National Affairs - 2007 Annual Survey of Jewish Opinion

C. National Affairs
16. I'm going to read you a list of political views that people might hold. They are arranged from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Where would you place yourself on this scale?
Extremely liberal 4
Liberal 23
Slightly liberal 16
Moderate, middle of the road 31
Slightly conservative 9
Conservative 13
Extremely conservative 3
Not sure 3
17. In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent?
Republican 15
Democrat 58
Independent 26
Not sure 2
18. What is the most important problem facing the United States today? Please select one of the following:
War in Iraq 16
Economy and jobs 22
Terrorism and national security 15
Health care 19
Immigration 8
Education 8
Energy crisis 7
Not sure 4
19. In deciding who you would like to see elected president next year, which issue will be most important to you? Please select one of the following:
War in Iraq 16
Economy and jobs 23
Terrorism and national security 14
Health care 19
Suport for Israel 6
Immigration 6
Education 4
Energy crisis 6
Not sure 5
20. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican party or the Democratic party is more likely to make the right decision about the war in Iraq?
Republican 21
Democratic 61
Both (vol.) 0
Neither (vol.) 13
Not sure 6
 
21. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican party or the Democratic party is more likely to ensure a strong economy?
Republican 26
Democratic 62
Both (vol.) 1
Neither (vol.) 6
Not sure 6
22. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican party or the Democratic party is more likely to make the right decision when it comes to dealing with terrorism?
Republican 30
Democratic 53
Both (vol.) 2
Neither (vol.) 8
Not sure 7
 
23. I am going to mention the front-running, Democratic presidential candidates. Please tell me if your opinion of the candidate is favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven’t you heard enough as yet to have an opinion?

Total Sample

  Favorable Unfavorable Undecided Haven't
Heard
Enough
Clinton 53 29 15 3
Obama 38 26 22 12
Edwards 38 25 23 12
         

Jewish Democrats

  Favorable Unfavorable Undecided Haven't
Heard
Enough
Clinton 70 12 15 .3
Obama 45 22 21 13
Edwards 48 17 23 11
         
24. I am going to mention the front-running, Republican presidential candidates. Please tell me if your opinion of the candidate is favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven’t you heard enough as yet to have an opinion?

Total Sample

  Favorable Unfavorable Undecided Haven't
Heard
Enough
Giuliani 40 38 14 8
McCain 31 37 19 10
Romney 15 40 18 24
Thompson 11 43 16 28
         

Jewish Republicans

  Favorable Unfavorable Undecided Haven't
Heard
Enough
Giuliani 75 11 11 3
McCain 49 25 20 6
Romney 32 20 24 25
Thompson 32 22 18 28
 
25. How serious a problem do you think the issue of illegal immigration is for the United States right now -- very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not a problem at all?
Very serious problem 42
Somewhat serious problem 37
Not too serious problem 16
Not a problem at all 5
Not sure 0
 
26. Which comes closest to your view of what government policy should be towards illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States? Should the government deport all illegal immigrants back to their home country, OR allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States in order to work but only for a limited amount of time, OR allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States and become U.S. citizens but only if they meet certain requirements over a period of time?
Deport all 15
Remain to work for limited amount of time 14
Remain to work if meet certain criteria 67
Not sure 4
 
27. In your opinion, how important is it that the United States achieve energy independence? Is it very important, somewhat important, or not important at all?
Very important 82
Somewhat important 17
Not important 1
Not sure 0
 
28. What is the best way for the United States to handle its energy needs -- by encouraging greater energy production, by encouraging greater energy conservation, or by developing alternative energy sources?
Greater energy production 7
Greater energy conservation 11
Developing alternative energy sources 69
All three (vol.) 11
Not sure 2
 
29. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "The United States should develop independent sources of energy even at the risk of damaging the environment."
Agree 22
Disagree 73
Not sure 5
 
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