September 28, 2015 - Don't Shut Down Government, U.S. Voters Say 3-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Oppose Admitting Syrian Refugees Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters oppose 69 - 23 percent, including 56 - 36 percent among Republicans, shutting down the federal government in the dispute over funding Planned Parenthood, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

By a smaller 52 - 41 percent, voters oppose cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. There is a large gender gap as men support a fund cutoff 49 - 44 percent, while women oppose the cutoff 60 - 34 percent. Opposition to the cutoff is 82 - 12 percent among Democrats and 56 - 37 percent among independent voters. Republicans support the cutoff 71 - 25 percent.

By a small 44 - 39 percent, with another large gender gap, American voters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood. Women have a favorable opinion 50 - 35 percent, while men have an unfavorable opinion 43 - 38 percent.

Offered four options on abortion, American voter opinion is:
  • 22 percent say abortion should be legal in all cases;
  • 35 percent say abortion should be legal in most cases;
  • 28 percent say abortion should be illegal in most cases;
  • 12 percent say abortion should be illegal in all cases.
"While voter support for Planned Parenthood is tepid, most American voters, especially women and Democrats, don't want to cut off federal funding," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"And voters say 3-1, 'Don't shut down the federal government over this issue.' Most Republicans oppose a shutdown."

American voters oppose 53 - 41 percent admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. over the next year. Democrats support admitting refugees 60 - 33 percent, with Republicans opposed 71 - 24 percent and independent voters divided with 45 percent supporting the extra refugees and 48 percent opposed.

Voters say 58 - 36 percent the refugees would pose a threat to U.S. security. Gun Control

American voters are divided on the broad term "gun control," as 45 percent support "stricter gun control laws," while 48 percent are opposed.

There are wide gender and partisan gaps:
  • Women support stricter gun control 53 - 38 percent, with men opposed 58 - 37 percent;
  • Democrats support stricter gun control 76 - 16 percent, with Republicans opposed 73 - 23 percent and independent voters divided, with 45 percent in favor and 49 percent opposed.
But voters support 93 - 6 percent, including 93 - 7 percent in households with legal guns, "requiring background checks for all gun buyers." Same-Sex Marriage

Voters support same-sex marriage 55 - 38 percent and say 62 - 32 percent that government officials should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Even government officials who say homosexuality violates their religious beliefs should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, voters say 55 - 39 percent.

"The message is loud and clear. Voters support same-sex marriage, and when it comes to government officials refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, voters say, 'It's your job. Do it,'" Malloy said.

American voters disapprove 53 - 44 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing. Voters disapprove 76 - 16 percent of the job Republicans in Congress are doing and disapprove 67 - 27 percent of the job Democrats in Congress are doing.

From September 17 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,574 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

43. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              44%     9%    84%    44%    38%    48%    46%    42%
Disapprove           53     90     11     51     59     47     51     54
DK/NA                 4      1      5      5      3      5      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              58%    46%    39%    36%    30%    40%    35%    80%    67%
Disapprove           39     50     59     59     67     56     61     12     30
DK/NA                 4      3      2      6      3      4      3      8      3
 
 
44. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              16%    26%    10%    11%    17%    16%    13%    18%
Disapprove           76     69     82     81     78     74     84     72
DK/NA                 8      5      8      8      5     10      3     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    17%    14%    13%    15%    15%    15%    12%    27%
Disapprove           66     77     79     80     79     76     78     80     59
DK/NA                12      6      7      7      5      9      7      8     15
 
 
45. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              27%     6%    59%    19%    22%    31%    27%    27%
Disapprove           67     91     34     74     73     61     68     66
DK/NA                 6      2      7      7      4      8      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    29%    26%    21%    20%    26%    23%    44%    38%
Disapprove           56     67     69     73     77     68     72     46     50
DK/NA                10      4      5      6      3      6      5     10     13
 
 
46. 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?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        3%     1%     6%     1%     3%     2%     3%     3%
Smwht satisfied      26      8     48     24     23     29     29     25
Smwht dissatisfied   29     30     28     32     29     29     32     28
Very dissatisfied    42     61     18     42     44     40     36     45
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        2%     2%     3%     2%     2%     2%     2%     5%     5%
Smwht satisfied      31     29     26     20     23     23     23     41     34
Smwht dissatisfied   37     31     24     27     27     32     30     26     27
Very dissatisfied    29     38     46     51     48     43     45     28     33
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      -      -      1
 
