Poll results (part 4)

Q3. Is New York State on the right track, or is it headed in the wrong direction?
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Right track 31% 39% 21% 32% 27% 34% 30% 31% 26% 57% 46% 53% 44% 32% 23% 29% 21% 33% 40%
Wrong direction 55% 43% 67% 56% 62% 49% 56% 55% 61% 24% 32% 28% 41% 56% 60% 59% 65% 48% 45%
Don't know/No opinion 14% 18% 12% 12% 11% 17% 14% 14% 13% 19% 22% 19% 15% 12% 16% 12% 14% 19% 15%
                                       
Q4. Is the Long Island on the right track, or is it headed in the wrong direction?
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Right track 34% 41% 29% 31% 31% 36% 31% 36% 31% 57% 36% 49% 36% 34% 33% 31% 34% 40% 38%
Wrong direction 57% 47% 64% 60% 61% 53% 60% 54% 60% 35% 52% 40% 56% 61% 53% 61% 58% 47% 51%
Don't know/No opinion 9% 12% 7% 9% 8% 11% 9% 10% 9% 8% 12% 11% 9% 6% 14% 7% 8% 13% 12%
                                       
Q18-Q24. Now I'm going to read you a series of issues that residents of Long Island are facing. For each tell me if this is a very important issue for you, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important to you.
Q18. Property Taxes
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 86% 82% 89% 86% 87% 85% 88% 85% 87% 86% 82% 83% 80% 88% 87% 88% 85% 84% 83%
Somewhat important 11% 13% 9% 11% 10% 11% 10% 12% 11% 8% 10% 10% 13% 11% 10% 10% 11% 11% 13%
Not very important 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 4% 2% 5% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2%
Not at all important 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 5% 4% 4% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 3% 1%
Don't know/No opinion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q19. The Quality of Public Schools
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 76% 78% 76% 74% 73% 78% 73% 78% 74% 87% 91% 87% 86% 80% 67% 78% 74% 75% 72%
Somewhat important 16% 16% 16% 17% 18% 15% 18% 14% 17% 13% 7% 11% 12% 13% 22% 15% 19% 17% 17%
Not very important 4% 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 3% 5% 0% 0% 1% 1% 4% 6% 3% 4% 6% 4%
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 3% 4% 2% 3% 3% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 5%
Don't know/No opinion 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2%
 
Q20. Traffic Congestion
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 45% 46% 43% 44% 42% 49% 43% 48% 46% 47% 39% 45% 36% 44% 51% 47% 54% 44% 37%
Somewhat important 38% 36% 41% 39% 40% 36% 39% 37% 38% 40% 42% 39% 44% 42% 32% 37% 30% 39% 45%
Not very important 12% 14% 12% 12% 15% 10% 13% 12% 12% 9% 13% 12% 19% 10% 12% 12% 13% 13% 12%
Not at all important 4% 3% 4% 5% 3% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 6% 4% 1% 4% 5% 3% 3% 4% 6%
Don't know/No opinion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q21. Crime
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 78% 78% 81% 76% 72% 83% 79% 77% 76% 93% 88% 88% 79% 79% 77% 83% 69% 77% 70%
Somewhat important 17% 16% 14% 19% 21% 12% 15% 18% 18% 5% 4% 7% 15% 17% 17% 13% 28% 15% 21%
Not very important 4% 5% 4% 3% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 1% 9% 5% 5% 3% 5% 3% 3% 7% 7%
Not at all important 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Don't know/No opinion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q22. Availability of Good Jobs
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 79% 83% 76% 79% 76% 82% 76% 82% 78% 93% 87% 91% 88% 79% 76% 80% 75% 80% 80%
Somewhat important 15% 12% 16% 17% 18% 12% 17% 13% 16% 4% 11% 6% 11% 16% 14% 13% 20% 14% 16%
Not very important 3% 2% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 4% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% 3% 5% 3% 4% 1% 3%
Not at all important 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 4% 1%
Don't know/No opinion 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
 
Q23. Our local environment
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 66% 72% 61% 64% 58% 74% 63% 69% 65% 72% 74% 70% 63% 67% 67% 68% 63% 62% 66%
Somewhat important 28% 25% 32% 29% 35% 21% 28% 27% 28% 22% 24% 25% 31% 28% 27% 27% 32% 26% 30%
Not very important 5% 2% 6% 5% 6% 4% 7% 3% 5% 3% 2% 3% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% 9% 2%
Not at all important 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Don't know/No opinion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q24. Health care costs
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Very important 79% 85% 75% 73% 73% 84% 77% 80% 77% 95% 87% 91% 72% 79% 81% 79% 76% 78% 80%
Somewhat important 15% 12% 18% 18% 19% 12% 15% 15% 17% 3% 10% 6% 19% 16% 13% 16% 20% 14% 12%
Not very important 4% 2% 5% 5% 5% 2% 4% 3% 4% 1% 3% 1% 5% 3% 3% 3% 3% 5% 4%
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 1% 0% 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% 4% 3%
Don't know/No opinion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 
Q25. Of those issues, which issue do you think is the SINGLE MOST important issue that the people of Long Island face?
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Property taxes 45% 36% 53% 44% 50% 40% 53% 36% 48% 25% 36% 28% 33% 45% 49% 46% 47% 43% 42%
The quality of public schools 8% 11% 6% 7% 8% 7% 8% 7% 7% 12% 5% 9% 13% 8% 5% 8% 10% 8% 4%
Traffic congestion 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 3% 1% 3% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 2%
Crime 7% 9% 5% 7% 5% 8% 4% 9% 5% 15% 17% 15% 8% 8% 5% 7% 7% 8% 5%
Availability of good jobs 21% 20% 21% 22% 21% 20% 18% 24% 21% 20% 10% 20% 27% 22% 17% 18% 19% 26% 24%
Our local environment 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0% 5%
Health care costs 15% 19% 11% 15% 12% 18% 13% 17% 13% 25% 32% 26% 17% 11% 18% 17% 12% 11% 16%
Don't know/No opinion 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2%
                                       
Q49. Do you support or oppose the Lighthouse Project which would more than double the size of the Nassau Coliseum as well as develop 42 buildings in a mixture of residential, office and retail space?
   Party Gender County Race Age Religion
  Total Dem Rep Ind M F Nas Suf White AA/Blk Hisp Non White 18-34 35-54 55+ Cath Jew Prot Oth
Support 51% 51% 52% 54% 61% 43% 57% 46% 51% 61% 38% 54% 58% 58% 41% 55% 53% 38% 56%
Oppose 25% 25% 25% 26% 21% 29% 24% 27% 25% 17% 40% 26% 22% 23% 30% 27% 22% 27% 18%
Don't know/No opinion 23% 24% 23% 20% 18% 28% 19% 26% 23% 23% 22% 20% 20% 20% 28% 18% 25% 35% 26%
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.