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SEQUENTIAL RECORD IDENTIFIER

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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RESPONDENT ID

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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WEIGHT

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CHILTON STATE

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CHILTON REGION

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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ABC STATE

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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ABC REGION

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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ABC 3-LETTER STATE

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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JULIAN DATE

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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SELECT SEX (B-DAY)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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RECODED AGE

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CHANGING ELECTION FINANCE

I'm going to read you a list of things that the President and Congress may consider this year. For each, please tell me if you think this should be the top priority of the President and Congress, one of several major priorities but not the top, ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BALANCING THE BUDGET

I'm going to read you a list of things that the President and Congress may consider this year. For each, please tell me if you think this should be the top priority of the President and Congress, one of several major priorities but not the top, ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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REDUCING TAXES ON MIDDLE CLASS

I'm going to read you a list of things that the President and Congress may consider this year. For each, please tell me if you think this should be the top priority of the President and Congress, one of several major priorities but not the top, ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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IMPROVING EDUCATION SYSTEM

I'm going to read you a list of things that the President and Congress may consider this year. For each, please tell me if you think this should be the top priority of the President and Congress, one of several major priorities but not the top, ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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FUNDING MEDICARE/SOCIAL SECURITY

I'm going to read you a list of things that the President and Congress may consider this year. For each, please tell me if you think this should be the top priority of the President and Congress, one of several major priorities but not the top, ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BIGGEST PRIORITY THIS YEAR

Of those that I just mentioned, which should be the biggest priority for the President and Congress this year? [READ LIST]

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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LIMIT ON INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

May individuals give as much as they want to the campaign of a candidate running for president or Congress, or is there a limit on how much they can contribute? ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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AMOUNT INDIVIDUALS ALLOWED TO CONTRIBUTE (IN U.S. DOLLARS)

Do you happen to know how much they are allowed to give?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CAN CANDIDATES USE FUNDS ANYWAY THEY WANT

Are congressional candidates allowed to use campaign contributions to spend on anything they want to, including personal and family expenses? ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY POLITICIANS RAISING FUNDS OUTSIDE HOME STATE

Now I'm going to mention to you things that bother some people about the political system but do not bother others. For each, please tell me whether this is something that bothers you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all. Here's the first: ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY POLITICIANS RAISING FUNDS FROM PACS

Now I'm going to mention to you things that bother some people about the political system but do not bother others. For each, please tell me whether this is something that bothers you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all. Politicians who ra... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY WEALTHY USING OWN MONEY TO FINANCE CAMPAIGN

Now I'm going to mention to you things that bother some people about the political system but do not bother others. For each, please tell me whether this is something that bothers you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all. Wealthy candidates... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM COMPANIES W/GOV'T TIES

Now I'm going to mention to you things that bother some people about the political system but do not bother others. For each, please tell me whether this is something that bothers you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all. Political contribu... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY CAMPAIGNS SOLICITING COMPANIES W/GOV'T TIES

Now I'm going to mention to you things that bother some people about the political system but do not bother others. For each, please tell me whether this is something that bothers you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all. Political campaign... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY SOFT MONEY CONTRIBUTIONS

Now I'm going to mention to you things that bother some people about the political system but do not bother others. For each, please tell me whether this is something that bothers you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all. Companies, unions,... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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INFLUENCE OF MONEY ON ELECTION OUTCOMES

In your opinion, does money have too much, too little, or about the right amount of influence on who wins elections?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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BOTHERED BY INFLUENCE OF MONEY ON ELECTIONS

Does that bother you a lot, some, just a little, or not at all?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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INFLUENCE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTRIBUTE

Do individuals that contribute to political campaigns end up having too much, too little, or about the right amount of influence over the public officials to whom they contribute? ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM

Now I'd like to ask you about money and political campaigns. When you think about the way campaigns are paid for, which of the following best reflects your feelings: [READ ITEMS] ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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INCREASE/DECREASE LIMIT ON INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Federal law limits the amount of money an individual may directly contribute to a particular candidate. This limit is $1,000 for a single election such as a primary or general election. Do you think that the limit should be higher, should be low... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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AMOUNT INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE (IN U.S. DOLLARS)

What do you think the limit should be?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CHANGES IN CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Would you like to see any changes in the way political campaigns are funded, or not?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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FINANCING OF ELECTIONS WITH TAX MONEY

Would you favor or oppose the federal government financing presidential and congressional elections out of tax money, or don't you have an opinion on this? [PROBE, IF NECESSARY] If you had to say, would you favor or oppose the federal government... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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FEDERAL ELECTIONS FINANCED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS

Would you favor or oppose having all federal elections financed out of public funds, with strict enforced limits on how much each candidate for president, U.S. senator, or congressman could spend? ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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LIMITS ON HOW MUCH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES SPEND

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose. Here's the first: placing a lim... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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LIMITS ON HOW MUCH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SPEND

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: placing a limit on how much any... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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HOUSE CANDIDATES RAISE MOST MONEY WITHIN OWN DISTRICT

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: requiring that candidates for t... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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SENATE CANDIDATES RAISE MOST MONEY WITHIN OWN STATE

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: requiring that candidates for t... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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LIMIT CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: make contributions to the polit... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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PROHIBIT FOREIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: prohibit foreign companies and ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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REDUCING TAXES OF SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: encouraging small contributions... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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LIMIT AMOUNT SPENT ON TV ADVERTISEMENTS

I am going to read to you some of the proposals that have been made to change the way that political campaigns are financed. For each, please tell me whether that is something you would personally favor or oppose: limit the amount that candidate... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

As you may know, special interest groups such as labor unions, industry associations, or other issue-oriented groups currently spend large sums of money on political advertising and other activities in addition to what they contribute to politic... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

45.

LIMIT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Do you think this type of spending should be limited or not, or don't you know enough about this to say?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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AMENDMENT TO LIMIT POLITICAL ADVERTISING

As you may know, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined political advertising as a form of free speech that cannot currently be restricted under the Constitution. Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to place limits on these kinds of... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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REASON PEOPLE DONATE TO POLITICAL CANDIDATES

If you had to guess, which is the bigger reason that people make donations to political candidates: because they believe in what certain candidates stand for, or because they hope to have more access and influence over those candidates? ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CONGRESS MAKES DECISIONS BASED ON CONTRIBUTORS

How often do you think members of Congress decide what to do based on what their political contributors want, rather than on what they really believe: all of the time, more that half of the time, about half the time, less than half the time, or ... (view details)

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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CONTRIBUTED LAST 2 YEARS: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

In the past two years, have you contributed money to a presidential candidate?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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EVER CONTRIBUTED: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

At any time before that, did you ever contribute money to a presidential candidate?

Taken from: Washington Post Federal Election Commission Poll, January 1997.

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