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Geography Surveyed: USA 50 States
Data Collected: 07/17/2017 – 07/19/2017 from an online panel
Sponsors: iMediaEthics.Org , USAToday

For complete methodology statement, see end of this document. See the poll report here.

For the results of the survey compared by demographic and other variables, see the crosstabs here.

TOPLINE

 

3   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Aggregated Responses From Q1-Form “A” and Q2-Form “B” Above]
Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president?

 

22% Strongly Approve
22% Somewhat Approve
13% Somewhat Disapprove
38% Strongly Disapprove
5% Not Sure/Don’t know enough to say

 

4   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Based on what you’ve read and heard, do you think the Congress should?… Or should not?… impeach Donald Trump and remove him from the presidency, or are you not sure?

 

42% Should
42% Should Not
15% Not Sure

 

5   Asked of 527 who say Congress should impeach
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

 

How upset would you be if Congress does NOT impeach President Trump and remove him from the presidency?

 

47% Very Upset
34% Somewhat Upset
11% Not Too Upset
4% Not Upset At All
3% Not Sure

 

6   Asked of 531 Who say Congress should not impeach
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.3%

 

How upset would you be if Congress DOES impeach President Trump and remove him from the presidency?

 

55% Very Upset
24% Somewhat Upset
11% Not Too Upset
6% Not Upset At All
3% Not Sure

 

7   Asked of 192 Who are not sure if Congress should impeach
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 7.2%

 

Do you lean one way or the other?

 

36% Lean For Impeachment
8% Lean Against Impeachment
56% Don’t Lean

 

8   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Aggregated Responses from Q4, Q5, Q6, and Q7 Above]
Based on what you’ve read and heard, do you think the Congress should?… Or should not?… impeach Donald Trump and remove him from the presidency? … Or are you not sure?

 

34% Should impeach; upset if not impeached
8% Should impeach; not upset if not impeached
5% Lean impeach
9% Don’t lean
1% Lean against impeachment
9% Should not impeach; not upset if impeached
34% Should not impeach; upset if impeached
47% Total (top-of-mind) impeach
9% No opinion
44% Total (top-of-mind) NOT impeach
34% Feel strongly to impeach (would be “very or somewhat upset” if doesn’t happen)
32% No opinion or don’t care (not upset either way)
34% Feel strongly NOT to impeach (would be “very or somewhat upset” if does happen)

 

13   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Aggregated Responses From Q9 and Q10 Above]
Based on what you’ve read and heard, which comes closest to your point of view: There is sufficient evidence NOW for Congress to remove Donald Trump from the presidency. There is NOT sufficient evidence NOW for Congress to remove Donald Trump from the presidency, but ongoing investigations will EVENTUALLY provide enough evidence. There will NEVER be sufficient evidence for Congress to remove Donald Trump from the presidency.

 

27% Sufficient Evidence Now
30% Not Sufficient Evidence Yet
31% Will Never Be Sufficient Evidence
11% Not Sure

 

14   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Aggregated Responses From Q11 and Q12 Above]
Whatever your views of Donald Trump, what do you think about his chances of serving out the four years of his current term?

 

27% Definitely Complete 1st Term
30% Probably Complete 1st Term
23% Probably Not Complete 1st Term
13% Definitely Not Complete 1st Term
7% Not Sure

 

16   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Do you identify as a …?

 

48% Man
51% Woman

 

17   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

How far have you gotten in school?

 

24% High School
34% Some College
42% 4-year College Degree

 

19   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.7%

 

Do you identify as … ?

 

67% White
12% Black
14% Hispanic
7% Asian / Other

 

20   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

32% White Male
34% White Female

 

21   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

15% White college male
18% White non-college male
13% White college female
21% White non-college female

 

22   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Do you live in an urban area? A suburban area? Or a rural area?

 

32% Urban
47% Suburban
20% Rural

 

23   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Is the total income from everyone in your family … ?

 

39% < $40K
37% $40K – $80K
25% > $80K

 

24   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

How old are you?

 

31% 18-34
27% 35-49
25% 50-64
17% 65+

 

25   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

How old are you?

 

58% 18-49
42% 50+

 

26   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Are you a … ?

 

12% Strong Republican
16% Republican
9% Indy Leans Republican
16% Independent
12% Indy Leans Democratic
17% Democrat
13% Strong Democrat

 

27   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

36% Republicans (including Strong R & Lean R)
16% Independents
43% Democrats (including Strong D & Lean D)

 

28   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

28% Republicans (including Strong R)
36% Indys (incl Indys who lean R & lean D)
31% Democrats (including Strong D)

 

29   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Are you … ?

 

13% Very Conservative
18% Somewhat Conservative
34% Moderate
17% Somewhat Liberal
12% Very Liberal

 

30   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

31% Conservative (somewhat + very)
34% Moderate
29% Liberal (somewhat + very)

 

31   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

Are you … ?

 

32% Single, never married
53% Married
15% Separated / Divorced / Widowed

 

32   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

17% Single Men
27% Married Men
15% Single Women
26% Married Women

 

33   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

21% Protestant
27% Catholic
19% Other Christian
33% All Others

 

34   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

How often do you attend religious services? Almost Never? Occasionally? Or Regularly?

 

42% Never
33% Occasionally
25% Regularly

 

35   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.7%

 

Do you consider yourself an Evangelical Christian?

 

27% Yes
63% No

 

36   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

About how many hours a day do you spend focusing on current events?

 

8% 0
41% 1
30% 2
21% 3+

 

37   Asked of 1250 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 2.8%

 

[Imputed]

 

18% Northeast
21% Midwest
36% South
24% West

 

SurveyUSA is an independent, non-partisan, apolitical research company that conducts opinion surveys for media, academic institutions, commercial clients, non-profits, governments, agencies, and elected officials.

For this project, pre-recruited respondents were interviewed online 07/17/17 through 07/19/17 in English. To ensure that hard-to-reach populations are well represented, the number of completed unweighted interviews (1,330) is larger than the number of reported weighted interviews (1,250). At the beginning of the questionnaire, each respondent was randomly assigned to hear 1 of 2 versions of the instrument, “Form A” or “Form B.” Those respondents randomly assigned to Form A (667 unweighted; 646 weighted) consistently heard the Form A version of questions; those randomly assigned to Form B (663 unweighted; 604 weighted) consistently heard the Form B version of questions.

Raw data was minimally weighted to U.S. Census targets for gender, age, race and region. Approximately 82% of weighted respondents to this survey are either CPO (Cell-Phone Only respondents, who do not have a home telephone) or CPM (Cell-Phone Mostly respondents, who do have a home telephone but who do not answer it when it rings). 18% of weighted respondents live in traditional, landline households.
SurveyUSA has assigned to each question within the instrument a credibility interval, which reflects the uncertainties associated with using non-probability sample. Though commonly cited in the presentation of research results, “sampling error” is only one of many types of error that may influence the outcome of a study. More practical concerns include the way in which questions are worded and ordered, the inability to contact some and the refusal of others to be interviewed. Non-sampling errors cannot be quantified.

iMediaEthics and USA Today, the co-sponsors of this survey, are responsible for editorial integrity, question wording and analysis of this study. Sample was purchased by SurveyUSA from Lucid Holdings LLC. This statement conforms to the principals of disclosure as recommended by the National Council on Public Polls (NCPP).

Questions about SurveyUSA research can be addressed to editor@surveyusa.com.
Funding for the survey was provided to iMediaEthics by the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation.

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