Voters Have Much to Learn From Debates

Many adults in the U.S. misjudge where the presidential candidates stand on important public policy issues, according to recent data collected by the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey. A majority of adults still do not know which presidential candidate favors allowing workers to invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock

New Data on Evangelical and Born-Again Protestant Voters

In July we distributed a table showing, among other things, what percentage of registered voters were evangelical or born-again white Protestants, a large group that is very supportive of President Bush. Journalists looking at particular battleground states have asked if we have data for particular states. See the attached release.

Most Indians Say Name of Washington “Redskins” Is Acceptable While 9 Percent Call It Offensive

Most American Indians say that calling Washington’s professional football team the “Redskins” does not bother them, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Ninety percent of Indians took that position, while 9 percent said they found the name “offensive.” One percent had no answer. The margin of sampling error for those findings was

Gender Gap in Political Knowledge Persists In 2004

Men are more likely than women to know the issue positions of the presidential candidates, from their stands on taxes and assault weapons to Medicare, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Polling conducted between September 3 and 12 among 1,845 adults showed that on an eight-item political knowledge test, men averaged 4.2

Attitudes on Bush’s Guard Service

For several months, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey has been asking respondents their view of George W. Bush’s Air National Guard Service. In polling conducted before CBS’ 60 Minutes reported this week that his commanding officer had written memos saying Bush sought avoid National Guard sessions and his commanding officer and had