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iMediaEthics/UNH Survey Center Poll on Tran Fats Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International

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Methodology Statement and Final Topline Results

Prepared by Princeton Survey Research Associates International
December 2013

The PSRAI December 2013 Omnibus Week 1 obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,002 adults living in the continental United States. Telephone interviews were conducted by landline (501) and cell phone (501, including 264 without a landline phone). The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI). Interviews were done in English by Princeton Data Source from December 5 to 8, 2013. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ± 3.7 percentage points.

Total:
1,002 adults age 18 and older

Margin of error:  Plus or minus 3.7 percentage points
Form 1:
480 adults age 18 and older

Margin of error:  Plus or minus 5.3 percentage points
Form 2A:
261 adults age 18 and older

Margin of error:  Plus or minus 7.4 percentage points
Form 2B
261 adults age 18 and older

Margin of error:  Plus or minus 7.4 percentage points

Interviewing dates: December 5-8, 2013

LANDLINE INTRO:
Hello, my name is ________ and I’m calling for Princeton Survey Research. We’re conducting a study about some important issues today, and would like to include your household. RANDOMIZE RESPONDENT SELECTION – DO NOT RANDOMIZE BY FORM: “May I please speak with the YOUNGEST ADULT MALE, age 18 or older, who is now at home?”  AND “May I please speak with the YOUNGEST ADULT FEMALE, age 18 or older, who is now at home?” IF NO MALE/FEMALE ASK: May I please speak with the YOUNGEST ADULT FEMALE/MALE, age 18 or older, who is now at home?

CELL PHONE INTRO:
Hello, I am ___ calling for Princeton Survey Research. We are conducting a national study of cell phone users. I know I am calling you on a cell phone. This is not a sales call. (IF R SAYS DRIVING/UNABLE TO TAKE CALL: Thank you. We will try you another time…)

CELL PHONE SCREENING INTERVIEW:
S1.    Are you under 18 years old, OR are you 18 or older?
1    Under 18
2    18 or older
9    Don’t know/Refused
IF S1=2, CONTINUE WITH MAIN INTERVIEW
IF S1=1,9, THANK AND TERMINATE: This study is limited to adults age 18 and over. I won’t take any more of your time…

READ TO ALL CELL PHONE – INTRODUCTION TO MAIN INTERVIEW: We’re interested in learning more about people with cell phones. If you are now driving a car or doing any activity requiring your full attention, I need to call you back later. The first question is…

Notes: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. An asterisk (*) indicates values less than 0.5%.

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FORM 1

1.    Here is a policy that has been considered by some cities and states around the country. Please tell me if you would favor or oppose it:  Prohibiting restaurants from using trans fats in foods.

Favor                       48
Oppose                    46
Don’t Know (VOL.)   6
Refused (VOL.)        1
n= (480)

2.    How upset would you be if restaurants were NOT prohibited from using trans fats in foods? [READ]

        Based on “Favor”

Very upset             12
Somewhat upset     20
Not too upset          43
Not upset at all       25
Don’t Know (VOL.) *
Refused (VOL.)      0
n=(232)

3.    How upset would you be if restaurants WERE prohibited from using trans fats in foods? [READ]

        Based on “Oppose”

Very upset              19
Somewhat upset    14
Not too upset          23
Not upset at all       45
Don’t Know (VOL.)  *
Refused (VOL.)       0
n=(218)

COMBINED RESULTS OF QUESTIONS 1, 2, AND 3 (prepared by iMediaEthics):

Here is a policy that has been considered by some cities and states around the country. Please tell me if you would favor or oppose it:  Prohibiting restaurants from using trans fats in foods.

15%    Favor, and upset if restaurants not prohibited
33      Favor, but not upset if restaurants not prohibited
7      No opinion
31       Oppose, but not upset if restaurants are prohibited
15      Oppose, and upset if restaurants are prohibited

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