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The Simon Poll: Spring 2016 [Illinois Statewide]

Resource Type
  • Leonard, Charles (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
  • Jackson, John (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
  • Yepsen, David (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
  • Calzolari, Delio (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
  • Deitz, Shiloh (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute)
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 2016 Simon Poll interviewed 1000 registered voters across Illinois. For the entire sample, the statistical margin for error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

    Areas covered by the poll are: general outlook, approval of elected officials, preference for candidates in presidential and U.S. senate primaries, Illinois budget impasse impacts, favorability toward budget cuts, favorability toward new sources of state revenues, legislative redistricting, campaign finance reform, opinions on gay marriage, opinions on abortion, opinions on medical and recreational marijuana, opinions on veterans' courts, and views on mental/physical health problems. Demographic information is also included, covering age, race, gender, income, political party affiliation, political ideology, employment, household income, and religious activities. Respondents’ ZIP codes are included.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-02-15 / 2016-02-20
    Time period: Mon Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2016--Sat Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2016
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: 2016-08-28 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2016-03-29

Leonard, Charles; Jackson, John; Yepsen, David; Calzolari, Delio; Deitz, Shiloh (2016): The Simon Poll: Spring 2016 [Illinois Statewide]. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.