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                                                                          FINAL
                                                                      NATIONWIDE
                                                                   800 registered voters
                                                                         July 2001

*FINDINGS PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORIST ATTACKS

1. First, are you registered to vote at this address? [IF NO, ASK FOR A FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS. IF
   NONE, TERMINATE AND MARK TQ1 ON SAMPLE SHEET]

Gender of respondent

 male.............................................................. 48
 female........................................................... 52


2. [T-7/99] Thinking specifically about the area of education, I am going to read you a list of things other people
   have given to improve the performance of students. Of the following, tell me which ONE you think would
   most improve the performance of students:

                      READ AND ROTATE
                      __Tougher academic standards for students ..................... 13
                      __Expanding quality afterschool programs ............................9
                      __Modernizing old school buildings and classrooms .............5
                      __Establishing national standards for teachers .................. 10
                      __Building new schools .........................................................1
                      __Getting parents involved in the schools .......................... 25
                      __Teaching children the basics like reading and math ....... 15
                      __Making the schools safe ....................................................5
                      __Reducing class size ........................................................ 16
                       (all of the above, but if you had to choose one) ...................1
                       (none of the above, but if you had to choose one) ..............0
                       (don’t know) ..........................................................................1

IF CHOICE GIVEN IN Q.2
3. [T-7/99] And which would be your second choice?

                      READ AND ROTATE; OMIT CHOICE FROM Q.2
                      __Tougher academic standards for students ........................8
                      __Expanding quality afterschool programs ............................9
                      __Modernizing old school buildings and classrooms .............4
                      __Establishing national standards for teachers .................. 13
                      __Building new schools .........................................................3
                      __Getting parents involved in the schools .......................... 21
                      __Teaching children the basics like reading and math ....... 16
                      __Making the schools safe ....................................................7
                      __Reducing class size ........................................................ 18
                       (all of the above, but if you had to choose one) ...................1
                       (none of the above, but if you had to choose one) ..............0
                       (don’t know) ..........................................................................1
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RESUME ASKING ALL
Now I am going to read you a list of several kinds of programs aimed at preventing youth violence and I want you
to tell me on a scale which goes from 0 to 10, where 0 means not at all effective and 10 means extremely
effective, how effective you think each one is in reducing youth violence.

[READ ITEM.] On a scale which goes from 0 to 10, where 0 means not at all effective and 10 means extremely
effective, how effective do you think that would be in reducing youth violence?

ROTATE Q4 TO Q11
                                                                       Mean     10   8-9   6-7    5   0-4       Don’t
                                                                                                                know

4. __Job and vocational training ..................... 7.5                     24    33    23    11        8      1

5. __Gang outreach and prevention programs
........................................................................ 7.5   28    28    20    11   10          3

6. __Reduce access to guns. On a scale which goes from 0 to 10, where
0 means not at all effective and 10 means extremely effective, how effective
do you think reducing access to guns would be in reducing youth
violence? ........................................................ 7.7 44 21 10                   7        16     2

7. __Violence prevention programs taught in the classroom
........................................................................ 7.6 30      30    19    10        10     1

8. __Counseling for families ............................ 7.7                  29    32    22     8        8      2

9. __Mentoring programs. On a scale which goes from 0 to 10, where
0 means not at all effective and 10 means extremely effective, how effective
do you think mentoring programs would be in reducing youth violence?
........................................................................ 8.0 30 36 20             7        5      2

10. __Expanding access to afterschool programs
........................................................................ 8.0   35    31    19     7        6      1

11. __Daytime curfews .................................... 5.3 15   16    14 13                            37     6
                                  [END ASKING ALL, SPLIT SAMPLE A GO TO Q12,
                                                    SPIT SAMPLE B GO TO Q14]
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SPLIT SAMPLE A
12. Thinking about the different areas that compete for school funding, if you could only choose ONE, in which
    ONE of the following areas do you think it is most important to increase funding? *

