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Voter Involvement Measures

(Asked of half of sample)
During the past week, how much attention did you pay to the presidential election campaign a great deal, quite a bit, just some, only a little, or none?

A great deal of attention Quite a bit Just Some Only a little None Don't Know
12/17/00 27 23 22 18 10 0
12/10/00 24 22 20 21 13 0
12/3/00 27 22 23 20 8 <1
11/26/00 26 26 19 20 10 0
11/19/00 34 23 20 15 9 0
11/12/00 43 24 14 10 9 0
11/5/00 14 20 25 22 19 <1
10/29/00 18 22 22 19 20 0
10/22/00 16 21 19 22 23 <1
10/15/00 17 19 25 25 15 <1
10/8/00 18 19 25 18 20 <1
10/2/00 11 15 28 24 22 0
9/24/00 9 16 26 29 20 <1
9/17/00 9 13 27 23 27 0
9/10/00 8 11 28 26 27 0
9/3/00 11 15 23 26 26 <1
8/27/00 10 15 22 27 25 <1
8/20/00 10 14 27 29 20 <1
8/16/00 5 16 25 24 30 0
8/13/00 14 13 23 25 25 <1
8/6/00 11 12 20 25 32 0
8/2/00 2 24 14 23 37 1
7/30/00 7 11 18 43 21 <1
7/23/00 7 10 21 29 33 0
7/23/00 7 10 21 29 33 0
7/16/00 4 8 16 23 49 0
7/9/00 6 10 19 30 36 0
7/2/00 8 9 17 25 41 0
6/25/00 9 9 20 24 39 <1
6/19/00 7 6 17 28 43 0
6/11/00 8 8 20 26 38 <1
6/4/00 6 7 19 25 42 <1
5/28/00 9 8 23 23 36 <1
5/21/00 4 5 17 23 51 0
5/14/00 7 4 17 26 45 2
5/7/00 5 7 16 29 44 <1
4/30/00 6 6 12 25 51 1
4/22/00 9 7 16 22 46 <1
4/16/00 5 7 19 23 46 <1
4/9/00 9 10 19 24 39 0
4/2/00 9 10 24 21 37 <1
3/26/00 11 10 24 23 32 <1
3/19/00 11 14 24 27 27 1
3/14/00 17 17 26 22 18 0
3/12/00 16 20 28 17 19 <1
3/7/00 10 17 26 22 25 <1
3/5/00 13 18 23 21 24 1
2/29/00 12 15 25 22 25 <1
2/27/00 11 18 24 23 25 <1
2/22/00 9 14 30 23 23 <1
2/20/00 8 15 24 24 29 0
2/13/00 9 15 26 31 20 <1
2/9/00 9 11 23 32 25 0
2/6/00 12 15 25 26 23 0
1/30/00 8 14 23 26 28 0
1/27/00 9 11 22 30 28 0
1/23/00 6 10 18 32 33 <1
1/16/00 6 10 19 30 36 0
1/9/00 4 7 19 31 40 0
1/2/00 3 6 17 24 52 0
12/26/99 7 7 18 27 40 0
12/19/99 4 6 22 26 42 <1
12/12/99 9 10 21 20 41 0
12/5/99 7 9 17 30 36 <1
11/28/00 6 8 18 25 43 0
11/23/00 5 7 27 23 38 <1
11/14/99 10 9 27 24 31 0

(Asked of half of sample)
Still thinking about the past day only. Can you recall a particular news story about the presidential campaign that you read, saw, or heard during the past day?

