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Poll: Increasing Funding to Combat AIDS Has Little Effect

Saturday, July 6, 2002

The latest Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University poll is based on telephone interviews with 1,402 randomly selected adults nationwide and was conducted June 13 - 23, 2002. The margin of sampling error for overall results and for whites is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For blacks, the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 8 percentage points, and plus or minus 9 percentage points for Latinos. Sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll. Interviewing was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates of Princeton, NJ.

NOTE: An asterisk (*) indicates values less than 0.5%.

Q1. My first question is... Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Current

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

68

73

40

61

Approve

19

16

40

19

Disapprove

12

9

18

21

Don't know/No opinion

1

1

2

0

NA/Refused

Q2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?

Current

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

49

51

41

50

Approve

31

30

40

29

Disapprove

19

18

18

21

Don't know/No opinion

1

1

2

0

NA/Refused

Q3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your own representative to the U.S. House of Representatives is handling his or her job?

Current

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

62

65

56

61

Approve

17

16

24

12

Disapprove

20

18

18

26

Don't know/No opinion

1

1

2

1

NA/Refused

Q.4a. My first question is... What do you think is the MOST urgent problem facing this nation TODAY? (OPEN-END. WAIT FOR REPLY BEFORE PROBE) Is there another problem you think is almost as urgent? (RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES IN ORDER OF MENTION)

Based on Form 1

Current

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

36

37

28

37

Terrorism/War

18

18

10

12

Economy/Stock market

14

14

12

13

Homeland/National Security

12

12

18

10

World situation/Foreign policy

10

9

10

13

Education

9

8

9

6

Health care/insurance/access/cost

7

4

15

12

Unemployment

6

6

6

5

Problems in Government/Politics

4

4

4

7

Hunger/Poverty/Homelessness

3

2

5

2

Concern/Care of children and senior citizens

3

3

5

0

Moral decline/Lack of values

3

4

1

0

Environment/Pollution

2

2

4

3

Crime/Violence

2

2

2

3

Drug Abuse

2

1

0

3

Immigration

1

1

3

1

Civil Rights/Racism

12

11

10

17

Other

8

8

11

7

Don't know/Refused

(682)

(465)

(102)

(91)

 

Total exceeds 100% due to multiple responses

Q.4b. Now, thinking specifically about health… What do you think is the MOST urgent health facing this nation TODAY? OPEN-END. PROBE: Is there another health problem you think is almost as urgent? (RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES IN ORDER OF MENTION)

Based on Form 1

Current

 

11/00

10/97

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

GP

Black

Latino

27

24

41

28

Cancer

35

35

41

37

38

36

24

19

20

10

12

Health care-cost

10

11

3

4

10

4

5

18

18

8

19

Health insurance/ The uninsured

9

10

8

5

9

4

4

17

13

35

30

AIDS or HIV

26

23

41

40

38

52

50

9

8

3

18

Health care-access

4

5

3

2

5

3

3

8

7

10

3

Heart Disease

11

11

14

9

16

13

7

7

3

22

12

Diabetes

4

3

7

11

2

3

4

7

9

1

5

Senior citizens care

4

5

2

1

2

*

2

6

5

17

2

Other specific disease

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

5

6

1

5

Drugs

2

2

2

10

5

6

11

5

5

4

5

Obesity

2

2

*

2

2

1

1

3

4

1

2

Smoking/Cigarettes

2

2

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

0

1

Hunger/

Malnutrition

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

1

1

2

STDs

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

16

13

17

Other

16

15

16

16

14

10

10

9

11

4

6

Don't know/ Refused

9

8

10

14

8

8

12

(682)

(465)

(102)

(91)

 

(1320)

(778)

(221)

(246)

(1205)

(811)

(802)

Total exceeds 100% due to multiple responses

Q.5a. My first question is... What do you think is the MOST urgent problem facing the world TODAY? (OPEN-END. WAIT FOR REPLY BEFORE PROBE) Is there another problem you think is almost as urgent? (RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES IN ORDER OF MENTION)

