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Current Findings

April 2015 Winthrop Poll of Likely SC GOP 2016 Presidential Primary Voters

For methodological questions please read the full Methodology Statement

Quick Guide: For Horserace Questions, see Tables T10, T11, & T12; for Questions About Potential Support, see Tables T7, T8, & T9

 

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – In the early horse race for the 2016 S.C. Republican Presidential primary, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush lead the pack with 13.6% and 12.7% of the voters, respectively, if the vote were held today, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.

The remaining dozen other candidates garnered single digit support or less in the poll of likely GOP voters. (See Table T10)  However, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Bush show the most potential support in a series of questions that asked respondents whether they would consider voting for each candidate.

Other politicians close behind if the election were held today are the U.S. senators - Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Bush appears to have converted more of his potential support into active support, said Poll Director Scott Huffmon.

Poll participants who identify as Evangelicals could be a strong sources of potential support for Huckabee, but more than 6 in 10 Evangelicals cannot see themselves supporting Graham and more than three-quarters of Evangelicals cannot see themselves supporting N.Y. tycoon Donald Trump. Those who approve of the Tea Party can see themselves supporting Cruz more than any other candidate at this stage.

The Winthrop Poll surveyed 956 residents in South Carolina by landline and cell phones between April 4-12. The poll has a margin of error of  +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level, according to Huffmon

View the questions and responses.

The Winthrop Poll questioned what type of candidate the likely GOP voter thought had the best chance of winning the general election and becoming president. Sixty percent said a moderate candidate had a better shot, but 36.8% thought a strong conservative candidate was a contender.

On the other hand, 7 in 10 respondents said when selecting a Republican nominee for president, they thought it was more important for a candidate’s beliefs and values to match to their own than to vote for someone likely to win the election.

HEALTH, BUSINESS and RELIGIOUS PRACTICES

Winthrop Poll callers asked likely GOP voters about what kinds of services should be provided by health insurance providers. They responded:

·         Well visits should be covered to the physician - 78.1% said yes.

·         Birth control pills for women - 55.5% said yes, 40.6% said no.

·         Intra-uterine devices for birth control - 50.9% said yes, 39.5% said no.

·         Vasectomies for men - half said yes, 43.2% said no.

With a strong outcry in Indiana about a new law that would allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom,” S.C. GOP likely voters are divided in their response. Half said business owners should NOT be allowed to refuse service, while 44.4% said they should be allowed.

Speaking of religion, 44.4% of respondents believe evangelical Christians have too little influence in the Republican Party today. A third thought it was the right amount.

PERSONAL VALUES and MORALS

Poll respondents were asked about their own values and morals. Concerning whether it is acceptable to have a child without being married, 37.3% said it was strongly unacceptable, while 36% said it was either strongly or somewhat acceptable.

Seven in 10 respondents said it was strongly or somewhat acceptable for a marriage between blacks and whites. Only 16.1% said it was strongly unacceptable.

Eighty percent of those polled said religion was very important to their life. Protestants made up 79.7% of the respondents, with 75.1% of Protestants (59.8% of the entire sample) also describing themselves as “born again” or evangelical Christian.  

POLITICAL LEADERS

President Barack Obama’s disapproval rating in South Carolina among likely GOP voters has plummeted to 91.3%. 

Meanwhile, 
Congress’ disapproval rating
 also remains in the basement at 80.2%, a figure that is lower than the national opinion of Congress. 

Approval ratings of leaders in South Carolina among S.C. GOP Presidential Primary Likely Voters:

GOP likely voters are happy with their elected state leaders and their popularity appears to be on the rise in South Carolina.

• Governor Nikki Haley – 79% approve
• S.C. State Legislature - 61% approve, while 26.7% disapprove and 12.4% don’t know or refuse to answer
• U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. – 83% approve. Half of the respondents thought Scott shared a lot of their values and interests.
• U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. – 58.2% approve, while 34.6% disapprove. Only half of the respondents thought he shared some of the values and interests with people like them.

