Interesting Survey

Posted by – September 13, 2005

Here are the results of a survey that rates a state by its “pro choice” and “pro life” percentages (and which presidential candidate they voted for in the last election.)

Check out the weighted and unweighted averages at the end, especially.

2 Comments on Interesting Survey

  1. caprice says:

    It is interesting. But I’d like to see how the poll questions were worded. It is extremely difficult to write completely neutral questions in this area that don’t give rather large “undecided” percentages.

    I’ve been under the impression that the country was split about 45-45, with 10% undecided.

  2. Lysa_CD says:

    Hi.
    I’m an avid reader, but this is my first comment.
    I should say that I am probably an outcast in terms of politics for this forum. Yes, I am a conservative crossdresser. I am also a smart crossdresser in that just because I am conservative doesn’t mean I agree with everything conservatives believe. In fact, I’m getting to the point where I am more Libertarian than anything. Bush has disappointed me. Kerry wasn’t an option.

    But that’s not why I’m writing.
    I live in Denver, CO and looking at the tracking for CO from this poll, i found some unexpected results. First, CO voted for Bush, but is heavily pro-choice (I am too). Whites (the big bad Republicans, right?) are more pro-choice than the traditional Democratic “races” of Black and Hispanic. In fact, the Hispanic population scores higher on pro-life now than it did two months ago.

    What does this mean?

    I think it shows that NOBODY can be pigeon-holed by one issue alone. I can see a religious union worker voting Democrat because the issues that mean more to them don’t fall on the “religious” side of the ledger. I voted Republican because I truly felt that Bush was better on the issues that I cared about at the time than Kerry was. I’m fiscally conservative, socially liberal. Nobody represents my ideology. So I have to choose which is more important to me. At the time, I chose the fiscal issues.

    So, single-point comparisons are really irrelevant when it comes to people. Let’s forget about the past and concentrate on building a better future for all of us. This, too, shall pass.

    My 3.5 cents.

    Lysa

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