POLL ACTIVITYJosh Pham
POLL BACKGROUND The purpose of this poll was to see if there are correlations between voter backgrounds and their views ...
POLL BACKGROUND - AGE Age count % 13 1 2% 14 3 ...
POLL BACKGROUND - GENDER Gender count % Male 26 53% Fem...
POLL BACKGROUND - RELIGION religion count % Agnostic 5 10% ...
POLL BACKGROUND - IDEOLOGY ideology count % Constitution 1 2% ...
POLL BACKGROUND – INCOME (PERWEEK) income count % $0 30 61%...
POLL BACKGROUND - ETHNICITY African 2 4% American Indian 1 ...
HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTCONTROL/REGULATE THE ECONOMY?  Conclusions:  The majority of pe...
HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTREGULATE THE HEALTHCARE?  Conclusions:  This question asked peopl...
HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTTAX?  Conclusions:  This question asked how much ...
HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTTAX?  Conclusions:  This question was an extension of ...
How different groups answeredBREAKDOWNS
AGE BREAKDOWN 17 year olds typically wanted less government 18 year olds typically wanted more government The oldest re...
GENDER BREAKDOWN Men were typically clustered around the middle, with little or no change to government Women were typi...
RELIGION BREAKDOWN Christians typically favored:  Atheists typically favored:  Current regulation on economy ...
IDEOLOGY BREAKDOWN Republican’s typically favored:  Other’s typically favored:  Current regulation on economy  Cu...
Income measured in $/week
INCOME (PER WEEK)BREAKDOWN Those who made nothing  Those who made $100+ typically favored: ...
IDEOLOGY BREAKDOWN Caucasian’s typically favored:  Others typically favored:  Current regulation on economy ...
ERROR There was not equal representation of all backgrounds  Gender was the only background that was close to equally ...
FOR MORE INFO ON THIS POLL… To see the full results, go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtJHpfoZpOPGd E...
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An activity for Government and Citizenship class. A small poll of 49 people, the correlation between their backgrounds and their opinions on current issues.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Poll activity

  • 1. POLL ACTIVITYJosh Pham
  • 2. POLL BACKGROUND The purpose of this poll was to see if there are correlations between voter backgrounds and their views on a few current issues. This poll was collected from 11/28/11-12/1/11 Poll questions were generated by me and then formatted onto an online form through Google Docs. Through Facebook, people I knew were invited to take this poll. The poll had 3 current issues it asked about:  How much should government control/regulate the economy?  How should government regulate healthcare? (In relation to Obamacare)  How should government tax? The poll was taken by 49 people with varying backgrounds
  • 3. POLL BACKGROUND - AGE Age count % 13 1 2% 14 3 6% 15 3 6% 16 4 8% 17 14 29% 18 14 29% 19 5 10% 20 2 4% 43 1 2% 45 1 2% 48 1 2%
  • 4. POLL BACKGROUND - GENDER Gender count % Male 26 53% Female 23 47%
  • 5. POLL BACKGROUND - RELIGION religion count % Agnostic 5 10% Atheist 5 10% Christian 36 73% Deist 2 4% Other 1 2%
  • 6. POLL BACKGROUND - IDEOLOGY ideology count % Constitution 1 2% Democrat 13 27% Libertarian 2 4% Moderate 2 4% Other 3 6% Republican 28 57%
  • 7. POLL BACKGROUND – INCOME (PERWEEK) income count % $0 30 61% $1-$100 13 27% $100+ 6 12%
  • 8. POLL BACKGROUND - ETHNICITY African 2 4% American Indian 1 2% Asian/Pacific Islander 4 8% Caucasian 42 86%
  • 9. HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTCONTROL/REGULATE THE ECONOMY?  Conclusions:  The majority of people are pleased with the current level of government activity in the economy  The minority form a bell curve around the middle value  The graph slightly leans towards less regulation  40% less regulation, 34% more regulation  The bell curve was expected since extreme values aren’t normally supported by the majority  The curve towards less government regulation was expected as we are in a deficit and the economy is down
