The purpose of this study was to gauge public opinion regarding government policies, specifically aimed at measuring the public’s feelings toward what changes should or should not be made. Researchers conducted a telephone survey with 2,001 United States residents, 182 of which had been previously interviewed in 2005, and 1,019 of whom were randomly selected. Some of the specifics topics included were taxes, social security, welfare, the war on terrorism, health care, education, and strengthening the family. Demographic information such as age, gender, race, religion, marital status, and occupation was also collected.
This study was conducted with support from the staff at the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University and used the Center's centralized telephone interviewing facility located on the Bloomington campus. CSR interviewers assisted in data collection.
This study is supported by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.