Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20276
 
1Do you think the United States Postal Service is run well? or run poorly?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Run Well51%41%62%66%48%43%43%59%43%50%41%89%**31%65%59%23%59%71%57%52%28%
Run Poorly39%47%31%24%44%49%42%32%46%41%32%4%**57%29%35%64%35%15%35%36%62%
Not Sure10%12%7%10%7%8%15%9%11%9%27%7%**12%6%6%12%6%14%8%12%10%
Total100%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%32%21%29%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%34%33%22%25%39%19%53%35%13%
 
 
2The Postal Service plans to end Saturday mail delivery by August. Will the end of Saturday mail delivery be a major inconvenience to you? A minor inconvenience? Or no inconvenience at all?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Major17%15%19%20%18%16%12%19%15%15%56%16%**13%17%13%12%14%20%18%15%22%
Minor41%38%44%45%37%39%44%42%41%41%20%70%**44%36%47%34%40%46%40%43%41%
None At All41%47%36%35%45%44%43%39%44%43%23%15%**43%46%40%53%46%34%42%42%36%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%0%2%0%1%0%1%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%
Total100%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%32%21%29%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%34%33%22%25%39%19%53%35%13%
 
 
3How often do you send a letter or a bill through the United States Postal Service? Regularly? Occasionally? Or almost never?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Regularly51%52%51%40%45%58%71%42%63%50%60%77%**56%43%55%55%40%55%53%40%78%
Occasionally30%33%28%38%29%28%21%35%26%30%28%21%**31%28%26%33%31%29%28%38%17%
Almost Never18%15%20%22%26%14%6%23%11%20%12%1%**13%27%18%12%29%15%18%21%4%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%1%0%2%0%1%1%0%2%**0%1%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%
Total100%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%32%21%29%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%34%33%22%25%39%19%53%35%13%
 
 
4How many of your bills do you pay through the US Mail? Almost all? Most? Some? Or almost none?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Almost All29%33%25%22%25%30%44%23%35%27%41%46%**33%24%37%38%21%30%27%26%42%
Most15%11%18%13%14%13%21%14%16%16%11%16%**17%16%11%17%14%8%15%14%18%
Some31%27%35%43%28%25%22%37%24%35%14%5%**29%30%28%24%38%22%33%28%34%
Almost None25%30%21%22%33%32%12%26%24%23%34%33%**20%30%24%20%28%40%26%32%6%
Not Sure0%---------------------
Total100%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%32%21%29%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%34%33%22%25%39%19%53%35%13%
 
 
5How often do you physically visit a United States Post Office?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Regularly21%17%25%18%24%22%22%21%22%20%35%26%**25%15%21%29%16%13%23%12%39%
Occasionally52%52%51%55%34%57%61%47%58%51%20%72%**46%56%58%44%57%54%54%49%51%
Almost Never27%30%24%27%42%21%17%33%20%29%43%2%**29%28%20%27%27%33%24%38%10%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%2%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Total100%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%32%21%29%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%34%33%22%25%39%19%53%35%13%
 
 
6What is the one thing you most often visit a post office for? To pick up or drop off mail? To buy stamps? To ship packages? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Pick Up Or Drop Off Mail28%28%28%44%16%25%18%33%23%22%25%71%**27%26%34%32%25%30%31%16%49%
Buy Stamps30%29%31%15%29%35%51%20%41%32%35%16%**35%32%24%36%27%29%30%32%25%
Ship Packages36%36%35%39%46%32%23%42%29%40%20%8%**30%34%37%24%44%33%36%41%18%
Something Else5%5%5%2%6%7%7%4%7%5%12%5%**5%7%5%5%5%7%3%9%4%
Not Sure1%1%0%0%3%1%1%1%1%1%7%0%**2%1%0%3%0%1%0%1%3%
Total100%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%32%21%29%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%34%33%22%25%39%19%53%35%13%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.