Civil Beat Poll — Voters on Voting

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Civil Beat Poll — Voters on Voting

  1. 1. Civil Beat Poll, April 2012 – Voter Type Report 1,162 Registered Voters; Sampling Margin of Error +/- 2.9%11) How do you feel, personally, about voting? Do you feel that voting is more yourresponsibility or your choice? Likely Voter Non-Voter 2008-Only All Registered Responsibility 84% 61% 67% 78% Choice 14% 31% 29% 19% Not Sure 2% 7% 4% 3% Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
  2. 2. Civil Beat Poll, April 2012 – Voter Type Report 1,162 Registered Voters; Sampling Margin of Error +/- 2.9%12) Thinking about how other people vote, do you feel that people should only vote ifthey are informed about the issues and candidates? Or do you feel that people shouldvote if they want to, even if they are not well informed about the issues and candidates? Likely Voter Non-Voter 2008-Only All Registered Informed 51% 52% 54% 51% Not Informed 39% 33% 32% 37% Not sure 10% 15% 14% 12% Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
  3. 3. Civil Beat Poll, April 2012 – Voter Type Report 1,162 Registered Voters; Sampling Margin of Error +/- 2.9%13) How difficult is it for you to find the time to vote—is it often difficult, sometimesdifficult, or not difficult. Likely Voter Non-Voter 2008-Only All Registered Often Difficult 5% 12% 9% 7% Sometimes 11% 19% 20% 13% Difficult Not Difficult 82% 62% 64% 76% Not Sure 2% 7% 7% 4% Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
  4. 4. Civil Beat Poll, April 2012 – Voter Type Report 1,162 Registered Voters; Sampling Margin of Error +/- 2.9%14) How do you feel about your vote—how much does your vote matter—a lot,somewhat, or not at all? Likely Voter Non-Voter 2008-Only All Registered A Lot 58% 50% 57% 56% Somewhat 30% 33% 28% 31% Not At All 8% 10% 10% 9% Not Sure 4% 7% 6% 4% Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
  5. 5. Civil Beat Poll, April 2012 – Voter Type Report 1,162 Registered Voters; Sampling Margin of Error +/- 2.9%19) How likely is it that you will vote this November in the General Election? Likely Voter Non-Voter 2008-Only All Registered Definitely/ 92% 78% 83% 89% Very Likely Somewhat 5% 9% 8% 6% Likely Unlikely 1% 8% 5% 3% Not Sure 2% 5% 5% 3% Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

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