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N=1000 National Adults April 9-10, 1996 RESULTS ARE BASED ON TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS WITH -- 1,011 -- NATIONAL ADULTS, AGED 18+, CONDUCTED APRIL 9-10, 1996. FOR RESULTS BASED ON THE TOTAL SAMPLE OF NATIONAL ADULTS, ONE CAN SAY WITH 95% CONFIDENCE THAT THE MARGIN OF SAMPLING ERROR IS 3 PERCENTAGE POINTS. ELECTION RELATED QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON -- 857 -- RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATE THEY ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED TO VOTE; THESE DATA HAVE A MARGIN OF ERROR OF 4 PERCENTAGE POINTS. Back to top
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president? Ap- Disap- No prove prove opinion % % % 1996: 96 Apr 9-10 54 40 6 96 Mar 15-17 52 39 9 96 Mar 8-10 54 37 9 96 Feb 23-25 53 40 7 96 Jan 26-29 52 42 6 96 Jan 12-15 46 47 7 96 Jan 5-7 42 49 9 1995: 95 Dec 15-18 51 44 5 95 Nov 17-18 53 38 9 95 Nov 6-8 52 41 7 95 Oct 19-22 49 40 11 95 Oct 5-7 46 42 12 95 Sep 22-24 48 44 8 95 Sep 14-17 44 44 12 95 Aug 28-30 46 43 11 95 Aug 4-7 46 42 12 95 Jul 20-23 46 44 10 95 Jul 7-9 48 42 10 95 Jun 5-6 47 42 11 95 May 11-14 51 42 7 95 Apr 21-24 51 39 10 95 Apr 17-19 46 45 9 95 Apr 5-6 47 45 8 95 Mar 27-29 44 47 9 95 Mar 17-19 46 45 9 95 Feb 24-26 42 48 10 95 Feb 3-5 49 44 7 95 Jan 16-18 47 45 8 Ap- Disap- No prove prove opinion % % % 1994: 94 Dec 28-30 40 52 8 94 Dec 16-18 42 53 5 94 Dec 2-5 42 50 8 94 Nov 28-29 43 49 8 94 Nov 2-6 46 46 8 94 Oct 22-25 48 46 6 94 Oct 18-19 41 52 7 94 Oct 7-9 42 52 6 94 Sep 23-25 44 51 5 94 Sep 16-18 42 50 8 94 Sep 6-7 39 54 7 94 Aug 15-16 39 52 9 94 Aug 8-9 43 48 9 94 Jul 15-17 42 49 9 94 Jul 1-3 43 48 9 94 Jun 25-28 44 47 8 94 Jun 11-12 49 44 7 94 Jun 3-6 46 47 7 94 May 20-22 51 42 7 94 Apr 22-24 48 44 8 94 Apr 16-18 51 41 8 94 Mar 25-27 52 41 7 94 Mar 11-13 50 41 9 94 Mar 7-8 50 42 8 94 Feb 26-28 53 41 6 94 Jan 28-30 58 35 7 94 Jan 15-17 54 38 8 94 Jan 6-8 54 38 8 1993: 93 Dec 17-19 54 40 6 93 Dec 4-6 52 38 10 93 Nov 19-21 48 43 9 93 Nov 15-16 50 43 7 93 Nov 2-4 48 45 7 93 Oct 28-30 48 45 7 93 Oct 13-18 47 44 9 93 Oct 8-10 50 42 8 93 Sep 24-26 56 36 8 93 Sep 13-15 46 43 11 93 Sep 10-12 47 42 11 93 Aug 23-25 44 47 9 93 Aug 8-10 44 48 8 93 Jul 19-21 41 49 10 93 Jul 9-11 45 48 7 93 Jun 29-30 46 47 7 93 Jun 18-21 39 50 11 93 Jun 5-6 37 49 14 93 May 21-23 44 46 10 93 May 10-12 45 44 11 93 Apr 22-24 55 37 8 93 Mar 29-31 52 37 11 93 Mar 12-14 53 34 13 93 Feb 26-28 59 29 12 93 Feb 12-14 51 34 15 93 Feb 29-31 54 30 16 93 Jan 24-26 58 20 22 Back to top Back to top
Suppose the 1996 presidential election were being held today. If Bill Clinton were the Democratic candidate and Bob Dole the Republican candidate, who would you be more likely to vote for -- Clinton, the Democrat, or Dole, the Republican? 2A. As of today, do you lean more to Clinton, the Democrat, or to Dole, the Republican? BASED ON -- 857 -- REGISTERED VOTERS; 4 PCT PTS DEPENDS/NEITHER/ Clinton Dole No opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 57 40 3 96 Mar 15-17 54 42 4 96 Mar 8-10 54 42 4 96 Feb 23-25 56 40 4 96 Jan 26-29 54 42 4 96 Jan 12-15 48 49 3 96 Jan 5-7 46 49 5 95 Dec 15-18 54 43 4 95 Nov 6-8 53 43 4 95 Sep 22-24 50 45 5 95 Aug 28-30 48 48 4 95 Aug 4-7 46 48 6 95 Jul 20-23 49 45 6 95 Jul 7-9 47 48 5 95 Jun 5-6 46 51 4 95 May 11-14 48 48 4 95 Apr 17-19 48 49 4 95 Feb 3-5 45 51 4 Back to top
