Academic journal article AEI Paper & Studies

Poll Potpourri

Academic journal article AEI Paper & Studies

Poll Potpourri

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No Labels  Q: Which of the following labels would hurt the most if you knew someone thought that about you?                                 Responses of                National   Republicans    Democrats   Independents  Liar            42%          48%           34%          45% Racist           36           28           48            33 Cheap            8            12            7            6 Neurotic         3            2             4            3 Ugly             2            2             2            3  Source: CBS/Vanity Fair, February 2012. 

Going to the Dogs?

The story about how the Romney family put their dog Seamus in a cage on the roof of their car when going on a family vacation refuses to go away. That may be because people have such strong attachments to their pets as the results from a Harris Interactive poll below show.

Q: Do you ...?  Currently own a pet                           62%  Q: Do you ...?  Consider your pet to be   a family member                              88 Do not                                         7  Note: Asked of pet owners=62%.  Q: How often have you done any of the following ...?                                            Frequently/                                           Occasionally  Allowed my pet to sleep in bed with me        70% Bought my pet a holiday present                60 Bought my pet a birthday present               36 Cooked especially for my pet                   24 Dressed my pet in some type of clothing        16 Took my pet to work                            11  Note: Asked of pet owners=62%. … 
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