Based on Form 2

Current

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

42

44

30

36

Terrorism/War

27

27

29

19

World situation/Foreign policy

13

11

16

12

Economy/Distribution of wealth

10

9

12

5

Hunger/Poverty/Homelessness

6

6

6

3

Health care/insurance/access/cost

5

5

8

3

Education

5

5

8

2

Homeland/National Security

5

5

4

7

Moral decline/Lack of values

4

4

1

5

Crime/Violence

3

2

4

6

Drug Abuse

3

4

2

1

Environment/Pollution

3

3

1

4

Problems in Government/Politics

3

3

8

2

Unemployment

2

2

2

4

Concern/Care of children and senior citizens care

2

2

3

2

Racism/Human rights

1

1

0

1

Immigration

1

1

1

*

Overpopulation

11

12

11

6

Other

5

4

7

8

Don't know/Refused

(720)

(489)

(103)

(95)

 

Total exceeds 100% due to multiple responses

Q.5b. What do you think is the MOST urgent HEALTH problem facing the world TODAY? OPEN-END. PROBE: Is there another health problem you think is almost as urgent? (RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES IN ORDER OF MENTION)

Based on Form 2

   

11/00

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

35

35

38

38

Cancer

35

35

41

32

 

33

30

47

37

AIDS or HIV

37

35

49

41

 

11

13

4

10

Hunger/Malnutrition

6

7

2

8

 

10

11

5

7

Health care-cost

7

7

8

3

 

9

9

8

9

Heart Disease

12

13

14

6

 

8

8

7

9

Health insurance/ The uninsured

5

5

2

7

 

7

7

11

5

Other specific disease

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

6

4

9

7

Health care-access

3

3

1

3

 

5

3

9

7

Diabetes

4

4

3

8

 

4

5

2

3

Drugs

3

3

*

4

 

4

4

4

7

Senior citizens care

2

3

*

2

 

2

1

4

2

STDs

2

1

3

1

 

19

19

14

20

Other

16

16

14

18

 

7

7

3

12

Don't know/Refused

9

8

9

12

 

(720)

(489)

(103)

(95)

 

(1363)

(764)

(210)

(303)

 

Total exceeds 100% due to multiple responses

Q.6 Turning to the issue of foreign aid, do you think the United States is now spending too little on foreign aid, about the right amount, or too much on foreign aid?

Current

 

2/02

2/01

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

GP

GP

8

6

13

14

Too little

8

9

22

23

22

23

Right amount

34

32

56

57

55

45

Too much

54

53

14

14

10

19

Don't know/Refused

4

6

Q.7 Now I am going to read you a list of some things people say are potential threats to the quality of life here in the United States. As I read each one, please tell me how serious a threat you think it is to the quality of life here. (First) what about…(INSERT—READ AND RANDOMIZE?

READ FOR FIRST ITEM, THEN REPEAT AS NECESSARY: Is this a very serious threat, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not a serious threat at all to the quality of life here in the United States?

 

Very Serious

Somewhat Serious

Not too Serious

Not serious at all

DK/ Ref.

a. AIDS in other countries

         

Total:

43

37

14

3

3

White:

39

41

14

3

3

Black:

64

23

9

3

1

Latino:

56

20

15

4

5

Items b-e Based on Form 1

         

b. Conflict between Israel and the Palestinians

         

Total:

57

29

5

4

5

White:

57

30

6

3

4

Black:

55

25

4

8

9

Latino:

60

24

2

5

8

c. Environmental problems like global warming

         

Total:

38

37

13

6

6

White:

33

40

15

7

6

Black:

51

27

12

0

9

Latino:

58

28

3

3

8

d. The spread of nuclear weapons

         

Total:

66

22

7

2

3

White:

63

25

7

1

3

Black:

81

10

5

4

1

Latino:

78

11

1

2

9

           
 

Very Serious

Somewhat Serious

Not too Serious

Not serious at all

DK/ Ref.

e. Terrorism

         

Total:

81

15

2

1

1

White:

81

15

2

1

1

Black:

85

13

2

0

0

Latino:

82

5

4

2

7

Items f-i Based on Form 2:

         

f. Conflict between India and Pakistan

         

Total:

57

26

9

3

5

White:

57

28

9

3

4

Black:

60

18

11

2

9

Latino:

59

20

11

1

10

g. Widespread poverty in developing countries

         