Yes No Don't know
12/17/00 67 32 1
12/10/00 60 39 1
12/3/00 65 34 1
11/26/00 65 35 <1
11/19/00 69 30 <1
11/12/00 71 29 0
11/5/00 54 46 <1
10/29/00 38 60 1
10/22/00 45 55 1
10/15/00 43 57 1
10/8/00 47 53 <1
10/2/00 43 56 1
9/24/00 40 60 1
9/17/00 44 55 0
9/10/00 35 65 <1
9/3/00 40 59 1
8/27/00 34 64 1
8/20/00 50 50 0
8/16/00 49 59 2
8/13/00 43 57 <1
8/6/00 51 48 1
8/2/00 34 65 1
7/30/00 48 51 1
7/23/00 37 63 <1
7/16/00 28 72 <1
7/9/00 24 76 1
7/2/00 34 66 0
6/25/00 44 55 1
6/19/00 24 76 <1
6/11/00 25 75 <1
6/4/00 20 78 2
5/28/00 25 74 0
5/21/00 20 80 <1
5/14/00 27 72 1
5/7/00 23 77 <1
4/30/00 18 82 0
4/22/00 22 78 1
4/16/00 22 78 1
4/9/00 23 77 <1
4/2/00 26 74 1
3/26/00 29 71 <1
3/19/00 32 67 1
3/14/00 38 62 <1
3/12/00 54 46 <1
3/5/00 45 55 <1
2/27/00 45 54 1
2/22/00 51 47 2
2/20/00 46 54 1
2/13/00 47 53 1
2/9/00 37 62 1
2/6/00 51 48 1
1/30/00 37 63 <1
1/27/00 38 61 <1
1/23/00 36 64 <1
1/16/00 33 67 0
1/9/00 39 61 0
1/2/00 19 81 1
12/26/99 25 75 <1
12/19/99 32 67 1
12/12/99 24 74 1
12/5/99 29 69 2
11/28/99 19 79 2
11/23/99 25 74 1
11/14/99 27 72 <1

(Asked of half of sample)
Now we'd like you to think about the past day only. During the past day have you discussed the presidential campaign with anyone?

Yes No Don't know
12/17/00 62 38 0
12/10/00 54 46 <1
12/3/00 58 42 <1
11/26/00 55 45 0
11/19/00 62 38 0
11/12/00 78 21 <1
11/5/00 49 51 0
10/29/00 45 55 0
10/22/00 42 58 <1
10/15/00 43 57 <1
10/8/00 44 57 0
10/2/00 38 62 <1
9/24/00 35 65 0
9/17/00 31 69 0
9/10/00 26 74 <1
9/3/00 25 75 <1
8/27/00 32 68 <1
8/20/00 39 61 <1
8/16/00 32 68 0
8/13/00 35 65 1
8/6/00 36 64 0
8/2/00 39 61 0
7/30/00 28 73 0
7/23/00 23 77 0
7/16/00 19 81 0
7/9/00 14 85 1
7/2/00 15 85 0
6/25/00 17 83 <
6/19/00 12 88 0
6/11/00 15 85 0
6/4/00 17 84 0
5/28/00 16 84 0
5/21/00 12 88 <1
5/14/00 16 84 0
5/7/00 11 89 <1
4/30/00 16 84 0
4/22/00 14 86 <1
4/16/00 20 80 0
4/9/00 16 84 0
4/2/00 17 82 <1
3/26/00 20 80 <1
3/19/00 19 80 1
3/14/00 26 73 <1
3/12/00 38 62 <1
3/5/00 44 56 0
2/27/00 43 57 <1
2/22/00 43 56 1
2/20/00 47 53 <1
2/13/00 38 62 <1
2/9/00 37 63 <1
2/6/00 39 61 1
1/30/00 36 64 <1
1/27/00 42 58 <1
1/23/00 33 67 0
1/16/00 35 65 0
1/9/00 34 67 0
1/2/00 11 89 0
12/26/99 20 80 0
12/19/99 19 81 0
12/12/99 31 69 <1
12/5/99 25 75 0
11/28/99 20 80 1
11/23/99 21 78 <1
11/14/99 28 72 0

(Asked of half of sample)
Now we'd like to know about the past day only. During the past day, have you been doing any thinking about the presidential campaign, or is this something that you haven't been thinking about?

