American National Election Studies, 2004

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A proposal has been made that would allow people to put a portion of their Social Security payroll taxes into personal retirement accounts that would be invested in private stocks and bonds. Do you FAVOR this idea, OPPOSE it, or NEITHER FAVOR NOR OPPOSE it?
  1) Favor
  5) Oppose
  7) Neither favor nor oppose
  8) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Favor 456 42.8% 42.8% -1.11
Oppose 275 25.8% 68.6% .41
Neither favor nor oppose 328 30.8% 99.3% 1.16
Don't know 7 .7% 100% 1.54

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 47.3%
240
38.6%
216
42.8%
456
Oppose 25.0%
127
26.5%
148
25.8%
275
Neither favor nor oppose 27.0%
137
34.2%
191
30.8%
328
Don't know 0.6%
3
0.7%
4
0.7%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
507
100.0%
559

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Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
Favor 44.3%
97
51.5%
141
42.7%
128
33.0%
90
42.8%
456
Oppose 17.4%
38
16.8%
46
28.7%
86
38.5%
105
25.8%
275
Neither favor nor oppose 38.4%
84
31.0%
85
28.7%
86
26.7%
73
30.8%
328
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
1.8%
5
0.7%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
219
100.0%
274
100.0%
300
100.0%
273

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other TOTAL
Favor 48.8%
148
43.5%
83
26.1%
6
38.3%
72
43.8%
309
Oppose 21.1%
64
30.4%
58
52.2%
12
20.7%
39
24.5%
173
Neither favor nor oppose 29.4%
89
25.1%
48
21.7%
5
40.4%
76
30.9%
218
Don't know 0.7%
2
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.7%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
303
100.0%
191
100.0%
23
100.0%
188

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Favor 45.1%
83
42.0%
119
41.3%
152
44.2%
102
42.8%
456
Oppose 23.4%
43
28.6%
81
22.6%
83
29.4%
68
25.8%
275
Neither favor nor oppose 31.5%
58
28.3%
80
35.6%
131
25.5%
59
30.8%
328
Don't know 0.0%
0
1.1%
3
0.5%
2
0.9%
2
0.7%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
184
100.0%
283
100.0%
368
100.0%
231

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