Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #14983
 
1Do you think Congress should give federal loans to the auto manufacturers who are requesting them?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes35%41%30%37%32%37%28%55%30%**26%50%21%27%38%53%
No61%57%65%60%65%57%68%41%70%**71%46%75%71%58%45%
Not Sure4%2%5%3%3%6%4%3%0%**4%3%4%3%4%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
2What would be worse for taxpayers? Allowing one or more of the auto makers to go into bankruptcy? Or providing the loans for auto makers?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Allowing Bankruptcy38%42%35%26%39%51%39%40%23%**36%42%36%36%40%41%
Providing The Loans49%48%49%58%50%36%49%41%69%**52%42%57%55%44%49%
Not Sure13%10%16%16%11%13%12%19%8%**12%17%7%9%17%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
3Is anyone in your immediate family looking for work, but unable to find a job?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes49%43%55%58%53%33%38%71%68%**34%66%50%38%51%70%
No50%57%44%41%46%67%61%27%32%**65%33%50%61%48%30%
Not Sure1%0%1%1%1%0%0%2%0%**0%1%0%0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
4Do you work full-time?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes63%73%54%72%74%33%63%64%62%**65%65%54%65%62%63%
No36%26%45%27%26%64%36%34%35%**33%34%46%35%37%34%
Not Sure1%1%2%1%0%3%1%2%3%**1%1%0%0%1%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
5Do you worry a lot? A little? Or not at all? about losing your job?
378 Who Work Full-TimeAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
A Lot26%25%29%22%31%22%24%30%48%**19%39%17%17%27%43%
A Little44%41%47%47%40%50%42%50%36%**44%43%46%40%53%38%
Not At All29%34%24%31%28%28%33%20%16%**37%19%36%43%20%19%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%**1%0%0%1%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Work Full-Time100%56%44%36%50%13%65%25%6%3%45%40%14%43%36%15%
 
 
6Do you have a mortgage on your home?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes68%70%65%68%76%52%67%69%69%**72%65%68%71%71%59%
No32%30%34%31%24%46%33%30%31%**28%34%32%29%29%41%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%0%2%0%0%0%**0%0%0%1%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
7Are you making your mortgage payments ... ahead of schedule? On schedule? Or behind schedule?
406 With MortgagesAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Ahead Of Schedule17%18%16%21%17%13%17%15%26%**19%16%19%20%12%19%
On Schedule67%68%66%69%63%73%73%56%46%**70%60%75%71%69%60%
Behind Schedule16%14%17%11%20%13%10%28%29%**11%25%7%9%19%21%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of With Mortgages100%50%50%32%49%19%64%25%6%4%45%38%16%43%38%13%
 
 
8Do you plan to attend the inauguration of President Obama in Washington DC?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes12%11%13%16%10%9%4%32%12%**2%25%8%4%16%24%
No86%88%85%83%86%91%96%67%72%**98%71%92%96%83%76%
Not Sure2%2%2%0%4%0%0%1%16%**0%3%0%0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
9How much holiday shopping have you done so far this year? Have you finished shopping? Are you half way done? Have you just started shopping? Have you not yet started shopping? Or will you not do any holiday shopping this year?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Finished Your Holiday Shopping13%12%14%19%9%12%15%6%12%**16%9%13%17%9%11%
Half Way Done23%23%24%30%21%19%27%20%6%**26%22%22%25%21%31%
Just Started Shopping22%20%23%16%25%23%25%17%12%**26%19%18%23%22%20%
Not Yet Started Shopping29%32%25%27%29%29%25%36%40%**24%29%40%25%34%25%
Will Not Do Any Holiday Shopping This Year13%13%13%8%15%16%8%19%30%**8%21%7%10%14%14%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%1%0%2%0%**0%1%0%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%43%25%65%25%6%4%43%39%16%42%37%15%
 
 
10Compared to last year, will you spend more on holiday gifts this year? Less? Or about the same amount?
521 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
More6%7%6%10%3%6%7%2%****9%6%1%9%3%8%
Less64%62%66%61%69%62%62%69%****58%68%72%58%72%59%
About The Same27%30%25%28%25%30%29%26%****31%22%27%32%23%28%
Not Sure2%1%2%1%3%1%1%3%****2%3%0%1%2%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%48%52%34%42%24%69%23%5%3%45%36%17%43%36%15%
 
 
11This year, will you spend a little less? Or a lot less?
335 Who Will Spend Less This YearAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
A Little Less39%48%31%42%32%46%35%48%****43%36%33%40%37%33%
A Lot Less58%50%65%54%63%53%62%47%****53%59%66%55%61%65%
Not Sure3%3%4%4%4%1%3%5%****4%4%1%5%2%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Spend Less This Year100%46%54%32%45%23%67%25%5%3%41%38%19%39%41%14%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.