Cbs news poll winning the war november 13 14 2001

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CBS NEWS POLL Winning the War November 13-14, 2001

q1 Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?

Approve Disapprove DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

*** Gender ***

Total Men Women

%

%

%

85

88

82

7

6

8

8

6

10

Oct01d %

87 8 5

q2 Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?

Right direction

61

68

55

61

Wrong track

30

27

34

29

DK/NA

9

5

11

10

q3 Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the war against terrorism?

*** HALF SAMPLE A ***

Approve

85

92

80

79

Disapprove

10

7

12

16

DK/NA

5

1

8

5

q4 Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the campaign against terrorism?

Approve Disapprove DK/NA

*** HALF SAMPLE B ***

88

92

85

9

7

11

3

1

4

q5 These days, what kind of impact do you think the government has on most people?s lives - a positive impact, a negative impact, or doesn't the government have much impact on most people?s lives?

Positive impact Negative impact Doesn't have much impact DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

55

58

53

15

17

13

17

16

18

13

9

16

May00b 37 29 24 10

CBS News Poll:

Winning the War

November 13-14, 2001

2

q6 How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?

Very good Fairly good Fairly bad Very bad DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

*** Gender ***

Total Men Women

%

%

%

3

3

3

48

49

48

35

37

34

11

10

12

3

1

3

Oct01d % 3

53 33

9 2

q7 Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

Getting better

17

21

13

14

Getting worse

39

34

44

37

Staying about same

41

43

39

46

DK/NA

3

2

4

3

q8 Do you consider Russia an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States?

Ally

25

24

26

Friendly but not an ally

55

60

51

Unfriendly

5

5

5

Enemy

5

5

4

DK/NA

10

6

14

Gallup April 2001 11 45 25 13

6

q9 In general, do you feel the United Nations is doing a good job or a poor job in trying to solve the problems it has to face?

Good Poor DK/NA

63

59

67

27

34

21

10

7

12

Jun95a 42 46 12

q10 Do you approve or disapprove of the military attacks led by the United States against targets in Afghanistan?

Approve Disapprove DK/NA

89

95

83

7

3

11

4

2

6

Oct01d 88

8 4

q11 How much confidence do you have in the ability of the U.S. government to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, who is believed to have planned the September 11th attacks on the U.S. -- would you say you're very confident he will be caught, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Very confident

33

39

26

28

Somewhat confident

37

38

37

42

Not too confident

18

15

21

20

Not at all confident

9

7

11

7

DK/NA

3

1

5

3

CBS News Poll:

Winning the War

November 13-14, 2001

3

q12 What is your impression of how the war is going for the United States right now very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly?

Very well Somewhat well Somewhat badly Very badly DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

*** Gender ***

Total Men Women

%

%

%

41

50

32

48

43

53

5

3

7

2

2

2

4

2

6

Oct01d %

25 58 11

2 4

q13 Now that the Northern Alliance is in control of Kabul, do you think life will be better, worse, or about the same for the people of Afghanistan?

Better Worse About the same DK/NA

52

56

49

9

6

11

29

31

28

10

7

12

q14 How much confidence do you have in the ability of the U.S. government to maintain the international alliance of countries who are supporting U.S. military efforts -- would you say you're very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident the alliance will hold together?

Very confident

24

25

24

29

Somewhat confident

59

60

58

55

Not too confident

10

8

12

11

Not at all confident

3

5

1

2

DK/NA

4

2

5

3

q15 How much confidence do you have in the ability of the U.S. government to protect its citizens from future terrorist attacks -- a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?

A great deal

22

25

19

18

A fair amount

52

50

54

58

Not very much

20

20

21

20

None at all

4

4

4

4

DK/NA

2

1

2

0

q16 Do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea for the government to issue warnings to the public about possible terrorist attacks, even if they don't have any specific information?

Good idea Bad idea DK/NA

66

67

66

28

29

28

6

4

6

q17 Would you say you personally are very concerned about a terrorist attack in the area where you live, or not?

Yes

27

24

29

26

No

72

75

69

71

DK/NA

1

1

2

3

CBS News Poll:

Winning the War

November 13-14, 2001

4

q18 How much confidence do you have in the ability of the U.S. government to catch the people who have been sending anthrax through the mail -- would you say you're very confident they will be caught, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Very confident Somewhat confident Not too confident Not at all confident DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

*** Gender ***

Total Men Women

%

%

%

18

19

17

43

41

46

30

30

29

7

8

6

2

2

2

Oct01d %

23 50 22

5 0

q19 Do you think the government is telling people everything they need to know about the anthrax attacks, or not?

