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  Washington Post Southern Maryland Poll Results

March 26,1998

The latest Washington Post poll is based on random telephone interviews with 1,205 adults on March 4 through March 8. Interviews were conducted with 403 adults in Calvert County, 401 in Charles County and 401 in St. Mary's County. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points in total and 5 percentage points per county.

1.1 (Asked of those who live in Calvert County) Some people pronounce the name of the county Calvert [Cal-vert, where Cal rhymes with pal] , others pronounce it Callvert [Call-vert where Call rhymes with mall]. How do you yourself pronounce it?

                  Cal-vert    Call-vert    No opinion
3/8/98 Calvert       96            4           0

2. Overall, how would you rate [CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARY'S] County as a place to live: Excellent, good, not-so-good or poor?

                    --Excellent/Good--     --Not-so-good/Poor----     No
                    NET    Exc.    Good    NET     Not so    Poor    opin.
3/8/98 ALL          92      38      55       7        5        2       1
3/8/98 Calvert      97      55      41       3        2        1       1
3/8/98 Charles      91      30      61       9        6        2       *
3/8/98 St. Mary's   91      31      59       8        5        3       1
03. In the past 10 years, would you say the quality of life in the county has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                    Gotten    Gotten    Stayed about     No
                    better     worse      the same    opinion
3/8/98 ALL            42        23           31           4
3/8/98 Calvert        46        21           28           5
3/8/98 Charles        38        29           30           3
3/8/98 St. Mary's     44        17           35           4
04. And what about the next 10 years, would you say the quality of life in the county will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
                     Get        Get       Stay about     No
                    better     worse      the same    opinion
3/8/98 ALL            37        37           24           3
3/8/98 Calvert        37        37           23           3
3/8/98 Charles        28        42           27           2
3/8/98 St. Mary's     46        31           19           3
05. Considering everything, what is the biggest problem facing [CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARY'S] County today?
3/8/98
                                        ALL   Calvert   Charles  St. Mary's 
Commuting                                1       1         1        1
Teenage Crime/Violence                   1       2         2        1
Too much growth/development/growth      20      25        17       20
Gangs/Gang Violence                      *       1         *        *
Justice/Judicial System                  *       0         *        *
Law enforcement                          1       1         1        0
overcrowding/overpopulation             16      20        16       14
roads/need for more/better roads         3       2         2        4
property/local taxes                     1       1         1        1
traffic/congestion                      18      11        20       21
Transportation (unspec.)                 2       2         2        2
Public/Mass transportation               1       1         2        1
Crime                                    9       6        16        4
Education/School Quality                 3       1         3        3
Drugs                                    4       4         3        7
Trash/Disposal of Trash                  *       1         0        1
Overcrowded schools/need more schools    3       4         3        4
Jobs/employment                          2       3         2        2
More recreational activity/
need more for kids to do                 1       2         *        2
Local government/politicians             1       2         *        2
Lack of planning                         *       0         *        *
Lack of shopping/stores                  *       1         0        1
Lack of housing/reasonable houses        1       1         1        *
Lack of industry                         *       0         *        *
Water/sewers availability                *       1         *        0
Prejudice/racism                         *       *         *        1
Other                                    5       5         5        5
Nothing                                  1       1         1        1
No opinion                               4       5         3        3
06. Generally speaking how would you rate (*) in the county : Excellent, good, not-so-good, poor, or don't you know enough about this to say?
Summary table for all:
                            -Excellent/Good--   --Not-so-good/Poor--   No
                            NET   Exc.   Good   NET   Not so   Poor   opin.
A. The job that the police
   are doing                 85    23     63      9      6       3      6
B. The job that the fire
   department is doing       90    44     46      1      1       *      9
C. The job that emergency
   medical services are 
   doing                     84    38     46      4      3       1     13
D. The job that county 
   government is doing
   managing growth           49     5     44     44     28      16      7