            READ AND ROTATE
            Building new schools .......................................................................... 4
            Modernizing old school buildings........................................................ 7
            Reducing class size .......................................................................... 33
            Training for teachers ......................................................................... 23
            Expanding quality afterschool programs ............................................ 8
            Expanding headstart and preschool programs................................... 7
            Putting computers and technology in the classroom ........................ 15
             (all of the above, but if you had to choose) ...................................... 1
             (none of the above, but if you had to choose) .................................. 0
             (don’t know) ...................................................................................... 1

IF CHOICE GIVEN IN Q.12
13. And which would be your second choice? *

            READ AND ROTATE; OMIT CHOICE FROM Q.12
            Building new schools .......................................................................... 5
            Modernizing old school buildings...................................................... 11
            Reducing class size .......................................................................... 18
            Training for teachers ......................................................................... 22
            Expanding quality afterschool programs .......................................... 16
            Expanding headstart and preschool programs................................. 11
            Putting computers and technology in the classroom ........................ 13
             (all of the above, but if you had to choose) ...................................... 0
             (none of the above, but if you had to choose) .................................. 0
             (don’t know) ...................................................................................... 2
                                     [END ASKING SPLIT SAMPLE A, GO TO Q15]
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SPLIT SAMPLE B
14. Thinking about all of the issues competing for federal funds, what priority for receiving federal funds do you
    place on expanding quality afterschool programs – top priority, high priority, somewhat of a priority, not much
    of a priority, or no priority at all? *

                Top priority ................................................................................. 21   63
                High priority ................................................................................ 42
                Somewhat of a priority ............................................................... 27
                Not much of a priority ................................................................... 6
                No priority at all ............................................................................ 3   35
                 (don’t know) ................................................................................ 1
                                     [END ASKING SPLIT SAMPLE B, GO TO Q15]

RESUME ASKING ALL
15. [T] Do you agree or disagree there should be some type of organized activity or place for children and teens
    to go after school every day that provides opportunities for them to learn? (If agree/disagree, Ask: is that
    strongly/not so strongly?)

                Strongly agree ............................................................... 73   94
                Not so strongly agree .................................................... 21
                Not so strongly disagree ................................................. 4
                Strongly disagree ............................................................ 2     6
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 0
                               [END ASKING ALL, SPLIT SAMPLE A GO TO Q16,
                                                 SPIT SAMPLE B GO TO Q17]

SPLIT SAMPLE A
16. [T] Still thinking about afterschool programs, would you say that afterschool programs are a necessity for your
    community? (If yes/no, Ask: is that strongly/not so strongly?)

                Yes, strongly ................................................................. 50   80
                Yes, not so strongly....................................................... 30
                No, not so strongly ........................................................ 12
                No, strongly ..................................................................... 5 17
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 3
                                    [END ASKING SPLIT SAMPLE A, GO TO Q18]


SPLIT SAMPLE B
17. Still thinking about afterschool programs, would you say that afterschool programs are an absolute necessity
    for your community? (If yes/no, Ask: is that strongly/not so strongly?)

                Yes, strongly ................................................................. 49   75
                Yes, not so strongly....................................................... 26
                No, not so strongly ........................................................ 15
                No, strongly ..................................................................... 6 22
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 4
                                    [END ASKING SPLIT SAMPLE B, GO TO Q18]
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RESUME ASKING ALL
18. [T] Do you think there are more than enough, enough, or not enough afterschool programs available for
    children in America today?

                More than enough ........................................................... 4
                Enough .......................................................................... 15
                Not enough .................................................................... 67
                 (don’t know) ................................................................. 13

19. [T] How important is it to you personally to ensure access to afterschool programs for all children? Is it very
important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important all?

                Very important ............................................................... 51           86
                Somewhat important ..................................................... 35
                Not too important ............................................................. 8
                Not important at all .......................................................... 4           13
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 1

20. Thinking about afterschool programs, what would you say is the MOST important thing afterschool programs
    provide for children today?