Total:

40

38

13

6

4

White:

36

41

14

4

4

Black:

53

31

11

4

1

Latino:

48

37

4

6

5

h. Anti-American sentiments in the Muslim world

         

Total:

61

22

6

3

7

White:

63

22

6

3

7

Black:

53

25

12

4

7

Latino:

59

20

5

4

13

i. Bioterrorism

         

Total:

74

17

4

1

3

White:

75

18

3

1

2

Black:

79

14

5

0

2

Latino:

73

16

3

0

8

           

Q.8 Now I have some questions specifically about AIDS and H-I-V, the virus that causes AIDS… Thinking about the way the problem of HIV/AIDS affects THIS COUNTRY today, do you think the problem is ABOUT THE SAME as it has been, that the country is MAKING PROGRESS in this area, or that the country is LOSING GROUND?

Q.9a Would you say A LOT of progress or A LITTLE progress?

Q.9b Would you say A LOT of ground or A LITTLE ground?

Current

 

3/02

11/97

12/95

3/94

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

GP

GP

GP

GP

20

20

19

21

About the same

25

14

15

22

49

51

35

45

Country making progress

37

52

32

23

17

17

13

17

A lot of progress

       

30

32

22

26

A little progress

       

2

2

0

2

Don't know/Refused

       

26

23

43

28

Country losing ground

23

27

48

49

14

11

24

15

A lot of ground

       

11

10

18

13

A little ground

       

1

1

1

*

Don't know/Refused

       

6

6

3

6

Don't know/Refused

15

7

5

6

Q.10 In general, do you think the federal government spends TOO MUCH money on HIV/AIDS, TOO LITTLE money, or ABOUT THE RIGHT AMOUNT?

Based on Form 1

Current

 

11/00

10/97

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

GP

Black

Latino

7

8

8

1

Too much money

5

5

1

9

8

4

17

39

36

52

49

Too little money

55

53

76

48

51

66

44

39

40

26

40

About right

25

25

13

35

32

23

31

15

16

14

9

Don't know/Refused

15

16

11

9

9

7

8

(682)

(465)

(102)

(91)

 

(1320)

(778)

(221)

(246)

(598)

(406)

(401)

Q.11 Compared with the amount of money the federal government spends on other health problems, such as heart disease and cancer, do you think federal spending on HIV/AIDS is too HIGH, too LOW, or ABOUT RIGHT?

Based on Form 2

Current

 

11/01

11/00

10/97

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

GP

Total

White

Black

Latino

GP

Black

Latino

11

12

8

9

Too high

8

8

8

2

13

11

7

16

29

24

55

36

Too low

40

43

41

62

41

40

54

35

42

45

26

41

About right

40

30

31

23

33

35

29

37

18

20

12

14

Don't know/Refused

12

19

20

13

13

14

10

12

(720)

(489)

(103)

(95)

 

(2000)

(1363)

(764)

(210)

(303)

(607)

(405)

(401)

Q.12 Now thinking about the issue of HIV/AIDS in countries outside the United .States. and the AIDS problem worldwide… Which ONE of the following two statements comes CLOSER to your views…(READ AND ROTATE):

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

67

67

72

71

The HIV/AIDS problem worldwide is best described as "an epidemic."

       

OR…

28

27

26

27

HIV/AIDS is a serious problem, but it is an exaggeration to call it "an epidemic."

5

6

2

2

Don't know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.13 Which ONE of the following parts of the world today do you think has been hardest hit with HIV/AIDS? Is it… (READ AND RANDOMIZE)? INTERVIEWERS NOTE: IF R ASKS FOR CLARIFICATION, SAY: "I mean the region where the largest share of the population is affected."

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

78

80

78

61

Africa (or)

8

7

11

16

The United States (or)

2

2

1

1

Latin America (or)

2

1

2

9

Asia (or)

1

1

2

1

Eastern Europe (or)

8

9

6

13

Don't know (DO NOT READ)

*

*

0

0

Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.14 Thinking about the way the problem of HIV/AIDS affects the world today, do you think the problem is ABOUT THE SAME as it has been, that the world today is MAKING PROGRESS in this area, or that the world today is LOSING GROUND?