E. The quality of parks and
   recreation facilities 
   in the county             74    21     54     17     11       6      9
Summary table for Calvert:
                            -Excellent/Good--   --Not-so-good/Poor--   No
                            NET   Exc.   Good   NET   Not so   Poor   opin.
A. The job that the police
   are doing                 87    30     57      7      5       2      6
B. The job that the fire
   department is doing       88    47     42      1      1       *     10
C. The job that emergency
   medical services are 
   doing                     85    39     46      3      3       *      12
D. The job that county 
   government is doing
   managing growth           61     9     52     32     19      13      7
E. The quality of parks and
   recreation facilities 
   in the county             82    30     51     11      8       3      7
 Summary table for Charles:
                            -Excellent/Good--   --Not-so-good/Poor--   No
                            NET   Exc.   Good   NET   Not so   Poor   opin.
A. The job that the police
   are doing                 87    24     63      8      5       3      5
B. The job that the fire
   department is doing       90    41     49      1      1       *      9
C. The job that emergency
   medical services are 
   doing                     83    36     47      3      3       *     14
D. The job that county 
   government is doing
   managing growth           46     3     43     47     29      17      7
E. The quality of parks and
   recreation facilities 
   in the county             70    16     54     22     13       9      9
Summary table for St. Mary's:
                            -Excellent/Good--   --Not-so-good/Poor--   No
                            NET   Exc.   Good   NET   Not so   Poor   opin.
A. The job that the police
   are doing                 83    16     67     11      8       3      6
B. The job that the fire
   department is doing       92    47     46      1      1       *      7
C. The job that emergency
   medical services are 
   doing                     83    40     43      4      3       1     13
D. The job that county 
   government is doing
   managing growth           41     3     38     51     33      18      8
E. The quality of parks and
   recreation facilities 
   in the county             77    19     58     15     11       4      9
07. Do you think that county government officials pay more attention to the needs and concerns of longtime residents, more attention to the needs and concerns of newcomers, or do you think they treat old and new residents the same?
                  Longtime residents    Newcomers    Treat Same    No opin.
3/8/98 ALL               16                24            55            5
3/8/98 Calvert           19                20            56            4
3/8/98 Charles           12                25            57            6
3/8/98 St. Mary's        19                26            51            4
08. How satisfied are you with (READ ITEM) in [CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARY'S] County? Very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not-too-satisfied or not satisfied at all?
Summary Table for all:
                   ----Satisfied------  -------Not satisfied-------    No
                   NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
A. The availability 
   of cultural and
   social activities 57   16     41       39      26         13          3
B. The amount of 
   activities for 
   young people      47   17     30       45      26         19          8
C. The availability 
   of good local 
   restaurants       75   41     34       25      16          8          1
D. The variety of 
   stores to 
   shop in           76   42     34       24      15          9          1
E. The amount of
   access to the bay,
   local rivers, and
   other waterfront
   areas             81   44     37       14       9          5          5
Summary Table for Calvert:
                   ----Satisfied------  -------Not satisfied-------    No
                   NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
A. The availability 
   of cultural and
   social activities 61   20     41       35      25         10          4 
B. The amount of 
   activities for 
   young people      50   21     29       40      25         15         10
C. The availability 
   of good local 
   restaurants       67   28     40       32      22          9          1
D. The variety of 
   stores to 
   shop in           66   28     37       34      24         10          1
E. The amount of
   access to the bay,
   local rivers, and
   other waterfront
   areas             77   45     32       20      11          9          3
Summary Table for Charles:
                   ----Satisfied------  -------Not satisfied-------    No
                   NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
A. The availability 
   of cultural and
   social activities 58   15     42       39      26         14          3 
B. The amount of 
   activities for 
   young people      49   19     30       44      27         17          7
C. The availability 
   of good local 
   restaurants       86   59     27       14       8          6          1
D. The variety of 
   stores to 
   shop in           91   61     31        8       5          3          1
