June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 3.1 Preferred Community

Imagine for a moment that you are moving to another community.
QA8: Would you prefer to live in (A community where the houses are larger and farther apart, but schools, stores, and restaurants are several miles away) OR (A community where the houses are smaller and closer to each other, but schools, stores, and restaurants are within walking distance) [RANDOMIZE]?

This question is discussed in Section 3 of the report.

Houses are larger/farther apart but schools/stores are miles away
%
Houses are smaller/closer, but schools/stores are walking distance
%
(VOL.) DK/Ref
%
(N)
TOTAL 49 48 2 3,341
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 61 38 2 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 40 58 2 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 63 36 1 788
Democrat 40 59 2 1,036
Independent 49 48 2 1,320
Lean Republican 58 40 2 552
Lean Democrat 41 57 2 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently Conservative 75 22 3 347
Mostly Conservative 65 33 2 625
Mixed 51 47 2 1,179
Mostly liberal 40 57 2 698
Consistently liberal 21 77 1 492
SEX
Men 52 46 2 1,631
Women 47 51 2 1,710
AGE
18-49 51 47 1 1,336
50+ 47 50 3 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 46 53 1 483
30-49 55 43 2 853
50-64 52 45 3 1,028
65+ 39 58 3 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 51 48 2 692
Men 50+ 54 43 3 922
Women 18-49 52 47 1 644
Women 50+ 41 56 2 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 54 44 2 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 41 56 2 348
Hispanic 40 60 0 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 43 55 2 1,378
Post grad 40 57 3 491
College grad 45 54 2 887
Some college 55 43 2 977
HS or less 50 49 2 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 54 45 2 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 55 43 2 1,026
<$30,000 42 56 2 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 55 43 2 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 61 36 3 624
White NH mainline Prot. 60 38 2 583
Total Catholic 46 52 2 715
White NH Cath. 48 49 3 496
Unaffiliated 42 57 1 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 52 46 2 1,270
Less than weekly 48 50 2 2,031
REGION
Northeast 45 53 2 606
Midwest 50 48 2 724
South 55 43 2 1,240
West 44 54 2 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 64 34 2 721
Women 57 41 2 619
18-29 56 44 0 163
30-49 70 29 1 315
50-64 63 35 2 430
65+ 49 49 2 417
Agree with Tea Party 70 28 2 555
Disagree/No opinion 55 43 1 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 42 57 2 709
Women 39 59 2 863
18-29 37 62 0 240
30-49 46 53 2 409
50-64 41 57 2 467
65+ 32 66 3 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 57 40 3 1,177
Women 50 48 2 1,230
18-29 55 44 1 274
30-49 60 38 2 561
50-64 55 43 2 761
65+ 41 56 3 790
College grad 44 54 2 1,091
Some college or less 58 40 2 1,311
College grad men 45 53 2 566
College grad women 43 56 1 525
Some col or less men 62 35 3 609
Some col or less women 53 45 2 702
$75,000+ 55 43 1 839
$30,000-$74,999 59 40 2 760
<$30,000 47 50 3 578