Yes No Don't know
12/17/00 61 39 0
12/10/00 62 38 <1
12/3/00 62 38 <1
11/26/00 62 37 1
11/19/00 65 34 1
11/12/00 76 23 1
11/5/00 64 36 <0
10/29/00 58 43 0
10/22/00 48 52 <1
10/15/00 53 47 <1
10/8/00 55 45 0
10/2/00 42 59 0
9/24/00 43 56 <1
9/17/00 44 57 0
9/10/00 29 71 0
9/3/00 44 56 0
8/27/00 43 56 <1
8/20/00 54 46 <1
8/16/00 35 64 2
8/13/00 46 54 0
8/6/00 47 53 <1
8/2/00 47 53 0
7/30/00 33 67 0
7/23/00 35 65 0
7/16/00 30 70 0
7/9/00 30 70 0
7/2/00 35 64 1
6/25/00 33 67 <1
6/19/00 26 74 0
6/11/00 26 74 1
6/4/00 29 71 0
5/28/00 25 75 0
5/21/00 21 79 <1
5/14/00 25 75 <1
5/7/00 26 74 <1
4/30/00 26 74 0
4/22/00 27 73 1
4/16/00 20 80 0
4/9/00 30 70 <1
4/2/00 37 63 <1
3/26/00 36 64 <1
3/19/00 43 57 1
3/14/00 49 50 1
3/12/00 55 45 0
3/5/00 30 70 0
2/27/00 35 65 <1
2/22/00 31 70 0
2/20/00 25 75 0
2/13/00 26 74 <1
2/9/00 25 74 1
2/6/00 33 67 0
1/30/00 33 67 0
1/27/00 26 73 <1
1/23/00 17 83 0
1/16/00 16 84 0
1/9/00 15 85 <1
1/2/00 11 89 <1
12/26/99 14 67 0
12/19/99 17 83 <1
12/12/99 11 88 1
12/5/99 14 86 <1
11/28/99 10 90 0
11/23/99 10 90 <1
11/14/99 17 83 0

Reactions to Presidential Campaign

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that the campaign has been boring or has it been exciting during the past week?

Boring Exciting Both Neither/about the same as normal Don't know
12/17/00 55 37 3 5 1
12/10/00 55 33 3 9 <1
12/3/00 55 26 3 12 2
11/26/00 52 34 2 13 <1
11/21/00 45 40 3 10 2
11/14/00 17 63 4 16 1
11/5/00 48 28 4 13 7
10/29/00 55 22 5 9 9
10/22/00 45 28 2 14 10
10/15/00 56 19 3 9 13
10/8/00 55 25 3 8 9
10/2/00 62 15 2 9 12
9/24/00 59 16 2 9 14
9/17/00 53 15 2 12 18
9/10/00 64 16 4 7 9
9/3/00 58 18 1 11 12
8/27/00 53 20 2 13 12
8/20/00 59 26 2 8 6
8/13/00 55 23 2 11 9
8/6/00 56 20 2 12 10
7/30/00 54 22 2 10 13
7/23/00 58 13 1 10 19
7/16/00 55 11 3 8 24
7/9/00 66 5 0 8 20
7/2/00 69 9 1 9 13
6/25/00 68 7 1 11 14
6/19/00 66 9 0 6 20
6/11/00 68 7 2 7 15
6/4/00 66 8 1 7 19
5/28/00 69 5 1 8 18
5/21/00 66 3 4 5 22
5/14/00 55 12 1 10 22
5/7/00 60 7 2 8 23
4/30/00 70 5 <1 9 15
4/22/00 69 5 1 9 17
4/16/00 74 6 1 6 14
4/9/00 70 4 0 9 17
4/2/00 73 7 1 6 13
3/26/00 67 7 1 11 14
3/19/00 58 17 <1 14 11
3/14/00 51 29 2 12 7
3/12/00 44 31 3 8 14
3/5/00 55 25 1 10 9
2/27/00 42 30 1 10 16
2/22/00 50 24 3 12 12
2/20/00 52 23 1 8 16
2/13/00 58 19 2 11 9
2/9/00 55 21 2 10 12
2/6/00 42 31 5 8 14
1/30/00 65 13 1 9 12
1/23/00 56 18 0 10 16
1/16/00 56 12 1 11 20
1/9/00 65 9 1 6 19
1/2/00 69 5 1 5 20
12/26/99 61 8 1 8 23
12/19/99 61 11 <1 12 16
12/12/99 58 10 0 6 26
12/5/99 59 7 3 11 20
11/28/99 63 9 <1 12 17
11/23/99 62 8 1 14 16
11/14/99 63 11 2 6 18
10/12/99 55 15 1 14 15

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that the campaign has been informative or has it been uninformative during the past week?