Now suppose that the 1996 presidential election included Bill Clinton as the Democratic candidate, Bob Dole as the Republican candidate, and Ross Perot as an independent candidate. Would you vote for Bill Clinton, the Democrat, Bob Dole the Republican, or Ross Perot, the independent? 3A. As of today do you lean toward Clinton the Democrat, Dole the Republican, or Perot, the independent? BASED ON -- 857 -- REGISTERED VOTERS; 4 PCT PTS Undecided/ Clinton Dole Perot other 96 Apr 9-10 49 35 15 1 96 Mar 15-17 46 36 16 2 96 Jan 12-15 43 39 16 2 95 Aug 4-7 39 35 23 3 95 Apr 17-19 40 37 18 5 IF NOT CLINTON IN Q. 3/3A: Is there any chance you will vote for Bill Clinton in the November election or is there no chance whatsoever that you will vote for him? 36 Core Clinton 13 Soft Clinton 15 Potential Clinton 36 No chance --- 100 4.B IF NOT DOLE IN Q. 3/3A: Is there any chance you will vote for Bob Dole in the November election or is there no chance whatsoever that you will vote for him? 25 Core Dole 10 Soft Dole 16 Potential Dole 49 No chance --- 100 4.C IF NOT PEROT IN Q. 3/3A: Is there any chance you will vote for Ross Perot in the November election or is there no chance whatsoever that you will vote for him? 2 Core Perot 13 Soft Perot 12 Potential Perot 73 No chance --- 100 Back to top
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Dole is handling his job as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate? Ap- Disap- No prove prove opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 52 33 15 96 Mar 15-17 57 31 12 95 Aug 28-30 51 34 15 95 Jun 5-6 48 35 17 95 Apr 17-19 52 34 14 95 Mar 27-29 52 33 15 95 Feb 24-26 51 31 18 95 Feb 3-5 58 30 12 95 Jan 16-18 56 24 20 Back to top
Just your best guess, do you think Ross Perot will decide to run as an official candidate for President this year, or not? 37 Yes, will run 53 No, will not run 10 No opinion --- 100 Back to top
Turning now to Congress, If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party's candidate would you vote for in your Congressional district -- the Democratic Party's candidate or the Republican Party's candidate? 7A. As of today, would you lean more to the Democratic Party's candidate or to the Republican Party's candidate? BASED ON -- 857 -- REGISTERED VOTERS; 4 PCT PTS Democratic Republican Undecided/ candidate candidate other % % % 96 Apr 9-10 51 45 4 96 Feb 23-25 48 46 6 96 Jan 12-15 46 47 7 96 Jan 5-7 44 48 8 95 Dec 15-18 49 43 8 95 Nov 6-8 47 46 7 95 Aug 28-30 43 47 10 95 Jul 7-9 46 47 7 94 Nov 2-6 46 46 8 Previous On-Year Elections 92 Sep 28-30 52 39 8 92 Apr 20-22 47 44 9 88 May 13-15 52 37 11 84 Apr 6-9 55 45 -- 80 Aug 15-18 57 34 9 80 Feb/Mar 53 37 10 76 Oct 28-30 (LV) 53 39 8 Back to top
Please tell me whether you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each of the following institutions. First, ... Next, ... Un- Heard favor- of, no Not Favorable able opinion Heard of % % % % a. The Republican Party 96 Apr 9-10 52 41 7 * 95 Apr 17-19 52 42 6 * 92 Jul 6-8* 53 39 8 * b. The Democratic Party 96 Apr 9-10 55 38 7 0 95 Apr 17-19 51 43 6 * 92 Jul 6-8* 54 38 8 * * Based on Registered Voters Back to top
Next, Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job? Ap- Disap- No prove prove opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 35 57 8 95 Sep 22-24 30 61 9 Recent Trend: 95 Aug 28-30 30 60 10 95 Jul 7-9 35 55 10 95 May 11-14 34 57 9 95 Apr 17-19 37 54 9 95 Mar 27-29 31 61 8 95 Mar 17-19 32 59 9 95 Feb 24-26 35 53 12 95 Feb 3-5 38 53 9 95 Jan 16-18 33 52 15 94 Dec 28-30 23 66 11 94 Oct 22-25 23 70 7 94 Oct 7-9 21 73 6 Back to top