E. The amount of
   access to the bay,
   local rivers, and
   other waterfront
   areas             80   41     39       13      10          3          7
Summary Table for St. Mary's:
                   ----Satisfied------  -------Not satisfied-------    No
                   NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
A. The availability 
   of cultural and
   social activities 53   15     39       42      26         16          5 
B. The amount of 
   activities for 
   young people      44   13     30       48      26         23          8
C. The availability 
   of good local 
   restaurants       66   27     39       33      23         10          *
D. The variety of 
   stores to 
   shop in           62   28     34       37      23         15          1
E. The amount of
   access to the bay,
   local rivers, and
   other waterfront
   areas             84   48     37       12       8          3          4
09. Generally speaking, do you think race relations in your area are excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                            -Excellent/Good--   --Not-so-good/Poor--   No
                            NET   Exc.   Good   NET   Not so   Poor   opin.
3/8/98 ALL                   79    12     67     19     14       5      2
3/8/98 Calvert               83    12     71     15     11       4      2
3/8/98 Charles               76    12     64     21     15       6      3
3/8/98 St. Mary's            79    14     65     20     14       6      1
10. How big a problem is traffic congestion in your area? Would you say a big problem, a small problem, or not a problem?
                   ------Problem------      Not a         No
                   NET    Big    Small    A problem    opinion
3/8/98 ALL         85      58      27         14           *
3/8/98 Calvert     79      39      40         21           *
3/8/98 Charles     88      65      23         12           *
3/8/98 St. Mary's  87      65      22         13           0
11.1 (Asked of Charles county residents) I'm going to read a list of different proposals which have been suggested as ways to relieve traffic along Route 301. Which of the following do you yourself support: Statement A: Building a bypass around the western side of Waldorf, Statement B: Expanding the existing road through Waldorf, Statement C: Not taking any action at this time
                    Statement    Statement    Statement   Other       No
                        A            B            C       (vol.)     opin.
3/8/98                 56           24           14          3         3
11.2 (Asked of Calvert county residents) As you may know, the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant has been operating in Calvert County for more than 20 years. Has living in the same county as the plant ever caused you any concern about your personal health or safety, or haven't you ever been concerned about this? (IF YES: Were those major concerns, or minor ones?)
                         ----Yes (concerns)---       Not          No
                         NET    Major    Minor    Concerned    opinion
3/8/98                   25        9      16          75           *
12. How concerned are you about crime in your area? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned or not at all concerned?
                 -----Concerned-------   ------Not concerned-----      No
                 NET   Very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
3/8/98 ALL        77     40      37       23      18          4         *
3/8/98 Calvert    69     29      39       31      26          5         0
3/8/98 Charles    84     49      35       16      13          3         *
3/8/98 St. Mary's 74     37      37       26      21          5         0
13. Overall, how would you rate the quality of public schools in [CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARY'S] County: Excellent, good, not-so-good or poor?
                    --Excellent/Good--     --Not-so-good/Poor----     No
                    NET    Exc.    Good    NET     Not so    Poor    opin.
3/8/98 ALL          73      21      53      21       15        6       5
3/8/98 Calvert      89      41      48       6        5        1       5
3/8/98 Charles      69      13      56      26       19        7       5
3/8/98 St. Mary's   66      14      53      27       18        9       7
14. Now I am going to mention things that some people say are problems in county public schools but others say are not. For each, please tell me whether you think this is a big problem, small problem, or not a problem in the public schools.
Summary Table for all:
                                ------Problem------    --Not a--       No
                                NET    Big    Small    A problem    Opinion
A. overcrowding:                79      50      29        14            8
B. drugs                        85      53      32         8            7
C. low teacher's salaries       69      42      26        17           14
D. the quality of the school
   buildings and facilities     51      16      34        44            5
E. not enough emphasis 
   on the basics                68      41      27        23            9
F. Too much wasteful or 
   unnecessary spending         59      28      31        29           13
G.  Dropout rates               63      28      34        16           22
 