  • 10. HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTREGULATE THE HEALTHCARE?  Conclusions:  This question asked people about government run healthcare through Obamacare, 5 meaning leave Obamacare as it is  The majority of people are centered from 4-7  The graph in general is flat, with 3 people supporting each value  A flat trend was expected since government run healthcare (such as Obamacare) is supported and hated on many levels  The spike on 5-7 is surprising, it indicates most people like Obamacare and want more
  • 11. HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTTAX?  Conclusions:  This question asked how much should government tax (5 means leave taxes are they currently are)  This graph is a bell curve centered around 4 and in general people want slightly lower taxes  The majority of people like how the government is currently taxing  The curve towards lower taxes was expected since we are in a deficit and no one likes taxes  It was surprising that the majority wanted taxes as they currently are though
  • 12. HOW MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENTTAX?  Conclusions:  This question was an extension of the last, asking where government should tax more (5 meaning tax everyone equally)  This graph was surprising, since it is not a bell curve between values but split between two regions  Half of the majority wants taxes to be put equally on everyone, while the other half wants the rich to be taxed more  This is understandable, as the economy is down yet the rich are still rich while the poor are getting poorer  “Those who can pay should pay”
  • 13. How different groups answeredBREAKDOWNS
  • 14. AGE BREAKDOWN 17 year olds typically wanted less government 18 year olds typically wanted more government The oldest responses wanted less government The youngest responses wanted government to stay the way it is
  • 15. GENDER BREAKDOWN Men were typically clustered around the middle, with little or no change to government Women were typically spread evenly, favoring  Less regulation on the economy  More regulation in healthcare  More taxes
  • 16. RELIGION BREAKDOWN Christians typically favored:  Atheists typically favored:  Current regulation on economy  More regulation on economy  More regulation on healthcare  More regulation on healthcare  Slightly less/current taxes  More taxes  Tax equality  Tax equality Agnostic’s typically favored:  There were only 2 deists and 1  Current regulation on economy other  More regulation on healthcare  Did not provide a large enough sample size  Less taxes  Taxing the rich
  • 17. IDEOLOGY BREAKDOWN Republican’s typically favored:  Other’s typically favored:  Current regulation on economy  Current regulation on economy  Less regulation on healthcare  More regulation on healthcare  Less taxes  More taxes  Tax equality  Split taxes Democrat’s typically favored:  Tax equality  Taxing the rich  More regulation on economy  More regulation on healthcare  More taxes  Taxing the rich
  • 18. Income measured in $/week
  • 19. INCOME (PER WEEK)BREAKDOWN Those who made nothing  Those who made $100+ typically favored: typically favored:  Less regulation on economy  More regulation on economy  More regulation on healthcare  Less regulation on healthcare  More taxes  Less taxes  More taxation of rich at any level  More taxation of rich at any level Those who made $1-$100 typically favored:  Current regulation on economy  Less regulation on healthcare  Less taxes  Tax equality
  • 20. IDEOLOGY BREAKDOWN Caucasian’s typically favored:  Others typically favored:  Current regulation on economy  Current regulation on economy  More regulation on healthcare  Current regulation on healthcare  More taxes  Current taxes  More taxation of rich at any level  Tax equality Asian’s typically favored:  Less regulation on economy  Less regulation on healthcare  Less taxes  Tax equality
  • 21. ERROR There was not equal representation of all backgrounds  Gender was the only background that was close to equally split Question 3 and 4- How should government tax was skewed  Wording lead to higher values (no one wants to tax the poor) Small sample size  To conclude thoroughly about the correlation between voter backgrounds and these issues a larger sample size is need to avoid extraneous answers Limited opinion group  This poll was not available to everyone, only those I knew. My peer group could easily be biased more on every category.
  • 22. FOR MORE INFO ON THIS POLL… To see the full results, go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtJHpfoZpOPGd ElEelZJSW11X0J6VDFwWnBYV1NPc1E