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Newt Gingrich is handling his job as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives? Ap- Disap- No prove prove opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 33 55 12 95 Jun 5-6 37 46 17 95 Apr 17-19 37 49 14 95 Mar 27-29 37 47 16 95 Feb 24-26 36 48 16 95 Feb 3-5 38 48 14 95 Jan 16-18 39 35 26 Back to top
Which is more important to you in this year's presidential election --ROTATE: the country's economic problems or, the country's moral problems? NEITHER/ Economic Moral OTHER No problems problems (vol.) opinion % % % % National Adults 96 Apr 9-10 52 42 3 3 96 Feb 23-25 49 42 6 3 Registered Voters 96 Apr 9-10 52 42 3 3 96 Feb 23-25 49 42 7 2 Back to top
Thinking now about the economy, How would you rate economic conditions in this country today, excellent, good, only fair, or poor? Excel- Only No lent Good fair Poor opin % % % % % 96 Apr 9-10 1 26 52 20 1 96 Mar 15-17 2 31 48 18 1 96 Jan 5-7 1 28 47 23 1 95 Nov 6-8 2 28 47 22 1 95 May 11-14 2 27 50 20 1 94 Dec 16-18 2 25 52 21 * 94 Nov 2-6 2 28 49 20 1 94 Oct 22-25 1 25 52 21 1 94 Jul 15-17 1 26 52 21 * 94 Apr 22-24 1 23 49 26 1 94 Jan 15-17 * 22 54 24 * 93 Dec 4-6 1 20 57 21 1 93 Nov 2-4 1 16 50 33 * 93 Aug 8-10 * 10 49 40 1 93 Jun 29-30 1 14 52 32 1 93 Feb 12-14 * 14 46 39 1 92 Dec 18-20 2 16 34 47 1 92 Dec 4-6 1 14 41 43 1 92 Oct 23-25 * 11 45 43 1 92 Sep 11-15 1 10 37 51 1 92 Aug 31-Sep 2 1 9 37 53 92 Jun 12-14 1 11 47 41 * 92 Apr 9-12 1 11 40 48 * 92 Jan 3-6 * 12 46 41 1 Right now, do you think that economic conditions in the country as a whole are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? Getting Getting No better worse Same opinion % % % % 96 Apr 9-10 15 31 54 * 96 Mar 15-17 20 28 51 1 96 Jan 5-7 12 36 50 2 95 Nov 6-8 17 30 52 1 95 May 11-14 18 28 52 2 94 Nov 2-6 25 23 51 1 94 Oct 22-25 22 28 49 1 94 Jul 15-17 23 24 52 1 94 Apr 22-24 25 26 48 1 94 Mar 7-8 34 17 48 1 94 Feb 26-28 29 20 50 1 94 Jan 15-17 35 17 48 * 93 Dec 4-6 25 24 50 1 93 Nov 2-4 17 28 54 1 93 Aug 8-10 13 26 60 1 93 Jun 29-30 16 24 59 1 93 Feb 12-14 27 20 52 1 92 Dec 4-6 34 16 48 2 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK GROUPS Questions 16/17 Combined Positive Mixed Negative Undesignated % % % % 96 Apr 9-10 30 33 36 1 96 Mar 15-17 37 29 33 1 96 Jan 5-7 27 32 38 3 95 Nov 6-8 33 31 34 2 94 Nov 2-6 38 32 29 1 94 Apr 22-24 34 31 35 0 94 Mar 7-8 41 31 27 1 94 Feb 26-28 45 30 24 1 94 Jan 15-17 40 31 29 * 93 Nov 2-4 23 35 41 1 Next, how would you say the nation's economy has changed over the last three years, since Bill Clinton became president? Would you say that the economy is better today than it was three years ago, or is it worse today? SAME No Better Worse (vol.) opinion % % % % 96 Apr 9-10 47 32 18 3 94 Dec 16-18 49 34 15 2 94 May 20-22 51 34 13 2 Regardless of whether you think the economy is in good or bad shape, who do you hold most responsible for the state of the economy at this time: Bill Clinton, or the Republicans in Congress? 96 Apr 9-10 95 Jun 5-6 % % 31 33 Clinton 54 47 Republicans in Congress 15 20 No opinion --- --- 100 100 Do you think Bill Clinton's economic policies are helping the economy to improve, hurting the economy, or are they not having much effect either way? No No Helping Hurting effect opinion % % % % BILL CLINTON: 96 Apr 9-10 27 12 58 3 94 May 20-22 24 16 56 4 GEORGE BUSH: 92 Jun 9 25 63 3 92 Dec* 17 36 43 4 * In general, do you think George Bush's policies have helped the economy, hurt the economy, or have not had much effect either way? Back to top
