Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18590
 
1When colleges are determining which students to admit and which students to reject, should they be allowed ... or not allowed ... to consider a student's race?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Allowed20%24%16%25%18%15%17%22%16%18%11%30%10%22%18%21%21%21%19%17%23%16%18%
Not Allowed77%74%79%71%81%81%76%75%79%78%82%68%85%73%78%77%73%77%77%81%73%80%78%
Not Sure3%2%4%4%1%3%7%3%5%3%7%2%4%4%4%1%6%2%4%2%4%3%4%
Total100%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%35%30%20%15%65%35%51%6%28%15%34%35%30%25%48%22%20%48%16%17%
 
2Should they be allowed ... or not allowed ... to consider a student's gender?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Allowed13%15%11%13%11%16%11%12%14%12%14%13%12%17%11%9%16%14%10%10%14%9%17%
Not Allowed86%84%88%87%89%82%85%88%83%86%85%87%88%82%88%90%83%86%88%89%86%91%80%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%0%2%4%0%3%2%1%0%0%1%2%1%1%1%2%2%1%1%3%
Total100%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%35%30%20%15%65%35%51%6%28%15%34%35%30%25%48%22%20%48%16%17%
 
3A student's ethnicity?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.7 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Allowed16%19%13%17%18%15%12%17%13%16%15%19%11%17%15%18%16%18%17%14%18%14%16%
Not Allowed77%77%78%78%78%79%73%78%77%80%80%68%87%74%78%81%74%78%81%72%78%80%80%
Not Sure7%4%9%5%4%6%15%5%10%4%5%14%2%9%7%1%10%5%2%13%5%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%35%30%20%15%65%35%51%6%28%15%34%35%30%25%48%22%20%48%16%17%
 
4A student's national origin?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Allowed27%24%31%25%28%33%26%26%30%28%23%26%29%34%24%27%47%23%19%30%28%23%28%
Not Allowed68%74%62%72%69%63%63%71%63%66%72%72%64%62%70%69%49%74%76%66%66%73%70%
Not Sure5%2%7%3%3%4%11%3%7%5%5%2%6%4%6%3%4%3%5%4%6%4%2%
Total100%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%35%30%20%15%65%35%51%6%28%15%34%35%30%25%48%22%20%48%16%17%
 
5A proposed California law, SB 185, would allow the University of California and California State Universities to consider race, gender, ethnicity, and national origin, along with other relevant factors, in college admissions. Do you think SB 185 should? Or should not? Become law?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Should18%19%18%17%18%19%20%18%20%19%28%18%14%19%16%22%20%18%19%13%22%17%15%
Should Not77%78%77%80%79%75%70%79%73%76%65%80%81%75%80%76%73%79%76%82%75%80%77%
Not Sure4%3%6%3%3%6%9%3%7%5%7%2%5%5%5%3%7%2%5%5%3%3%8%
Total100%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%35%30%20%15%65%35%51%6%28%15%34%35%30%25%48%22%20%48%16%17%
 
6In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209 which prevents public schools and employers from considering applicants' race, ethnicity, or gender. Does SB 185 conflict? Or not conflict? With Proposition 209?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Does Conflict60%65%55%67%60%59%41%64%51%59%39%62%66%58%60%60%53%62%61%68%60%55%54%
Does Not21%19%24%15%22%24%30%19%27%19%38%22%19%21%21%24%27%21%19%15%23%18%27%
Not Sure19%16%22%18%18%17%29%18%22%21%23%16%15%21%19%16%20%17%20%18%17%27%18%
Total100%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%35%30%20%15%65%35%51%6%28%15%34%35%30%25%48%22%20%48%16%17%