Summary Table for Calvert:
                                ------Problem------      Not a         No
                                NET    Big    Small    A problem    Opinion
A. overcrowding:                73      45      29        18            9
B. drugs                        82      45      37         8           10
C. low teacher's salaries       56      26      29        27           17
D. the quality of the school
   buildings and facilities     38      10      28        58            4
E. not enough emphasis 
   on the basics                54      23      31        34           13
F. Too much wasteful or 
   unnecessary spending         49      17      32        38           13
G.  Dropout rates               54      19      35        20           26
Summary Table for Charles:
                                ------Problem------    --Not a--       No
                                NET    Big    Small    A problem    Opinion
A. overcrowding:                80      49      31        12            8
B. drugs                        87      59      28         8            5
C. low teacher's salaries       76      50      26        13           12
D. the quality of the school
   buildings and facilities     52      16      37        44            4
E. not enough emphasis 
   on the basics                76      50      26        18            6
F. Too much wasteful or 
   unnecessary spending         63      31      33        23           13
G.  Dropout rates               67      31      36        14           19
Summary Table for St. Mary's:
                                ------Problem------    --Not a--       No
                                NET    Big    Small    A problem    Opinion
A. overcrowding:                80      54      26        13            7
B. drugs                        85      53      32         7            8
C. low teacher's salaries       69      45      24        16           15
D. the quality of the school
   buildings and facilities     59      22      37        33            8
E. not enough emphasis 
   on the basics                68      42      26        22           11
F. Too much wasteful or 
   unnecessary spending         59      31      28        29           11
G.  Dropout rates               63      33      30        14           23
15. Would you be willing to pay higher property taxes to provide more money for county schools, or not?
                             Willing    Not Willing    No opinion
3/8/98 ALL                     52           47               1
3/8/98 Calvert                 50           49               1
3/8/98 Charles                 52           46               1
3/8/98 St. Mary's              52           47               1
16. On another subject, do you think that [CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARY'S] county is growing too fast, too slowly or is it growing at about the right pace?
                       Too Fast    Too Slowly    Right Pace    No opinion
3/8/98 ALL                66            3            30              1
3/8/98 Calvert            67            3            29              1
3/8/98 Charles            72            2            26              *
3/8/98 St. Mary's         58            5            37              1
16.5 (Asked of those who think county is growing too fast or too slowly) Does this bother you a lot, a little, or not at all?
                       ---------Bother--------
                       NET    A lot    A little    Not at all    No opinion
3/8/98 ALL              91      53        38            9             0
3/8/98 Calvert          89      54        35           11             0
3/8/98 Charles          93      56        37            7             0
3/8/98 St. Mary's       88      46        43           12             0
18. Should county government put strict new limits on construction of (READ ITEMS) in the county, or not?
Summary Table for all:
                                   Yes    No    No opinion
A. Town houses                      65    34         2
B. Single-family homes              42    56         2
C. Small shopping centers,
   sometimes called strip malls     68    30         1
D. Waterfront development           62    34         4
Summary Table for Calvert:
                                   Yes    No    No opinion
A. Town houses                      63    37         1
B. Single-family homes              46    52         2
C. Small shopping centers,
   sometimes called strip malls     73    26         1
D. Waterfront development           71    27         2
Summary Table for Charles:
                                   Yes    No    No opinion
A. Town houses                      75    23         2
B. Single-family homes              47    51         1
C. Small shopping centers,
   sometimes called strip malls     72    26         2
D. Waterfront development           61    33         6
Summary Table for St. Mary's:
                                   Yes    No    No opinion
A. Town houses                      52    47         1
B. Single-family homes              30    68         3
C. Small shopping centers,
   sometimes called strip malls     59    40         1
D. Waterfront development           55    43         2
19. (Asked of Charles county residents) In general, do you think the development of the Waldorf area has been mostly a good thing or mostly a bad thing for the county?
                  Good    Bad    Both    No opinion
3/8/98             66      27      5          2
20. (Asked of Calvert and St. Mary's county residents) In general, do you think the development of the Waldorf area has been mostly a good thing or mostly a bad thing for the region?
                  Good    Bad    Both    No opinion
3/8/98 ALL         64      27      2          6
3/8/98 Calvert     53      36      2         10
3/8/98 St. Mary's  74      19      3          3
21. Would you favor or oppose developing mass transit, such as a train or bus system, in the area?
                     Favor    Oppose    No opinion
3/8/98 ALL             79       20            1
3/8/98 Calvert         68       30            2
3/8/98 Charles         81       17            2
3/8/98 St. Mary's      83       16            *
22. How many years have you lived in [Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's] County, or have you lived here your whole life?
                             Less                         Whole
                            than 2   3-5   6-10   11-70   Life
3/8/98 ALL                    12      11    14      37      26
3/8/98 Calvert                 9      12    20      37      22
3/8/98 Charles                11      11    13      41      24
3/8/98 St. Mary's             13      10    13      31      32
23. (Asked of those who did not live in their county of residence their whole life) I'm going to read you a list of reasons some people give for moving to this area. For each, tell me whether it was a major reason why you yourself moved here, a minor reason, or not a reason why you moved here. [READ LIST]
Summary Table for all:
                                    ------Reason--------     Not a     No
                                    NET    Major    Minor   reason    opin.
A.  For work reasons                 58      39      19        42       *
B.  To live in a less 
    developed area                   68      49      19        31       1
C.  Quality of schools               48      26      22        51       1
D.  Housing prices                   58      41      17        42       *
E.  Low crime rates                  65      45      19        35       1
F.  Access to the water and other 
    forms of outdoor recreation      54      28      26        46       *
 
