ABC News/ Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > News Polls > Analysis


WEAPTAI1 (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Do you think the United States should or should not sell advanced weapons to Taiwan, the island province that broke away from China 50 years ago?
  1) Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan
  2) Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan
  8) DK/No opinion

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 376 28% 28%
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 895 66.6% 94.6%
DK/No opinion 73 5.4% 100%
Missing 6 % %

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 34.3%
221
22.2%
155
28.0%
376
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 61.7%
398
71.1%
497
66.6%
895
DK/No opinion 4.0%
26
6.7%
47
5.4%
73
Missing 2 4 6
TOTAL 100.0%
645
100.0%
699

1344


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college+ Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 20.8%
46
24.6%
108
32.4%
219

3
27.9%
373
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 71.9%
159
70.8%
311
62.2%
420

4
66.7%
890
DK/No opinion 7.2%
16
4.6%
20
5.3%
36

1
5.4%
72
Missing 0 2 4 0 6
TOTAL 100.0%
221
100.0%
439
100.0%
675

8

1335


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-60 61+ Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 21.4%
69
26.9%
107
28.9%
98
35.6%
94

8
27.8%
368
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 76.2%
246
68.8%
274
65.2%
221
54.9%
145

10
66.9%
886
DK/No opinion 2.5%
8
4.3%
17
5.9%
20
9.5%
25

3
5.3%
70
Missing 0 0 1 5 0 6
TOTAL 100.0%
323
100.0%
398
100.0%
339
100.0%
264

21

1324


Political party (I-PARTY)

Leaned Democrat Leaned Republican Independent Other DK/No opinion Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 22.1%
148
35.2%
199
25.9%
22
35.7%
5
33.3%
2

1
28.0%
376
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 74.0%
496
58.1%
329
67.1%
57
57.1%
8
50.0%
3

3
66.6%
893
DK/No opinion 3.9%
26
6.7%
38
7.1%
6
7.1%
1
16.7%
1

1
5.4%
72
Missing 3 2 0 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
670
100.0%
566
100.0%
85
100.0%
14
100.0%
6

5

1341


Income categories (I-INCMEBRK)

Under 12K 12K to 30K 30K to 50K 50K to 75K 75K More Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 21.3%
20
29.4%
82
23.2%
70
29.3%
78
33.5%
92

35
28.1%
342
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 71.3%
67
66.7%
186
72.5%
219
67.3%
179
61.1%
168

76
67.4%
819
DK/No opinion 7.4%
7
3.9%
11
4.3%
13
3.4%
9
5.5%
15

18
4.5%
55
Missing 0 1 0 2 1 0 4
TOTAL 100.0%
94
100.0%
279
100.0%
302
100.0%
266
100.0%
275

129

1216


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Othr Chrst Other Rel None Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 33.6%
120
28.6%
107
18.6%
70
37.7%
49
27.3%
24

6
27.9%
370
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 59.7%
213
66.6%
249
77.5%
292
56.2%
73
68.2%
60

9
66.9%
887
DK/No opinion 6.7%
24
4.8%
18
4.0%
15
6.2%
8
4.5%
4

3
5.2%
69
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
357
100.0%
374
100.0%
377
100.0%
130
100.0%
88

18

1326


Hispanic? (I-HSPBCKGD)

White Black Hispanic Other Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 29.1%
297
20.9%
29
27.3%
21
27.0%
24

5
28.0%
371
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 65.8%
672
70.5%
98
68.8%
53
69.7%
62

10
66.7%
885
DK/No opinion 5.1%
52
8.6%
12
3.9%
3
3.4%
3

3
5.3%
70
Missing 2 2 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 100.0%
1021
100.0%
139
100.0%
77
100.0%
89

18

1326


Urban/rural (I-AREA)

Large city Suburb of a large city Small town Or rural area DK/No opinion Missing TOTAL
Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 25.0%
74
28.7%
105
29.5%
121
26.5%
69
66.7%
4

3
27.9%
373
Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan 68.2%
202
65.0%
238
66.6%
273
68.8%
179
16.7%
1

2
66.7%
893
DK/No opinion 6.8%
20
6.3%
23
3.9%
16
4.6%
12
16.7%
1

1
5.4%
72
Missing 3 2 1 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 100.0%
296
100.0%
366
100.0%
410
100.0%
260
100.0%
6

6

1338