Poll results (part 2)

The Newsday/News 12 Long Island/Siena Research Institute poll on health care. See parts 2 and 3 here. Scroll to the bottom for complete methodology.

Q36-Q41. There are currently several proposals being debated to reform health care. For each of the following specific proposals, indicate whether for that specific item, you are completely in favor of it becoming law, somewhat in favor, somewhat opposed, or completely opposed to it becoming law, or if you simply do not have enough information in order to say?
Q36. It should be illegal for health insurance providers to deny coverage to anyone based upon a pre-existing condition.
    Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Completely in favor 64% 70% 59% 65% 61% 67% 65% 63% 66% 57% 60% 66% 64% 63% 65% 73% 55% 64%
Somewhat in favor 13% 11% 16% 13% 15% 11% 11% 14% 14% 9% 4% 15% 12% 12% 14% 9% 12% 12%
Somewhat opposed 7% 7% 9% 6% 8% 7% 5% 10% 7% 7% 9% 6% 8% 7% 6% 6% 12% 9%
Completely opposed 12% 9% 14% 13% 13% 12% 15% 10% 11% 17% 23% 8% 13% 13% 13% 10% 14% 10%
Do not have enough information 3% 3% 2% 4% 3% 4% 4% 3% 2% 10% 4% 4% 2% 4% 2% 2% 6% 5%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
 
Q37. Limits must be applied to malpractice lawsuits.
    Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Completely in favor 53% 42% 67% 52% 52% 54% 52% 53% 57% 29% 36% 28% 54% 62% 57% 53% 51% 45%
Somewhat in favor 22% 26% 20% 22% 24% 21% 22% 23% 23% 22% 17% 27% 25% 17% 21% 29% 27% 18%
Somewhat opposed 8% 13% 4% 9% 8% 9% 8% 9% 7% 20% 15% 20% 7% 5% 7% 9% 9% 12%
Completely opposed 8% 9% 4% 10% 8% 7% 9% 6% 7% 9% 15% 9% 8% 7% 8% 5% 4% 11%
Do not have enough information 8% 10% 4% 8% 7% 9% 8% 8% 6% 20% 18% 14% 6% 7% 7% 4% 10% 12%
Refused 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 2%
 
Q38. All Americans must show proof of being covered through some form of health insurance or face a financial penalty.
    Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind Male Female Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp 18 to 34 35 to 54 55 and older Cath Jew Prot Oth
Completely in favor 9% 13% 8% 7% 11% 8% 10% 8% 8% 14% 22% 6% 9% 11% 8% 10% 10% 10%
Somewhat in favor 13% 17% 9% 16% 15% 12% 15% 12% 14% 21% 6% 17% 12% 14% 12% 15% 15% 16%
Somewhat opposed 16% 17% 17% 16% 15% 18% 16% 17% 17% 13% 9% 21% 16% 14% 14% 20% 15% 22%
Completely opposed 53% 47% 58% 54% 53% 54% 52% 55% 55% 40% 55% 50% 58% 50% 59% 49% 50% 45%
Do not have enough information 7% 6% 8% 6% 6% 8% 6% 8% 6% 11% 8% 6% 4% 11% 6% 6% 11% 6%
Refused 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
 
Q39. The government should provide a public option for those people that cannot afford health insurance through any other source.
    Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Completely in favor 52% 74% 34% 49% 47% 56% 54% 50% 49% 68% 78% 68% 52% 45% 48% 62% 47% 66%
Somewhat in favor 22% 17% 28% 21% 21% 22% 21% 23% 23% 22% 13% 23% 23% 19% 22% 13% 26% 18%
Somewhat opposed 7% 2% 11% 8% 9% 6% 6% 8% 8% 3% 5% 5% 7% 9% 7% 7% 10% 7%
Completely opposed 15% 4% 22% 18% 19% 10% 15% 14% 16% 1% 4% 4% 14% 20% 17% 16% 13% 6%
Do not have enough information 4% 3% 5% 4% 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 6% 0% 0% 4% 6% 6% 1% 5% 2%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
 
Q40. Medicaid should be extended to provide insurance for anyone whose income is less than three times the federal poverty level which today is about $32,500 for an individual or $66,000 for a family of four.
    Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Completely in favor 36% 46% 29% 32% 33% 39% 37% 35% 33% 50% 56% 47% 36% 32% 36% 43% 25% 46%
Somewhat in favor 26% 28% 23% 27% 27% 24% 25% 26% 25% 25% 28% 27% 27% 24% 25% 20% 32% 23%
Somewhat opposed 12% 9% 17% 11% 14% 10% 11% 13% 14% 4% 3% 7% 13% 14% 14% 13% 10% 9%
Completely opposed 12% 6% 15% 15% 14% 10% 15% 9% 13% 6% 3% 5% 12% 16% 12% 16% 13% 9%
Do not have enough information 14% 11% 14% 14% 12% 15% 11% 16% 14% 15% 7% 13% 13% 14% 12% 6% 19% 13%
Refused 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 4% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
 
Q41. Americans with health insurance policies valued at twice the national average should pay a tax of 35% on that policy.
    Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Completely in favor 4% 8% 1% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 3% 9% 9% 6% 4% 4% 5% 2% 3% 5%
Somewhat in favor 8% 12% 7% 7% 10% 7% 9% 8% 8% 12% 10% 17% 7% 7% 7% 8% 11% 12%
Somewhat opposed 15% 14% 13% 17% 15% 14% 13% 16% 14% 20% 16% 14% 16% 13% 15% 10% 16% 16%
Completely opposed 57% 46% 69% 57% 60% 55% 58% 56% 60% 36% 39% 47% 59% 59% 60% 64% 49% 53%
Do not have enough information 15% 19% 9% 15% 11% 19% 14% 16% 14% 23% 27% 16% 13% 16% 13% 15% 21% 14%
Refused 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
                                     
The Newsday/News 12 Long Island/Siena Research Institute poll of 1,037 registered voters in Nassau and Suffolk was conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 7. The overall margin of error is +/- 3 percent. The margins of error are higher for individual minority groups because of their smaller numbers in the survey. For blacks, who constitute 10 percent of the total sample, the margin of error is +/- 9.6 percent; for Hispanics, who are 4 percent of the sample, the margin of error is 16 percent. Asians make up 1 percent of the sample, while whites constitute 77 percent of all the respondents.