 
47. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            34%     4%    77%    27%    28%    39%    40%    31%
Unfavorable          53     86     12     57     62     46     55     53
Hvn't hrd enough     11      9      9     13      9     12      5     14
REFUSED               2      -      2      3      1      3      -      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            37%    38%    34%    28%    24%    34%    30%    64%    36%
Unfavorable          42     53     57     58     68     53     60     22     33
Hvn't hrd enough     19      8      6     12      7      9      8     11     29
REFUSED               2      1      4      3      1      3      2      3      3
 
 
48. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            32%    66%     6%    23%    33%    31%    30%    33%
Unfavorable          55     27     82     58     55     54     62     51
Hvn't hrd enough     11      6     11     16     10     13      6     14
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            30%    32%    35%    30%    37%    35%    36%    10%    25%
Unfavorable          50     58     56     54     55     51     53     76     44
Hvn't hrd enough     17      9      7     14      6     11      9     14     27
REFUSED               3      1      2      3      1      3      2      -      4
 
 
49. Who do you trust more to make decisions that are good for the country, President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                43%     5%    88%    44%    39%    46%    47%    41%
Reps in Congress     44     86      6     39     48     41     42     45
DK/NA                13     10      6     18     13     13     11     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                54%    46%    38%    37%    32%    39%    36%    88%    54%
Reps in Congress     31     44     51     50     54     48     51      7     33
DK/NA                14     10     11     13     14     13     13      5     13
 
 
86. Do you think the U.S. economic system generally favors the wealthy or is fair to most Americans?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favors wealthy       69%    46%    87%    76%    65%    72%    66%    70%
Fair to most         26     48      9     19     31     21     29     24
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      4      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favors wealthy       74%    74%    65%    64%    64%    71%    68%    90%    63%
Fair to most         22     22     30     29     33     23     28      7     25
DK/NA                 4      5      5      7      3      6      5      3     12
 
 
87. Do you support or oppose stricter gun control laws in the United States?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              45%    23%    76%    45%    37%    53%    53%    42%
Oppose               48     73     16     49     58     38     44     49
DK/NA                 7      3      8      6      5      9      3      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              42%    44%    46%    52%    34%    50%    43%    68%    55%
Oppose               48     51     48     43     61     43     52     23     40
DK/NA                 9      5      6      6      5      6      6      8      6
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............
                     HsHld  Urban  Suburb Rural
 
Support              30%    49%    50%    34%
Oppose               65     43     44     59
DK/NA                 4      8      6      6
 
 
88. Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              93%    90%    98%    92%    91%    95%    95%    93%
Oppose                6      9      2      6      9      3      4      6
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              97%    91%    93%    95%    90%    96%    93%    96%    90%
Oppose                3      9      6      4     10      3      6      4      8
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      1      1      -      2
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............
                     HsHld  Urban  Suburb Rural
 
Support              93%    92%    95%    92%
Oppose                7      7      4      7
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1
 
 
89. Do you support or oppose laws to prevent people with mental illness from purchasing guns?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              88%    87%    92%    87%    88%    88%    89%    87%
Oppose                9     11      7      8     10      8      8      9
DK/NA                 3      2      1      5      2      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              87%    84%    90%    92%    90%    86%    87%    96%    83%
Oppose               11     12      6      5      8      9      9      4     13
DK/NA                 3      4      4      3      3      5      4      -      4
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............
                     HsHld  Urban  Suburb Rural
 
Support              88%    86%    93%    85%
Oppose                9     10      6     11
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4
 
 
90. Do you support or oppose allowing same-sex couples to get married?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              55%    32%    75%    63%    51%    59%    64%    51%
Oppose               38     61     19     29     41     35     31     41
DK/NA                 7      6      6      7      8      6      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              71%    62%    53%    42%    54%    60%    57%    44%    54%
Oppose               25     32     40     51     39     35     37     42     40
DK/NA                 4      7      7      7      7      5      6     14      6
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Support              41%    62%    82%    27%    64%
Oppose               53     30     14     69     29
DK/NA                 6      8      4      4      7
 
 
91. As you may know, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages should be legal in all fifty states. Do you think government officials should or should not be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Should be required   62%    45%    79%    66%    60%    64%    72%    58%
Should not           32     51     15     27     34     30     24     36
DK/NA                 6      5      6      6      5      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should be required   74%    67%    59%    55%    61%    66%    64%    59%    54%
Should not           20     30     37     37     35     31     33     29     37
DK/NA                 6      3      5      8      4      4      4     12     10
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Should be required   53%    62%    85%    41%    69%
Should not           42     31     12     53     26
DK/NA                 5      7      3      5      6
 