Yes

40

39

41

47

No

55

55

55

50

DK/NA

5

6

4

3

q20 From what you know, has the government in Washington done enough to prepare to handle a possible biological attack or has the government not done enough?

Done enough

31

30

32

35

Not done enough

55

58

53

53

DK/NA

14

12

15

12

q21 Do you approve or disapprove of the way the federal government is handling the anthrax attacks?

Approve Disapprove DK/NA

72

74

70

21

21

22

7

5

8

q22 When anthrax was found in a letter to a Senator, some buildings in the Capitol were closed and employees were given antibiotics. When anthrax was found in post offices, some were closed, but many others remained open. Do you think the differences in the way anthrax was handled in Congress and in the post office occurred mostly because officials thought the risks were different, or was it mostly because officials cared more about people working in the Capitol than about people working in the post office?

Thought risks different

30

27

33

Cared more about Capitol

56

58

53

Both (Vol.)

3

2

3

DK/NA

11

13

11

q23 These days, if someone disagrees with the president's decisions on military issues, do you think it's okay to criticize him publicly, or should people not publicly criticize the president on military issues?

Okay to criticize Not okay DK/NA

55

59

53

40

38

42

5

4

5

Oct01b 41 54

5

CBS News Poll:

Winning the War

November 13-14, 2001

5

q24 These days, if someone disagrees with the president's proposals on economic or other domestic issues, do you think it's okay to criticize him publicly or should people not criticize the president publicly on economic or domestic issues?

Okay to criticize Not okay DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

*** Gender ***

Total Men Women

%

%

%

67

71

63

28

26

30

5

3

7

Oct01b %

58 38

4

q25 Do you think the United States is ready now to return to business as usual, or is it too soon for that?

Ready

51

Too soon

44

Some ready, some not (vol.) 2

DK/NA

3

51

50

45

42

2

3

2

5

Sep01c 67 25

5 3

q26 When do you think the U.S. will be ready to return to business as usual - in the next few days, the next few weeks, several months, or longer than that?

** AMONG THOSE WHO SAID "TOO SOON" IN Q25**

Next few days

0

0

0

6

Next few weeks

4

3

5

41

Several months

34

34

35

39

Longer than that

54

58

50

11

Never (vol.)

3

3

2

1

DK/NA

4

2

8

2

q27 Whatever your personal feelings about flying, how would you rate the overall safety record of commercial airline travel? excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Excellent Good Only Fair Poor DK/NA

Total %

16 40 25 16

3

*** Gender ***

Men Women

%

%

21

11

43

37

20

29

14

18

3

5

Jul96b %

26 40 22 10

3

q28 How do you feel about flying in an airplane -- would you tell me whether you're afraid of it, whether it bothers you slightly, or whether you're not at all afraid of it?

Afraid of it Bother slightly Not at all afraid DK/NA

25

15

35

31

29

33

42

55

29

2

1

3

Oct01d 21 31 46

2

CBS News Poll:

Winning the War

November 13-14, 2001

6

q29 How would you rate the job the airlines do FOLLOWING government safety and security regulations? excellent, good, fair or poor?

Excellent Good Fair Poor DK/NA

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **

*** Gender ***

Total Men Women

%

%

%

6

8

5

32

29

35

32

34

31

26

27

24

4

2

5

Jul96b % 7

42 36 11

5

q30 Do you think the federal government has done enough to improve airport security since September 11th, or not?

Has done enough Has not done enough DK/NA

37

34

40

56

60

53

7

6

7

Oct01d 51 42

7

q31 Do you think the airlines have done enough to improve airport security since September 11th, or not?

Has done enough

28

24

32

42

Has not done enough

66

72

60

50

DK/NA

6

4

8

8

q32 As you may know, there are a number of suggestions about who should be responsible for airport security personnel. Which one of the following comes closest to your view:

1. All airport security personnel should be hired and supervised by the federal government OR 2. Airlines should have the option of hiring anyone they want as long as the federal government supervises the workers OR 3. The federal government should not be involved with airport security personnel at all

Security hired by gov't

45

48

42

52

Gov't supervision of workers 42

42

43

39

Gov't not be involved

9

8

10

7

DK/NA

4

2

5

2

q33 Do you think the Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working together to get airline security legislation passed, or are they letting their party differences get in the way?

Working together

48

Differences get in the way 38

Both (Vol.)

1

DK/NA

13

46

51

45

31

0

2

9

16

q34 Have you traveled since September 11th, or not? IF YES: did you take an airplane, or travel using some other means of transportation?

No

66

61

71

76

Yes, plane

11

14

9

10

Yes, other means

23

25

21

14

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