May 12, 2004

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Questionnaire

                 PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESS
                       MAY 2004 POLITICAL/BELIEVABILITY
                                FINAL TOPLINE
                               May 3 - 9, 2004
                                   N=1800

ON FORM ONE Q.1 PRECEDES Q.2 --- ON FORM TWO, Q.2 PRECEDES Q.1
Q.1  Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
     [IF DK ENTER AS DK.  IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH:  Overall do you approve or disapprove of
     the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?  IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DK]

                                   Dis-    Don't
                        Approve   approve  know
May, 2004                 44        48     8=100
Late April, 2004          48        43     9=100
Early April, 2004         43        47    10=100
Late March, 2004          47        44     9=100
Mid-March, 2004           46        47     7=100
February, 2004            48        44     8=100
Mid-January, 2004         56        34    10=100
Early January, 2004       58        35     7=100
2003
December, 2003            57        34     9=100
November, 2003            50        40    10=100
October, 2003             50        42     8=100
September, 2003           55        36     9=100
Mid-August, 2003          56        32    12=100
Early August, 2003        53        37    10=100
Mid-July, 2003            58        32    10=100
Early July, 2003          60        29    11=100
June, 2003                62        27    11=100
May, 2003                 65        27     8=100
April 10-16, 2003         72        22     6=100
April 9, 2003             74        20     6=100
April 2-7, 2003           69        25     6=100
March 28-April 1, 2003    71        23     6=100
March 25-27, 2003         70        24     6=100
March 20-24, 2003         67        26     7=100
March 13-16, 2003         55        34    11=100
February, 2003            54        36    10=100
January, 2003             58        32    10=100
2002
December, 2002            61        28    11=100
Late October, 2002        59        29    12=100
Early October, 2002       61        30     9=100
Mid-September, 2002       67        22    11=100
Early September, 2002     63        26    11=100
Late August, 2002         60        27    13=100
August, 2002              67        21    12=100
Late July, 2002           65        25    10=100
July, 2002                67        21    12=100
June, 2002                70        20    10=100

                                    Dis-   Don't
                        Approve   approve  know

April, 2002               69        18    13=100
Early April, 2002         74        16    10=100
February, 2002            78        13     9=100
January, 2002             80        11     9=100
2001
Mid-November, 2001        84         9     7=100
Early October, 2001       84         8     8=100
Late September, 2001      86         7     7=100
Mid-September, 2001       80         9    11=100
Early September, 2001     51        34    15=100
August, 2001              50        32    18=100
July, 2001                51        32    17=100
June, 2001                50        33    17=100
May, 2001                 53        32    15=100
April, 2001               56        27    17=100
March, 2001               55        25    20=100
February, 2001            53        21    26=100

ON FORM ONE Q.1 PRECEDES Q.2 --- ON FORM TWO, Q.2 PRECEDES Q.1
Q.2  All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this
     country today?

                         Sat-       Dis-    No
                        isfied   satisfied  Opinion
May, 2004                 33        61      6=100
Late February, 2004       39        55      6=100
Early January, 2004       45        48      7=100
December, 2003            44        47      9=100
October, 2003             38        56      6=100
August, 2003              40        53      7=100
April, 2003               50        41      9=100
January, 2003             44        50      6=100
September, 2002           41        55      4=100
Late August, 2002         47        44      9=100
May, 2002                 44        44     12=100
March, 2002               50        40     10=100
Late September, 2001      57        34      9=100
Early September, 2001     41        53      6=100
June, 2001                43        52      5=100
March, 2001               47        45      8=100
February, 2001            46        43     11=100
January, 2001             55        41      4=100
September, 2000           51        41      8=100
June, 2000                47        45      8=100
April, 2000               48        43      9=100
August, 1999              56        39      5=100
January, 1999             53        41      6=100
November, 1998            46        44     10=100
Early September, 1998     54        42      4=100
Late August, 1998         55        41      4=100
Early August, 1998        50        44      6=100
February, 1998            59        37      4=100
January, 1998             46        50      4=100
September, 1997           45        49      6=100
August, 1997              49        46      5=100
January, 1997             38        58      4=100
July, 1996                29        67      4=100
March, 1996               28        70      2=100
October, 1995             23        73      4=100
June, 1995                25        73      2=100
April, 1995               23        74      3=100
July, 1994                24        73      3=100
March, 1994               24        71      5=100
October, 1993             22        73      5=100
September, 1993           20        75      4=100
                         Sat-      Dis-     No
                        isfied   satisfied  Opinion