 
92. What if the government official says homosexuality violates their religious beliefs; in that case do you think the government official should or should not be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Should be required   55%    36%    72%    62%    53%    58%    66%    51%
Should not           39     58     21     34     41     36     31     42
DK/NA                 6      6      7      5      6      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should be required   66%    59%    55%    45%    54%    59%    57%    50%    48%
Should not           31     37     39     46     40     35     37     45     41
DK/NA                 3      3      6     10      6      5      6      6     11
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Should be required   44%    54%    81%    32%    63%
Should not           48     40     17     60     32
DK/NA                 8      6      2      7      5
 
 
93. Thinking about the migrant crisis in Europe... Do you support or oppose admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. over the next year?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              41%    24%    60%    45%    38%    42%    49%    37%
Oppose               53     71     33     48     57     49     45     56
DK/NA                 7      5      7      8      5      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              48%    42%    38%    40%    36%    43%    40%    48%    44%
Oppose               45     55     55     52     60     49     54     44     49
DK/NA                 7      4      7      8      4      8      6      8      7
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Support              39%
Oppose               55
DK/NA                 7
 
 
94. Do you think that admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees would pose a threat to the security of the United States, or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Threat           58%    81%    34%    59%    62%    55%    53%    61%
No                   36     15     59     35     33     38     42     33
DK/NA                 6      4      7      6      4      7      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Threat           47%    59%    62%    61%    66%    56%    61%    50%    54%
No                   47     36     32     32     29     39     34     42     38
DK/NA                 6      5      6      7      5      5      5      8      8
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Yes/Threat           65%
No                   32
DK/NA                 3
 
 
94 & 94A. Do you think that admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees would pose a threat to the security of the United States, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If threat q94) Do you think it is a major threat or a minor threat?
                     Q94 & Q94A COMBINED........................................
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Major threat         41%    61%    20%    38%    43%    38%    35%    43%
Minor threat         15     18     11     18     17     13     17     15
No threat            36     15     59     35     33     38     42     33
DK/NA(Q94 or 94A)     8      5     10      9      6     10      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Major threat         31%    36%    47%    45%    46%    38%    42%    33%    41%
Minor threat         14     21     14     13     18     14     16     14     13
No threat            47     36     32     32     29     39     34     42     38
DK/NA(Q94 or 94A)     8      7      8     10      6      9      8     12      8
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Major threat         47%
Minor threat         14
No threat            32
DK/NA(Q94 or 94A)     7
 
 
95. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legal all cases      22%     9%    37%    24%    19%    25%    26%    20%
Legal most cases     35     28     42     36     35     34     38     33
Illegal most cases   28     40     11     29     31     25     25     29
Illegal all cases    12     21      5      8     12     12      8     14
DK/NA                 3      2      5      3      3      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legal all cases      28%    22%    24%    15%    19%    23%    21%    29%    25%
Legal most cases     35     39     32     34     36     34     35     35     31
Illegal most cases   27     26     29     29     32     27     30     15     23
Illegal all cases     9     11     10     17     11     12     12     13     14
DK/NA                 2      1      5      5      2      3      2      7      6
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Legal all cases      20%    17%    32%     9%    26%
Legal most cases     27     39     45     23     38
Illegal most cases   32     27     18     37     26
Illegal all cases    17     13      4     28      8
DK/NA                 4      5      2      3      3
 
 
96. Is your opinion of Planned Parenthood favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%    17%    72%    46%    38%    50%    51%    41%
Unfavorable          39     70      9     36     43     35     39     39
Hvn't hrd enough     15     13     19     16     18     14      9     19
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            59%    49%    42%    33%    35%    47%    41%    62%    46%
Unfavorable          31     38     42     42     48     40     44     17     28
Hvn't hrd enough      9     13     16     24     16     12     14     19     26
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Favorable            36%    38%    71%    29%    49%
Unfavorable          48     41     17     61     32
Hvn't hrd enough     14     21     11     10     17
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1
 
 
97. Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              41%    71%    12%    37%    49%    34%    37%    43%
Oppose               52     25     82     56     44     60     58     50
DK/NA                 7      5      7      8      7      6      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              29%    39%    43%    50%    52%    37%    44%    23%    35%
Oppose               66     57     50     42     42     57     50     70     53
DK/NA                 5      4      7      9      6      6      6      6     12
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Support              50%    46%    21%    59%    36%
Oppose               44     48     76     35     58
DK/NA                 6      6      3      5      7
 