Informative Uninformative Both Neither/about the same as normal Don't Know
12/17/00 71 17 4 1 7
12/10/00 59 31 0 3 7
12/3/00 65 26 2 2 5
11/26/00 57 32 2 4 5
11/21/00 63 27 2 3 5
11/14/00 77 19 2 2 0
11/5/00 39 46 1 4 11
10/29/00 49 41 1 3 6
10/22/00 54 27 2 5 12
10/15/00 51 31 1 2 15
10/8/00 51 33 1 4 11
10/2/00 35 48 0 6 11
9/24/00 40 44 1 2 13
9/17/00 33 43 2 3 20
9/10/00 35 48 2 4 11
9/3/00 33 45 3 3 16
8/27/00 40 43 1 3 14
8/20/00 46 40 <1 5 9
8/13/00 46 35 <1 5 13
8/6/00 39 41 <1 3 18
7/30/00 35 42 <1 6 18
7/23/00 35 42 1 3 19
7/16/00 29 50 <1 2 19
7/9/00 18 55 <1 5 22
7/2/00 24 54 1 3 18
6/25/00 24 60 1 2 13
6/19/00 18 57 <1 1 23
6/11/00 24 55 <1 3 18
6/4/00 27 53 1 4 17
5/28/00 13 64 1 5 17
5/21/00 23 51 1 2 24
5/14/00 29 47 <1 7 17
5/7/00 23 46 2 6 24
4/30/00 21 62 <1 2 14
4/22/00 18 60 <1 3 19
4/16/00 21 56 1 2 20
4/9/00 20 53 <1 2 25
4/2/00 24 46 0 5 25
3/26/00 30 40 1 7 22
3/19/00 34 46 1 3 17
3/14/00 48 35 3 3 12
3/12/00 49 28 2 8 14
3/5/00 47 35 <1 3 15
2/27/00 47 34 1 3 15
2/22/00 44 34 2 4 16
2/20/00 34 37 1 3 25
2/13/00 41 42 <1 2 14
2/9/00 45 32 1 3 19
2/6/00 51 30 1 4 14
1/30/00 39 40 1 5 16
1/23/00 32 44 <1 3 21
1/16/00 29 41 2 4 24
1/9/00 25 46 1 5 23
1/2/00 16 49 <1 4 30
12/26/99 30 38 1 4 27
12/19/99 22 54 0 4 20
12/12/99 25 45 1 5 25
12/5/99 19 50 0 5 26
11/28/99 21 49 1 4 25
11/23/99 20 55 0 3 23
11/14/99 25 52 0 1 21
10/12/99 23 60 2 4 12

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that the tone of the campaign has been primarily negative or has it been primarily positive during the past week?