May, 1993                22        71       7=100
January, 1993            39        50      11=100
January, 1992            28        68       4=100
November, 1991           34        61       5=100
Late Feb, 1991 (Gallup)  66        31       3=100
August, 1990             47        48       5=100
May, 1990                41        54       5=100
January, 1989            45        50       5=100
September, 1988 (RVs)    50        45       5=100
May, 1988                41        54       5=100
January, 1988            39        55       6=100

ROTATE QUESTIONS A.1 AND A.2, WITH A.3 ALWAYS LAST
ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=897]:
A.1F2   Please tell me what one word best describes your impression of John Kerry.  Tell me just
        the ONE best word that describes him.  (OPEN-END.  PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS
        "DON'T KNOW."  ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES, BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR SECOND RESPONSE).

                                                          Gore
             May 2004*                 Feb 2004           March 2000
             16 Good                   45 Honest          24 Boring
             16 Hopeful                26 Democrat        12 Good
             16 Okay                   21 Good             9 Fair
             12 Better/than Bush       15 Liberal          9 Capable
             12 Liar                   14 Fair             9 Honest
             12 Unknown                11 Phony            8 Okay
             11 Politician             12 Arrogant         7 Politician
             10 Liberal                10 Politician       7 Dull
              9 Dishonest              10 Qualified        7 I like him
              9 Indecisive              9 Intelligent      6 Dishonest
              9 Wishy-washy             9 Knowledgeable    6 Incompetent
              8 Democrat                9 Presidential     6 Environmentalist
              7 Dislike                 8 Veteran          6 Dislike
              7 Don't like              7 Sincere          6 Follower
              7 Idiot                   7 Tall             5 Great
              7 Undecided               7 Competent        5 Weak
              7 Untrustworthy           6 Experienced      5 Intelligent
              7 Weak                    6 Ambitious        5 Alright
              6 Capable                 6 Honorable        5 Mediocre
              6 Competent               6 Charismatic      5 Fake
              6 Fair                    5 Interesting       (N=585)
              6 President/Presidential  5 Truthful
              6 Uncertain              (N=752)
              6 Unsure
              5 Boring
              5 Intelligent
               5 Loser

* The numbers listed represent the number of respondents who offered each response; the numbers
  are not percentages.

ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=897]:
A.2F2  Please tell me what one word best describes your impression of George W. Bush.
       Tell me just the ONE
       best word that describes him.  (OPEN-END.  PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS "DON'T
       KNOW".  ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES, BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR SECOND
       RESPONSE).

        May 2004*        Feb 2004       May 2003
        30 Honest        27 Honest      29 Honest
        29 Good          24 Fair        21 Good
        26 Incompetent   24 Leader      20 Arrogant
        26 Leader        21 Liar        16 Leader
        24 Arrogant      17 Arrogant    13 Great
        16 Strong        14 Strong      12 Confident
        15 Integrity     12 Christian   12 Courageous
        13 Idiot         13 Excellent   11 Aggressive
        11 Christian     13 Good        11 Christian
        10 Determined    12 Integrity   11 Determined
        10 Stupid         9 Stupid      11 Integrity
         9 Liar           9 Incompetent 10 Patriot/Patriotic
         8 Trustworthy    8 Dishonest    9 Cowboy
         7 Aggressive     7 Confident    8 Competent
         7 Committed      7 Determined   8 Decisive
         7 Dishonest      7 Idiot        8 Idiot
         7 Okay           7 Patriotic    8 President
         6 Dedicated      7 Ass          8 Strong
         6 Fair           6 Character    7 Adequate
         6 President      6 Poor         7 Excellent
         6 War/warrior    6 Selfish      7 Fair
         5 Brave            (N=748)      (N=602)
         5 Confident
         5 Courageous
         5 Decisive
         5 Dumb
         5 Excellent
         5 Great
         5 Honorable
         5 Straight-forward

* The numbers listed represent the number of respondents who offered each response; the numbers
  are not percentages.

ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=897]:
A.3F2 And what ONE word best describes your impression of Dick Cheney.  (OPEN-END.  PROBE ONCE IF
      RESPONDENT ANSWERS "DON'T KNOW".  ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES, BUT DO
      NOT PROBE FOR SECOND RESPONSE).

    May 2004*
    23 Okay
    17 Good
    14 Intelligent
    11 Invisible
    11 Supportive
    11 Untrustworthy
     9 Arrogant
     9 Liar
     9 Sneaky
     8 Honest
     7 Alright
     7 Old
     7 Smart
     6 Competent
     6 Crook
     6 Experienced
     6 Like/likeable
     6 Unknown
     5 Dishonest
     5 Evil
     5 Greedy
     5 Knowledgeable
     5 Puppet/puppet master
     5 Trust/trustworthy

* The numbers listed represent the number of respondents who offered each response; the numbers
  are not percentages.

Q.3  How much thought have you given to the coming presidential election . . . Quite a lot or
     only a little?

     BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:

                                Quite   (VOL.)  Only a  (VOL.)  DK/
                                A lot   Some    Little  None    Ref.
     May, 2004                   59       6       30      4     1=100
     Late March, 2004            60       4       31      4     1=100
     Mid-March, 2004             65       2       31      2     *=100
     Early November, 2000        72       6       19      2     1=100
     Late October, 2000          66       6       24      4     *=100
     Mid-October, 2000           67       9       19      4     1=100
     Early October, 2000         60       8       27      4     1=100
     September, 2000             59       8       29      3     1=100
     July, 2000                  46       6       45      3     *=100
     June, 2000                  46       6       43      5     *=100
     May, 2000                   48       4       42      5     1=100
     April, 2000                 45       7       41      7     *=100

Q.3 CONTINUED...                Quite   (VOL.)  Only a   (VOL.) DK/
                                A lot   Some    Little   None   Ref.
     November, 1996               67      8       22      3     *=100
     October, 1996                65      7       26      1     1=100
     Late September, 1996         61      7       29      2     1=100
     Early September, 1996        56      3       36      4     1=100
     July, 1996                   55      3       41      1     *=100
     June, 1996                   50      5       41      3     1=100
     October, 1992                77      5       16      1     1=100
     September, 1992              69      3       26      1     1=100
     August, 1992                 72      4       23      1     *=100
     June, 1992                   63      6       29      1     1=100
     Gallup: November, 1988       73      8       17      2     0=100
     Gallup: October, 1988        69      9       20      2     0=100
     Gallup: August, 1988         61     10       27      2     0=100
     Gallup: September, 1988      57     18       23      2     0=100

ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=904]:
Q.4F1  All in all, have you been hearing too much, too little, or about the right amount about
       the presidential campaign so far?

                                 Late March 2004   Mid-March 2004
     Total  RVs                     Total RVs      Total  RVs
     28     29   Too much            28   30        31    33
     24     21   Too little          17   14        18    15
     42     45   Right amount        48   50        48    49
      6      5   Don't know/Refused   7    6         3     3
    100    100                      100  100       100   100
         (N=730)

NO QUESTION 5

ASK ALL:
Q.6  Now, suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held TODAY. If you had to choose
     between George W. Bush, the Republican, John Kerry, the Democrat and Ralph Nader [READ;
     ROTATE KERRY AND BUSH WITH NADER ALWAYS LAST]   who would you vote for?
IF OTHER OR DK (Q.6 =4,9), ASK:
Q.6a As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to [READ, ROTATE IN SAME ORDER AS Q.6]?

     BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:
                                                  Late   Mid-
                                                  March  March
                                                  2004   2004
    43   George W. Bush, the Republican/Lean Bush  44     42
    46   John Kerry, the Democrat/Lean Kerry       43     49
     6  Ralph Nader/Lean Nader                      6      4
     5  Other/DK (VOL.)                             7      5
   100                                            100    100

ASK ALL:
Q.7  Suppose there were only two major candidates for president and you had to choose between
     George W.Bush, the Republican and John Kerry, the Democrat [READ, ROTATE] Who would you
     vote for?
IF OTHER OR DK (3,9 IN Q.7) ASK:
Q.7a As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to [READ, ROTATE IN SAME ORDER AS Q.7]?

     BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:

                         Bush/         Kerry/         Other/
                       Lean Bush     Lean Kerry       DK
     May, 2004             45           50           5=100
     Late March, 2004      46           47           7=100
     Mid-March, 2004       43           52           5=100
     Late February, 2004   44           48           8=100
     Early February, 2004  47           47           6=100
     Early January, 2004   52           41           7=100
     October, 2003         50           42           8=100

     May, 2000             46 Bush      45 Gore      9=100

     April, 1996           40 Dole      54 Clinton   6=100

     May, 1992             46 Bush, Sr. 43 Clinton  11=100

     May, 1988             40 Bush, Sr. 53 Dukakis   7=100

THOSE WHO CHOSE JOHN KERRY (IN Q.7/Q.7a), ASK:
Q.8  Would you say that your choice is more a vote FOR John Kerry or more a vote AGAINST George
     W. Bush?
THOSE WHO CHOSE GEORGE W. BUSH (IN Q.7/Q.7a), ASK:
Q.9  Would you say that your choice is more a vote FOR George W. Bush or more a vote AGAINST
     John Kerry?

BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:
      ----------- KERRY ------------  ------------- BUSH --------------
                 Pro-   Anti-  Un-          Pro-  Anti-   Un-    Other/
2004      Total  Kerry  Bush   decid  Total Bush  Kerry   decid  DK
May        50     15     32      3     45    33    10       2    5=100
Late Mar   47     17     27      3     46    36     8       2    7=100
Mid-Mar    52     21     29      2     43    34     7       2    5=100
Feb        47     15     30      2     47    39     6       2    6=100

      ----------- GORE  ------------  ------------- BUSH --------------
             Pro-  Anti-  Un-                Pro-  Anti-   Un-    Other/
2000  Total  Gore  Bush   decid       Total  Bush  Gore    decid  DK
Nov    45    29     14    2             41    27    12       2    14=100
Sept   47    30     14    3             41    24    14       3    12=100

      ----------- CLINTON ------------   ----------- DOLE --------  -------------PEROT----------
              Pro-     Anti-   Un-             Pro-  Anti-  Un-           Pro-  Anti- Un-   Other/
1996  Total   Clinton  other   decid    Total  Dole  other  decid   Total Perot Other decid DK
Nov    51      33       15     3         32     15    15      2      9     4     5      *   8=100
Oct    51      33       16     2         34     15    18      1      8     4     4      *   7=100
Sept   52      35       15     2         34     16    17      1      8     3     5      0   6=100
Mar    53      30       20     3         41     15    25      1     --    --     --     --  6=100

      ---------- CLINTON ----------   ---------- BUSH ---------    -----------PEROT-------------
              Pro-     Anti-  Un-           Pro-  Anti-  Un-            Pro-  Anti-  Un-   Other/
1992  Total   Clinton  other  decid   Total Bush  other  decid    Total Perot Other  decid DK
Oct    48       23      22     3       35   19    13     3        8      3    5      *     9=100
Sept   53       21      29     3       38   20    16     2        --    --   --     --     9=100
Aug    57       27      28     2       37   20    16     1        --    --   --     --     6=100
Mar    44       13      29     2       49   32    15     2        --    --   --     --     7=100

      ---------- DUKAKIS ----------   ------------- BUSH --------------
             Pro-    Anti-  Un-              Pro-  Anti-   Un-    Other/
1988  Total  Dukakis Bush   decid      Total Bush  Dukakis decid  DK
Oct    42     23      15     4          50    31     16     3     8=100
Sept   44     21      19     4          50    31     15     4     6=100
May    53     23      26     4          40    26     11     3     7=100

THOSE WHO DID NOT CHOOSE KERRY IN Q.7/7a, ASK:
  Q.10 Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for John Kerry in November, or have
       you definitely decided not to vote for him?

      BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:

                                   Late  Mid-  Late Early ------- Gore 2000 -------  - Clinton -
                                   March March Feb  Feb      Late Mid- Early          July May
                                   2004  2004  2004 2004 Nov Oct  Oct  Oct  Sept June 1996 1992
   11  Chance might vote for him    13    13    13   15   8   9   10   11  13   14     8   11
   35  Decided not to vote for him  37    32    36   33  41  44   40   38  35   34    36   38
    4  Don't know/Refused            3     3     3    5   6   4    5    7   5    6     4    6
   50%                              53%   48%   52%  53% 55% 57%  55%  56% 53%  54%   48%  55%

 THOSE WHO DID NOT CHOOSE BUSH IN Q.7/7a, ASK:
 Q.11  Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for George W. Bush in November, or
        have you definitely decided not to vote for him?

      BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:

                                Late  Mid-  Late Early ------- Bush 2000 ---------  Dole Bush,Sr
                                March March Feb  Feb       Late Mid- Early          July May
                                2004  2004  2004 2004  Nov Oct  Oct  Oct  Sept June 1996 1992
   9 Chance might vote for him   11    11    10   10     8   10   12   11    15   15   15  8
  42 Decided not to vote for him 40    44    43   41    44   41   40   39    38   33   40 40
   4 Don't know/Refused           3     2     3    2     7    4    5    7     6    6    3  5
 55%                             54%   57%   56%  53%   59%  55%  57%  57%  59%  54%  58% 53%

 ASK ALL:
 Regardless of who you might support in November
 Q.12  Over the past few weeks has your overall impression of [INSERT NAME; ROTATE] gotten better
       , gotten worse, or stayed about the same?   [INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT SAYS "Already bad,
       can't get any worse" or "Already good, can't get any better" CODE AS PUNCH 3
       "Stayed the same"]

                              Gotten  Gotten   Stayed about  Don't know/
                              Better  Worse    the same      Refused
      a.    George W. Bush      7      26        65          2=100

      b.    John Kerry         12      16        66          6=100

 Q.13  Regardless of who you might support, who do you think is most likely to win the coming
        presidential election? [READ]

        BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=1465]:
                                          "A Democratic Candidate"  George H.W. Bush
                                 Early Feb   Mid-Jan  Sept  June    March  Feb  Oct
                                  2004       2004     2003  2003    1992   1992 1991
        52  George W. Bush, or     56         61       47    66      72     66   78
        31  John Kerry             32         21       34    22      20     25   11
        17  Don't know/Refused     12         18       19    12       8      9   11
       100                        100        100      100   100     100    100  100

      ASK FORM 1 ONLY:
  Q.14F1  As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes John
          Kerry or George W. Bush.  (INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE)

          BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=730]:                            (VOL.)
                                                 George   John   (VOL.)  Both
                                                 W. Bush  Kerry  Neither Equally  DK/Ref.
      a.F1  Would use good judgment in a crisis    47      35       4      5       9=100
              Late March, 2004                     46      36       2      3      13=100
              Mid-March, 2004                      48      39       2      5       6=100
              Late-October, 2000                   43      42       2      5       8=100
              Mid-October, 2000                    40      42       5      8       5=100
              Early October, 2000                  36      43       4     10       7=100
              September, 2000                      38      44       3      8       7=100
              June, 2000                           44      37       5      6       8=100

      b.F1  Personally likable                     42      39       6      8       5=100
              Late March, 2004                     40      40       5      8       7=100
              Mid-March, 2004                      40      44       4      8       4=100
              Late-October, 2000                   48      39       5      5       3=100
              Mid-October, 2000                    44      38       5      9       4=100
              Early October, 2000                  41      38       4     12       5=100
              September, 2000                      37      44       3     12       4=100
              June, 2000                           42      36       7      9       6=100

      c.F1  Honest and truthful                    34      36      17      4       9=100
              Late March, 2004                     37      38      12      3      10=100
              Mid-March, 2004                      35      39      16      5       5=100
              Late-October, 2000                   43      32      15      5       5=100
              Mid-October, 2000                    38      30      19      6       7=100
              Early October, 2000                  36      32      17      8       7=100
              September, 2000                      35      37      13      9       6=100
              June, 2000                           35      31      19      7       8=100

      d.F1  Cares about people like me             34      45       8      5       8=100
              Late March, 2004                     38      42       9      3       8=100
              Mid-March, 2004                      34      48       8      4       6=100
              Late-October, 2000                   40      43       8      5       4=100