Tea Party membership
 is claimed by 13.9% of those surveyed. Its popularity appears to be on the rise in South Carolina as nearly half approve of the movement. Nearly 30% are either unsure or don't feel that they have enough information to form an opinion.

POLL FUNDING

The Winthrop Poll is paid for by Winthrop University with additional support from The West Forum on Politics and Policy at Winthrop University. Its Social & Behavioral Research Laboratory which conducts the Winthrop Poll is a charter member of the Transparency Initiative through the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

 

T1  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President of the United States?                                                                                                             

 

All Respondents

Approve

4.3

Disapprove

91.3

Don’t Know

3.6

Refused

0.8

 

T2  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

 

All Respondents

Approve

11.9

Disapprove

80.2

Don’t Know

6.7

Refused

1.2

 

T3  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nikki Haley is handling her job as Governor of South Carolina? 

 

All Respondents

Approve

79.0

Disapprove

14.3

Don’t Know

6.6

Refused

0.2

 

T4  Do you approve or disapprove of the way the South Carolina State Legislature is handling its job?

 

All Respondents

Approve

61.0

Disapprove

26.7

Don’t Know

10.5

Refused

1.9

 

T5  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Scott is handling his job as a United States Senator for South Carolina? 

 

All Respondents

Approve

83.0

Disapprove

3.5

Don’t Know

11.8

Refused

1.7

 

T6  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Lindsey Graham is handling his job as a United States Senator for South Carolina?

 

All Respondents

Approve

58.2

Disapprove

34.6

Don’t Know

6.2

Refused

1.0

 

T7  I’m going to read you a list of names that have been mentioned as potential candidates in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary. For each, please tell me if you would consider voting for this candidate if he or she ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, would you not consider voting for this candidate, or don’t you know enough to say?

[Names Randomized in Survey]

All Respondents

WOULD consider voting for

Would NOT consider voting for

Don't know enough to say

Refused/ Don't Know

John Bolton

2.6

23.0

72.9

1.6

Jeb Bush                                                                                           

49.0

35.1

14.5

1.4

Ben Carson                                                                                      

34.3

20.0

44.5

1.1

Chris Christie                                                                                   

26.2

53.1

19.6

1.1

Ted Cruz                                                                                           

43.2

24.7

30.7

1.4

Lindsey Graham                                                                              

37.0

54.9

6.3

1.8

Mike Huckabee                                                                                

51.6

36.9

10.3

1.1

Bobby Jindal                                                                                    

26.4

22.4

49.3

1.9

Rand Paul                                                                                        

42.5

38.2

17.3

1.9

Rick Perry                                                                                         

43.5

34.4

20.8

1.2

Marco Rubio                                                                                    

43.5

21.6

32.6

2.3

Rick Santorum                                                                              

33.3

37.6

27.7

1.4

Donald Trump                                                                                 

18.0

74.2

6.5

1.3

Scott Walker

39.9

11.7

46.4

2.0

 

T8                                                                          

Evangelicals

WOULD consider voting for

Would NOT consider voting for

Don't know enough to say

Refused/ Don't Know

John Bolton


2.0

25.0

71.6

1.4

Jeb Bush                                                                                           

48.0

36.0

14.9

1.2

Ben Carson                                                                                      

36.8

19.9

42.5

0.9

Chris Christie                                                                                   

23.6

56.0

19.4

1.0

Ted Cruz                                                                                           

51.2

18.4

29.3

1.1

Lindsey Graham                                                                              

31.5

62.1

4.4

2.0

Mike Huckabee                                                                                

59.7

31.3

7.9

1.1

Bobby Jindal                                                                                    

24.3

22.8

51.3

1.7

Rand Paul                                                                                        

44.6

38.9

15.7

0.8

Rick Perry                                                                                         

47.3

32.0

19.8

0.8

Marco Rubio                                                                                    

42.1

24.0

31.5

2.3

Rick Santorum                                                                              

39.4

32.3

27.1

1.3

Donald Trump                                                                                 

17.3

75.9

5.6

1.2

Scott Walker

39.4

9.9

48.2

2.5

 