Who do you have the most confidence in when it comes to handling the following problems -- President Clinton or Republican leaders? First, ... Next, ... [RANDOM ORDER] (*) Indicates trend results based on half sample Repub- BOTH NEITHER No Clinton licans (vol.) (vol.) opin % % % % % a. The economy 96 Apr 9-10 48 41 1 6 4 95 Aug 28-30 39 46 1 9 5 95 May 11-14 44 44 0 7 5 95 Mar 27-29 41 48 1 6 4 95 Feb 24-26 39 51 2 5 3 94 Dec 16-18 36 52 2 7 3 94 Dec 2-5 40 50 1 5 4 93 Aug 8-10 (*) 46 39 1 7 7 b. The federal budget deficit 96 Apr 9-10 42 42 1 9 6 95 Aug 28-30 35 44 * 13 8 95 May 11-14 39 42 1 11 7 95 Mar 27-29 37 49 1 9 4 95 Feb 24-26 32 52 2 8 6 94 Dec 16-18 37 47 1 11 4 94 Dec 2-5 34 50 1 9 6 93 Aug 8-10 (*) 48 36 1 10 5 c. Taxes 96 Apr 9-10 44 41 1 8 6 95 Aug 28-30 39 45 * 9 7 95 May 11-14 42 45 1 8 4 95 Mar 27-29 38 48 1 8 5 95 Feb 24-26 37 50 1 7 5 94 Dec 16-18 36 52 1 7 4 94 Dec 2-5 33 55 1 7 4 Repub- BOTH NEITHER No Clinton licans (vol.) (vol.) opin % % % % % d. Health Care 96 Apr 9-10 56 34 1 6 3 95 Mar 27-29 47 40 * 9 4 95 Feb 24-26 42 45 1 7 5 94 Dec 2-5 41 46 1 8 4 93 Aug 8-10 (*) 56 30 1 7 6 e. Welfare 96 Apr 9-10 50 37 2 7 4 95 Aug 28-30 43 42 * 9 6 95 Mar 27-29 44 46 1 4 5 95 Feb 24-26 39 51 1 4 5 94 Dec 2-5 37 52 1 5 5 e. Education 96 Apr 9-10 56 32 1 5 6 Back to top
Do you think the policies being proposed by the Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate would move the country in the right direction or in the wrong direction? Right Wrong No direction direction opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 45 41 14 95 Dec 15-18 44 44 12 95 Nov 6-8 44 41 15 95 Sep 22-24 41 44 15 95 Mar 27-29 53 37 10 95 Feb 24-26 52 33 15 94 Nov 28-29 55 27 18 Do you think the policies being proposed by President Clinton would move the country in the right direction or in the wrong direction? Right Wrong No direction direction opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 55 35 10 95 Dec 15-18 51 39 10 Back to top
Who do you want to have more influence over the direction the nation takes this year -- Bill Clinton or the Republicans in Congress? BOTH Repub- EQUALLY No Clinton licans (vol.) opinion % % % % 96 Apr 9-10 50 42 4 4 96 Jan 5-7 41 47 3 9 95 Nov 6-8 48 42 2 8 95 Feb 24-26 37 52 4 7 95 Jan 16-18 40 49 5 6 Back to top
Since the beginning of 1995 -- when the Republicans took control of Congress -- would you say President Clinton has cooperated enough with the Republican Congress, or not? 96 Apr 9-10 95 Aug 28-30 % % 49 58 Yes, enough 46 35 No, not enough * * TOO MUCH (vol.) 5 7 No opinion --- --- 100 100 Since the beginning of 1995 -- when the Republicans took control of Congress -- would you say the Republicans in Congress have cooperated enough with President Clinton, or not? 96 Apr 9-10 95 Aug 28-30 % % 29 38 Yes, enough 66 55 No, not enough 1 * TOO MUCH (vol.) 4 7 No opinion --- --- 100 100 Since the beginning of 1995 -- when the Republicans took control of Congress -- would you say President Clinton has fought hard enough for the policies and principles he believes in, or not? 65 Yes, enough 31 No, not enough * TOO MUCH (vol.) 4 No opinion --- 100 Since the beginning of 1995 -- when the Republicans took control of Congress -- would you say the Republicans in Congress have fought hard enough for the policies and principles they believe in, or not? 67 Yes, enough 27 No, not enough 1 TOO MUCH (vol.) 5 No opinion --- 100 21/22 COMBINATION 22/24 COMBINATION Clinton Republicans in Congress Not cooperated enough 29 48 Struck right balance 35 20 Not fought hard enough 14 9 Mixed/Undesignated 22 23 --- --- 100 100 Back to top
