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POLL: CBS/NYT/MTV 17-29yo National Survey


A new CBS News/New York Times/MTV national survey (CBS story; NYT story, results) of 659 17 to 19 29 year olds (conducted 6/15 through 6/23) finds:

  • 18% are enthusiastic about Sen. Barack Obama running for president; 17% are for Sen. Hillary Clinton; 4% are for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

  • 37% believe abortion "should be generally available to those who want it;" 38% say "available but under stricter limits than it is now;" 24% say abortion "should not be permitted."

  • 44% believe gay couples should be "allowed to legally marry;" 24% say "allowed to form civil unions;" 30% say there should be "no legal recognition of gay couple's relationships."

  • 31% think the U.S. is "more safe from terrorism" as a result of the its military action against Iraq; 19% say "less safe;" 47% say there's been no difference.

 

Comments
Charlie:

Eric,

Your account of the sample pool contains a typo: the NYT/CBS/MTV poll surveyed Americans 17-29 years old, not 17-19.

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