|Shifts in Public Opinion During the Deliberative Poll |
January 13, 2003
All of the following statistically significant changes occurred between the initial telephone survey of the deliberative poll participants and the final interview at the end of the deliberative poll.
Is America better or worse after September 11th? (57% to 71%) (better)
Better to stay
at home (63% to 86%) (disagree)
Increase spending on foreign aid (20% to 53%) (support)
Require higher gas mileage for vehicles (65% to 81%) (support)
Deal with world
hunger or problems at home (53% to 29%) (choose "problems at home")
How important is
following for promoting democracy:
Amount of U.S.
spending on foreign aid? (19% to 64%) (correct answer)
action to stop spread of WMD (58% to 44%) (support)
How should U.S. deal
with trade? (59% to 73%) (through international institutions)
Who takes lead
role in resolving conflicts? (44% to 60%) (U.S. & Allies thru U.N.)
NOTE: WMD means "Weapons of Mass Destruction."
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