Public Opinion Polls

The Taubman Center conducts quarterly public opinion surveys of Rhode Island voters on a wide variety of topics.

March 1998 Providence City Survey

Non-Whites Rate Court Performance Lower than Whites and Are Less Likely to Feel Court Processes Are Fair

BROWN UNIVERSITY SURVEY OF PROVIDENCE COURT USERS

Darrell M. West

State and National Public Survey, January 1998

January 24-25, 1998
N=414 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/-5 %

If the election for the first congressional district were held today, would you vote for the Republican Nancy Mayer or Democrat Patrick Kennedy? 30% Mayer, 51% Kennedy, 19% don't know or no answer (first district only)

If the election for the first congressional district were held today, would you vote for the Republican Ron Santa or Democrat Patrick Kennedy? 21% Santa, 60% Kennedy, 19% don't know or no answer (first district only)

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, September 1997

September 20-22, 1997
N=406 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/-5 %

We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. Would you say that you (and your family living there) are: 40% better off, 31% worse off financially than you were a year ago, 29% don't know or no answer

Now looking ahead--do you think that a year from now you (and your family living there) will be: 27% better off financially, 10% worse off, 55% just about the same as now, 8% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, June 1997

June 21-23, 1997
N=407 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/-5 %

We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. Would you say that you (and your family living there) are: 35% better off, 24% worse off financially than you were a year ago, 41% don't know or no answer

Now looking ahead--do you think that a year from now you (and your family living there) will be: 25% better off financially, 12% worse off, 56% just about the same as now, 7% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, February 1997

February 1-3, 1997
N=438 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/-5 %

We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. Would you say that you (and your family living there) are: 39% better off, 27% worse off financially than you were a year ago, 34% don't know or no answer

Now looking ahead--do you think that a year from now you (and your family living there) will be: 33% better off financially, 9% worse off, 49% just about the same as now, 9% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, September 1996

September 16-19, 1996
N=405 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/-5 %

If the election for president were held today and the candidates were Republican Robert Dole, Democrat Bill Clinton, Reform Party candidate Ross Perot, or Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, would you vote for: 17% Dole,, 58% Clinton, 7% Perot, 4% Nader, 14% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, June 1996

June 15-18, 1996
N=423 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/-5 %

If the election for president were held today and the candidates were Republican Robert Dole and Democrat Bill Clinton, would you vote for: 22% Dole, 54% Clinton, 24% don't know or no answer

If the election for president were held today and the candidates were Republican Robert Dole, Democrat Bill Clinton, and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot, would you vote for: 18% Dole, 49% Clinton, 11% Perot, 22% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, March 1996

March 10-14, 1996
N=311 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 6 %

If the election for U.S. Senate were held today and the candidates were Republican Nancy Mayer and Democrat Jack Reed, would you vote for: 30% Mayer, 46% Reed, 24% don't know or no answer

Would you say that over the past year, Rhode Island's economy has gotten better, stayed about the same, or gotten worse? 11% gotten better, 39% stayed about the same, 47% gotten worse, 3% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

Providence City Survey, September 1995

September 25-27, 1995
N=385 Catholics in Rhode Island
Margin of Error: +/- 5 %

Gender of respondent: male 41%, female 59%

How frequently do you attend Mass? three or more times a week 5%, weekly 36, two or more times a month 10, several times a year 18, holidays only 8, seldom or never 23, don't know 0, no answer 0

How often in the past year have you gone to confession? 0 times 61%, 1-4 times 29, 5-8 times 4, 8-12 times 1, more than 12 times 1, don't know 1, no answer 3

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, September 1995

September 17-20, 1995
N=448 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 5 %

Would you say that over the past year, Rhode Island's economy has gotten better, stayed about the same, or gotten worse? 11% gotten better, 41% stayed about the same, 45% gotten worse, 3% don't know or no answer

What about the next 12 months or so? Do you expect the Rhode Island economy to get better, stay about the same, or get worse? 18% get better, 50% stay the same, 25% get worse, 7% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs
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