      Q.14F1 CONTINUED...                                               (VOL.)
                                            George     John    (VOL.)   Both
                                            W. Bush    Kerry   Neither  Equally    DK/Ref.
              Mid-October, 2000              40         42        7        7       4=100
              Early October, 2000            35         44       11        5       5=100
              September, 2000                31         47        9        7       6=100

      e.F1   A strong leader                 50         31        8        4       7=100
              Late March, 2004               51         33        4        2      10=100
              Mid-March, 2004                52         34        4        4       6=100
              Late-October, 2000             44         41        6        6       3=100
              Mid-October, 2000              42         39        9        6       4=100
              Early October, 2000            41         38        7       10       4=100
              September, 2000                44         38        7        6       5=100

      f.F1   Willing to take a stand,
             even if it's unpopular          65         23        3        4       5=100
              Late March, 2004               59         28        3        3       7=100
              Mid-March, 2004                63         27        1        5       4=100
              Late-October, 2000             49         35        7        4       5=100
              Mid-October, 2000              49         35        6        5       5=100
              Early October, 2000            43         35        8        6       8=100
              September, 2000                45         37        8        5       5=100
              June, 2000                     46         32        9        5       8=100

      g.F1   Is down to earth                43         40        8        3       6=100
              Late March, 2004               44         36        7        5       8=100
              Mid-March, 2004                43         42        5        5       5=100
              May, 2000                      41         46        5        2       6=100

      h.F1   Stubborn                        68         12        4        5      11=100

      i.F1   Changes his mind too much       30         42        8        5      15=100

  ASK FORM 2 ONLY:
  Q.15F2  Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates  George W. Bush
          or John Kerry do you think would do the best job of (INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE. IF
          RESPONDENT MENTIONS ANYONE  OTHER THAN BUSH OR KERRY PROBE ONCE: "IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE
          BETWEEN BUSH AND KERRY. . . " ) ?

      BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS [N=735]:
                                             George    John   (VOL.)
                                             W. Bush   Kerry  Neither DK/Ref.
      a.F2 Improving economic conditions       38       48      5      9=100
             Late March, 2004                  39       44      6     11=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   37       53      2      8=100

      Q.15F2 CONTINUED...                    George    John   (VOL.)
                                             W. Bush   Kerry  Neither  DK/Ref.
             Late-October, 2000                40       46      6      8=100
             Mid-October, 2000                 37       49      3     11=100
             Early October, 2000               35       47      6     12=100
             September, 2000                   38       46      5     11=100
             June, 2000                        38       41      5     16=100
             March, 2000                       42       46      4      8=100

      b.F2 Improving the health care system    29       51      7     13=100
             Late March, 2004                  33       46      6     15=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   29       57      4     10=100
             Late-October, 2000                38       47      5     10=100
             Mid-October, 2000                 37       48      4     11=100
             Early October, 2000               36       49      5     10=100
             September, 2000                   32       51      6     11=100
             June, 2000                        31       44      6     19=100
             March, 2000                       31       51      6     12=100

      c.F2 Improving education                 35       50      5     10=100
             Late March, 2004                  39       43      5     13=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   36       42      3      9=100
             Late-October, 2000                41       45      4     10=100
             Mid-October, 2000                 40       46      3     11=100
             Early October, 2000               41       43      6     10=100
             September, 2000                   39       45      4     12=100
             June, 2000                        34       44      5     17=100
             March, 2000                       42       44      3     11=100

      d.F2 Improving the job situation         35       50      5     10=100
             Late March, 2004                  37       45      7     11=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   30       57      5      8=100

      e.F2 Making wise decisions about U.S.
           trade policies                      40       40      6     14=100
             Late March, 2004                  38       39      5     18=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   38       48      3     11=100
             July, 1996                        40       40      6     14=100

      f.F2 Making wise decisions about what
           to do in Iraq                       44       41      4     11=100
             Late March, 2004                  49       37      4     10=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   47       45      2      6=100

      g.F2 Defending the country from future
           terrorist attacks                   52       33      5     10=100
             Late March, 2004                  53       29      4     14=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   57       32      4      7=100

      Q.15F2 CONTINUED...                   George    John   (VOL.)
                                             W. Bush   Kerry  Neither DK/Ref.
      h.F2 Making wise decisions about
           foreign policy                      43       42      4     11=100
             Late March, 2004                  44       38      4     14=100
             Mid-March, 2004                   44       45      3      8=100
             March, 2000                       40       46      4     10=100
             Early September, 1996             42       44      6      8=100
             July, 1996                        44       42      4     10=100
             October, 1992                     53       27      9     11=100

      ASK ALL:

      Now thinking about Iraq
  Q.18  Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military
        force against Iraq?