T9

Those who Approve of the Tea Party

WOULD consider voting for

Would NOT consider voting for

Don't know enough to say

Refused/ Don't Know

John Bolton


4.8

25.9

68.3

0.9

Jeb Bush                                                                                           

46.1

44.7

8.6

0.6

Ben Carson                                                                                      

47.8

21.8

30.3

0.1

Chris Christie                                                                                   

19.9

67.8

12.0

0.2

Ted Cruz                                                                                           

61.8

14.1

23.4

0.7

Lindsey Graham                                                                              

32.7

63.3

3.4

0.5

Mike Huckabee                                                                                

56.5

38.3

4.8

0.4

Bobby Jindal                                                                                    

39.8

25.5

33.6

1.1

Rand Paul                                                                                        

55.3

34.4

8.9

1.4

Rick Perry                                                                                         

54.6

33.6

11.4

0.4

Marco Rubio                                                                                    

55.8

21.1

21.3

1.9

Rick Santorum                                                                              

43.4

37.3

18.8

0.5

Donald Trump                                                                                 

23.1

71.0

5.2

0.7

Scott Walker

55.9

10.4

31.8

1.9

                                                                                              

 T10  If the Republican Party Primary election for United States President were held today who would you vote for?

[NOTE: This question was asked immediately after the randomized list of candidates asking respondents whether they would consider voting for each candidate, so the respondent had just heard the name of each potential candidate. Callers did NOT re-read the list of candidates to the respondents for this question unless asked to by the respondent.  If asked, they began with a random name on the list and read through the list from that point]

 

All Respondents

John Bolton                                                                                       

0.2

Jeb Bush                                                                                           

12.7

Ben Carson                                                                                      

4.9

Chris Christie                                                                                   

5.0

Ted Cruz                                                                                           

8.1

Lindsey Graham                                                                              

7.6

Mike Huckabee                                                                                

4.9

Bobby Jindal                                                                                   

0.9

Rand Paul                                                                                        

6.2

Rick Perry                                                                                         

1.9

Marco Rubio                                                                                    

4.0

Rick Santorum                                                                                

0.3

Donald Trump                                                                                 

1.9

Scott Walker                                                                                    

13.6

Other

1.4

Not sure                                                                                            

25.1

Refused

1.2

 

T11                                                                        

 

Evangelicals

John Bolton                                                                                       

0.0

Jeb Bush                                                                                           

12.8

Ben Carson                                                                                      

6.3

Chris Christie                                                                                   

3.4

Ted Cruz                                                                                           

10.0

Lindsey Graham                                                                              

4.0

Mike Huckabee                                                                                

6.8

Bobby Jindal                                                                                   

1.0

Rand Paul                                                                                        

5.1

Rick Perry                                                                                         

1.7

Marco Rubio                                                                                    

3.3

Rick Santorum                                                                                

0.5

Donald Trump                                                                                 

2.1

Scott Walker                                                                                    

13.9

Other

1.7

Not sure                                                                                            

26.4

Refused

1.0

 

T12

 

Those who Approve of the Tea Party

John Bolton                                                                                       

0.3

Jeb Bush                                                                                           

9.2

Ben Carson                                                                                      

6.4

Chris Christie                                                                                   

1.3

Ted Cruz                                                                                           

14.8

Lindsey Graham                                                                              

4.4

Mike Huckabee                                                                                

6.7

Bobby Jindal                                                                                   

0.5

Rand Paul                                                                                        

7.1

Rick Perry                                                                                         

2.2

Marco Rubio                                                                                    

4.8

Rick Santorum                                                                                

0.5

Donald Trump                                                                                 

2.7

Scott Walker                                                                                    

18.2

Other

1.4

Not sure                                                                                            

18.2

Refused

1.3

 

 

T13   In general, would you say you approve or disapprove of the Tea Party movement or are you not familiar enough with the Tea Party movement to have an opinion?

