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The New Year / The Old Year

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 13-16, 2012. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Looking ahead to next year, are you more hopeful, or more fearful, about what the year 2013 holds in store for you personally?"

 
    More
hopeful
More
fearful
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

53 44 4

 

 

             

"How about for the world in general? Are you more hopeful, or more fearful, about what the year 2013 holds in store for the world in general?"

 
    More
hopeful
More
fearful
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/13-16/12

40 56 3

 

 


 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 20-23 & 26, 2011. N=1,016 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the year 2012 for you personally?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/20-23 & 26/11

75 22 2

 

 

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the year 2012 for the United States?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/20-23 & 26/11

55 43 2

 

 

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the year 2012 for the world in general?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/20-23 & 26/11

49 48 3

 

 


 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Dec. 8-12, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Overall, are you optimistic, pessimistic or neither optimistic nor pessimistic about what the year 2012 will bring for the COUNTRY?" If neither/unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward optimistic or pessimistic about what the year 2012 will bring for the country?"

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/8-12/11

62 36 2 1

 

             

"Overall, are you optimistic, pessimistic or neither optimistic nor pessimistic about what the year 2012 will bring for YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?" If neither/unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward optimistic or pessimistic about what the year 2012 will bring for you and your family?"

 
    Optimistic Pessimistic Neither    
    % % %    
 

12/8-12/11

78 19 2

 

 

             

"Looking back at the year 2011, overall would you say this was a good year, a bad year or neither a good nor a bad year for the COUNTRY?" If neither/unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward feeling 2011 was a good or bad year for the country?"

 
    Good year Bad year Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/8-12/11

29 68 3 1

 


 


 

The Civil War

Pew Research Center
. March 30-April 3, 2011. N=1,507 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"As you may know, this April will be the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Do you think the Civil War was important historically but has little relevance to American politics and public life today, or the Civil War is still relevant to American politics and public life today?" Options rotated

 
    Little
relevance
Still
relevant
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

39 56 5

 

 

             

"What's your impression of the main cause of the Civil War? Was the Civil War mainly about slavery or mainly about states' rights?" Options rotated

 
    Mainly
slavery
Mainly
states' rights
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

38 48 9 2 4
             

"Do you generally think it is appropriate or inappropriate for public officials today to praise the leaders of the Confederate States during the Civil War?"

 
    Appropriate Inappropriate Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

36 49 15

 

 

             

"Do you display the American flag, in places such as at your home or office, or on your car or clothing, or not?"

 
    Do Do not      
    % %      
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

75 25

 

 

 

             

"Do you display the Confederate flag, in places such as at your home or office, or on your car or clothing, or not?"

 
    Do Do not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

8 91 1

 

 

             

"When you see the Confederate flag displayed, do you have a positive reaction, a negative reaction or neither?"

 
    Positive Negative Neither Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

3/30 - 4/3/11

9 30 58 2

 


 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 15-16, 2001. N=1,055 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you generally think it is appropriate or inappropriate for public officials today to praise the leaders of the Confederate States during the Civil War?"

 
    Appropriate Inappropriate Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-16/01

50 40 10

 

 

             

"Do you think comments praising Confederate leaders are racist, or not?"

 
    Are racist Are not racist Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/15-16/01

25 64 11

 

 


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). Jan. 25-26, 2000. N=505 adults nationwide.

             

"As you may know, the Confederate flag currently flies over the state capitol in South Carolina. Let me read you two statements about this situation and then get your reaction. (A) The Confederate flag should remain over the state capitol because it is a symbol of southern heritage and honors the lives of southerners who were killed in the Civil War. (B) The Confederate flag should be removed from the state capitol because it is a symbol of racism and slavery and is offensive to blacks. Which of these statements comes closer to your point of view?"

 
    Should
remain
Should be
removed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/25-26/00

41 49 10

 

 

             

"Do you think that presidential candidates should take a position on the Confederate flag issue, or not?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/25-26/00

30 64 6

 

 


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