                                   Right      Wrong    Don't know/
                                  decision   decision  Ref.
          May, 2004                  51        42      7=100
          Late April, 2004           54        37      9=100
          Early April, 2004          57        35      8=100
          Mid-March, 2004            55        39      6=100
          Late February, 2004        60        32      8=100
          Early February, 2004       56        39      5=100
          Mid-January, 2004          65        30      5=100
          Early January, 2004        62        28     10=100
          December, 2003             67        26      7=100
      Q.18 CONTINUED...
                                   Right      Wrong    Don't know/
                                  decision   decision  Ref.
          October, 2003             60         33      7=100
          September, 2003           63         31      6=100
          August, 2003              63         30      7=100
          Early July, 2003          67         24      9=100
          May, 2003                 74         20      6=100
          April 10-16, 2003         74         19      7=100
          April 8-9,2003            74         19      7=100
          April 2-7, 2003           72         20      8=100
          March 28-April 1, 2003    69         25      6=100
          March 25-27, 2003         74         21      5=100
          March 23-24, 2003         74         21      5=100
          March 20-22, 2003         71         22      7=100
          Late January, 1991        77         15      9=100

  Q.19  How well is the U.S. military effort in Iraq going? [READ IN ORDER]

                                  Very   Fairly   Not too   Not at all  Don't know/
                                  well   well     well        well      Ref.
          May, 2004                10     36        32         19       3=100
          Late April, 2004         12     43        26         15       4=100
          Early April, 2004        14     43        26         13       4=100
          Mid-March, 2004          16     45        26         11       2=100
          Early February, 2004     17     46        23         11       3=100
          Mid-January, 2004        22     51        18          6       3=100
          Early January,2004       23     47        18          7       5=100
          December, 2003           28     47        16          6       3=100
          October, 2003            16     44        25         11       4=100
          September, 2003          15     47        26          9       3=100
          August, 2003             19     43        24         11       3=100
          Early July, 2003         23     52        16          5       4=100
          April 10-16, 2003        61     32         3          1       3=100
          April 8-9, 2003          60     32         3          3       2=100
          April 2-7, 2003          55     37         3          2       3=100
          March 25-April 1, 2003   39     46         8          2       5=100
          March 23-24, 2003        45     41         6          2       6=100
          March 20-22, 2003        65     25         2          1       7=100

 Q.20  Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until a stable government
       is established there, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon
       as possible?

                                   Late  Early Early
                                   April April Jan   Oct  Sept
                                   2004  2004  2004  2003 2003
           53 Keep troops in Iraq   53    50    63    58   64
           42 Bring troops home     40    44    32    39   32
            5 Don't know/Refused     7     6     5     3    4
          100                      100   100   100   100  100

 Q.21 Thinking about the people you know, would you say they are becoming LESS emotionally
      involved in the news from Iraq than they were, MORE emotionally involved, or are the
      people you know about as involved as they had been?

         26  Less emotionally involved
         33  More emotionally involved
         36  About as involved as they have been
          1  Mixed / Some more, some less (VOL.)
          4  Don't know/Refused (VOL.)
        100

 Q.22 Regardless of how you yourself feel about the war in Iraq, do you think CRITICISM of
      how the war is being handled is UNpatriotic, is patriotic, or neither?

        22  Is UNpatriotic
        23  Is patriotic
        49  Neither
         6  Don't know/Refused (VOL.)
       100

      ASK IF 1 OR 2 IN Q.22
 Q.22a  Why do you feel that way? [OPEN END: DO NOT PROBE]

          NOTE: RESPONSES NOT CODED.  USED FOR ANALYSIS IN REPORT

      QUESTIONS N.1 TO N.3 WERE ASKED MAY 5 TO MAY 9 ONLY [N=1203]:
 N.1  How much, if anything, have you heard about reports of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by
      U.S. troops a lot, a little, or nothing at all?

