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The Southern Illinois Poll: Spring 2012

Resource Type
  • Leonard, Charles (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
  • Jackson, John (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
  • Grant, Tobin (Southern Illinois University, Political Science Department)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Free Keywords
Washington; Pulaski; Jefferson; Franklin; Union; Pope; Massac; Obama; Jackson; Gallatin; Johnson; Hardin; White; Saline; Randolph; Hamilton; Williamson; Perry; Illinois budget; Alexander
  • Abstract

    The mission of the non-partisan Paul Simon Public Policy Institute polling is to provide citizens, policy-makers, and academic researchers with objective information about trends and issues facing society.

    The 2012 Southern Illinois Poll interviewed 400 registered voters in 18 southern Illinois counties. The sample of voters came from the Southern Illinois counties of Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Washington, White, and Williamson. For the entire sample, the statistical margin for error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

    Areas covered by the poll are: general outlook, Illinois 2012 primary election, quality of life issues, and Illinois budget. The data also include a series of questions regarding property rights and eminent domain. Another series investigates public disclosure of elected officials. Wealth and income inequality are also queried. Demographic information is also included, covering age, race, gender, income, political party affiliation, political ideology, employment, household income, and religious activities. ZIP codes and other geographic locators are included.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-02-23 / 2012-02-28
    Time period: Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 EST 2012--Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2012
Geographic Coverage
  • Southern Illinois
Funding insitution(s): Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ().
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.

Update Metadata: 2016-08-27 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-19

Leonard, Charles; Jackson, John; Grant, Tobin (2014): The Southern Illinois Poll: Spring 2012. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.