 

All Respondents

Approve

49.4

Disapprove

20.4

Not Sure/Not familiar enough to have opinion

29.2

Refused

1.0

 

T14  Would you consider yourself a MEMBER of the Tea Party Movement?

 

All Respondents

Yes

13.9

No

81.4

Refused/Don’t know

4.7

 

T15  Do you feel that health insurance providers should or should not be required to cover well visits to the physician?
[If respondents did not understand the term “well visit,” the callers prompted with, “like a check-up.”]

 

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should                                                                                                        

78.1

85.2

85.4

68.0

Should NOT                                                                                                        

13.4

10.7

9.7

18.1

Not Sure                                                                                                        

6.9

4.1

3.2

11.6

Refused                                                                                                      

1.6

0.0

1.7

2.3

 

 [NOTE: The next three questions were randomized]

 

T16  Do you feel that health insurance providers should or should not be required to cover birth control pills for women?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should                                                                                                        

55.5

65.7

63.9

43.7

Should NOT                                                                                                        

40.6

34.3

32.4

50.8

Not Sure                                                                                                        

2.8

0.0

2.7

4.0

Refused                                                                                                      

1.0

0.0

1.0

1.5


T17  Do you feel that health insurance providers should or should not be required to cover intra-uterine devices, or “I-U-D”s, for women?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should                                                                                                        

50.9

62.4

54.0

42.9

Should NOT                                                                                                        

39.5

34.7

36.6

44.4

Not Sure                                                                                                        

9.0

2.9

9.2

11.4

Refused                                                                                                      

0.7

0.0

0.2

1.3

  

T18  Do you feel that health insurance providers should or should not be required to cover vasectomies for men?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should                                                                                                        

50.0

52.1

55.7

43.2

Should NOT                                                                                                        

43.2

45.0

35.9

49.7

Not Sure                                                                                                        

6.1

3.0

8.2

5.3

Refused                                                                                                      

0.8

0.0

0.2

1.8

 

T19  I'm going to read a couple of things that some people do.  For each, thinking about your own values and morals, I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is acceptable or unacceptable.

The first is having a child without being married.  Is that acceptable or unacceptable?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Strongly Acceptable                                                                               

14.5

31.2

16.7

6.0

Somewhat Acceptable                                                                               

21.5

17.2

25.9

18.4

Somewhat Unacceptable                                                                               

22.7

21.7

24.7

21.2

Strongly Unacceptable                                                                               

37.3

26.8

28.2

50.4

Don't Know/ Not Sure                                                                               

2.3

3.2

2.2

2.0

Refused

1.7

0.0

2.2

2.0

                                                                                                     

T20  The next is marriages between blacks and whites.  Is that acceptable or unacceptable?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Strongly Acceptable                                                                               

41.6

47.6

53.6

26.7

Somewhat Acceptable                                                                               

30.0

31.5

27.4

32.0

Somewhat Unacceptable                                                                               

7.4

3.0

7.0

9.6

Strongly Unacceptable                                                                               

16.1

17.9

9.2

22.7

Don't Know/ Not Sure                                                                               

2.8

0.0

1.0

5.8

Refused

2.1

0.0

1.7

3.3

 

 

 

T21  Which type of Republican candidate do you believe has the best chance of winning the general election and becoming president:

 [answers rotated]

 

A more MODERATE candidate

OR

A STRONG CONSERVATIVE candidate 

 

All Respondents

MODERATE candidate                                              

60.2

STRONG CONSERVATIVE candidate                      

36.8

Not sure                                                                          

2.5

Refused

0.5

  

 

T22  Do you think business owners SHOULD or SHOULD NOT be allowed to refuse service to gay or lesbian customers?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be allowed to refuse service                                                                                   

44.4

24.9

47.4

49.6

Should NOT be allowed to refuse service                                                                                   

49.9

69.2

47.4

44.6

Not Sure                                                                                   

4.0

3.0

4.2

4.0

Refused to answer

1.7

3.0

1.0

1.8

 

 

 

T23  When selecting a Republican nominee to run for president, which is more important to you


[answers rotated]

 A candidate who closely matches your beliefs and values

OR

 A candidate who is more likely to win in the general election

 

All Respondents

Matches beliefs and values                                              

70.5

More likely to win                                                                

23.8

Equally important [volunteered]                                       

4.1

Not sure                                                                                

1.2

Refused

0.4

                                                                                                

T24  Do you think evangelical Christians have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in the Republican Party today?  