                Keep kids safe/ a safe place for kids to go ....................... 12
                Keep kids out of trouble and off of the streets .................. 11
                Prevent violence ................................................................ 1
                Give kids a way to express themselves ............................ 2
                Homework help/tutoring .................................................... 4
                Instill kids with morals/values ............................................ 3
                Learn social skills .............................................................. 2
                Help working parents ........................................................ 0
                Keep kids busy/occupy kids’ time constructively .............. 9
                A place to go after school ................................................. 5
                A structured environment/planned activities ..................... 5
                Athletics/provide sports programs..................................... 2
                Educational/academic learning ......................................... 13
                Adult supervision ............................................................... 9
                Interaction with peers outside of the classroom/
                 spend time with other kids .............................................. 5
                Provide discipline .............................................................. 1
                Low-cost or free baby-sitting/daycare services ................. 2
                Encourage creativity/learn fun things ................................ 1
                Bolster kids’ self-esteem ................................................... 2
                Recreational activities/place for kids to have fun .............. 1
                Mentoring/provide role models .......................................... 2
                Help with basic skills ......................................................... 1
                Other ................................................................................. 2
                Don’t Know ........................................................................ 7
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21. [T] Of the following, which group should play the largest role in ensuring afterschool programs for children?

            [READ AND ROTATE]
            Federal government ......................................................................... 18
            State government ............................................................................. 16
            Local government ............................................................................. 15
            Parents ............................................................................................. 23
            Public schools ..................................................................................... 9
            Private sector ...................................................................................... 2
            Faith-based organizations .................................................................. 4
            Community organizations ................................................................. 11
             (all of the above, ASK: But if you had to choose one?) .................... 1
             (none of the above, ASK: But if you had to choose one?) ............... 0
             (other) ............................................................................................... 0
             (don’t know) ...................................................................................... 2

IF CHOICE GIVEN IN Q21
22. [T] And which group should play the next largest role in ensuring afterschool programs for children?

            [READ AND ROTATE, DELETE ITEM MENTIONED IN Q21]
            Federal government ........................................................................... 6
            State government ............................................................................. 20
            Local government ............................................................................. 20
            Parents ............................................................................................. 16
            Public schools ................................................................................... 12
            Private sector ...................................................................................... 6
            Faith-based organizations .................................................................. 4
            Community organizations ................................................................. 14
             (all of the above, ASK: But if you had to choose one?) .................... 0
             (none of the above, ASK: But if you had to choose one?) ............... 0
             (other) ............................................................................................... 0
             (don’t know) ...................................................................................... 1
                          [SPLIT SAMPLE A, GO TO Q23; SPLIT SAMPLE B, GO TO Q24]
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SPLIT SAMPLE A
23. [T] How difficult do you think it is for most parents to find afterschool programs in the nation – very difficult,
    somewhat difficult, not too difficult, or not difficult at all?

                 Very difficult ................................................................... 23   69
                 Somewhat difficult ......................................................... 46
                 Not too difficult .............................................................. 15
                 Not difficult at all .............................................................. 4   20
                  (don’t know) ................................................................. 11
                                              [END SPLIT SAMPLE A, GO TO Q25]

SPLIT SAMPLE B
24. [T] How difficult do you think it is for most parents to find afterschool programs in your community – very
    difficult, somewhat difficult, not too difficult, or not difficult at all?

                 Very difficult ................................................................... 17 63
                 Somewhat difficult ......................................................... 45
                 Not too difficult .............................................................. 18
                 Not difficult at all .............................................................. 7 25
                  (don’t know) ................................................................. 12
                                               [END SPLIT SAMPLE B, GO TO Q25]

RESUME ASKING ALL:
25. How would you rate the job your state is doing on expanding afterschool programs – extremely well, very well,
    somewhat well, not too well, or not well at all?

                 Extremely well ................................................................. 3      13
                 Very well ........................................................................ 10
                 Somewhat well .............................................................. 34
                 Not too well ................................................................... 20
                 Not well at all ................................................................... 6   61
                  (don’t know) ................................................................ 27

26. How important is it to you for your state to expand its afterschool programs – extremely important, very
    important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?

