Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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PROPDRUG

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

I'd like your opinion of some programs and proposals being discussed in this country today. Please tell me if you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each one. Making prescription drug benefits part of the Medicare system.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 56.7% 56.7%
Favor 33.6% 90.3%
Oppose 5% 95.3%
Strongly oppose 2.4% 97.7%
Don't know/refused 2.3% 100%
Total N = 1999

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 49.9% 62.6% 56.7%
Favor 37.2% 30.5% 33.6%
Oppose 7.5% 2.7% 5.0%
Strongly oppose 3.3% 1.5% 2.4%
Don't know/refused 2.1% 2.6% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1999


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 42.4% 56.7% 56.1% 59.3% 61.8% 57.0% 56.8%
Favor 46.5% 36.8% 34.3% 32.7% 28.4% 29.9% 33.6%
Oppose 6.7% 3.9% 5.5% 3.4% 4.8% 6.3% 5.0%
Strongly oppose 1.8% 0.6% 2.3% 4.2% 2.9% 2.1% 2.4%
Don't know/refused 2.5% 1.9% 1.8% 0.4% 2.1% 4.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Strongly favor 67.1% 57.0% 56.7% 52.0% 56.8%
Favor 24.4% 33.3% 35.2% 36.5% 33.6%
Oppose 3.4% 4.2% 4.9% 6.4% 4.9%
Strongly oppose 2.9% 2.7% 1.6% 2.3% 2.4%
Don't know/refused 2.2% 2.7% 1.5% 2.6% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion or atheist TOTAL
Strongly favor 57.1% 56.3% 64.0% 50.8% 57.0%
Favor 33.1% 33.8% 27.5% 44.2% 33.6%
Oppose 4.8% 6.2% 3.3% 3.9% 5.0%
Strongly oppose 2.4% 2.5% 3.1% 0.0% 2.3%
Don't know/refused 2.6% 1.3% 2.1% 1.1% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1931


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Strongly favor 55.2% 56.9% 55.9% 55.8% 58.2% 59.5% 56.6%
Favor 32.3% 32.6% 35.9% 35.5% 31.9% 35.8% 33.8%
Oppose 5.9% 5.1% 5.5% 5.8% 2.9% 2.5% 4.9%
Strongly oppose 3.3% 2.7% 1.1% 1.7% 3.7% 1.3% 2.4%
Don't know/refused 3.3% 2.7% 1.6% 1.3% 3.3% 0.9% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1983


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 50.6% 49.9% 58.4% 67.2% 56.9%
Favor 31.2% 36.7% 33.5% 31.2% 33.8%
Oppose 8.6% 7.3% 5.1% 0.4% 5.1%
Strongly oppose 5.4% 3.7% 1.6% 0.7% 2.4%
Don't know/refused 4.2% 2.4% 1.3% 0.4% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1934



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