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Election 2004 Summary

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Survey of 2,000 Adults March 10-13, 2005

Review Related Survey from February 17-18, 2005

Review Data Collected Following State-of-the-Union

Review Data Collected Before the President's Speech

March 10 - 13, 2005  Do you favor or oppose President Bush's plan for Social Security reform that would allow workers the opportunity to set up personal retirement accounts?                      
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Favor 38% 45% 32% 64% 16% 34% 61% 41% 42% 29% 45% 33% 41% 33% 41% 21% 37% 52% 45% 37% 30% 23% 30% 35% 45% 38% 52% 42%
Oppose 46% 44% 49% 23% 70% 46% 28% 48% 36% 52% 44% 49% 44% 50% 45% 60% 42% 32% 39% 49% 55% 62% 53% 47% 37% 50% 41% 49%
                                                       
March 10 - 13, 2005  Some Congressional Democrats have said that no changes of any kind should be made to the Social Security program…do you agree or disagree?                        
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Agree 28% 26% 29% 16% 43% 23% 20% 28% 25% 30% 24% 31% 25% 33% 26% 43% 25% 23% 21% 26% 34% 39% 40% 30% 20% 27% 20% 18%
Disagree 60% 64% 57% 75% 45% 61% 68% 63% 57% 56% 68% 54% 64% 54% 63% 47% 56% 63% 69% 66% 54% 47% 44% 57% 71% 64% 71% 76%
                                                       
March 10 - 13, 2005  Under President Bush's plan, would young workers be required to set up a personal retirement account or would they be given a chance to stay in the current Social Security program?                  
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Required to set up 25% 26% 24% 25% 28% 20% 36% 24% 26% 24% 27% 24% 24% 27% 24% 39% 19% 31% 26% 26% 25% 16% 24% 26% 22% 25% 35% 22%
Stay in current Pgm 47% 50% 44% 48% 48% 45% 42% 53% 38% 46% 50% 44% 48% 45% 48% 40% 51% 40% 39% 50% 53% 57% 47% 44% 48% 50% 43% 60%
                                                       
March 10 - 13, 2005  One proposal for Social Security reform would give young workers a choice between setting up personal retirement accounts and staying in the current Social Security program.                  
 It would also guarantee that all promised benefits would be paid to Americans 55 and older.  Would you favor or oppose such a proposal?                          
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Favor 51% 54% 48% 71% 33% 47% 62% 51% 54% 46% 55% 46% 52% 48% 53% 41% 48% 58% 56% 47% 48% 42% 46% 48% 60% 49% 54% 49%
Oppose 27% 31% 25% 13% 45% 24% 24% 32% 20% 26% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 43% 27% 22% 22% 32% 32% 31% 26% 26% 21% 32% 29% 40%
                                                       
March 10 - 13, 2005  Suppose there were only two options for the future of Social Security.  One option would be to do nothing and leave the program unchanged.  The other option would allow young workers                  
 young workers who want a personal retirement account to have one while guaranteeing that all promised benefits are paid to Americans 55 and older.  Which would you prefer?                   
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Leave unchanged 37% 38% 36% 20% 55% 34% 30% 40% 29% 37% 33% 40% 35% 39% 34% 52% 37% 29% 24% 41% 41% 53% 48% 34% 28% 36% 34% 36%
Personal accounts 45% 48% 43% 66% 26% 43% 55% 46% 50% 41% 52% 39% 47% 42% 49% 28% 41% 53% 58% 42% 41% 27% 31% 45% 56% 48% 54% 52%

 

 

 

 

 

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