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SHOH43 (January, 2010 - 1001 respondents)
Survey dealt with freedom of information and government secrecy.
performance of the president, whether people knew of unsolved murders, attitudes aboout various types of gambling and whether people wanted a Democrat of Republican to win the Congressional seat in their district in this year's election.
SHOH42 (September, 2009 - 1001 respondents)
SHOH41 (March, 2009 - 946 respondents)
This survey includes a block of questions on freedom of information done in partnership with the American Society of Newspaper Editors for the ASNE Sunshine Week. Other topics include respondent's recent employment experience including layoffs and pay and attitudes about the qualifications of coroners and how autopsies should be done. Other questions look at rumors by asking respondents about three rumors and a series of questions about how people feel about rumors. The survey was conducted between February 16 and March 12, 2009. Sampling error for this survey is 4%.
SHOH40 (September, 2008 - 1015 respondents)
This survey looks at use of 23 media as sources of information about the Presidential campaign. It also asks respondents whether they have heard six rumors--three each about McCain and Obama--and whether or not they think people in general will believe these rumors. Respondents also are asked about six issues--NAFTA, abortion, Iraq, health care, tax cuts and offshore drilling. Respondents had an average of 4.09 correct answers on the issue questions. Finally, espondents are asked about intentions to vote and which candidate they will vote for.
SHOH39 (May, 2008 - 1003 respondents)
This survey asked respondents whether they felt TV political ads were fair, accurate, informative and interesting. Respondents also were asked whether they had voted in primaries or taken part in caucuses and which candidate they would like to see become president.
Survey also asked people if they knew people who had seen creatures from other planets and whether they themselves had seen such creatures.
Survey also asked people how they felt about charter schools and how much they knew about them.
SHOH38 (February, 2008 - 1006 respondents)
Main focus of this survey is on attitudes about freedom of information including secrecy, access to public records, opening private mail, and monitoring phone calls. Other topics are attitudes about the influence of Martin Luther King, health care, disability benefits and the Olympics in China.
SHOH37 (September, 2007 - 811 respondents)
This survey in the Fall of 2007 asks about home buying and mortgages. It asks respondents how important 11 issues are and which party the think would be most able to deal with each of thsoe issues. We also asked respondents how they feel about mandatory vaccination for young children. We asked how likely respondents feel certain conspiracy theories are.
SHOH36 (May, 2007 - 1010 respondents)
Respondents were asked if thy thought Americans would accept a presidential candidate who was black, a woman, wealthy, has used marijuana and cocaine, smokes tobacco, is 72 years old, has lived in Washington more than 20 years, has not no government experience, adopted a black child or voted for the Iraq war. Respondents overwhelmingly thought wealthy person would be accepted, but other items tended to be negative.
Respondents were asked how much math, science and foreign language they took in high school, whether they wished they had taken more and whether or not they found what they learned in these subjects useful in their lives.
SHOH35 (February, 2007 - 1010 respondents)
This national survey of 1,010 randomly selected adults deal with secrecy in local, state and national government. It found that public concern about secrecy in the federal government is greater than concern about secrecy in state and local government
The survey also asked respondents to compare the Silent Generation, the Baby Boom Generation and Generation X. Generation X clearly trailed the other two on a n umber of factors including their contribution to society and their music
Respondents were also asked about use of computer and video games. and what respondents liked most about and computer video games.
SHOH34 (November, 2006 - 1031 respondents)
Respondents were asked about performance of president, attitudes toward Supreme Curt, whether they approved or disapproved of spanking and of torture of suspected terrorists. They also were asked about use of books, magazines and the Internet to get information on science, health and business. Respondents also ee asked if they had ever had food poisoning and on the portrayal of Jesus in "The DaVinci Code."
SHOH33 (July, 2006 - 1010 respondents)
Survey asks respondents to reconsider every presidential election since 1960 and consider which candidates they would perfer now. Also, questions about anti-government conspiracy theories related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, frustration with government, whether motorcycle helmets should be mandatory, a look at differences between men and women, and how often respondents use various mass media including Internet news sites and blogs.
