Civil Beat Poll September 2012 questionnaire

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Civil Beat Poll September 2012 questionnaire

  1. 1. 1POLL INTRO: Aloha, this is Sara, calling from Civil Beat dot Com, with a short surveyabout important issues facing Hawaii today. Your opinion counts, so please participate.AQScreen Mahalo! First, a couple of quick questions about the upcoming election. Tobegin, how likely are you to vote in the 2012 election? If you are almost definitely goingto vote, press 4. If you will probably vote, press 5. If your chances of voting are about50-50, press 6. Or if you probably won’t vote, press 7. If you’re not sure, press 9a. Definitely ! ! ! 4b. Probably ! ! ! 5c. 50/50! ! ! 6d. Not voting!! ! 7 [Skip to AQEcon]z. Not sure! ! ! 9AQPresidentV1 Thank you! In the presidential election, would you vote for BarackObama, or Mitt Romney? If you would vote for Barack Obama, press 4. If you wouldvote for Mitt Romney, press 5. If you would vote for another candidate, press 6. If you’renot sure, press 9.a. Obama! ! ! 4b. Romney! ! ! 5c. Other! ! ! 6z. Not Sure! ! ! 9AQPresidentV2 Thank you! In the presidential election, would you vote for Mitt Romneyor Barack Obama? If you would vote for Mitt Romney, press 4. If you would vote forBarack Obama, press 5. If you would vote for another candidate, press 6. If you’re notsure, press 9.b. Romney! ! ! 4a. Obama! ! ! 5c. Other! ! ! 6z. Not Sure! ! ! 9AQSenateV1 And who would you vote for in the race for U.S. Senate—Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, or Former Governor Linda Lingle? If you would vote forMazie Hirono, Press 4. If you would vote for Linda Lingle, Press 5. If you’re not sure,Press 9.a. Mazie Hirono! ! 4b. Linda Lingle! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 9
  2. 2. 2AQSenateV2 And who would you vote for in the race for U.S. Senate—FormerGovernor Linda Lingle, or Congresswoman Mazie Hirono? If you would vote for LindaLIngle, Press 4. If you would vote for Mazie Hirono, Press 5. If you’re not sure, Press 9.b. Linda Lingle! ! 4a. Mazie Hirono! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 91QCongressV1 And who would you vote for in the race for U.S. House ofRepresentatives—Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, or former CongressmanCharles Djou? If you would vote for Colleen Hanabusa, Press 4. If you would vote forCharles Djou, Press 5. If you’re not sure, Press 9.a. Colleen Hanabusa! 4b. Charles Djou! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 91QCongressV2 And who would you vote for in the race for U.S. House ofRepresentatives—former Congressman Charles Djou, or Congresswoman ColleenHanabusa? If you would vote for Charles Djou, Press 4. If you would vote for ColleenHanabusa, Press 5. If you’re not sure, Press 9.b. Charles Djou! ! 4a. Colleen Hanabusa! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 92NQCongressV1 And who would you vote for in the race for U.S. House ofRepresentatives—former Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard or Tea Partyactivist Kawika Crowley? If you would vote for Tulsi Gabbard, Press 4. If you would votefor Kawika Crowley, Press 5. If you’re not sure, Press 9.a. Tulsi Gabbard! ! 4b. Kawika Crowley ! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 92NQCongressV1 And who would you vote for in the race for U.S. House ofRepresentatives—Tea Party activist Kawika Crowley or former Honolulu CityCouncilwoman Tulsi Gabbard? If you would vote for Kawika Crowley, Press 4. If youwould vote for Tulsi Gabbard, Press 5. If you’re not sure, Press 9.
  3. 3. 3b. Kawika Crowley ! ! 4a. Tulsi Gabbard! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 9OQMayor Thank you! Who would you vote for in the race for Honolulu mayor—formerGovernor Ben Cayetano, or former Honolulu acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell? If you wouldvote for Ben Cayetano, Press 4. If you would vote for Kirk Caldwell, Press 5. If you’renot sure, Press 9.a. Ben Cayetano! ! 4b. Kirk Caldwell! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 9OQMayor Thank you! Who would you vote for in the race for Honolulu mayor—formerHonolulu acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell, or former Governor Ben Cayetano? If you wouldvote for Kirk Caldwell, Press 4. If you would vote for Ben Cayetano, Press 5. If you’renot sure, Press 9.a. Ben Cayetano! ! 4b. Kirk Caldwell! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 9AQPrimary And did you vote this past month in the August 11th primary election? If youdid vote, Press 4. If you did not vote, Press 5. If you’re not sure, press 9.a. Yes!! ! 4b. No! ! ! 5z. Not sure! ! 9
  4. 4. 4Economy QuestionsAQEcon Mahalo! How do you currently feel about the country’s economy -- verypositive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative, or very negative?If you feel very positive about the economy, press 4. If you feel somewhat positive,press 5. If you feel somewhat negative, press 6. Or if you feel very negative about theeconomy, press 7. If you’re not sure, press 9.a. Very positive! ! 4b. Somewhat positive! 5c. Somewhat negative! 6d. Very negative! ! 7z. Not sure! ! ! 9SECTION INTRO: Thank you! Many economists believe that making the U.S. economyhealthy again will require some mix of government spending cuts and tax increases. Inthe next two questions, I will first ask you how you feel about government spendingcuts, and then ask how you feel about tax increases.AQSpending: In terms of cutting government spending, what strategy do you think thecountry needs to help fix the economy? Do we need cuts across the board, including toprograms ranging from social security to the military? Do we need targeted cuts toprograms like the military and corporate subsidies, but not to programs like socialsecurity or healthcare? Or do we not need any major cuts to government spending?If you think the country needs across-the-board cuts to government spending, press 4. Ifwe need cuts to the military and corporate subsidies, but not to programs like socialsecurity and healthcare, press 5. If we do not need any major cuts to governmentspending, press 6. If you’re not sure, press 9.a. Tough Cuts! ! ! 4b. Easy Cuts!! ! ! 5c. No Cuts! ! ! ! 6z. Not Sure! ! ! ! 9AQTaxes: In terms of raising taxes, what strategy do you think the country needs tohelp fix the economy? Do we need to raise everyone’s taxes to some degree? Do weneed to raise taxes only on individuals with income above $250,000? Or do we not needany tax increases?
