Little Voter Discomfort with Romney’s Mormon Religion

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About a Survey

The research in this news is formed on write interviews
conducted Jun 28-July 9, 2012, among a inhabitant representation of 2,973 adults, 18 years of age or older, vital in all
50 U.S. states and a District of Columbia (1,771 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 1,202
were interviewed on a dungeon phone, including 596 who had no landline telephone).
The consult was conducted by interviewers during Princeton Data Source and Universal
Survey Center underneath a instruction of Princeton Survey Research Associates
International. A multiple of landline and dungeon phone pointless number dial
samples were used; both samples were supposing by Survey Sampling International.
Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. Respondents in a landline
sample were comparison by incidentally seeking for a youngest adult masculine or female
who is now during home. Interviews in a dungeon representation were conducted with the
person who answered a phone, if that chairman was an adult 18 years of age or
older. For minute information about a consult methodology, see http://people-press.org/methodology/ 

The total landline and dungeon phone representation are weighted regulating an
iterative technique that matches gender, age, education, race, Hispanic origin
and reproduction and segment to parameters from a Mar 2011 Census Bureau’s
Current Population Survey and race firmness to parameters from the
Decennial Census. The representation also is weighted to compare stream patterns of
telephone standing and relations use of landline and dungeon phones (for those with
both), formed on extrapolations from a 2011 National Health Interview Survey.
The weighting procession also accounts for a fact that respondents with both
landline and dungeon phones have a larger luck of being enclosed in the
combined representation and adjusts for domicile distance among respondents with a
landline phone.

An additional 511 interviews were conducted Jun 28-July 10, 2012, with
religiously independent adults by screening landline and dungeon phone RDD
samples (261 interviews) and by recontacting respondents from new surveys
who had identified as religiously independent (250 interviews). These
interviews are used usually when stating on a religiously unaffiliated
(including a independent subgroups – atheist, agnostic, and those who describe
their sacrament as “nothing in particular”). For a RDD and dungeon phone
recontact samples, respondents were primarily comparison in a same approach as
described above. For a landline recontact sample, interviewers asked to speak
with a chairman formed on gender and age who participated in a progressing survey.
Once a comparison respondents were on a phone, interviewers asked them a few
questions and afterwards asked their eremite affiliation; those who are religiously
unaffiliated continued with a residue of a interview.

The weighting procession for a additional interviews with
religiously independent respondents used an iterative technique that included
all of a parameters described above. In addition, a weighting accounted for
the oversampling of independent respondents in a screened and callback
samples, a form of independent respondent (atheist, dubious or “nothing in
particular”), as good as gender, age, segment and a 2012 presidential vote
preference among a unaffiliated. The parameters for a form of unaffiliated
respondent and for gender, age and segment among a independent are formed on
combined information from Pew Research Center surveys conducted from Jul 2011-June
2012.  The parameter for a 2012 vote
preference is formed on a opinion preferences of independent respondents in the
main sample.

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Sampling errors and statistical tests of stress take into
account a outcome of weighting. The following list shows a representation sizes and
the blunder attributable to sampling that would be approaching during a 95% turn of
confidence for opposite groups in a survey:

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Sample sizes and sampling errors for other subgroups are available
upon request.

In further to sampling error, one should bear in mind that
question diction and unsentimental problems in conducting surveys can introduce
error or disposition into a commentary of opinion polls.

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