 
98. Would you support or oppose shutting down the government over differences about federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              23%    36%    10%    20%    29%    18%    21%    24%
Oppose               69     56     83     72     66     72     75     66
DK/NA                 8      8      6      8      5     10      4      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              20%    24%    25%    21%    30%    19%    24%    19%    21%
Oppose               75     71     66     71     66     72     69     76     62
DK/NA                 5      5      9      9      5      9      7      5     17
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Support              30%    23%    13%    32%    21%
Oppose               64     66     82     58     73
DK/NA                 6     10      5     10      6
 
 
99. Who would you blame more for a government shutdown; the Republicans in Congress or Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Reps in Congress     39%     8%    79%    39%    38%    41%    48%    35%
Obama/Dems in Congrs 37     73      5     30     41     33     36     37
BOTH EQUALLY(VOL)    14     12      7     20     15     14     11     16
DK/NA                 9      6      8     11      7     12      5     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Reps in Congress     44%    44%    36%    36%    33%    38%    36%    65%    47%
Obama/Dems in Congrs 29     33     41     41     46     38     42      7     33
BOTH EQUALLY(VOL)    11     16     15     13     15     15     15     14      7
DK/NA                16      6      7      9      5      9      7     14     14
 
                     RELIGION..........   ATTEND SRVCS
                     Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Reps in Congress     34%    35%    61%    28%    44%
Obama/Dems in Congrs 45     41     16     51     32
BOTH EQUALLY(VOL)    14     15     11     13     14
DK/NA                 7      8     12      8     10
 
 
100. Do you support or oppose the nuclear deal with Iran?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              26%     4%    52%    28%    30%    22%    35%    22%
Oppose               58     87     26     56     61     55     50     62
DK/NA                16      9     23     16      9     23     15     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              31%    25%    27%    23%    25%    22%    23%    49%    22%
Oppose               47     57     62     61     66     57     62     31     56
DK/NA                21     18     11     16      9     20     15     19     22
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Support              24%
Oppose               66
DK/NA                10
 
 
101. Do you think the nuclear deal with Iran would make the world safer or less safe?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safer                27%     5%    53%    28%    30%    24%    36%    22%
Less safe            57     86     23     58     60     55     50     61
DK/NA                16     10     24     15     10     22     14     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Safer                30%    25%    28%    26%    26%    24%    25%    48%    21%
Less safe            46     54     62     62     65     57     60     34     57
DK/NA                23     21     10     12     10     19     15     19     22
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Safer                24%
Less safe            65
DK/NA                11
 
 
102. Would you support or oppose the U.S. sending ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              51%    68%    32%    51%    59%    44%    51%    51%
Oppose               41     25     57     43     36     44     41     40
DK/NA                 8      7     10      6      5     11      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              47%    53%    54%    48%    60%    46%    52%    43%    45%
Oppose               47     42     37     42     36     43     40     48     45
DK/NA                 6      5      9     10      5     11      8      8     11
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Support              56%
Oppose               37
DK/NA                 7
 
 
102 & 102A. Would you support or oppose the U.S. sending ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria? COMBINED WITH: (If support/oppose q102) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     Q102 & Q102A COMBINED......................................
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support/Strongly     29%    49%    11%    24%    38%    22%    26%    31%
Support/Somewhat     21     19     21     26     21     21     24     20
Oppose/Somewhat      13     10     20     14     11     15     15     12
Oppose/Strongly      27     14     37     29     24     29     26     28
DK/NA(Q102 or 102A)   9      8     11      6      5     13      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support/Strongly     20%    31%    32%    30%    38%    25%    31%    18%    26%
Support/Somewhat     28     21     22     18     22     21     21     25     17
Oppose/Somewhat      18     16     10     11     13     15     14     15      9
Oppose/Strongly      29     26     26     30     22     28     25     33     34
DK/NA(Q102 or 102A)   7      6      9     11      5     12      9      9     14
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Support/Strongly     35%
Support/Somewhat     21
Oppose/Somewhat      13
Oppose/Strongly      24
DK/NA(Q102 or 102A)   7
 
 
103. Do you think the United States and its allies are winning or losing the fight against ISIS?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Winning              16%    10%    22%    16%    17%    14%    12%    17%
Losing               62     80     44     63     66     58     68     59
DK/NA                22     11     34     21     17     27     20     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Winning              22%    18%    14%    10%    14%    11%    13%    20%    37%
Losing               54     59     65     68     71     66     68     43     39
DK/NA                24     22     21     22     15     23     20     37     23
 
                     Mltry
                     HsHld
 
Winning              15%
Losing               65
DK/NA                21
 

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