Washington Post Poll

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone April 28 – May 1, 2011, among a random national sample of 1,006 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) of Princeton, NJ.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. On another subject, where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?

                                 5/1/11   4/25/10
United States NET                  77       68
 Honolulu/Hawaii                   70       48
 America/U.S. (other specific)      2        8
 America/U.S. (general)             5       12
Another country NET                 3       14
 Kenya                              1        3
 Africa (other)                     1        4
 Other (specific)                   1        3
 Other (general)                    *        4
No opinion                         19       19

2. (IF DON’T KNOW) Is it your best guess that Obama was born in the United States, or in another country?

3. (IF ANOTHER COUNTRY IN Q1/Q2) (Do you think there’s been solid evidence of that), or (is that your suspicion only)?

Combined results from questions Q1-Q3:

         --United States---  ------ Another country ---------     No 
         NET  Initial  Best  NET   Solid   Suspicion  No opin.  opinion 
                      guess       evidence    only
5/1/11   86     77      8    10      1         8         1         4
4/25/10  77     68      9    20      9        10         1         3

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