Do you believe that the budgets passed during the Clinton Administration are closer to being balanced budgets or further away from being balanced, than those passed during the Bush Administration? 46 Closer to being balanced budgets 40 Further from being balanced 3 SAME (vol.) 11 No opinion --- 100 Back to top
Next, I'm going to read a list of national issues on which Congress is considering taking action. For each one, please tell me how important it is to you that Congress and Clinton enact legislation this year to deal with the issue. First, would you say [RANDOM ORDER], ought to be a top priority for Clinton and Congress this year, a high priority, very important but not a priority, somewhat important, or not important? Next, would you say [INSERT NEXT ITEM] ought to be a top priority, a high priority, very important, somewhat important, or not important? Some- Top High Very what Not prior- prior- import- import- import- No ity ity ant ant ant op % % % % % % a. Welfare 22 27 28 17 5 1 b. Immigration 17 16 29 26 10 2 c. Health care coverage for workers who change or 27 27 30 12 3 1 lose their jobs d. A higher minimum wage 18 19 27 22 13 1 e. A balanced budget agreement 31 26 28 11 2 2 f. Campaign finance laws 8 16 20 32 19 5 Back to top
On a different issue, How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of a terrorist attack similar to the bombing in Oklahoma City last year -- Are you: 96 Apr 9-10 95 Apr 21-23 % % 13 14 Very worried, 22 28 Somewhat worried, 33 33 Not too worried or 32 24 Not worried at all? * 1 No opinion --- --- 100 100 Do you believe that the federal authorities have captured all of the people directly responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing, or not? 20 Yes, all have been caught 68 No, not all caught 12 No opinion --- 100 Back to top
As you may know, the suspect in the Unabomber case was arrested last week -- based on information provided to the FBI by members of his own family. If you were faced with the same decision, would you have provided the FBI with information about a member of your own family, or not? 88 Yes 6 No 6 No opinion --- 100 29A. IF YES: Would that have been an easy decision for you to make or a hard decision? Yes in National Q.29 Adults % % 28 25 Easy 71 62 Hard 1 1 DEPENDS (vol.) * * No opinion --- --- 100 88 Back to top
On a different issue, When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patients life by some painless means if the patient and his family request it? No Yes No opinion % % % 96 Apr 9-10 75 22 3 1990 65 31 4 1973 53 40 7 Back to top