SHOH32 (March, 2006 - 1000 respondents)
Survey deals primarily with freedom of information, but also covers gambling, beliefs about the hereafter and performance of the president.
SHOH31 (October, 2005 - 1005 respondents)
Survey asked about opinions about Bush's performance, the war in Iraq, Halloween, Christmas, sources of news about environmental problems. whether or not people thought they might some day have to evacuate their home, and what preparations they had made, what people think about evolution and intelligent design and what they think should b e taught in schools about this and immigration.
SHOH30 (July, 2005 - 1016 respondents)
Respondents were asked to rate Bush's performance overall and with regard to the Iraq war. Respondents were asked whether war was good idea, how long U.S. troops will be there and whether or not they favored keeping U.S. troops there. Respondents also we asked if they had been victim of identity theft and whether they have checked credit status. They also were asked about missing children and were asked to rae eight fun ctions of schools.
SHOH29 (February, 2005 - 1001 respondents)
Attitudes on Iraqi military operation, knowledge of casualties in war, which moral issues considered important, know anyone who was reported as missing person to police, plans for kitchen remodeling, how are chances for financial success in America changing, which sources of information on health care are useful.
SHOH28 (October, 2004 - 1022 respondents)
This survey asked questions about the presidential election, including voter preference, frequency of voting and attitudes about political ads. It also asked questions about Thanksgiving and Christmas and about preferences for computer games and factors determining purchase of computer games.
SHOH27 (July, 2004 - 1007 respondents)
Survey asks whether country is going in right direction or wrong direction, President Bush's performance, attitudes about major issues facing the country, employment and attitudes about various cities in U.S.
SHOH26 (March, 2004 - 1013 respondents)
Survey asks whether country is going in right direction or wrong direction, President Bush's performance, attitudes about Iraq War, eating habits and preferences, how people feels about Brown v. Board of Education 50 years afterwards and reader interest in certain specialty areas in newspapers.
SHOH25 (November, 2003 - 1054 respondents)
Survey includes questions about Iraq, the economy and unemployment, mental health, attitudes aboout gay and lesbian politicians, Thanksgiving, and what Americans belief about the nature of Jesus of Nazareth. Survey of 1,054 adults contacted Oct. 20 through Nov. 4, 2003.
SHOH24 (August, 2003 - 1000 respondents)
Survey deals with interest in sports including TV watching, newspaper reading and Internet use. Also includes series on attitudes about the war in Iraq as well as performance of President Bush and whether country is headed in right direction.
SHOH23 (May, 2003 - 1010 respondents)
National telephone survey conducted May 4-18, 2003 exploring aftermath of second Iraqi war, the number of Americans who know or are related to war fatalities, attitudes toward cloning and scientific ethics, a questions about people who've written letters to the editor.
SHOH22 (January, 2003 - 1039 respondents)
Telephone survey conducted Jan. 17-30, 2003 exploring attitudes about a new war with Iraq, the popularity of American presidents, how many of us have a significant other in our lives, observance of Lent, popularity of newspaper reviews, use of Internet to obtain news.
SHOH21 (October, 2002 - 1001 respondents)
This survey included questions on U.S. foreign policy, politicians, women politicians specifically, and upcoming traditional holidays in the U.S. Interviews with 1001 persons were conducted Oct. 13-28, 2002. Demographic data for the survey are included in the attached SPSS files. The poll has an overall 4 percentage point margin of error, although the margin increases when examining attitudes among smaller groups within the survey. The margin for women only, for example, is 6 percent.
SHOH20 (June, 2002 - 1105 respondents)
This survey was done from June 2 to June 20, 2002. It dealt with use of the Internet, how people were responding to terrorism and people'sperceptions of which olitical party could handle such issues as terrorism, the Middle East, the economy and health care.
SHOH19 (January, 2002 - 1090 respondents)
SHOH18 (October, 2001 - 1007 respondents)