Summary Table for Calvert:
                                    ------Reason--------     Not a     No
                                    NET    Major    Minor   reason    opin.
A.  For work reasons                 52      28      24        48       0
B.  To live in a less 
    developed area                   81      63      18        18       1
C.  Quality of schools               62      41      21        36       2
D.  Housing prices                   70      51      19        30       0
E.  Low crime rates                  76      55      21        23       1
F.  Access to the water and other 
    forms of outdoor recreation      71      43      29        28       *
Summary Table for Charles:
                                    ------Reason--------     Not a     No
                                    NET    Major    Minor   reason    opin.
A.  For work reasons                 54      36      18        46       *
B.  To live in a less 
    developed area                   70      48      21        30       *
C.  Quality of schools               48      25      23        51       1
D.  Housing prices                   64      47      17        36       0
E.  Low crime rates                  69      48      21        30       *
F.  Access to the water and other 
    forms of outdoor recreation      45      18      27        54       *
Summary Table for St. Mary's
                                    ------Reason--------     Not a     No
                                    NET    Major    Minor   reason    opin.
A.  For work reasons                 69      54      15        30       *
B.  To live in a less 
    developed area                   55      38      17        44       1
C.  Quality of schools               34      13      21        65       1
D.  Housing prices                   36      20      16        63       *
E.  Low crime rates                  45      30      16        54       *
F.  Access to the water and other 
    forms of outdoor recreation      50      28      22        49       1
23.1 Was there any other reason?
                              Yes    No     No opinion
3/8/98 ALL                     36    64           *
3/8/98 Calvert                 37    63           0
3/8/98 Charles                 33    67           *
3/8/98 St. Mary's              37    63           1
24. Generally speaking, do you consider your area to be part of the Washington suburbs, or wouldn't you describe your area that way?
                      Washington    Do not think         No
                       Suburbs    Of area that way    opinion
3/8/98 ALL                40             60               *
3/8/98 Calvert            34             66               0
3/8/98 Charles            53             46               1
3/8/98 St. Mary's         25             75               0
24.1 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Washington D.C. as a place to live? Do you feel strongly about that or not?
                    ------Favorable------    ------Unfavorable-----     No
                    NET   Strgly.   Favor.   NET   Strgly.   Unfav.   Opin.
3/8/98 ALL           18     10         8      80     19        61        2
3/8/98 Calvert       17      8         9      81     18        62        2
3/8/98 Charles       21     14         8      77     18        59        2
3/8/98 St. Mary's    12      6         7      86     21        65        1
25. (Asked of those who did not live in their county all their life) Where did you live before moving to [CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARY'S] County?
                    Elsewhere    Wash.         Other    Outside
                      in MD       D.C.    VA    U.S.    Of U.S.
3/8/98 ALL             53          7       8     29        3
3/8/98 Calvert         63          7       7     19        3
3/8/98 Charles         56          6       9     26        3
3/8/98 St. Mary's      37          7       9     44        2
25.1 (Of those who lived elsewhere in MD prior to moving to current county of residence) Was that in was that in Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, or Prince George's County, or in another county?
                                       St.      Prince     Another   No
                Calvert    Charles    Mary's    George's   county   opin.
3/8/98 All          2         6          4         67        20       0
3/8/98 Calvert     NA         6          4         64        26       0
3/8/98 Charles      1        NA          6         81        12       0
3/8/98 St. Mary's   9        21         NA         42        28       0
26. At present, are you yourself employed part-time or full-time or are you retired or something else?
                       ------Employed-----
                       NET    Part    Full    Retired    Other    No opin.
3/8/98 All              77      9      68       16         7         0
3/8/98 Calvert          75     10      64       17         8         0
3/8/98 Charles          79      7      72       15         6         0
3/8/98 St. Mary's       76      9      67       16         9         0
27. Do you work in Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary's County, elsewhere in Maryland, in DC, or somewhere else?
                                         St.     Else   Wash.  Somewh.   No 
                   Calvert   Charles   Mary's   in MD    DC    Else   opin.
3/8/98 All           14        19        27       15     15     11       *
3/8/98 Calvert       42         2        10       22     14     10       0
3/8/98 Charles        4        37         3       19     22     15       *
3/8/98 St. Mary's     5         6        75        4      4      6       0
28. How long does it take you to get to work on an average day?
                       Less than                           More than   No
                       15 minutes   16-30   31-45   45-60   an hour   opin.
3/8/98 ALL                 34         24      18      13       11       0
3/8/98 Calvert             33         21      18      15       13       0
3/8/98 Charles             25         21      23      19       12       0
3/8/98 St. Mary's          50         30      10       4        6       0
29. How often would you say you go to [READ FIRST ITEM] for reasons other than work: often, sometimes, rarely, or never. How about [READ NEXT ITEM]?
Summary Table for all:
                     ---Often/sometimes----   ----Rarely/never----     No
                     NET   Often   Sometimes   NET   Rarely   Never   opin.
A. Washington, DC     34     13        21       66     43       24      *
B. Annapolis          34     13        21       66     42       23      *
C. Prince George's
   County             45     24        21       55     36       18      *
 
