Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Survey Sample

October 31-Nov. 2, 2005

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on telephone interviews with 1,202 randomly selected adults nationwide, and was conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2005. Below is how the respondents reponded to questions about their backgrounds.

901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
11/2/05        31            27              38           3         1 
9/11/05        31            27              34           8         1 
9/2/05         32            31              31           5         2
8/28/05        32            29              33           5         1 
6/26/05        34            28              32           5         1
6/5/05         30            31              34           4         *
4/24/05        35            28              32           5         *

901/904 Leaned Party:

               Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
11/2/05           52            41               6           1         *     
9/11/05           48            39              10           3         *  

905. Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not?

            Yes     No     No opinion		
11/2/05     86      14          *  

908a. Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             * 
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1   
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             * 
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1

911. What, if anything, is your religion?

                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
11/2/05        46          21              11              6       15     *
9/11/05        44          23              12              3       15     *
8/28/05        44          23              14              3       13     1
6/26/05        46          22              10              4       16     * 
6/5/05         47          23              11              4       14     * 
4/24/05        47          21              12              4       14     1

911b. (IF CHRISTIAN) Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?

            Yes     No     No opin.
11/2/05     41      57         2 
9/11/05     40      58         2
8/28/05     43      54         3
6/26/05     42      55         3 
6/5/05      44      54         2
4/24/05     42      56         2

INCOME. Which of the following CATEGORIES best describes your total annual household income before taxes, from all sources?

            -------Less than $50k-------   --------More than $50k--------
            NET   <20k   20-35k   35-50k   NET   50-75k   75-100k   100k+
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14 
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14  
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16  
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16  
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15

Q909. What was the last grade of school you completed?

High school or less	 7
Graduated high school      	41
Some college               	22
Graduated College          	19	
Post-graduate              	11

Q910. What is your age?

18-29                      	22
30-39                      	20
40-49                      	20
50-64                      	22
65+                        	16

Q918. Are you of Hispanic origin or background?
IF YES: Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic?
IF NO: Are you white, black, or some other race?

White                      	77
Black                      	11
Hispanic	 6
Asian                      	 1 
Other Race                 	 5

Q921. RESPONDENT'S SEX

Male                       	48
Female                     	52

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