Poll results (part 3)

Q42-Q48. For each of the following statements that some people have made about health care reform, indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree or if you simply do not have enough information in order to say.
Q42. Overhauling health care can be accomplished without Medicare benefits being cut.
    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
Strongly agree 35% 35% 39% 31% 31% 39% 35% 36% 36% 30% 35% 23% 32% 45% 37% 41% 30% 34%
Somewhat agree 21% 24% 17% 21% 22% 20% 17% 24% 21% 28% 10% 20% 24% 17% 20% 17% 24% 23%
Neither agree nor disagree 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 3% 4% 4% 12% 6% 5% 3% 2% 7% 6% 6%
Somewhat disagree 11% 14% 10% 8% 13% 10% 14% 8% 10% 16% 20% 25% 8% 8% 11% 16% 11% 8%
Strongly disagree 13% 9% 16% 14% 14% 11% 15% 11% 13% 11% 12% 9% 13% 13% 14% 10% 9% 14%
Do not have enough information 16% 11% 15% 22% 16% 16% 14% 17% 16% 11% 12% 17% 17% 13% 16% 9% 18% 15%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
 
Q43. The result of extending health care coverage to all Americans will be higher taxes for most Americans.
    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
Strongly agree 44% 29% 58% 46% 47% 42% 46% 42% 48% 23% 32% 34% 47% 45% 50% 39% 41% 35%
Somewhat agree 20% 24% 16% 22% 20% 20% 17% 23% 21% 21% 12% 30% 19% 18% 17% 25% 26% 21%
Neither agree nor disagree 4% 3% 3% 5% 4% 4% 5% 3% 4% 5% 12% 7% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 4%
Somewhat disagree 9% 12% 8% 7% 8% 11% 8% 10% 9% 15% 11% 9% 9% 10% 9% 11% 10% 11%
Strongly disagree 15% 22% 11% 12% 16% 15% 17% 14% 13% 24% 29% 16% 15% 16% 14% 12% 14% 21%
Do not have enough information 7% 10% 3% 7% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 12% 4% 5% 7% 7% 5% 9% 6% 9%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q44. Getting the government involved in health care management will lead to the rationing of health care services.
    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
Strongly agree 32% 16% 47% 34% 34% 31% 34% 30% 34% 18% 28% 26% 33% 34% 38% 30% 26% 26%
Somewhat agree 18% 22% 15% 18% 19% 17% 16% 20% 18% 18% 20% 31% 15% 15% 21% 7% 22% 14%
Neither agree nor disagree 5% 6% 4% 7% 6% 5% 6% 5% 5% 13% 6% 8% 7% 3% 6% 4% 8% 4%
Somewhat disagree 10% 15% 8% 8% 11% 9% 10% 10% 10% 13% 6% 6% 12% 9% 9% 12% 8% 12%
Strongly disagree 24% 29% 18% 25% 25% 23% 26% 23% 23% 24% 29% 22% 22% 29% 18% 38% 23% 37%
Do not have enough information 10% 11% 8% 8% 6% 14% 8% 11% 9% 13% 10% 7% 10% 9% 9% 9% 13% 7%
Refused 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
 
Q45. I believe the President's plan for reforming health care can be achieved without increasing the national debt.
    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
Strongly agree 19% 27% 11% 18% 16% 21% 18% 20% 16% 31% 36% 23% 17% 20% 17% 15% 19% 28%
Somewhat agree 16% 24% 10% 15% 13% 19% 16% 17% 15% 24% 26% 20% 15% 16% 15% 19% 21% 16%
Neither agree nor disagree 4% 6% 5% 2% 3% 5% 5% 3% 4% 5% 18% 8% 4% 3% 4% 8% 2% 6%
Somewhat disagree 14% 15% 12% 17% 16% 13% 15% 13% 15% 13% 7% 14% 18% 10% 15% 15% 10% 14%
Strongly disagree 37% 17% 54% 40% 43% 31% 36% 37% 40% 14% 11% 27% 36% 41% 41% 31% 38% 27%
Do not have enough information 10% 11% 8% 9% 8% 11% 9% 10% 9% 12% 3% 9% 9% 10% 8% 12% 10% 9%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q46. The President's plan for health care reform will lead us away from democracy and move us towards socialism.
    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
Strongly agree 31% 13% 51% 31% 35% 28% 30% 32% 36% 10% 7% 25% 29% 36% 36% 20% 30% 25%
Somewhat agree 14% 12% 16% 15% 14% 15% 15% 14% 15% 7% 19% 16% 16% 11% 16% 11% 14% 10%
Neither agree nor disagree 4% 6% 3% 3% 3% 4% 5% 2% 3% 8% 7% 9% 3% 2% 5% 1% 5% 3%
Somewhat disagree 8% 10% 8% 6% 7% 9% 8% 9% 8% 8% 5% 9% 7% 9% 8% 10% 10% 5%
Strongly disagree 34% 50% 17% 34% 34% 33% 36% 32% 31% 50% 53% 34% 35% 33% 26% 55% 31% 49%
Do not have enough information 8% 8% 6% 9% 6% 10% 6% 10% 7% 16% 7% 7% 9% 7% 9% 3% 10% 6%
Refused 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2%
 
Q47. A great deal of the opposition to the President's plan is in reality an expression of racism directed at Barack Obama.
    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
Strongly agree 10% 14% 4% 9% 9% 11% 13% 7% 5% 34% 21% 16% 9% 8% 7% 10% 9% 18%
Somewhat agree 13% 23% 4% 11% 12% 14% 12% 13% 12% 21% 23% 18% 13% 11% 10% 21% 12% 19%
Neither agree nor disagree 2% 2% 0% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 0% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 1%
Somewhat disagree 10% 14% 7% 10% 9% 11% 8% 12% 10% 12% 9% 11% 8% 11% 9% 14% 14% 8%
Strongly disagree 61% 42% 81% 60% 65% 57% 60% 61% 67% 22% 38% 48% 63% 64% 69% 51% 57% 48%
Do not have enough information 4% 4% 3% 5% 2% 6% 4% 4% 3% 7% 9% 3% 5% 3% 4% 2% 2% 5%
Refused 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 2% 0%
 
Q48. Regardless of their position, I think the vast majority of the elected officials engaged in debating health care reform care deeply about the welfare of Americans. They aren't just playing politics.
    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
Strongly agree 14% 16% 12% 12% 13% 14% 13% 14% 12% 19% 25% 17% 15% 11% 14% 11% 11% 17%
Somewhat agree 19% 19% 18% 22% 17% 22% 19% 20% 21% 18% 23% 18% 21% 18% 20% 22% 23% 12%
Neither agree nor disagree 4% 5% 5% 2% 3% 5% 5% 3% 4% 7% 7% 8% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 3%
Somewhat disagree 17% 17% 17% 18% 18% 15% 17% 17% 18% 16% 15% 22% 16% 15% 16% 17% 17% 19%
Strongly disagree 41% 37% 44% 39% 45% 37% 41% 40% 41% 30% 27% 26% 41% 47% 40% 41% 37% 43%
Do not have enough information 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% 6% 5% 6% 5% 10% 4% 8% 3% 5% 4% 4% 7% 6%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
 
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.