Summary Table for Calvert:
                     ---Often/sometimes----   ----Rarely/never----     No
                     NET   Often   Sometimes   NET   Rarely   Never   opin.
A. Washington, DC     29     12        17       71     43       28      *
B. Annapolis          62     34        28       38     31        7      *
C. Prince George's
   County             44     24        20       56     38       17      *
Summary Table for Charles:
                     ---Often/sometimes----   ----Rarely/never----     No
                     NET   Often   Sometimes   NET   Rarely   Never   opin.
A. Washington, DC     39     15        24       61     39       23      0
B. Annapolis          22      5        17       78     47       31      0
C. Prince George's
   County             54     30        23       46     32       14      0
Summary Table for St. Mary's:
                     ---Often/sometimes----   ----Rarely/never----     No
                     NET   Often   Sometimes   NET   Rarely   Never   opin.
A. Washington, DC     29      9        20       71     49       22      *
B. Annapolis          29      7        22       71     45       25      0
C. Prince George's
   County             33     13        20       67     43       24      0
30. On another subject, do you approve or disapprove of the way Parris Glendening is handling his job as governor?
                    Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
3/8/98 ALL             56          32             11
3/8/98 Calvert         55          34             10
3/8/98 Charles         53          34             12
3/8/98 St. Mary's      62          28             10
31. If the 1998 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were Parris Glendening, the Democrat, and Ellen Sauerbrey [SOUR-BRAY], the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                          Wouldn't
                                         Other   Neither    Vote     No
               Glendening   Sauerbrey    (vol.)   (vol.)   (vol.)   opin.
3/8/98 ALL         45           37         1        5        5        8
3/8/98 Calvert     45           37         1        6        4        7
3/8/98 Charles     44           38         1        6        4        8
3/8/98 St. Mary's  44           36         1        5        7        7
32. Now I'm going to read a list of different kinds of sports. For each, please tell me if you are very interested in this sport, somewhat interested, not too interested, or not at all interested. First (READ ITEM.)
Summary Table For all:
                 -----Interested-----    ------Not interested-----     No
                 NET   very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
a. professional 
   football       71    43       27       29       7         22         *
b. professional 
   baseball       63    33       30       37      10         26         0
c. professional 
   basketball     43    20       22       57      13         44         *
d. minor league 
   baseball       52    17       35       48      12         35         *
e. minor league 
   hockey         25     7       18       75      15         60         *
f. NASCAR racing  39    18       21       61       9         52         *
Summary Table For Calvert:
                 -----Interested-----    ------Not interested-----     No
                 NET   very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
a. professional 
   football       72    41       31       28       6         22         *
b. professional 
   baseball       65    31       33       35      11         25         0
c. professional 
   basketball     42    20       22       58      13         45         *
d. minor league 
   baseball       55    15       40       45      10         35         *
e. minor league 
   hockey         29     8       21       71      11         60         *
f. NASCAR racing  35    17       18       65      11         54         *
 
