Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #20856
 
1On Initiative 522, which would require the labeling of some food with genetically modified ingredients, when did you decide how you would vote? Within the last few days? Within the last two weeks? Or more than two weeks ago?
526 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Last Few Days17%17%17%22%19%9%20%20%13%18%**14%15%26%14%20%14%22%19%11%21%16%12%34%14%16%21%16%14%20%14%16%
Last Two Weeks31%33%29%44%29%26%28%36%27%30%**45%28%42%27%26%35%31%33%29%30%34%28%27%33%31%26%36%31%27%30%34%
More Than Two Weeks Ago51%49%53%34%51%65%51%43%59%52%**41%55%32%58%53%50%47%47%59%49%49%60%37%53%53%51%48%54%52%55%49%
Not Sure1%1%0%1%1%0%1%1%1%0%**0%2%1%1%1%1%0%0%2%1%1%0%2%1%0%1%0%1%1%1%0%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%50%50%24%26%30%20%50%50%78%3%7%12%27%73%47%53%24%38%36%30%47%20%13%42%45%29%40%32%30%21%48%
 
 
2Were you confused? Or not confused? By what would happen if Initiative 522 were passed into law?
526 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Confused17%16%18%8%19%21%20%14%20%18%**4%13%11%19%21%14%21%18%13%16%20%12%19%15%19%17%16%18%17%19%17%
Not Confused79%82%75%88%76%75%75%82%75%77%**96%86%85%76%75%82%74%78%83%82%74%85%73%81%77%74%81%79%79%76%79%
Not Sure4%2%7%4%5%4%5%4%4%5%**0%1%4%4%4%5%5%4%4%2%6%3%8%4%4%9%3%2%4%5%4%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%50%50%24%26%30%20%50%50%78%3%7%12%27%73%47%53%24%38%36%30%47%20%13%42%45%29%40%32%30%21%48%
 
 
3Were you concerned? Or not concerned? That Initiative 522 would increase the cost of food if it became law?
526 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Concerned52%56%47%62%46%46%55%54%50%48%**65%64%58%50%51%52%69%45%45%67%48%38%60%55%46%51%59%44%49%59%50%
Not Concerned44%41%47%32%49%50%42%41%47%48%**30%36%39%46%46%42%26%51%50%28%48%60%37%40%50%44%37%54%45%39%46%
Not Sure4%2%6%5%4%4%3%5%3%4%**5%1%3%4%2%5%5%3%4%4%4%2%3%5%4%6%4%2%6%2%4%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%50%50%24%26%30%20%50%50%78%3%7%12%27%73%47%53%24%38%36%30%47%20%13%42%45%29%40%32%30%21%48%
 
 
4Are genetically modified food products good for peoples' health? Bad for peoples' health? Do they have no effect on health? Or, do you not know enough to say?
526 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Good For Peoples' Health9%10%8%14%7%8%6%10%7%8%**12%11%12%8%12%6%13%9%6%13%10%1%19%4%10%11%7%10%13%5%8%
Bad40%34%45%49%45%36%27%47%32%40%**43%39%40%40%30%48%37%45%37%42%36%45%29%49%34%43%45%30%43%36%39%
No Effect22%26%17%14%18%26%28%16%27%20%**20%29%19%23%23%21%19%17%29%21%21%21%20%14%29%15%19%31%20%29%20%
Do Not Know Enough To Say30%30%30%23%29%30%39%26%33%32%**25%21%29%30%35%25%32%29%29%24%33%33%32%33%27%31%29%30%24%30%33%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%50%50%24%26%30%20%50%50%78%3%7%12%27%73%47%53%24%38%36%30%47%20%13%42%45%29%40%32%30%21%48%
 
 
5Is requiring the labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients a reasonable requirement or an unreasonable burden on food manufacturers?
526 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Reasonable Requirement64%62%65%71%73%59%50%72%55%64%**75%62%67%62%62%65%50%74%62%53%68%71%51%72%59%67%62%64%64%52%69%
Unreasonable Burden31%33%28%24%23%34%43%24%38%30%**23%37%26%32%32%29%42%20%34%41%24%29%30%24%37%23%33%34%30%40%27%
Not Sure6%5%7%5%4%7%7%5%7%6%**3%1%7%5%6%6%7%5%5%6%8%1%18%4%4%10%6%2%6%8%4%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%50%50%24%26%30%20%50%50%78%3%7%12%27%73%47%53%24%38%36%30%47%20%13%42%45%29%40%32%30%21%48%
 
 
6Do consumers have a right to know which ingredients are in their food, regardless of whether those ingredients may be harmful?
526 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Yes88%86%90%83%94%88%86%89%87%87%**88%93%88%88%85%90%81%91%89%83%89%94%76%93%87%86%86%92%84%89%90%
No5%7%4%9%3%4%6%6%5%6%**10%2%7%5%7%4%8%5%4%7%4%4%12%2%6%6%6%5%10%3%3%
Not Sure7%7%7%7%4%8%8%5%8%7%**3%5%5%7%7%6%12%4%7%10%7%2%12%5%7%8%8%4%6%8%6%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%50%50%24%26%30%20%50%50%78%3%7%12%27%73%47%53%24%38%36%30%47%20%13%42%45%29%40%32%30%21%48%
 