                 Extremely important ...................................................... 23           67
                 Very important ............................................................... 44
                 Somewhat important ..................................................... 21
                 Not too important............................................................. 5
                 Not important at all .......................................................... 4       30
                  (don’t know) .................................................................. 3
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27. [T – 7/99] Which of the following would you say is the biggest problem facing parents in your community when
    it comes to afterschool programs?

                      READ AND ROTATE
                      Finding the program ...................................................... 14
                      Parents do not seek out afterschool programs because
                       they do not know the benefits of these programs ....... 14
                      Finding affordable programs ......................................... 22
                      Finding programs which are close-by and accessible .. 14
                      Finding quality programs ................................................. 9
                      Finding programs that are offered every day .................. 5
                      Finding safe programs .................................................... 3
                      Finding programs that have a variety of educational
                       activities ........................................................................ 8
                       (all of the above, but if you had to choose one) ............ 3
                       (none of the above, but if you had to choose one) ....... 0
                       (don’t know) ................................................................... 8

28. [T] Does your community currently provide afterschool programs everyday during the hours after school or
    does it not provide daily afterschool programs?

             Provides daily afterschool programs....................................... 38
             Does not provide daily afterschool programs ......................... 23
              (provides some programs, but not enough) .......................... 11
              (don’t know/refused) ............................................................. 28

29. [T] Where would you most want to see daily afterschool programs take place?

    [READ AND ROTATE]
    __At public schools ........................................................................................ 57
    __At community organizations, like boys’ and girls’
    clubs or the YMCA and YWCA ...................................................................... 16
    __At churches or temples ................................................................................ 6
    __At libraries .................................................................................................... 3
    __At cultural institutions, like museums .......................................................... 1
    __At other public facilities, like parks and recreation departments ................. 9
    __ (all of the above, ASK: But if you had to choose one?) .............................. 6
    __ (none of the above, ASK: But if you had to choose one?) ......................... 0
    __ (other) ......................................................................................................... 1
    __ (don’t know) ................................................................................................ 1

30. Now thinking about afterschool programs, of the following which ONE do you MOST associate with
    afterschool programs :

             READ AND ROTATE
             Safety ...................................................................................... 19
             Responsibility ............................................................................ 9
             Academic achievement ........................................................... 10
             Creative outlet ......................................................................... 22
             Adult supervision..................................................................... 23
             Athletic activities ..................................................................... 10
               (all of the above, but if you had to choose?) ...................... 5
               (none of the above, but if you had to choose?) .................. 0
               (don't know) ........................................................................... 1
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31. Of the following which ONE do you see as the biggest barrier to expanding afterschool programs:

          [READ AND ROTATE]
          Lack of facilities......................................................................... 5
          Lack of instructors ................................................................... 11
          Lack of funds........................................................................... 47
          Lack of parental responsibility ................................................ 15
          Resistance from students to participate ................................... 7
          Lack of quality programs ........................................................... 9
            (all of the above, but if you had to choose?) ...................... 3
            (none of the above, but if you had to choose?) .................. 0
            (don't know) ........................................................................... 4

32. Have you seen, heard or read anything recently about afterschool programs?

                   Yes, saw [GO TO Q33] .................................................... 5                12
                   Yes, heard [GO TO Q33] .................................................. 2
                   Yes, read [GO TO Q33] .................................................... 4
                   Yes, all [GO TO Q33]........................................................ 2
                   No [GO TO Q35] ............................................................... 87
                    (don’t know) [GO TO Q35] .............................................. 1

IF Q.32 = 1, 2, 3, OR 4, ASK:
33. What was it you saw, heard, or read?

       Programs help children help their community .............................. 2
       Sponsored by police departments ............................................... 1
       Lack of funding ........................................................................... 10
       More people are interested in afterschool programs ................... 2
       Advertising for specific programs ............................................... 11
       Athletics programs after school .................................................... 4
       Parents do not know the benefits of programs ............................ 5
       There are too few afterschool programs available ....................... 5
       Need for afterschool programs .................................................... 9
       Elected officials talking about afterschool programs .................... 3
       News articles about local programs ........................................... 10
       Heard about different programs/activities offered ...................... 17
       General positives about afterschool programs ............................ 4
       Other ............................................................................................ 7
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IF Q.32 = 1, 2, 3, OR 4, ASK:
34. Now let me read you a list of places you may have seen, heard, or read something on afterschool programs,
and please tell me where you remember seeing something on afterschool programs.