Summary Table For Charles:
                 -----Interested-----    ------Not interested-----     No
                 NET   very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
a. professional 
   football       74    48       26       26       6         20         0
b. professional 
   baseball       64    36       28       36      10         26         0
c. professional 
   basketball     46    22       23       54      13         41         0
d. minor league 
   baseball       53    21       33       47      11         35         0
e. minor league 
   hockey         23     7       17       77      16         61         0
f. NASCAR racing  39    16       23       61       9         52         0
Summary Table For St. Mary's:
                 -----Interested-----    ------Not interested-----     No
                 NET   very   Somewhat   NET   Not too   Not at all   opin.
a. professional 
   football       65    38       26       35       9         27         0
b. professional 
   baseball       60    29       31       40      11         29         0
c. professional 
   basketball     38    16       22       62      12         50         0
d. minor league 
   baseball       48    13       35       52      15         37         0
e. minor league 
   hockey         24     6       17       76      15         61         0
f. NASCAR racing  41    21       20       59       8         51         0
32.1 Do you yourself participate in any of the following activities?
Summary Table For All:
                      
                         Yes     No    No opinion
A. Sailing                12     88          0
B. Hunting                16     84          0
C. Fishing                50     50          *
D. Playing golf           19     81          0
E. Exercising or
   working out            75     25          *
F. Playing any organized
   team sports            23     77          0
 
Summary Table for Calvert:
                      
                         Yes     No    No opinion
A. Sailing                15     85          0
B. Hunting                15     85          0
C. Fishing                49     50          1
D. Playing golf           19     81          0
E. Exercising or
   working out            73     26          *
F. Playing any organized
   team sports            22     78          0
Summary table for Charles:
                         Yes     No    No opinion
A. Sailing                 8     92          0
B. Hunting                15     85          0
C. Fishing                48     52          0
D. Playing golf           20     80          0
E. Exercising or
   working out            76     24          0
F. Playing any organized
   team sports            21     79          0
Summary Table For St. Mary's:
                         Yes     No    No opinion
A. Sailing                16     84          0
B. Hunting                17     83          0
C. Fishing                53     47          0
D. Playing golf           18     82          0
E. Exercising or
   working out            73     27          0
F. Playing any organized
   team sports            27     73          0
* indicates percentage of less than .5


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