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. Some of the topics included were the war on terrorism, health care, taxes, and welfare. Demographic information such as age, gender, race, religion, marital status, and occupation was also collected. Of the 1,559 United States residents surveyed, 217 had been previously interviewed in 2007, and 1,342 were new, randomly-selected respondents.
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.