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					Constituent Questionnaire Summary by Percent



Question 1
Government is               554 (55%) of the 999      60%
attempting to promote       surveyed supported this
the selling of beer (6-     question.
packs) in supermarkets                                50%                     55%
and convenience
                                                                                                                                                    Yes
stores. Do you support
this policy?                                          40%
                                                                                             38%                                                    No
                                                      30%
                                                                                                                                                    Undecided
                                                      20%
                                                                                                                                                    Skipped
                                                      10%
                                                                                                              7%             0%
                                                       0%
                                                            Government is attempting to promote the selling of beer (6-packs) in supermarkets and
                                                                              convenience stores. Do you support this policy?




Question 2
Pennsylvania remains        794 (80%) of the 999
the only state in the       surveyed supported this   90%
nation that does not tax    question.
                                                      80%
smokeless tobacco and
                                                                             80%                                                                    Yes
is one of only two states                             70%
that does not tax cigars.
Would you be in favor                                 60%
of the governor's plan to                                                                                                                           No
                                                      50%
tax these products at 30
percent of their                                      40%
wholesale value?                                                                                                                                    Undecided
                                                      30%
                                                      20%                                                                                           Skipped
                                                      10%                                    17%
                                                                                                             3%              0%
                                                      0%
                                                            Pennsylvania remains the only state in the nation that does not tax smokeless tobacco
                                                             and is one of only two states that does not tax cigars. Would you be in favor of the
                                                                governor's plan to tax these products at 30 percent of their wholesale value?
Question 3
A casino license could     767 (77%) of the 999
be offered to a group of   surveyed supported this     90%
investors a few miles      question.
                                                       80%
from historic Gettysburg
National Park in Adams                                 70%                    77%                                                                      Yes
County. Do you support
a referendum allowing                                  60%
the citizens of Adams                                                                                                                                  No
County to vote on this
                                                       50%
issue?                                                 40%
                                                                                                                                                       Undecided
                                                       30%
                                                       20%                                                                                             Skipped
                                                       10%                                    17%
                                                                                                                               1%
                                                                                                              5%
                                                       0%
                                                               A casino license could be offered to a group of investors a few miles from historic
                                                             Gettysburg National Park in Adams County. Do you support a referendum allowing the
                                                                                citizens of Adams County to vote on this issue?




Question 4
The governor is            685 (69%) of the 999        80%
proposing a tax on         surveyed suppported
natural gas extracted      "Leasing of land" to this   70%
from the Marcellus         question.
shale. Opponents
                                                                                                      69%
                                                       60%                                                                                           Extraction tax
prefer a land leasing
deal with the revenues                                 50%
to be divided among the
state, local                                                                                                                                         Leasing of land
                                                       40%
governments and
conservation districts.
                                                       30%
Which do you prefer?
                                                       20%                          25%                                                              Skipped

                                                       10%
                                                                                                                          6%
                                                       0%
                                                              The governor is proposing a tax on natural gas extracted from the Marcellus shale.
                                                             Opponents prefer a land leasing deal with the revenues to be divided among the state,
                                                                    local governments and conservation districts. Which do you prefer?
Question 5
The major spending          582 (38%) of the **1520
                                                         45%
increases in the            surveyed responded
governor's budget           "Public welfare"' for this   40%
proposal occur in basic     question.
                                                                                           38%                                                             Basic education
education, public                                        35%
welfare, corrections
and debt service.                                        30%                                                                                               Public welfare
Which of these areas
do you feel does NOT                                     25%
deserve an increase in                                                                                                                                     Corrections
                                                         20%                                             24%
funding?                                                                                                               21%
                                                         15%                                                                                               Debt service
                                                                             14%
                                                         10%
                                                                                                                                                           Skipped
                                                         5%
                                                                                                                                     3%
                                                         0%
                                                                  The major spending increases in the governor's budget proposal occur in basic
                                                                education, public welfare, corrections and debt service. Which of these areas do you
                                                                                  feel does NOT deserve an increaase in funding?
**Q5 This count is higher because some respondents
chose more than one answer for this question.

Do you think we should amend the Constitution?
Question 6
Would you favor a           943 (94%) of the 999
proposal that would         surveyed supported this      100%
require Pennsylvania        question.                     90%
residents to prove their                                                           94%
U.S. citizenship before                                   80%                                                                                                Yes
collecting state benefits
                                                          70%
such as Medicaid,
welfare and in-state                                      60%                                                                                                No
college tuition?
                                                          50%
                                                          40%                                                                                                Undecided
                                                          30%
                                                          20%                                                                                                Skipped
                                                          10%                                     4%              2%               0%
                                                           0%
                                                                Would you favor a proposal that would require Pennsylvania residents to prove their
                                                                U.S. citizenship before collecting state benefits such as Medicaid, welfare and in-state
                                                                                                     college tuition?
Question 7
In addition to             578 (27%) of the ** 2172
addressing property tax    surveyed responded
                                                      30%                                                                                      Bring jobs & business to the
relief, which two of the   favorably to "Holding                                                                                               state
following issues do you    down the growth of state   25%                                                                                      Welfare reform
                                                                                                              27%
believe should be the      spending" and 549                        25%
top priorities for the     (25%) of the **2172                                                                                                 Controlling the cost of health
state legislature?         surveyed responded         20%                                                                                      care/Rx drugs
                           favorably to "Bring jobs                                                                                            Improving roads, bridges, &
                           and business to the                                                                                                 highways
                                                      15%
                           state."                                                                                                             Protecting the environment &
                                                                                     14%                                                       preserving open space
                                                      10%                    12%                                                               Holding down the growth of
                                                                                              9%                                               state spending
                                                                                                                                               Other
                                                      5%                                              7%               6%
                                                                                                                                0%             Skipped
                                                      0%
                                                            In addition to addressing property tax relief, which two of the following issues
                                                                 do you believe should be the top priorities for the state Legislature?

**Q7 This count is higher because some respondents
chose more than two for this question.

				
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