 
7Now, on Initiative 517, which would provide a longer time to collect petition signatures and would provide more access to public places for petition signature gatherers, when did you decide how you would vote? Within the last few days? Within the last two weeks? Or more than two weeks ago?
452 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Last Few Days29%23%35%36%44%19%19%40%19%30%**29%27%41%24%25%34%37%26%27%30%32%23%38%28%28%26%29%32%29%27%30%
Last Two Weeks35%34%36%43%30%33%34%36%34%32%**39%52%37%34%33%37%28%37%36%34%34%38%35%37%33%38%35%32%34%34%36%
More Than Two Weeks Ago35%41%29%15%26%48%47%21%47%37%**24%20%18%41%41%27%34%35%35%36%31%39%27%33%39%35%34%35%36%35%35%
Not Sure1%2%0%6%0%0%0%3%0%1%**8%1%3%1%1%2%0%2%2%0%3%0%0%2%1%1%2%1%2%3%0%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%52%48%22%24%31%23%46%54%79%3%8%10%27%73%55%45%21%39%39%29%46%21%13%41%45%29%39%32%31%22%47%
 
 
8Were you confused? Or not confused? By what would happen if Initiative 517 were passed into law?
452 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Confused14%15%13%22%11%10%14%17%11%13%**21%11%13%14%19%7%20%11%13%16%14%11%22%11%14%14%13%15%17%19%10%
Not Confused81%82%80%72%87%86%76%80%82%81%**76%85%84%80%74%89%77%83%81%81%79%87%64%84%83%76%83%84%77%75%86%
Not Sure5%3%8%6%2%4%10%4%6%5%**3%3%3%6%7%3%3%6%6%3%7%2%14%5%2%11%4%1%6%6%4%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%52%48%22%24%31%23%46%54%79%3%8%10%27%73%55%45%21%39%39%29%46%21%13%41%45%29%39%32%31%22%47%
 
 
9At present, do people who gather signatures face reasonable restrictions? or unreasonable obstacles?
452 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Reasonable Restrictions67%63%71%59%66%67%75%63%70%66%**82%56%55%71%68%66%68%70%64%68%66%70%56%61%75%61%65%76%65%62%70%
Unreasonable Obstacles26%32%19%37%27%25%15%32%21%25%**16%43%39%21%25%28%25%23%30%27%26%23%34%30%21%28%30%19%29%27%24%
Not Sure7%5%9%3%7%7%10%5%8%8%**3%1%5%8%7%6%7%8%6%5%8%7%10%9%4%11%5%5%6%11%6%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%52%48%22%24%31%23%46%54%79%3%8%10%27%73%55%45%21%39%39%29%46%21%13%41%45%29%39%32%31%22%47%
 
 
10Do penalties for people who interfere with signature gatherers need to be made more severe? Or not?
452 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Need To Be Made More Severe34%36%33%42%27%40%27%34%34%34%**31%40%36%34%38%30%37%30%36%36%29%39%44%33%32%36%37%28%34%40%31%
Do Not51%54%48%43%53%50%60%48%54%50%**62%49%42%55%46%57%47%55%51%52%56%44%35%54%54%44%51%60%48%46%56%
Not Sure14%10%19%15%20%11%13%18%12%16%**7%10%22%12%16%13%17%15%13%12%15%17%22%12%14%21%12%12%18%14%12%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%52%48%22%24%31%23%46%54%79%3%8%10%27%73%55%45%21%39%39%29%46%21%13%41%45%29%39%32%31%22%47%
 
 
11Did Tim Eyman's involvement in Initiative 517 have a major impact on your vote? A minor impact? Or no impact at all?
452 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Major Impact25%26%24%25%23%28%22%24%25%25%**18%15%28%24%29%19%17%36%18%16%25%37%28%16%32%26%17%34%24%16%30%
Minor Impact22%20%24%16%28%17%28%22%21%23%**23%18%24%21%18%27%20%22%24%24%24%15%17%23%22%18%24%24%19%24%23%
No Impact At All53%54%51%57%48%55%49%53%53%51%**56%66%47%55%52%53%60%42%58%59%50%47%54%60%45%55%58%41%56%59%47%
Not Sure1%1%1%1%0%0%2%1%1%1%**3%1%1%1%1%1%2%1%0%1%1%1%2%1%0%1%1%0%2%0%0%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%52%48%22%24%31%23%46%54%79%3%8%10%27%73%55%45%21%39%39%29%46%21%13%41%45%29%39%32%31%22%47%
 
 
12Now, stepping back, and thinking not just about Initiative 517, but about the entire way in which the citizen petition process is set up in Washington State .... Does the initiative process in Washington state work? Or not work?
452 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This MeasureAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Process Works58%57%60%55%56%63%57%56%60%59%**34%62%53%60%58%58%61%57%59%56%63%54%50%56%63%45%66%60%59%58%58%
Does Not Work24%32%16%31%28%18%22%30%20%22%**51%21%28%23%25%23%20%29%22%30%18%32%21%30%20%30%21%24%22%27%25%
Not Sure17%11%24%14%15%19%22%14%20%18%**15%17%18%17%16%19%19%15%19%15%19%14%30%13%17%24%14%16%19%15%17%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On This Measure100%52%48%22%24%31%23%46%54%79%3%8%10%27%73%55%45%21%39%39%29%46%21%13%41%45%29%39%32%31%22%47%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.