 

All Respondents

Too Much                                                                                     

12.7

Too Little                                                                                       

44.4

Right Amount                                                                               

33.8

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                               

7.9

Refused

1.1

                                                                                                       

T25  How much would you say Senator Tim Scott shares the values and interests of people like you? A lot, some, not too much, or not at all?

 

All Respondents

A lot                                                                                                

50.2

Some                                                                                             

29.6

Not too much                                                                                

3.2

Not at all                                                                                        

0.8

Not Sure/ Don't Know                                                                 

15.5

Refused

0.8

                                                                                                        

T26  How much would you say Senator Lindsey Graham shares the values and interests of people like you? A lot, some, not too much, or not at all?

 

All Respondents

A lot                                                                                                

24.1

Some                                                                                             

49.3

Not too much                                                                                

16.5

Not at all                                                                                        

5.9

Not Sure/ Don't Know                                                                 

4.0

Refused

0.1

 

T27  How much would you say Governor Nikki Haley shares the values and interests of people like you? A lot, some, not too much, or not at all?

 

All Respondents

A lot                                                                                                

45.8

Some                                                                                             

42.6

Not too much                                                                                

7.0

Not at all                                                                                        

3.4

Not Sure/ Don't Know                                                                 

1.1

Refused

0.1

 

T28  Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services... more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never?

 

All Respondents

More than once a week                                                            

32.0

Once a week                                                                               

36.3

Once or twice a month                                                              

11.4

Few times a year                                                                       

10.1

Seldom                                                                                        

7.0

Never                                                                                           

2.7

Don't Know/ Refused

0.5

                                                                                                      

T29  How important would you say religion is in your own life: Very important, Fairly important, or Not very important?

 

All Respondents

Very Important                                                                              

80.4

Fairly Important                                                                            

15.0

Not Very Important                                                                       

4.3

Don't Know/ Refused

0.2

                                                                                                        

T30  What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, Muslim, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular?

 

All Respondents

Protestant

79.7

Roman Catholic

10.0

Jewish

0.1

Mormon

0.4

Jehovah's Witness

0.0

Muslim

0.0

Orthodox

0.1

Buddhist

0.0

Hindu

0.0

Atheist

0.2

Agnostic

1.2

Something Else

5.1

Nothing in particular

2.5

Refused                                                          

0.6

 

 

[NOTE: The following question was ONLY asked of PROTESTANTS]

 

T31  Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not?

 

 

All Respondents

Protestants Only

Yes

59.8

75.1

No

17.8

22.4

Not Sure

1.4

1.8

Refused

0.6

0.8

Not asked this question (see above)

20.4

--

 

T32  Overall, do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?

      [NOTE: if they said, “legal only under certain circumstances,” they were asked, “Do you think abortions should be legal in most circumstances or only in a few circumstances?”  The answers to these two questions allowed the caller to code on the scale below]

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Legal under any circumstances                                                                                        

12.0

10.6

16.1

8.3

Legal in most circumstances                                                                                        

10.2

4.1

15.1

8.1

Legal only in a few circumstances                                                                                        

53.6

62.4

44.3

59.3

Illegal in all circumstance                                                                                        

20.9

22.9

22.5

18.4

Not Sure                                                                                        

0.6

0.0

0.0

1.5

Refused

2.7

0.0

2.0

4.3

             

 

  Now I am going to read some specific situations under which an abortion might be considered. For each one, please say whether you think abortion should be legal in that situation, or illegal. How about –

[The following six questions were randomized in the survey]

 

T33  When the woman's life is endangered

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be LEGAL                                                                                    

75.3

62.7

78.4

77.8

Should be ILLEGAL                                                                                    

17.0

23.1

17.9

13.6

Depends [volunteered]                                                                                    

