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Dean Survey Results

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Dean Survey Results

  1. 1. Dean Meetup Survey Conducted by: Conducted on Oct. 1, 2003. Valid responses to 579 surveys in 16 venues across 13 states. Christine B. Williams Professor of Government Bentley College 175 Forest Street Waltham MA 02452 office: 781-891-2655 fax: 781-891-3410 [email_address] Jesse Gordon Co-founder of Mass for Dean and Dean Volunteers 1770 Mass Ave., #630 Cambridge MA 02140 office: 781-433-0241 cell: 617-320-6989 [email_address]
  2. 2. How did you find out about THIS Meetup? Choice Count Percentage Answered Dean For America web site 197 34.3% Local Dean volunteer web site 57 9.9% Meetup.com web site 99 17.2% other Internet source 14 2.4% invited by someone I know 131 22.8% other 76 13.2%
  3. 3. How did you find out about the FIRST Meetup you ever attended? Choice Count Percentage Answered Dean For America web site 231 40.6% Local Dean volunteer web site 16 2.8% Meetup.com web site 66 11.6% other Internet source 24 4.2% invited by someone I know 175 30.8% other 57 10.0%
  4. 4. Have you invited others to attend a Meetup? Choice Count Percentage Answered Yes, asked other/s in person 351 62.0% Yes, asked other/s by telephone 28 4.9% Yes, asked other/s by e-mail 33 5.8% Yes asked other/s some other way 10 1.8% No 144 25.4%
  5. 5. How many Meetups have you attended? Average: 2.6 (including current one) Choice Count Percentage Answered this is my first one 185 32.3% 1 other 144 25.1% 2 others 78 13.6% 3 others 59 10.3% more than 3 others 107 18.7%
  6. 6. Would you attend another Meetup in the future? Choice Count Percentage Answered No 2 0.3% Don't know, undecided 24 4.2% Maybe, a small chance 10 1.7% Yes, a good chance 153 26.7% Yes, definitely 385 67.1%
  7. 7. Will you get more or less involved in the Dean campaign because of this Meetup? Choice Count Percentage Answered much more involved 174 31.0% somewhat more involved 233 41.5% no change in level of involvement 121 21.5% somewhat less involved 0 0.0% much less involved 1 0.2% don't know 33 5.9%
  8. 8. How did you get involved in the Dean Campaign? Choice Count Percentage Answered Beyond this Meetup, don't plan to get involved 11 2.0% because of this Meetup, plan to get involved 102 18.7% I first went to a Meetup, then became involved 202 37.1% Was already involved, that got me to a Meetup 230 42.2%
  9. 9. Has your level of support for Howard Dean changed as a result of this Meetup? Choice Count Percentage Answered Much stronger 118 21.5% somewhat stronger 163 29.6% the same level, no change 244 44.4% somewhat weaker 3 0.5% much weaker 0 0.0% don't know 22 4.0%
  10. 10. For whom did you vote in the 2000 presidential election? Choice Count Percentage Answered Bush 11 2.0% Gore 402 71.9% Nader 65 11.6% Buchanan 1 0.2% Browne 1 0.2% Hagelin 1 0.2% did not vote 61 10.9% other 17 3.0%
  11. 11. If your state had a presidential primary, for whom did you vote? Choice Count Percentage Answered Gore 224 44.3% Bradley 50 9.9% Bush 1 0.2% McCain 18 3.6% state did not have a primary 39 7.7% did not vote 141 27.9% other 33 6.5%
  12. 12. Have you ever donated money on-line to a political candidate's election campaign? Choice Count Percentage Answered Yes 282 50.1% No 278 49.4% can't remember 3 0.5%
  13. 13. Have you ever donated money to a political candidate's election campaign another way (not on-line)? Choice Count Percentage Answered No, never donated any money to candidates 263 46.9% Yes, only this election, to only one candidate 69 12.3% Yes, only this election year, more than 1 candidate 8 1.4% Yes, to 1 candidate in several past elections 71 12.7% Yes, to more than 1 candidate, several elections 150 26.7%
  14. 14. Thinking about how often you vote in national, state, and local elections, and for primaries, general elections, and ballot questions: Choice Count Percentage Answered I was not eligible to vote in past elections 36 6.5% vote nearly every election year for nearly every kind of election and office 355 63.6% vote in the majority of election years, kinds of elections, and levels of offices 114 20.4% vote in some election years, some kinds of elections and for some offices 39 7.0% never or almost never vote 14 2.5%
  15. 15. Have you ever done volunteer work for political campaigns? Choice Count Percentage Answered No, have never volunteered for a campaign 248 44.0% Yes, have volunteered to work, but this is the only election year I've done so 96 17.1% Yes, have volunteered, more than one election 219 38.9%