  5. 5. 5If you think we need to raise everyone’s taxes, press 4. If we need to raise taxes only onincome above $250,000, press 5. If we do not need any tax increases, press 6. If you’renot sure, press 9.a. Tough Taxes! ! ! 4b. Easy Taxes! ! ! 5c. No Taxes! ! ! ! 6z. Not Sure! ! ! ! 9AQSolution: Thank you! And which of the following do you think is the best way tosolve our national deficit and budget problems? Is it to focus most on cuttinggovernment spending? To focus most on raising revenues by increasing taxes andclosing tax loopholes? Or is it to focus about equally on spending cuts and taxincreases?If you think that the best way to solve our national deficit and budget problems is tofocus on cutting government spending, press 4. If you think the best solution is to focuson raising revenues through taxes, press 5. If you think the best solution is to combinespending cuts and tax increases, press 6. If you’re not sure, press 9. a. Cut spending! ! 4b. Increase Taxes! ! 5c. Both! ! ! 6z. Not Sure! ! ! 9
  6. 6. 6EDUCATION QUESTIONSAQChildren Mahalo! Now Id like to ask you a few questions about Hawaiis educationsystem. First, do you have children who are in Hawaii public schools now, or whoattended public schools within the last 10 years? If you do have children in Hawaiipublic schools now, or who have attended public schools within in the last 10 years,Press 4. If you do not, Press 5. If youre not sure, Press 9.a. Yes!! ! ! 4b. No! ! ! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 9AQQuality In your mind, how good an education do Hawaiis public school studentsreceive—excellent, good, fair, or poor?If you feel Hawaii public school students receive an excellent education, Press 4. If theyreceive a good education, press 5. If they receive a fair education, Press 6. If theyreceive a poor education, press 7. If you’re not sure, press 9.a. Excellent! ! 4b. Good! ! 5c. Fair!! ! 6d. Poor! ! 7z. Not sure! ! 9AQFurloughs How much of a negative impact did Furlough Fridays, which closedpublic schools twice each month from 2009 to 2011, have on the quality of education inHawaii?If Furlough Fridays had a major negative impact, Press 4. If they had a minor negativeimpact, press 5. If they did not have a negative impact, Press 6. If you’re not sure, press9.a. Major! ! 4b. Minor! ! 5c. None! ! 6z. Not sure! ! 9AQContract And how much of a negative impact does the unresolved contract dispute—still ongoing after teachers rejected an offer from the state earlier this year—have onthe quality of education in Hawaii?
  7. 7. 7If the teacher contract dispute has had a major negative impact, Press 4. If it has had aminor negative impact, press 5. If it has not had a negative impact, Press 6. If you’re notsure, press 9.a. Major! ! 4b. Minor! ! 5c. None! ! 6z. Not sure! ! 9
  8. 8. 8RAIL QUESTIONSOQRail Thank you. Now Ill ask you a few questions about the Honolulu Rail project.First, how do you feel about the rail project – do you generally support or oppose it? Ifyou support the Rail project, Press 4. If you oppose it, Press 5. If youre not sure, Press9.a. Support! ! 4 (OQRecent, OQSupporters, OQRuling, Demographics)b. Oppose! ! 5 (OQRecent, OQOpponents, OQConcerns, Demographics)z. Not sure! ! 9 (Demographics)OQRecent And how recently did you make up your mind about the Rail project? Was itjust within the past few months? Within the past year? Or have you felt the same wayabout Rail for more than a year?If you made up your mind about Rail in the last few months, Press 4. If you made upyour mind within the last year, Press 5. If you have felt the same way for more than ayear, Press 6. If youre not sure, Press 9.a. Few months! ! 4b. Last year! ! ! 5c. More than a year! ! 6z. Not sure! ! ! 9----------OQSupporters Thank you. How upset would you be if the Rail project is not completed—very upset, somewhat upset, or not upset? If youd be very upset, Press 4. If youd beonly somewhat upset, Press 5. If you would not be upset, Press 6. If youre not sure,Press 9.a. Very upset!! ! 4b. Somewhat upset! ! 5c. Not upset! ! ! 6z. Not sure! ! ! 9 ↓OQRuling The Hawaii Supreme Court recently ruled the city should have done all of itsburial surveys along the entire route before starting rail construction. Because of this,the city has halted construction. Did this Supreme Court ruling reduce your support ofthe Rail project?
