Middletown Area Study, 1988

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WHOSUPTS

You picked an issue as the most important concern for you in this year's presidential campaign. Of the two major presidential candidates, which one has made proposals that will best deal with this issue? Has Michael Dukakis made the best proposals, or has George Bush made the best proposals?
  1) Dukakis
  2) Bush
  3) Both equally good
  4) Neither has made good proposals
  5) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Dukakis 82 20.8% 20.8% -1.19
Bush 175 44.3% 65.1% -0.43
Both equally good 10 2.5% 67.6% 0.32
Neither has made good proposals 86 21.8% 89.4% 1.08
Don't know 42 10.6% 100.0% 1.84

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Dukakis 21.8%
41
19.9%
41
20.8%
82
Bush 48.4%
91
40.8%
84
44.4%
175
Both equally good 1.6%
3
3.4%
7
2.5%
10
Neither has made good proposals 20.7%
39
22.8%
47
21.8%
86
Don't know 7.4%
14
13.1%
27
10.4%
41
TOTAL 100.0%
188
100.0%
206

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or Separated Never married TOTAL
Dukakis 19.3%
47
18.6%
8
22.5%
9
26.1%
18
20.8%
82
Bush 45.3%
110
41.9%
18
30.0%
12
50.7%
35
44.3%
175
Both equally good 2.1%
5
7.0%
3
2.5%
1
1.4%
1
2.5%
10
Neither has made good proposals 23.0%
56
18.6%
8
32.5%
13
13.0%
9
21.8%
86
Don't know 10.3%
25
14.0%
6
12.5%
5
8.7%
6
10.6%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
243
100.0%
43
100.0%
40
100.0%
69

395


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or Trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Dukakis 30.0%
15
17.9%
29
20.0%
16
19.7%
13
22.2%
8
20.6%
81
Bush 34.0%
17
39.5%
64
55.0%
44
53.0%
35
41.7%
15
44.4%
175
Both equally good 6.0%
3
3.1%
5
1.3%
1
0.0%
0
2.8%
1
2.5%
10
Neither has made good proposals 18.0%
9
23.5%
38
18.8%
15
22.7%
15
25.0%
9
21.8%
86
Don't know 12.0%
6
16.0%
26
5.0%
4
4.5%
3
8.3%
3
10.7%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
50
100.0%
162
100.0%
80
100.0%
66
100.0%
36

394


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Dukakis 20.5%
17
16.3%
14
15.3%
11
26.4%
23
25.8%
17
20.8%
82
Bush 57.8%
48
52.3%
45
44.4%
32
33.3%
29
30.3%
20
44.2%
174
Both equally good 2.4%
2
4.7%
4
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
4.5%
3
2.5%
10
Neither has made good proposals 10.8%
9
17.4%
15
30.6%
22
28.7%
25
22.7%
15
21.8%
86
Don't know 8.4%
7
9.3%
8
9.7%
7
10.3%
9
16.7%
11
10.7%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
83
100.0%
86
100.0%
72
100.0%
87
100.0%
66

394


Household income (I-INCOME)

10K & less 10,001-20K 20,001-30K 30,001-50K Over 50K TOTAL
Dukakis 30.6%
22
23.1%
15
15.7%
11
21.6%
19
13.8%
8
21.2%
75
Bush 29.2%
21
40.0%
26
48.6%
34
52.3%
46
44.8%
26
43.3%
153
Both equally good 1.4%
1
6.2%
4
1.4%
1
1.1%
1
3.4%
2
2.5%
9
Neither has made good proposals 25.0%
18
23.1%
15
27.1%
19
12.5%
11
31.0%
18
22.9%
81
Don't know 13.9%
10
7.7%
5
7.1%
5
12.5%
11
6.9%
4
9.9%
35
TOTAL 100.0%
72
100.0%
65
100.0%
70
100.0%
88
100.0%
58

353


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/DK TOTAL
Dukakis 14.5%
10
22.2%
44
20.2%
17
22.6%
7
44.4%
4
21.0%
82
Bush 44.9%
31
46.0%
91
42.9%
36
38.7%
12
33.3%
3
44.2%
173
Both equally good 4.3%
3
2.0%
4
2.4%
2
3.2%
1
0.0%
0
2.6%
10
Neither has made good proposals 26.1%
18
19.2%
38
23.8%
20
19.4%
6
22.2%
2
21.5%
84
Don't know 10.1%
7
10.6%
21
10.7%
9
16.1%
5
0.0%
0
10.7%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
198
100.0%
84
100.0%
31
100.0%
9

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