June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 4.2 Political Compromise in Practice

Q26F1/F2: Thinking about how Barack Obama and Republican leaders should address the most important issues facing the country. Imagine a scale from zero to 100 where 100 means Republican leaders get everything they want and Obama gets nothing he wants, and zero means Obama gets everything and Republican leaders get nothing. Where on this scale from zero to 100 do you think they should end up? [FOR HALF OF SAMPLE OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS ARE REVERSED]

This question is discussed in Section 4 of the report.

Obama (0-49)
%
50
%
Republicans (51-100)
%
(VOL.) DK/Ref
%
(N)
TOTAL 25 49 20 5 3,341
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 10 50 37 3 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 42 46 8 4 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 10 47 41 2 788
Democrat 44 43 8 5 1,036
Independent 21 56 19 4 1,320
Lean Republican 10 54 33 3 552
Lean Democrat 38 52 7 3 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently Conservative 7 33 57 3 347
Mostly Conservative 11 50 34 4 625
Mixed 22 54 17 7 1,179
Mostly Liberal 30 55 11 4 698
Consistently Liberal 62 34 2 3 492
SEX
Men 27 46 22 5 1,631
Women 24 53 18 6 1,710
AGE
18-49 27 47 21 4 1,336
50+ 23 52 19 6 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 29 48 19 4 483
30-49 26 47 23 4 853
50-64 23 52 21 4 1,028
65+ 23 52 17 8 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 30 41 24 5 692
Men 50+ 25 51 20 4 922
Women 18-49 25 53 18 4 644
Women 50+ 22 53 18 8 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 23 50 23 4 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 35 46 11 8 348
Hispanic 30 47 17 7 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 31 46 21 3 1,378
Post grad 34 46 18 3 491
College grad 30 46 22 2 887
Some college 22 52 22 4 977
HS or less 24 50 19 7 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 28 46 24 2 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 24 51 21 3 1,026
<$30,000 26 50 17 7 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 20 52 23 5 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 13 51 31 5 624
White NH mainline Prot. 19 53 23 5 583
Total Catholic 25 49 22 4 715
White NH Cath. 18 54 25 3 496
Unaffiliated 35 48 12 5 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 21 50 23 6 1,270
Less than weekly 28 49 18 4 2,031
REGION
Northeast 28 49 19 4 606
Midwest 25 51 20 4 724
South 23 49 22 6 1,240
West 28 49 19 4 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 11 45 42 2 721
Women 9 55 33 3 619
18-29 18 46 33 2 163
30-49 7 47 45 1 315
50-64 8 52 38 3 430
65+ 8 56 30 6 417
Agree with Tea Party 8 37 53 2 555
Disagree/No opinion 11 58 28 3 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 48 43 6 3 709
Women 36 49 10 5 863
18-29 42 47 9 2 240
30-49 44 43 9 4 409
50-64 41 50 6 3 467
65+ 38 47 7 9 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 26 45 25 4 1,177
Women 20 55 20 5 1,230
18-29 26 48 22 5 274
30-49 24 47 26 3 561
50-64 21 53 22 3 761
65+ 21 55 18 6 790
College grad 30 46 22 3 1,091
Some college or less 19 53 23 5 1,311
College grad men 32 39 26 3 566
College grad women 29 51 17 2 525
Some col or less men 23 48 25 4 609
Some col or less women 16 57 21 6 702
$75,000+ 28 44 25 2 839
$30,000-$74,999 22 52 23 3 760
<$30,000 20 55 19 7 578