Negative Positive Both Neither/about the same as normal Don't Know
12/17/00 55 31 4 1 9
12/10/00 63 19 2 7 10
12/3/00 73 9 7 6 5
11/26/00 72 9 5 4 10
11/21/00 72 16 3 3 6
11/14/00 68 16 4 9 4
11/5/00 49 22 6 5 18
10/29/00 41 35 2 4 18
10/22/00 29 43 6 8 14
10/15/00 31 44 4 5 17
10/8/00 31 46 4 5 15
10/2/00 35 35 2 4 24
9/24/00 34 41 3 5 17
9/17/00 36 31 5 7 21
9/10/00 36 37 5 4 19
9/3/00 30 31 8 3 29
8/27/00 24 45 6 8 17
8/20/00 17 61 1 4 17
8/13/00 26 40 2 6 25
8/6/00 22 46 2 6 24
7/30/00 22 43 3 5 38
7/23/00 25 26 6 9 35
7/16/00 29 31 4 7 30
7/9/00 26 30 3 8 33
7/2/00 36 24 2 5 32
6/25/00 31 29 5 6 30
6/19/00 21 32 2 7 38
6/11/00 30 29 2 8 31
6/4/00 27 26 2 7 37
5/28/00 33 27 1 5 33
5/21/00 21 34 2 11 32
5/14/00 28 36 3 8 26
5/7/00 30 19 3 9 39
4/30/00 32 23 2 9 35
4/22/00 29 33 2 10 26
4/16/00 39 22 3 6 31
4/9/00 26 29 1 6 38
4/2/00 33 28 3 7 30
3/26/00 29 27 3 7 34
3/19/00 37 35 2 6 21
3/14/00 44 31 5 4 17
3/12/00 42 31 4 5 19
3/5/00 47 25 5 3 20
2/27/00 39 28 3 6 24
2/22/00 39 28 3 5 24
2/20/00 42 29 5 4 21
2/13/00 45 30 3 4 19
2/9/00 35 33 5 3 23
2/6/00 27 43 4 5 21
1/30/00 26 39 2 6 27
1/23/00 33 27 5 8 27
1/16/00 25 31 2 8 35
1/9/00 34 31 1 8 26
1/2/00 26 32 4 7 32
12/26/99 19 32 3 7 38
12/19/99 31 31 1 6 31
12/12/99 21 38 1 4 37
12/5/99 24 28 2 6 40
11/28/99 28 26 4 8 34
11/23/99 28 36 3 9 24
11/14/99 34 29 2 4 31
10/12/99 35 33 5 8 20

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that you have felt encouraged or discouraged by what has happened in the campaign during the past week?

Encouraged Discouraged Both Neither/about the same as normal Don't Know
12/17/00 21 67 6 6 1
12/10/00 17 68 1 12 2
12/3/00 16 71 2 7 4
11/26/00 16 73 2 6 4
11/21/00 14 70 <1 12 4
11/14/00 19 61 7 8 5
11/5/00 31 40 <1 12 18
10/29/00 35 40 2 12 11
10/22/00 34 40 2 13 11
10/15/00 37 31 1 14 17
10/8/00 40 35 2 11 12
10/2/00 30 30 3 17 20
9/24/00 39 32 2 12 15
9/17/00 31 30 1 19 18
9/10/00 36 35 1 11 17
9/3/00 32 29 3 15 21
8/27/00 38 31 2 18 11
8/20/00 50 25 2 6 17
8/13/00 36 27 1 18 18
8/6/00 39 30 1 11 20
7/30/00 37 28 <1 16 18
7/23/00 23 28 1 21 27
7/16/00 27 29 3 15 25
7/9/00 26 30 1 17 25
7/2/00 24 34 2 16 24
6/25/00 24 39 0 9 27
6/19/00 23 28 2 16 32
6/11/00 26 34 <1 16 25
6/4/00 26 28 1 17 28
5/28/00 25 32 0 14 29
5/21/00 30 30 1 13 26
5/14/00 29 38 2 11 21
5/7/00 20 28 1 21 30
4/30/00 17 37 <1 17 29
4/22/00 23 35 1 16 25
4/16/00 14 36 1 30 19
4/9/00 13 38 1 24 25
4/2/00 11 37 1 27 23
3/26/00 15 35 <1 22 28
3/19/00 25 37 1 24 13
3/14/00 31 40 1 19 9
3/12/00 35 39 2 15 10
3/5/00 20 46 1 19 14
2/27/00 30 38 2 18 12
2/22/00 28 39 1 16 16
2/20/00 19 40 1 22 18
2/13/00 25 43 2 20 10
2/9/00 33 22 2 24 20
2/6/00 42 25 1 23 10
1/30/00 28 30 3 21 18
1/23/00 21 30 <1 34 15
1/16/00 19 31 2 25 24
1/9/00 21 21 2 34 22
1/2/00 17 27 1 30 25
12/26/99 21 17 <1 30 32
12/19/99 20 28 <1 36 16
12/12/99 18 24 1 27 30
12/5/99 18 27 1 21 34
11/28/99 21 30 1 23 25
11/23/99 22 24 <1 30 24
11/14/99 26 37 1 15 22
10/12/99 22 36 1 21 21


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