2.6

7.7

0.5

2.8

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                                                    

2.4

3.0

1.5

2.8

Refused

2.7

3.6

1.7

3.0

                                                                                                       

T34  When the woman's physical health is endangered

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be LEGAL                                                                                    

67.4

58.8

70.0

68.6

Should be ILLEGAL                                                                                    

23.7

33.3

24.1

19.5

Depends [volunteered]                                                                                    

5.0

7.9

3.2

5.6

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                                                    

1.8

0.0

1.0

3.3

Refused

2.1

0.0

1.7

3.0

 

 

T35  When there is evidence that the baby may be physically impaired

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be LEGAL                                                                                    

29.9

12.2

33.1

34.4

Should be ILLEGAL                                                                                    

59.1

81.7

56.5

52.4

Depends [volunteered]                                                                                    

3.1

0.0

2.2

5.3

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                                                    

2.9

3.0

1.7

3.8

Refused

5.0

3.0

6.5

4.1

 

 

T36  When there is evidence that the baby may be mentally impaired

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be LEGAL                                                                                    

34.0

21.8

36.1

37.6

Should be ILLEGAL                                                                                    

57.9

67.3

59.5

52.5

Depends [volunteered]                                                                                    

2.3

3.0

0.5

3.8

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                                                    

3.6

7.9

2.0

3.0

Refused

2.2

0.0

2.0

3.0

 

T37  When the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be LEGAL                                                                                    

57.5

38.6

59.7

63.4

Should be ILLEGAL                                                                                    

36.0

53.6

37.6

27.3

Depends [volunteered]                                                                                    

1.9

0.0

1.0

3.5

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                                                    

2.4

7.8

0.0

2.3

Refused

2.2

0.0

1.7

3.5

 

T38  When the woman or family cannot afford to raise the child

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be LEGAL                                                                                    

13.1

1.2

15.8

15.4

Should be ILLEGAL                                                                                    

82.2

95.8

80.9

78.3

Depends [volunteered]                                                                                    

0.8

0.0

0.5

1.5

Not Sure [volunteered]                                                                                    

1.4

3.0

0.0

1.8

Refused

2.5

0.0

2.7

3.0

 

T39  Do you think marriages between same-sex couples SHOULD or should NOT be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as a marriage between a man and a woman?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should be valid                                                                                                 

25.9

28.4

28.5

22.4

Should not be valid                                                                                                 

68.8

65.7

65.8

73.3

Not Sure                                                                                                 

3.6

5.9

3.0

3.0

Refused to answer

1.7

0.0

2.7

1.3

                                                                                                          

 

T40  I'm going to read a couple of things that some people do.  For each, thinking about your own values and morals, I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is acceptable or unacceptable.
…….

  The next is adults smoking marijuana.  Is that acceptable or unacceptable?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Strongly Acceptable                                                                                

9.4

20.9

9.2

5.3

Somewhat Acceptable                                                                                

18.1

22.2

20.0

14.6

Somewhat Unacceptable                                                                                

12.1

10.1

13.9

11.6

Strongly Unacceptable                                                                                

56.5

46.8

51.0

65.6

Don't Know/ Not Sure                                                                                

3.3

0.0

5.7

1.8

Refused

0.6

0.0

0.2

1.2

 

 

T41  Do you think doctors should or should not be allowed to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes to treat their patients?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should                                                                                                  

74.2

63.5

81.1

71.9

Should NOT                                                                                       

21.5

36.5

15.4

21.6

Not Sure                                                                                                  

3.8

0.0

3.0

6.0

Refused to answer

0.4

0.0

0.5

0.5

 

T42  Do you think marijuana should or should not be made legal for personal use?

 

All Respondents

40 and under

41-60 years old

Over 60 years old

Should

20.5

26.0

23.3

15.4

Should NOT

76.3

74.0

72.0

81.4

Not Sure

2.9

0.0

4.2

3.0

Refused to answer

0.3

0.0

0.5

0.3

 

 

 


 

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