July 2020 AmericanPublic Omnibus Survey
N = 1,000 Adults (18+) Nationwide
Field Dates: July 1-5, 2020
Margin of Error: +/- 3.10% at the 95% Confidence Level
Q1. [GENDER] Please indicate your gender.
Q2. [BIRTH] In what year were you born? [RECORD YEAR AND CONVERT TO AGE4]
Q3. [RACE/ETHNICITY] To make sure we have a representative sample, which of the following best describes your ethnic heritage or background? [CHECK QUOTAS/TARGET]
|62%||White or Caucasian|
|13||Black or African American|
|12||Latino or Hispanic|
|7||Asian American or Pacific Islander|
|1||Native American or American Indian|
Q4X. [US CENSUS REGION] DERIVE FROM STATE.
Q5. [PARTYID] Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as [ROTATE] a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent or something else?
Q5x. [INDLEAN] [IF Q5 = INDEPENDENT, n=318] And when you vote in elections, do you tend to vote for more for Republican candidates or Democratic candidates?
|11||Other Third Party Candidates|
Q6. [INCOME] Which of the following income groups includes your total family income in 2019 before taxes?
|5%||Up to $9,999|
|3||Prefer not to say|
Q7. [EDOFR]. What is the last grade of school you completed?
|*||Grade school or less [Grade 1-8]|
|2%||Some high school [Grade 9-11]|
|17||Graduated high school [Grade 12]|
|5||Vocational school/Technical school|
|22||Some college-2 years or less|
|9||Some college-more than 2 years|
|17||Post-graduate degree [e.g. MA, MBA, LLD PhD]|
Q8. [MARITAL] What is your current marital status?
Q9. [CHILD] Do you have any children?
|22%||Yes, all under 18 years old|
|33||Yes, but children are all 18 years or older|
|5||Yes, both types|
Q10. [URBANCITY] How would you describe the area in which you live — do you live in a large city, in a smaller city, in a suburban area outside a city, in a small town, or in a rural area?
|39||Suburban area outside a city|
Q11. [WORKING] Are you currently …
|36%||Employed and working full-time|
|10||Employed and working part-time|
|3||Temporarily laid off/furloughed|
Turning now to a series of questions dealing with the current pandemic …
Q1. How concerned are you about a second wave of the new coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, that could shut down the national economy once again?
|8||Not very concerned|
|4||Not concerned at all|
Q2A. [HALF SAMPLE A, n=500] Under what circumstances do you think a person should wear a mask in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
|55%||Always – in both indoor and outdoor public settings|
|19||Always in indoor public settings only|
|13||In indoor settings when proper social distancing cannot be maintained|
|5||Only if they want to, but they should not be required|
|2||Only if they are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19|
|4||I don’t think masks are effective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus|
Q2B. [HALF SAMPLE B, n=500] Which of the following two position on wearing facial coverings or masks in public comes closest to your own point of view?
|79%||Masks represent adherence to civic duty and a willingness to make individual sacrifices for the greater good of public health.|
|15||Masks symbolize government overreach and a violation of personal liberty.|
Q3A. [HALF SAMPLE A, n=500] Should your state government have the authority to require everyone to wear a mask in public, even if fines and other penalties are needed to enforce it?
|9||No, probably not|
|11||No, definitely not|
Q3B. [HALF SAMPLE B, n=500] Should your local government have the authority to require everyone to wear a mask in public, even if fines and other penalties are needed to enforce it?
|8||No, probably not|
|11||No, definitely not|
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