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  • We can clearly see a wide range of incomes with this group.
  • This comparison allows us to see the political affiliations of Tea Party supporters as compared to Occupy Wall Street supporters.
  • The Majority of people, regardless of affiliation have selected none of the above.
  • Unl election study 2011 presentation

    1. 1. What We Did• IRB certification of all 34 students involved• Six individual groups involved• Analyzed every question in class• Promotion through social media, Daily Nebraskan• Made survey available to all UNL students
    2. 2. What we wanted to know:• We sought to provide a snapshot of the political and campus landscape• Campus attitudes• Nebraska issues• Political knowledge• Reaction to questions with different frames• Student stance on national issues• Elections
    3. 3. What is the Husker Poll?• Survey of 3352 UNL students to understand student stance on a number of issues on campus, state and national levels.
    4. 4. What did we learn?
    5. 5. Campus Survey Demographics• 55% women, 45% men• 73% undergraduates, 27% graduate students• 70% born in Nebraska, 92% born in U.S.• 45% Republican, 42% Democrat, 13% Independent• 37% liberal, 27% moderate, 36% conservative
    6. 6. Campus issues
    7. 7. Scale of 1 to 7, 7=strongly agree Student-Professor Relations• Students, at undergraduate and graduate levels and regardless of political ideology, believe their professors are fair with them and provide an unbiased environment in which to learn.• My professors try to make class a fair and unbiased place: mean score 5.79• My professors grade students more harshly if they have different political beliefs: 1.18• My professors don’t try to change students political opinions to match their own: 5.54• My professors treat students fairly: 6
    8. 8. UNL Students on UNL to the Big 10 Conference• 66% believe UNL joined due to a mix of academic and athletic reasons• 82% strongly supported the move
    9. 9. Student Involvement• 38% of students study more than 10 hours a week. Only 1% say they never study• 80% of students participate in at least 1 extra curricular activity, 28% do 3 or more.
    10. 10. Student General Knowledge
    11. 11. Which member of the House of Representativesrepresents UNL?(Jeff Fortenberry)# Answer Response %1 Mike Johanns 459 15%2 Jeff Fortenberry 1,475 50%3 Ben Nelson 614 21%4 Lee Terry 428 14% Total 2,976 100%
    12. 12. Who are Nebraska’s three members of the U.S.House of Representatives?(3)# Answer Response %1 Candice Miller, Ben 231 8% Nelson, and Jeff Fortenberry2 Jeff Fortenberry, Lee 688 23% Terry, and Mike Johanns3 Lee Terry, Jeff 1,329 44% Fortenberry, and Adrian Smith4 Ben Nelson, Mike 716 24% Johanns, and Lee Terry5 Bo Pelini, Tom Osborne, 36 1% and Alex Henery Total 3,000 100%
    13. 13. Who is UNL’s student bodypresident?(Lane Carr)# Answer Response %1 Lane Carr 1,401 46%2 Matt Hilgenkamp 692 23%3 Jeff Lopez 430 14%4 Justin Solomon 498 16% Total 3,021 100%
    14. 14. Who is the Dean of Admissions atUNL? (Alan Cerveny)# Answer Response %1 Elbert Dickey 304 10%2 Alan Cerveny 1,848 61%3 Patrick Dussault 481 16%4 Joan Giesecke 388 13% Total 3,021 100%
    15. 15. Nebraska Issues
    16. 16. Legal Drinking age• Support for the legaldrinking age to be loweredto 19 (38% of campusapproved, but 44% offreshmen approved)
    17. 17. Do you support Nebraska’s Do you support theFetal Pain Bill? defunding of Planned Parenthood?
    18. 18. Experimental Questions
    19. 19. UNL Rec Center“Do you support the Campus Rec Renovations which will provide more exercise equipment for students to use?” 70% answered YES• “Do you support Campus Rec renovations despite $20 million price tag?” 50% answered YES
    20. 20. Wet Campus• “Some people argue that if UNL became a wet campus, there would be more cases of alcohol poisoning because of the ease of availability of alcohol: do you support UNL becoming a ‘wet’ campus?” 50% YES• “Some people argue that if UNL became a wet campus, there would be fewer cases of drunk driving because people could drink close to home: do you support UNL becoming a ‘wet’ campus?” 49% YES
    21. 21. Health Care• 40% support "Obamacare”• 40% support the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
    22. 22. National Issues, Leaders, & Group Favorability
    23. 23. On a scale from 1-7 how do you approve of: (1=Strongly Disapprove/7=Strongly Approve)7654 Series1321
    24. 24. Occupy Wall Street Supporter’s Yearly Family Income
    25. 25. Tea Party Supporters Yearly Family Income
    26. 26. A Comparison of Group Makeup• Tea Party Supporters • Occupy Wall Street Supporters
    27. 27. National Issues
    28. 28. Do you think that taxes should beraised on the wealthiest Americans?
    29. 29. Do you think that taxes should be raised on the wealthiest Americans?Tea Party Supporters Occupy Wall Street Supporters
    30. 30. Who is most responsible for our economic situation (Conservative views)
    31. 31. Who is most responsible for oureconomic situation (Moderate views)
    32. 32. Who is most responsible for our current economic situation (Liberal views)
    33. 33. 2012 Elections
    34. 34. 2012 Presidential Election• 37% Obama 26% Dont know 7% Romney 7% Paul 5% Cain 3% Gingrich 3% Perry
    35. 35. Support of Ben Nelson Re- Election, Nebraska Voters Only• 47% yes 25% no 29% dont know
    36. 36. State GOP Senate Primary, Nebraska Voters Only• 56% None of the above 25% Jon Bruning 7% Deb Fischer 6% Don Stenberg 3% Spencer Zimmerman 2% Pat Flynn
    37. 37. Who do you prefer in the Republican senate primary in Nebraska?• Tea Party Supporters • Occupy Wall Street Supporters
    38. 38. Party Affiliation of Ben Nelson Supporters
    39. 39. Voting over four years• Did you vote in 2008? 46% Yes 10 % No 44% Too Young 2010? 40% Yes 40% no 20% Too Young 83% plan to vote in 2012

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