       58  A lot
       34  A little
        7  Nothing at all
        1  Don't know/Refused
      100

 N.2  Did you happen to see any of the pictures on which the reports of mistreatment are based,
      or not?

                               Falluja
                              Early April
                                2004
       76  Yes                   55
       24  No                    45
        *  Don't know/Refused     *
      100                       100

 N.3  Based on what you've seen or heard, do you think the press is giving too much, too
      little, or the right amount of attention to these reports?

       36  Too much
       17  Too little
       39  Right amount
        8  Don't know/Refused
      100

 ASK ALL:
 Now, I have just a few questions about you and your family
 EMPLOY  Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed?

                            Full-time  Part-time  Not employed   Don't know/Ref.
      May, 2004                54        10           35         1=100
      Late February, 2004      49        12           39         *=100
      Early February, 2004     51        13           36         *=100
      June, 2002               55        10           35         *=100
      June, 2001               54        11           35         *=100
      January, 2001            52        12           35         1=100
      Late September, 1999     56        13           31         *=100
      August, 1999             58        11           30         1=100
      Early September, 1998    55        12           33         *=100
      November, 1997           55        12           33         *=100
      May, 1997                53        12           35         *=100
      June, 1996               57        13           30         *=100
      February, 1995           55        11           34         *=100
      July, 1994               55        12           33         *=100
      March, 1994              53        14           32         1=100

 IF EMPLOYED FULL OR PART TIME" (1,2 IN EMPLOY) ASK [N=1167]:
 Q.24 Do you now earn enough money to lead the kind of life you want, or not?

                                          Yes    No     DK/Ref
     May, 2004                            51     48     1=100
     Late February, 2004                  53     46     1=100
     June, 2002                           43     56     1=100
     January, 2001                        43     56     1=100
     Late September, 1999                 42     58     *=100
     August, 1999                         39     60     1=100
     Early September, 1998                43     57     *=100
     November, 1997                       41     59     *=100
     May, 1997                            46     54     *=100
     June, 1996                           44     56     *=100
     February, 1995                       41     58     1=100
     July, 1994                           40     60     *=100

 Q.24 CONTINUED...                        Yes    No    DK/Ref

     March, 1994                          44     56    *=100
     October, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report. 36     63    1=100
     August, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report   33     66    1=100
     May, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report      34     65    1=100
     January, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report  39     61    *=100

 IF 'NO' (2 IN Q.24) ASK:
 Q.25  Do you think you will be able to earn enough money in the future to lead the kind of life
       you want, or not?

                                             Yes    No   DK/Ref
        May, 2004                            25     19   4=48%
        Late February, 2004                  26     19   1=46%
        June, 2002                           30     23   3=56%
        January, 2001                        33     21   2=56%
        Late September, 1999                 33     23   2=58%
        August, 1999                         38     19   3=60%
        Early September, 1998                36     20   1=57%
        November, 1997                       33     24   2=59%
        May, 1997                            34     18   2=54%
        June, 1996                           34     20   2=56%
        February, 1995                       35     20   3=58%
        July, 1994                           34     24   2=60%
        March, 1994                          33     20   3=56%
        October, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report  35     36   5=63%
        August, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report   36     25   5=66%
        May, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report      34     28   3=65%
        January, 1992 U.S. News & W. Report  34     22   5=61%

 IF NOT EMPLOYED OR DK/REF (3,9 IN EMPLOY) ASK [N=633]:
 Q.26  Do you now have enough income to lead the kind of life you want, or not?

                           Late Feb
                            2004
    50  Yes                  48
    47  No                   50
     3  Don't know/Refused    2
   100                      100

 IF 'NO' (2 IN Q.26) ASK:
 Q.27  Do you think you will have enough income in the future to lead the kind of life you want,
       or not?

                          Late Feb
                            2004
    18  Yes                  21
    25  No                   23
     4  Don't know/Refused    6
    47%                      50%