Q.15a Would you say A LOT of progress or A LITTLE progress?

Q.15b Would you say A LOT of ground or A LITTLE ground?

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

15

16

12

15

About the same

35

34

39

41

World making progress

9

7

14

18

A lot of progress

25

26

24

21

A little progress

1

1

1

2

Don't know/Refused

45

45

44

38

World losing ground

24

23

28

22

A lot of ground

20

21

16

15

A little ground

1

1

1

1

Don't know/Refused

5

5

5

6

Don't know/Refused

Q.16a Next, thinking about U.S. spending on foreign aid to deal with the problem of HIV/AIDS in developing countries such as those in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Do you think the U.S. is now spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on foreign aid to deal with the HIV/AIDS problem in developing countries?

Based on Form 1

Total

White

Black

Latino

           

20

21

18

13

Too much

         

25

21

38

38

Too little

         

35

37

32

31

Right amount

         

19

21

11

18

Don't know/Refused

         

(682)

(465)

(102)

(91)

           

Q.16b Next, thinking about U.S. spending to deal with the problem of HIV/AIDS in developing countries such as those in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Do you think the U.S. is now spending too much, too little, or about the right amount to deal with the HIV/AIDS problem in developing countries?

Based on Form 2

Total

White

Black

Latino

           

16

17

11

18

Too much

         

31

25

56

36

Too little

         

34

36

27

28

Right amount

         

20

22

7

18

Don't know/Refused

         

(720)

(489)

(103)

(95)

           

Q.17 As you may know, the U.S. currently spends about one billion dollars to combat AIDS in developing countries. Would you favor or oppose doubling this amount, or do you feel you don't know enough about this to say?

Total

White

Black

Latino

         

14

11

15

26

Favor

       

26

30

12

15

Oppose

       

59

58

72

56

Don't know enough to say

       

1

1

*

4

Don't know/Refused

       

Q.18 Please tell me how much of a priority you think each of the following should be for U.S. spending on health care in Africa. (First,) what about…(INSERT—READ AND RANDOMIZE)

READ FOR FIRST ITEM, THEN REPEAT AS NECESSARY: Should this be a high priority, a moderate priority, a low priority, or not a priority at all for U.S. spending on health care in Africa?

High Priority

Moderate Priority

Low Priority

Not a priority at all

DK/ Ref.

a. HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

         

Total:

51

32

8

6

3

White:

48

34

9

7

3

Black:

69

21

6

1

2

Latino:

55

31

5

6

3

b. Dealing with diseases like malaria and tuberculosis

         

Total:

40

39

10

6

4

White:

37

41

11

7

4

Black:

51

32

9

4

4

Latino:

47

33

10

6

5

c. Providing family planning and population control

Total:

48

27

12

10

4

White:

47

26

12

11

4

Black:

46

27

15

9

2

Latino:

55

29

7

7

2

d. Insuring that people have access to clean water

         

Total:

69

19

6

4

2

White:

66

21

7

5

2

Black:

83

11

5

1

0

Latino:

74

15

4

6

2

e. Dealing with problems caused by hunger

         

Total:

59

27

7

5

3

White:

56

29

8

4

3

Black:

73

21

3

2

1

Latino:

65

20

5

8

2

Q.19 Which of the following do you think should be the MOST important priority for U.S. spending on health care in Africa?

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

23

22

27

23

Dealing with problems caused by hunger

21

20

24

25

Insuring that people have access to clean water

16

18

5

14

HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

16

14

25

15

Providing family planning and population control

4

4

4

6

Dealing with diseases like malaria and tuberculosis

15

17

9

12

None of these

6

6

7

4

Don't know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.20 How serious a problem do you think AIDS in Africa is today? Is it…(READ)

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

72

71

83

69

Very serious

17

18

10

17

Somewhat serious

1

1

2

0

Not too serious, OR

1

*

1

2

Not serious at all

9

10

4

11

Don't know Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.21 Thinking about the AIDS situation in Africa, do you think Africans have put the worst of the problem behind them, or do you think the worst is yet to come?

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

13

11

18

21

Worst is behind them

67

67

72

62

Worst is yet to come

20

22

10

17

Don't know Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.22 In general, do you think that spending more money on HIV/AIDS PREVENTION in Africa will lead to meaningful progress, OR that spending more money won't make much difference?

