North Carolina African American SurveyUSA Poll

About the Poll: This poll was conducted by telephone in the voice of a professional announcer. Respondent households were selected at random, using Random Digit Dialed (RDD) sample provided by Survey Sampling, of Fairfield CT. All respondents heard the questions asked identically. The pollster’s report includes the geography that was surveyed; the date(s) interviews were conducted, the number of respondents who answered each question and the theoretical margin of sampling error for each question. Where necessary, respondents were weighted using the most recent US Census estimates for age, gender, ethnic origin and region, to align the sample to the population. In theory, one can say with 95% certainty that the results would not vary by more than the stated margin of sampling error (+/- 4.9%), in one direction or the other, had the entire universe of respondents with home telephones been interviewed with complete accuracy. There are other possible sources of error in all surveys that may be more serious than sampling error. These include: the difficulty of interviewing respondents who do not have a home telephone; the refusal by some with home telephones to be interviewed; the order in which questions are asked; the wording of questions; the way and extent to which data are weighted; and the manner in which specialized populations, such as likely voters, are determined. It is difficult to quantify the errors that may result from these and other factors. Research methodology, questionnaire design and fieldwork for this survey were completed by SurveyUSA of Clifton, NJ. This statement conforms to the principles of disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls. The sample size was 400 registered African American voters in North Carolina.

  1. In general, is the United States headed in the right direction? Or is it off on the wrong track?
    Right Direction 59%
    Wrong Track 33%
    Not Sure 8%
  2. Is your opinion of Barack Obama… favorable? Unfavorable? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?
    Favorable 89%
    Unfavorable 5%
    No Opinion 5%
  3. Is your opinion of Bev Perdue… favorable? Unfavorable? Or, do you have no opinion of Bev Perdue?
    Favorable 49%
    Unfavorable 25%
    No Opinion 26%
  4. On economic issues, do you consider yourself a conservative? A moderate? Or a liberal?
    Conservative 36%
    Moderate 40%
    Liberal 19%
  5. On social issues, do you consider yourself a conservative? A moderate? Or a liberal?
    Conservative 35%
    Moderate 37%
    Liberal 24%
  6. On abortion, are you pro-life? Or pro-choice?
    Pro-life 34%
    Pro-choice 53%
    Not Sure 14%
  7. If there were an election for president of the United States today, which describes you:
    I would vote FOR Barack Obama no matter who runs against him.
    I would vote AGAINST Barack Obama no matter who runs against him.
    I would need to see who is on the ballot before I know how I would vote
    Vote For 78%
    Vote Against 4%
    Need To See Ballot 18%
    Not Sure 0%
  8. If an amendment to the North Carolina state Constitution were on the ballot that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman, would you vote for the amendment? Vote against the amendment? Or not vote on the amendment?
    For 62%
    Against 22%
    Not Vote 13%
    Not Sure 3%
  9. Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for a General Assembly member who voted to authorize a referendum defining marriage as between one man and one woman? Or would it not make a difference either way?
    More Likely To Vote For 59%
    Less Likely To Vote For 21%
    Make No Difference 19%
    Not Sure 2%
  10. Should Las Vegas style casino gambling be allowed? Or not allowed? In North Carolina?
    Allowed 60%
    Not Allowed 30%
    Not Sure 10%
  11. In the 2010 election for The United States Senate from North Carolina, did you vote for Richard Burr, the Republican? Vote for Elaine Marshall, the Democrat? Did you vote for another candidate? Or did you not get a chance to vote in that election?
    Burr (R) 8%
    Marshall (D) 71%
    Another Candidate 9%
    Did Not Get a Chance To Vote 11%
    Can’t Remember 2%
This article was posted in Poll Results by Civitas Staff on August 22, 2011 at 10:23 AM.

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Comments on this article

  • 1

    Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson Aug 22, 2011 at 11:29

    Is anybody surprised at this?

  • 2

    Kevin Daniels
    Kevin Daniels Aug 22, 2011 at 12:31

    I think the abortion question should be for or against. A higher percentage of Blacks are against abortion but show up as pro-choice because they think a women has a right to do with her body as she wishes.

    Kevin Daniels
    President
    Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina

  • 3

    Dave
    Dave Sep 07, 2011 at 9:46

    What a predictable poll. You forgot to ask how many people think that snow is cold.

  • 4

    Jo
    Jo Sep 15, 2011 at 11:07

    This is a very interesting poll. Please keep doing more polls like this. I wish the poll would have touched on more economic issues.

    Republicans for Black Empowerment

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