  9. 9. 9If the Supreme Court ruling did reduce your support of the Rail project, Press 4. If theruling did not reduce your support, Press 5. If youre not sure, Press 9.a. Yes!! ! ! 4b. No! ! ! ! 5z. Not sure! ! ! 9----------OQOpponents Thank you. How upset would you be if the Rail project is completed—very upset, somewhat upset, or not upset? If youd be very upset, Press 4. If youd beonly somewhat upset, Press 5. If you would not be upset, Press 6. If youre not sure,Press 9.a. Very upset!! ! 4b. Somewhat upset! ! 5c. Not upset! ! ! 6z. Not sure! ! ! 9 ↓OQConcerns What concerns you most about the Rail project? Is it that it will not helpfix Honolulu’s traffic congestion problems? That it’s too expensive? That it will damageOahu’s natural beauty and landscape? That not enough people will use it? Or that it willdisturb Native Hawaiian burials?If your biggest concern about Rail is that it will not solve traffic congestion problems,Press 4. If it’s that it’s too expensive, Press 5. If it’s that it will damage Oahu’slandscape, Press 6. If it’s that not enough people will use it, Press 7. If it’s that NativeHawaiian burials will be disturbed, press 8. If it’s something else, or if you’re not sure,press 9..a. Traffic! ! ! 4b. Cost! ! ! 5c. Landscape!! ! 6d. Use!! ! ! 7e. Burials! ! ! 8z. Not sure! ! ! 9
  10. 10. 10DemographicsSectionIntro Finally, I just have a few questions about you so we can properlyunderstand your responses. All personal information will be kept strictly confidential.DGender If you are a man, press 1; if you are a woman, press 2a. Male! ! ! 1b. Female! ! ! 2DAge What is your age? If you are 18-29 years old, press 1. If you are 30-39, press 2. Ifyou are 40-49, press 3. If you are 50-64, press 4. Or if you are 65 or older, press 5.a. 18-29! ! ! 1b. 30-39! ! ! 2c. 40-49! ! ! 3d. 50-64! ! ! 4e. 65+ ! ! ! 5DRace/Ethnicity If you generally identify as Caucasian, press 1. If you are Japanese,press 2. If you are Filipino, press 3. If you are Native Hawaiian, press 4. If you areChinese, press 5. If you are Hispanic, press 6. If you identify with another ethnicity orconsider yourself to be of mixed heritage, press 7.a. Caucasian!! ! ! 1b. Japanese! ! ! ! 2c. Filipino! ! ! ! 3d. Hawaiian! ! ! ! 4e. Chinese! ! ! ! 5f. Hispanic/Latino! ! ! 6g. Other/Mixed! ! ! 7DPolitics And how would you describe your views on most political issues? If you are aliberal or progressive, press 1. If you’re a moderate, press 2. If you’re a conservative,press 3. If you’re not sure, press 9.a. Liberal/progressive! 1b. Moderate! ! ! 2c. Conservative! ! 3z. Not sure! ! ! 9NEW VERSION--DParty For which political party do you generally vote. If you generallyvote for Democrats, press 1. If you generally vote for Republicans, press 2. If you
  11. 11. 11regularly vote for candidates in different parties, or you consider yourself anIndependent, press 3. If you’re not sure, press 9.a. Democrat! ! ! 1b. Republican! ! 2c. Independent! ! 3z. Not sure! ! ! 9DEducation What best describes your education level? If you did not graduate fromhigh school, press 1. If you have a high school degree or equivalent, press 2. If yougraduated from a four-year college or equivalent, press 3. Or, if you have a graduateschool degree, press 4.a. No degree!! ! 1b. High School Degree! 2c. College Degree! ! 3d. Graduate Degree!! 4DMilitary Now, a question about military service. Have you, or a member of yourimmediate family such as a spouse, sibling, parent, or child served active military duty inIraq or Afghanistan at any time in the past ten years? If yes, press 1. If no, press 2.a. Yes!! ! ! 1b. No! ! ! ! 2DIncome And finally, what is your family’s current yearly household income? If it is anyamount up to $50,000 per year, press 1. If it is between $50,000 and $100,000 per year,press 2. If it is more than $100,000 per year, press 3.a. $50,000 or less! ! 1b. $50,000-$100,000! 2c. $100,000+ ! ! 3Sign-Off: Mahalo and thank you for participating!
  12. 12. 12Voicemail Script: Aloha, this is Sara calling from Civil Beat dot Com. We’re conductinga short survey about Hawaii’s upcoming elections. We’re sorry we missed you tonight.Well try calling you again tomorrow. Your opinion is very important, and we hope thatyou will participate. Thank you.

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