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

40

34

62

60

Will lead to meaningful progress

47

52

27

32

Won't make much difference

5

5

8

4

It depends (VOL.)

8

9

3

4

Don't know Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.23 Now I will mention some things that may or may not be reasons why it has been difficult to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. For each, please tell me if you think it is a major reason, a minor reason, or not a reason. (First) what about…(INSERT—READ AND RANDOMIZE)?

REPEAT AS NECESSARY: Is this a major reason, a minor reason, or not a reason (why it has been so difficult to control the spread of AIDS in Africa)?

 

Major reason

Minor reason

Not a reason

DK/Ref.

a. Not enough money from the U.S. and other developed countries to fund prevention and treatment programs

       

Total:

25

46

21

8

White:

21

49

22

8

Black:

50

36

10

4

Latino:

30

43

19

8

b. African governments not doing enough themselves to fight AIDS

       

Total:

74

13

3

10

White:

75

12

3

11

Black:

74

14

4

9

Latino:

65

21

7

7

c. Unwillingness of people to change their unsafe sexual practices

       

Total:

82

10

3

5

White:

84

8

2

6

Black:

78

15

4

4

Latino:

80

11

5

4

d. Drug use

       

Total:

49

26

9

16

White:

49

26

9

16

Black:

53

24

11

12

Latino:

50

29

9

12

e. Widespread poverty

       

Total:

65

23

8

5

White:

65

23

7

4

Black:

68

20

8

4

Latino:

60

22

12

6

         

Q.24 Which of the following do you think is the MOST important reason why it has been difficult to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa?

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

42

44

35

36

Unwillingness of people to change their unsafe sexual practices

22

22

24

20

African governments not doing enough themselves to fight AIDS

19

19

20

19

Widespread poverty

5

5

4

6

Drug use

3

1

13

5

Not enough money from the U.S. and other developed countries to fund prevention and treatment programs

3

2

2

7

None of these

6

6

3

6

Don't know/Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.25 Now I'm going to read you two statements and ask whether you agree or disagree with each. Here's the (first/next) one…(INSERT—READ AND ROTATE) (Do you agree or disagree?)

 

Agree

Disagree

DK/Ref.

a. The U.S. should address problems at home first rather than spending more money to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing countries.

     

Total:

78

18

5

White:

78

18

4

Black:

81

17

2

Latino:

74

16

9

b. The United States is a global leader and has a responsibility to spend more money to help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing countries.

     

Total:

44

51

5

White:

41

54

5

Black:

58

40

2

Latino:

44

46

10

       

Q.25c Which of these two statements do you agree with MORE STRONGLY? (READ AND ROTATE)

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

71

72

71

67

The U.S. should address problems at home first rather than spending more money to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing countries. (or)

22

21

22

26

The United States is a global leader and has a responsibility to spend more money to help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing countries. (or)

3

3

4

2

Disagree with both

4

3

3

5

Don't know Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.26 Do you think HIV/AIDS prevention programs will make a lot of difference, some difference, not much difference, or no difference at all in reducing the spread of the virus in developing countries?

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

30

25

46

51

A lot of difference

48

52

39

30

Some difference

13

14

9

9

Not much difference

6

5

3

7

No difference at all

3

4

2

2

Don't know Refused

Q.26a In your opinion, which ONE of the following do you think is the BIGGER reason why it has been difficult to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa…(READ AND ROTATE):

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

74

76

60

73

African governments have not effectively used the money they have to fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs.

       

OR…

10

7

26

11

The U.S. and other developed countries have not given African governments enough money to fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs.

17

17

14

16

Don't know Refused (DO NOT READ)

Q.27 Please tell me how likely you think it is that each of the following will happen as a result of the HIV/AIDS problem. (First,) what about…(INSERT--READ AND RANDOMIZE)?

READ FOR FIRST ITEM, THEN REPEAT AS NECESSARY: Is this very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely to happen as a result of the HIV/AIDS problem?

