60%26.80%31.55%41.31%51.39%55.56%50.00%43.48%43.38%36.69%25.00%36.09%33.15%48.28%33.88%63.32%39.61%38.24%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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8. If President Trump's tax plan became law, do you believe that you would pay more or less in taxes?Pay more in taxes22.64%25.14%23.69%26.94%19.48%33.08%25.63%23.22%22.28%20.86%34.27%26.69%66.67%26.47%23.91%22.73%27.16%31.43%37.87%11.45%21.32%26.53%18.78%25.75%23.83%
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Pay less in taxes22.56%21.91%27.80%14.61%20.78%20.30%26.05%21.80%20.21%26.69%16.43%12.75%11.11%28.43%17.39%18.27%25.24%30.71%11.44%41.06%18.14%22.80%17.90%20.32%25.31%
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Pay the same in taxes19.43%18.62%22.70%13.56%12.99%16.92%13.45%21.33%25.91%23.31%12.68%13.94%0.00%17.65%10.87%18.13%19.95%17.14%17.55%22.63%16.42%20.98%7.86%18.59%18.67%
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I don't know enough35.37%34.33%25.82%44.89%46.75%29.70%34.87%33.65%31.61%29.14%36.62%46.61%22.22%27.45%47.83%40.86%27.64%20.71%33.14%24.86%44.12%29.69%55.46%35.33%32.19%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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9. If President Trump's tax plan became law, do you believe it would help improve and grow the economy a great deal, quite a bit or not at all?A great deal13.75%13.44%17.42%8.48%11.04%14.72%15.13%11.88%14.95%17.67%8.92%8.37%0.00%11.76%8.70%11.16%14.94%20.71%5.93%31.01%7.35%14.57%8.30%12.96%14.46%
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Quite a bit23.63%22.48%28.19%15.37%19.48%22.26%22.27%23.99%22.16%29.03%13.62%14.34%33.33%22.55%13.04%18.69%26.02%31.43%11.46%37.43%23.04%24.83%11.79%20.72%26.23%
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Not at all31.85%33.81%31.16%37.10%28.57%35.47%30.25%34.92%37.63%28.57%42.25%37.85%33.33%39.22%34.78%33.33%35.18%32.14%51.78%9.78%32.60%35.28%27.07%34.95%31.37%
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Not sure30.77%30.27%23.23%39.05%40.91%27.55%32.35%29.22%25.26%24.73%35.21%39.44%33.33%26.47%43.48%36.82%23.86%15.71%30.83%21.79%37.01%25.31%52.84%31.37%27.94%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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10. If President Trump's tax plan became law, some say tuition waivers will most likely be taxed as income for graduate students. Who do you think should bear the burden of higher taxes?University37.87%36.45%36.79%36.04%35.71%39.31%41.18%33.41%34.02%38.71%34.74%32.67%44.44%34.00%36.96%34.08%39.76%38.85%40.51%37.43%30.54%38.93%25.11%37.08%35.14%
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Graduate students19.38%20.24%23.86%15.72%24.03%20.99%17.23%18.01%24.74%22.58%17.84%18.73%33.33%19.00%6.52%16.76%22.65%30.94%16.40%29.61%16.75%21.67%13.66%19.47%21.87%
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I'm not sure42.75%43.31%39.35%48.23%40.26%39.69%41.60%48.58%41.24%38.71%47.42%48.61%22.22%47.00%56.52%49.16%37.59%30.22%43.08%32.96%52.71%39.41%61.23%43.45%43.00%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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11. Do you think it is fair or unfair that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act might ask graduate students to p.ay higher taxes?Fair21.59%19.86%26.91%11.09%12.34%18.80%18.91%20.14%27.84%26.49%13.62%12.35%11.11%12.75%13.04%15.76%22.78%32.14%10.26%38.16%15.69%21.91%10.48%18.59%22.55%
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Unfair49.25%51.33%45.61%58.45%59.74%50.38%47.48%52.84%47.42%43.95%61.97%58.17%44.44%57.84%56.52%53.28%50.60%43.57%68.64%30.08%48.53%51.67%49.78%53.58%46.57%
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No opinion29.16%28.81%27.48%30.46%27.92%30.83%33.61%27.01%24.74%29.56%24.41%29.48%44.44%29.41%30.43%30.96%26.62%24.29%21.10%31.75%35.78%26.41%39.74%27.83%30.88%
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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%100.00%100.00%
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12. Would you favor or oppose a law that would eliminate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000 and make community colleges free for all U.S. residents?Favor51.49%52.43%52.55%52.29%50.65%55.64%50.84%54.03%47.94%54.06%53.52%50.20%44.44%45.10%54.35%51.88%53.72%51.43%59.57%45.13%50.00%54.35%43.67%52.08%53.19%
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Oppose21.74%20.80%25.92%14.44%17.53%18.80%22.27%18.48%29.38%24.50%15.96%15.94%11.11%22.55%15.22%18.55%21.58%30.00%14.20%32.87%18.38%22.78%11.79%19.40%23.77%
78
Not sure26.77%26.77%21.53%33.27%31.82%25.56%26.89%27.49%22.68%21.44%30.52%33.86%44.44%32.35%30.43%29.57%24.70%18.57%26.23%22.01%31.62%22.87%44.54%28.52%23.04%
79
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%100.00%100.00%
80
Fair39.27%35.95%46.18%23.24%26.62%29.70%34.87%38.63%47.42%48.55%17.84%25.90%33.33%22.55%26.09%31.66%38.61%50.00%13.41%72.42%31.86%38.76%23.14%32.22%43.87%
81
13. Would you say President Trump's allegations against the news media are fair or unfair?Unfair41.68%45.05%40.65%50.53%44.16%46.99%39.08%47.16%45.88%38.28%59.15%51.79%11.11%42.16%52.17%44.63%46.52%42.86%70.61%16.43%38.48%46.89%36.68%48.15%38.48%
82
No opinion19.05%19.00%13.17%26.23%29.22%23.31%26.05%14.22%6.70%13.17%23.00%22.31%55.56%35.29%21.74%23.71%14.87%7.14%15.98%11.14%29.66%14.35%40.17%19.63%17.65%
83
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%100.00%100.00%
84
14. Would you say the news coverage provided to President Trump by leading media organizations, such NYT and Washington Post, thus far, are accurate or inaccurate?Accurate35.75%37.88%38.55%37.28%29.87%39.69%39.24%38.63%39.18%36.25%49.53%33.20%22.22%36.63%41.30%35.71%39.76%44.29%57.20%23.25%26.91%41.84%20.26%40.32%33.00%
85
Inaccurate35.32%32.39%40.54%22.26%27.92%26.72%24.47%36.49%44.33%40.71%16.98%27.60%55.56%24.75%23.91%28.29%37.35%38.57%17.16%55.46%31.11%34.26%23.79%30.13%37.19%
86
I'm not sure28.93%29.73%20.91%40.46%42.21%33.59%36.29%24.88%16.49%23.04%33.49%39.20%22.22%38.61%34.78%35.99%22.89%17.14%25.64%21.29%41.98%23.90%55.95%29.55%29.80%
87
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%100.00%100.00%
88
Unweighted n-12747065681542662384221946532132519102467174171405073594081045229866408
89
90
91
92
Interviewing dates
October 31 - November 1, 2017
93
Target population
U.S. citizens, aged 18 and over
94
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.
95
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 0.4958 and standard deviation is 0.5942.
96
Number of respondents1,274
97
Margin of error
Cannot be calculated for web-based sample.
98
Survey modeWeb-based interviews
99
Questions not reported
9 questions were not reported
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