June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 4.1 Political Compromise in Principle

Q51mm: Which statement comes closer to your view, even if neither is exactly right? I like elected officials who…

This question is discussed in Section 4 of the report.

Make compromises with people they disagree with
%
Stick to their positions
%
Other/DK/Ref
%
(N)
TOTAL 56 39 5 3,341
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 49 47 3 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 64 33 3 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 48 48 4 788
Democrat 64 33 3 1,036
Independent 56 39 5 1,320
Lean Republican 51 46 3 552
Lean Democrat 62 34 4 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently Conservative 32 63 5 347
Mostly Conservative 48 47 5 625
Mixed 52 43 5 1,179
Mostly Liberal 64 32 4 698
Consistently Liberal 82 14 4 492
SEX
Men 56 39 5 1,631
Women 56 40 4 1,710
AGE
18-49 58 38 4 1,336
50+ 53 41 6 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 59 36 5 483
30-49 57 39 3 853
50-64 54 41 6 1,028
65+ 53 41 6 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 59 37 4 692
Men 50+ 53 40 7 922
Women 18-49 57 39 4 644
Women 50+ 54 41 5 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 59 36 5 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 52 44 4 348
Hispanic 45 51 4 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 67 29 3 1,378
Post grad 71 26 4 491
College grad 66 31 3 887
Some college 58 37 5 977
HS or less 46 48 5 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 66 30 4 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 58 39 4 1,026
<$30,000 50 45 5 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 50 46 5 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 48 48 5 624
White NH mainline Prot. 58 38 4 583
Total Catholic 56 40 4 715
White NH Cath. 62 35 4 496
Unaffiliated 66 28 6 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 49 45 6 1,270
Less than weekly 60 36 4 2,031
REGION
Northeast 60 35 5 606
Midwest 55 40 5 724
South 53 43 4 1,240
West 58 37 5 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 49 48 3 721
Women 50 47 4 619
18-29 54 45 1 163
30-49 52 47 2 315
50-64 46 49 6 430
65+ 47 48 5 417
Agree with Tea Party 36 59 5 555
Disagree/No opinion 57 40 3 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 64 32 3 709
Women 63 34 3 863
18-29 67 29 4 240
30-49 63 35 2 409
50-64 63 34 3 467
65+ 60 36 4 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 58 37 6 1,177
Women 60 36 4 1,230
18-29 64 31 6 274
30-49 60 36 3 561
50-64 57 38 5 761
65+ 55 39 6 790
College grad 69 27 3 1,091
Some college or less 54 40 6 1,311
College grad men 69 27 4 566
College grad women 70 28 2 525
Some col or less men 52 41 7 609
Some col or less women 56 39 5 702
$75,000+ 66 30 4 839
$30,000-$74,999 60 36 4 760
<$30,000 53 41 6 578