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The Simon Poll: Fall 2011 [Illinois Statewide]

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
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  • 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 2011 Simon Poll interviewed 1,000 registered voters across Illinois. For the entire sample, the statistical margin for error of plus or minus 3 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

    Areas covered by the poll are: general outlook, Illinois 2012 Primary Election, the presidential race, legislative redistricting, Illinois budget, campaign finance, term limits, political reform, immigration policy, political polarization, economic situation, abortion, and gay marriage. The data also includes a series of questions on born again/evangelical Christians and companion series on biblical literalism. A series of questions investigates the acceptance of women in politics. Demographic information is also included, covering age, race, gender, income, political party affiliation, political ideology, employment, household income, and religious activities. Census division, metropolitan statistical area, and other geographic locators are included.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-10-11 / 2011-10-16
    Time period: Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 EDT 2011--Sun Oct 16 00:00:00 EDT 2011
Geographic Coverage
  • 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: 5 | Registration Date: 2015-06-19

Leonard, Charles; Jackson, John; Grant, Tobin (2014): The Simon Poll: Fall 2011 [Illinois Statewide]. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.