Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #16199
 
1There is a proposal to increase the state sales tax by one cent for the next three years in order to prevent further funding cuts for education, Medicaid, prisons, roads, and social services. Do you think the sales tax should? Or should not? Be increased?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherSmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Should56%55%57%46%63%54%63%54%58%56%48%90%**46%67%52%51%70%51%44%65%67%49%56%75%
Should Not40%42%38%48%32%44%33%40%39%40%36%10%**46%32%42%45%28%43%52%33%23%46%40%22%
Not Sure5%3%6%6%5%2%4%6%3%4%17%0%**7%2%5%4%3%6%3%2%10%6%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%26%18%56%44%85%5%6%4%17%31%52%40%28%30%38%45%12%47%35%17%
 
 
2Do you think the state allows too many organizations to be exempt from sales taxes?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherSmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes71%77%65%69%74%69%75%71%71%74%47%90%**66%79%69%61%78%79%67%73%71%73%67%76%
No23%17%28%26%17%27%21%21%24%20%45%0%**26%16%25%33%17%15%29%20%23%22%26%17%
Not Sure6%5%7%6%9%4%5%7%4%6%8%10%**8%5%6%7%5%5%4%7%7%5%7%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%26%18%56%44%85%5%6%4%17%31%52%40%28%30%38%45%12%47%35%17%
 
 
3The tax on cigarettes in Kansas is currently 79 cents per pack. Do you think the tax should be increased to $1.34 per pack? Or left at 79 cents?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherSmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Increased To $1.3456%60%52%50%56%55%66%53%60%57%31%75%**12%65%65%53%57%60%52%62%48%52%57%66%
Left At 79 Cents42%37%46%49%40%43%29%45%38%40%64%25%**87%33%32%46%40%38%47%36%50%46%41%31%
Not Sure2%2%2%1%3%1%4%2%3%2%5%0%**2%2%2%1%3%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%26%18%56%44%85%5%6%4%17%31%52%40%28%30%38%45%12%47%35%17%
 
 
4Should smoking be allowed or banned in public places in Kansas?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherSmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Allowed33%30%36%40%30%37%22%35%31%30%40%68%**77%31%21%26%49%28%35%33%39%40%31%19%
Banned65%68%62%60%70%60%72%65%65%68%58%32%**21%66%79%73%48%71%63%66%58%59%67%78%
Not Sure2%1%2%0%0%2%6%0%4%2%2%0%**2%3%1%1%3%2%2%1%3%2%2%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%26%18%56%44%85%5%6%4%17%31%52%40%28%30%38%45%12%47%35%17%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.