  16. 16. How often do you use the Internet? Choice Count Percentage Answered several times a day 415 75.5% once a day 85 15.5% 3 or more days a week 25 4.5% 1 or 2 days a week 12 2.2% once every few weeks 6 1.1% less than once a month 6 1.1% don't know 1 0.2%
  17. 17. Have you visited a political candidate's web site, e-discussion group, or weblog this election cycle? Choice Count Percentage Answered Yes, but only the Dean for America web site 114 21.0% Yes, but only the Dean for America web site and local Dean volunteer web sites 76 14.0% Yes, several candidates' web sites 293 54.0% No, have not visited any candidate web sites this election cycle 60 11.0%
  18. 18. Have you ever visited a political activism web site (not a political candidate, news media or government site)? Choice Count Percentage Answered No, none 107 20.0% Yes, a small number (1-4) 205 38.3% Yes, some (5-10) 111 20.7% Yes, more than 10 112 20.9%
  19. 19. Thinking about your political party identification, do you consider yourself to be a Choice Count Percentage Answered strong Democrat 355 65.7% weak Democrat 53 9.8% independent 105 19.4% weak Republican 8 1.5% strong Republican 2 0.4% Green party 10 1.9% Libertarian party 7 1.3% other third party 0 0.0%
  20. 20. How would you characterize your political ideology? Choice Count Percentage Answered populist 59 11.1% progressive 205 38.7% liberal 172 32.5% centrist 35 6.6% conservative 4 0.8% libertarian 4 0.8% independent 26 4.9% other 8 1.5% don't know 17 3.2%
  21. 21. Evaluate each of the other Democratic presidential candidates below on a 1-to-5 scale: Candidate 1 = strongly oppose 2 = oppose 3 = neutral / no opinion 4 = favor 5 = strongly favor Average Sen. Carol Moseley Braun 32 70 219 154 39 3.2 Gen. Wesley Clark 63 110 157 151 42 3.0 Gov. Howard Dean 5 2 4 45 474 4.9 Sen. John Edwards 34 100 251 124 8 2.9 Rep. Dick Gephardt 81 181 166 84 5 2.5 Sen. Bob Graham 58 109 230 111 6 2.8 Sen. John Kerry 55 136 158 151 15 2.9 Rep. Dennis Kucinich 66 89 158 136 61 3.1 Sen. Joe Lieberman 260 153 69 31 5 1.8 Rev. Al Sharpton 135 113 163 95 13 2.5
  22. 22. Evaluate each the candidates from a past election or different party below on a 1-to-5 scale: Candidate 1 = strongly oppose 2 = oppose 3 = neutral / no opinion 4 = favor 5 = strongly favor Average Sen. Bill Bradley 12 39 209 168 96 3.6 Ralph Nader 100 105 102 157 67 3.0 Ross Perot 213 161 89 44 17 2.0 Sen. John McCain 44 128 140 174 40 3.1 V.P. Dick Cheney 476 27 17 3 6 1.2 Pres. George W. Bush 493 14 5 8 7 1.1
  23. 23. What is your gender? Choice Count Percentage Answered male 282 51.3% female 268 48.7%
  24. 24. What is your age? Average age: 44 years Choice Percentage answered 0 to 17 years 1.7% 17-29 years 23.6% 30-44 years 24.2% 45-59 years 32.6% 60-88 years 18.0%
  25. 25. What is your religion? Choice Count Percentage Answered Protestant 135 25.2% Roman Catholic 86 16.1% other Christian 30 5.6% Jewish 43 8.0% Muslim 1 0.2% other non-Christian 46 8.6% agnostic 88 16.4% atheist 57 10.7% undecided 49 9.2%
  26. 26. What is your current employment status? Choice Count Percentage Answered employed and working full-time 304 55.2% employed and working part-time 52 9.4% temporarily laid off or unemployed 30 5.4% retired 73 13.2% homemaker 10 1.8% student 58 10.5% other 24 4.4%
  27. 27. If employed, what is your occupational category? Choice Count Percentage Answered clerical, office services, data processing 44 9.6% business, professional, scientific fields 201 44.1% services: health, safety, education, government 106 23.2% skilled trades 22 4.8% agricultural 0 0.0% domestic services, food or institutional services 13 2.9% not currently employed 70 15.4%
  28. 28. What is your present marital status? Choice Count Percentage Answered single 227 42.3% married 222 41.3% divorced or seperated 68 12.7% widowed 20 3.7%
  29. 29. What is your total household income before taxes? Average: $47,000 Choice Count Percentage Answered up to $25,000 93 18.0% between $25,000 and $40,000 101 19.6% between $40,000 and $60,000 108 20.9% between $60,000 and $80,000 81 15.7% between $80,000 and $100,000 57 11.0% between $100,000 and $150,000 46 8.9% more than $150,000 30 5.8%
  30. 30. What is your racial or ethnic heritage? Choice Count Percentage Answered white 498 91.0% black 12 2.2% Hispanic, Spanish American, Chicano 11 2.0% Oriental/Asian: Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander 3 0.5% American Indian/Native American 8 1.5% other 15 2.7%

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