 

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Not too likely

Not at all likely

DK/ Ref.

a. Uncontrolled spread of the disease worldwide

         

Total:

37

40

16

3

4

White:

34

42

17

3

4

Black:

52

30

14

1

3

Hispanic

50

35

5

5

4

b. Large numbers of refugees trying to enter the United States to escape problems in their own countries

         

Total:

46

32

13

6

4

White:

44

33

13

6

4

Black:

56

25

12

4

3

Hispanic

53

30

9

8

0

c. Damage to the U.S. economy

         

Total:

21

33

29

11

6

White:

19

32

32

11

6

Black:

31

31

25

9

4

Hispanic

24

39

16

14

7

d. Collapse of governments in countries affected by AIDS

         

Total:

21

34

27

11

7

White:

19

35

30

10

6

Black:

31

30

21

13

5

Hispanic

31

29

21

11

8

           

Q.28 In general, do you think the news media are paying too much attention to HIV/AIDS, not enough attention, or about the right amount of attention?

Total

White

Black

Latino

           

7

8

6

5

Too much

         

40

35

59

49

Too little

         

48

52

32

44

Right amount

         

5

6

3

2

Don't know/Refused

         

Q.29 Please tell me whether you think the following statement about AIDS is true or false – OR if you don't know whether it's true or false: "There is no cure for AIDS at present."

Current

 

11/00

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

71

73

56

68

True

89

91

81

85

15

14

25

18

False

8

7

12

10

14

13

18

14

Don't know/Refused

3

2

7

5

         

(1320)

(778)

(221)

(246)

Q.30a Do you expect we will discover a cure for AIDS in the next 10 years, or not?

Based on Form 1 respondents who don't think there is a cure for AIDS

Total

White

Black

Latino

           

58

58

59

66

Yes

         

29

28

32

22

No

         

13

14

9

12

Don't know/Refused

         

(588)

(408)

(80)

(79)

           

Q.30b Do you expect we will discover a cure for AIDS in your lifetime?

Based on Form 2 respondents who don't think there is a cure for AIDS

Total

White

Black

Latino

           

59

60

59

55

Yes

         

32

32

33

35

No

         

9

8

8

10

Don't know/Refused

         

(594)

(417)

(71)

(77)

           

Q.31 Turning now to the impact of HIV/AIDS in your own life, how serious a problem do you think AIDS is for people you know? Is it...(READ)

Current

 

11/00

10/97

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

GP

Black

Latino

22

15

44

45

A very serious problem

25

19

35

54

34

56

67

19

18

19

13

A somewhat serious problem

15

14

17

15

19

16

14

20

23

10

15

Not too serious a problems

17

18

18

11

17

9

8

36

41

24

19

Not a serious problem at all

39

44

27

16

25

12

9

4

3

3

8

Don't know/ Refused (DO NOT READ)

4

4

3

4

5

7

2

                       

Q.32 Bearing in mind the different ways people can be infected with HIV, how concerned are you PERSONALLY about becoming infected with HIV? Are you...(READ)

Current

 

11/00

10/97

Total

White

Black

Latino

 

Total

White

Black

Latino

GP

Black

Latino

18

11

43

32

Very concerned

19

14

37

34

24

50

46

15

15

12

19

Somewhat concerned

18

19

19

19

17

16

18

21

23

18

16

Not too concerned

22

23

17

17

21

16

18

46

51

27

32

Not at all concerned

39

44

27

29

38

17

18

*

0

*

0

Already have AIDS/HIV (VOL.)

*

*

0

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

1

*

1

Don't know/ Refused (DO NOT READ)

*

*

*

*

*

1

*

Q.33 As I read you some statements about AIDS, please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each one. Here's the (first/next) one…(READ AND ROTATE)

 

Agree

Disagree

DK/Ref.

a. In general, it's people's own fault if they get AIDS.

     

Total:

40

55

4

White:

40

55

5

Black:

40

57

3

Latino:

48

48

4

GP 10/97::

40

57

3

GP 5/91:

33

63

4

GP 11/87:

51

44

5

b. I sometimes think that AIDS is a punishment for the decline in moral standards

     

Total:

26

70

4

White:

25

71

4

Black:

31

64

5

Latino:

27

72

2

GP 10/97:

31

66

3

GP 5/91:

34

62

4

GP 11/87:

43

50

7


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