Now thinking about taxes, Do you consider the amount of federal income tax you have to pay as too high, about right, or too low? Too About Too No high right low opinion % % % % 4/96 64 33 1 2 4/94 56 42 * 2 3/93 55 41 2 2 3/92 56 39 2 3 1991 55 37 2 6 1990 63 31 2 4 1973 65 28 1 6 1969 69 25 * 6 1967 58 38 1 3 1961 46 45 1 8 1957 61 31 * 8 1953 59 37 * 4 1951 52 43 1 4 1948 57 38 1 4 As I read off some different groups, please tell me if you think they are paying their fair share in federal taxes, paying too much or paying too little? First, how about... [RANDOM ORDER] Fair Too Too No Share Much Little opinion % % % % a. Lower-income people 96 Apr 40 48 9 3 94 Apr 43 42 12 3 93 Mar 37 51 9 3 92 Mar 32 57 8 3 b. Middle-income people 96 Apr 34 58 5 3 94 Apr 39 57 3 1 93 Mar 39 54 5 2 92 Mar 36 57 5 2 c. Upper-income people 96 Apr 19 9 68 4 94 Apr 20 10 68 2 93 Mar 16 5 77 2 92 Mar 16 4 77 3 Back to top
On another topic, Which of the following statements apply to you. First, ... Next, ... No, Yes, doesn't No Applies apply opinion % % % A member of your family has been laid off or fired recently 96 Apr 9-10 22 78 * 94 Mar 7-8 25 75 * 93 Dec 4-6 21 79 * 91 Oct 23 77 0 90 Oct 17 83 0 b. You know people outside of your family who have been laid off or fired recently 96 Apr 9-10 58 42 * 94 Mar 7-8 60 40 * 93 Dec 4-6 52 47 1 91 Oct 50 46 * 90 Oct 50 49 1 Which member or members of your family have recently been laid off or fired? (MULTIPLE RESPONSES) BASED ON THOSE WHOSE HAD A MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY LAID OFF OR FIRED RECENTLY; N = 219; MARGIN OF ERROR = 7 PCT PTS. 25 Self --------------------+ SELF/SPOUSE 12 Spouse (Husband/Wife) ---+ NET: 37% 12 Son ---------------------+ 4 Daughter | 4 Mother | IMMEDIATE FAMILY 6 Father | NET: 46% 20 Brother | 6 Sister ------------------+ 12 In-laws(misc.) ----------+ 7 Cousin | MORE DISTANT FAMILY 1 Aunt | NET: 23% 4 Uncle -------------------+ 6 OTHER (vol.) 4 No opinion 123 What is your marital status? Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? 56 Married 7 Widowed 13 Divorced 3 Separated 20 Never married 1 No opinion --- 100 Are you now employed full-time, part-time, not employed, or retired? IF NOT EMPLOYED: Which of the following currently applies to you: 53 Full time 12 Part time 15 Not employed 6 A homemaker 3 A student 2 Unemployed, but looking for work 1 Unemployed, but not looking for work, or 3 Disabled and unable to work 15 19 Retired 1 No opinion --- 100 Is your [husband/wife] now employed full-time, part-time, not employed, or retired? IF NOT EMPLOYED: Which of the following currently applies to your [husband/wife]? BASED ON THOSE WHO ARE MARRIED; N = 574; MARGIN OF ERROR = 4 PCT PTS. 55 Full time 11 Part time 13 Not employed 8 A homemaker 1 A student 2 Unemployed, but looking for work 1 Unemployed, but not looking for work, or 1 Disabled and unable to work 13 20 Retired 1 No opinion --- 100 Thinking about the next twelve months, how likely do you think it is that you will lose your job or be laid off -- Is it: BASED ON THOSE WHO ARE EMPLOYED; N = 688; MARGIN OF ERROR = 4 PCT PTS. Not No Very Fairly Not too at all opinion % % % % % 96 Apr 9-10 5 9 34 51 1 93 Dec 4-6 5 7 27 59 2 91 Oct 6 8 26 59 1 91 Jul 5 10 25 59 1 91 Mar 5 7 22 65 1 90 Oct 7 9 21 62 1 90 Jul 6 6 24 62 2 89 Feb 4 8 35 53 * 83 Apr 8 8 26 55 4 82 Nov 9 10 29 48 4 82 Jun 8 7 27 54 4 82 Jan 5 10 25 57 3 80 Sep 6 9 24 60 2 80 May 6 8 24 60 2 79 Nov 3 8 18 66 4 76 Oct 6 6 21 64 3 75 Apr 4 8 22 63 3 75 Jan 5 10 27 54 4 Thinking about the next twelve months, how likely is it that your [husband/wife] will lose [his/her] job or be laid off -- Is it: BASED ON THOSE WHO ARE MARRIED AND SPOUSE IS EMPLOYED; N = 385; MARGIN OF ERROR = 5 PCT PTS. 5 Very likely, 11 Fairly likely, 28 Not too likely, or 56 Not at all likely? * No opinion --- 100

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