                READ AND ROTATE – MARK ALL THAT APPLY
                On a television program ............................................................. 21
                On a television commercial ........................................................ 11
                On a radio program ...................................................................... 7
                On a radio commercial ................................................................. 3
                In a magazine............................................................................... 6
                In a newspaper ........................................................................... 36
                On the Internet or Web ................................................................ 3
                On a billboard or outdoor poster .................................................. 2
                 (Other ___________) ............................................................... 13
                 (all of the above) ........................................................................ 1
                 (none of the above) .................................................................... 0
                 (don’t know) ................................................................................ 2

RESUME ASKING ALL
35. [T] Now let me read you a description of a program some people have recommended implementing. This
    comprehensive afterschool program would use public school buildings during after school hours five days a
    week to provide children with fun, enriching learning opportunities that extend beyond school’s traditional
    academic style, that challenge them, and that give them more individualized attention.

    Having heard this description would you favor or oppose providing this program to children in your
    community? (If favor/oppose, Ask: Is that strongly/not so strongly?)

                Strongly favor ................................................................ 66          94
                Not so strongly favor ..................................................... 28
                Not so strongly oppose ................................................... 3
                Strongly oppose .............................................................. 1              4
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 2
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36. [T] Do you think children would be better off [ROTATE] __going home after school or __taking part in this
     program? [If choice, ask: Is that much/somewhat better?]

                      Much better going home ................................................. 5                      12
                      Somewhat better going home ......................................... 8
                      Somewhat better program ............................................ 31
                      Much better program ..................................................... 46                    77
                       (don’t know) ................................................................. 11

37. [T] If I told you this program will cost $1,000 per child, per school year, how willing would you be to use
    additional federal or state taxpayer money to put these programs in your community – very willing, somewhat
    willing, not too willing, or not willing at all?

                      Very willing .................................................................... 35            75
                      Somewhat willing .......................................................... 40
                      Not too willing ................................................................ 11
                      Not willing at all ............................................................... 8            19
                       (don’t know) ................................................................... 6

38. [T] Still thinking about this issue and your taxes. One proposal that has been put forward to pay for this
program would be to increase state taxes by one hundred dollars per year. Thinking about this proposal, would
you favor or oppose having your state taxes increased by one hundred dollars per year to pay for every child to
attend an afterschool program? (If favor/oppose, Ask: Is that strongly/not so strongly?)

                      Strongly favor ................................................................ 33              67
                      Not so strongly favor ..................................................... 34
                      Not so strongly oppose ................................................. 13
                      Strongly oppose ............................................................ 14                 27
                       (don’t know) ................................................................... 6

39. [T] Which one of the following statements comes closest to your own view?

    ROTATE
    The responsibility for paying for afterschool programs should
    ONLY be the parent’s responsibility .............................................................. 14

    The responsibility for paying for afterschool programs should be ALL
    taxpayers’ responsibility, but parents who use the program should pay
    more............................................................................................................... 41

    The responsibility for paying for afterschool programs should be ALL
    taxpayers’ responsibility ................................................................................ 37

     (all) ................................................................................................................. 3
     (neither) ......................................................................................................... 1
     (don’t know) ................................................................................................... 4
                                             [END ASKING ALL, SPLIT SAMPLE A GO TO Q40,
                                                              SPLIT SAMPLE B GO TO Q42]
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SPLIT SAMPLE A
40. Do you think the federal government is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on afterschool
    programs? [FOLLOW UP: If too much/too little; Ask if it is much too much/too little or somewhat too much/too
    little?]

                Much too much............................................................................. 2        6
                Somewhat too much .................................................................... 3
                Somewhat too little ..................................................................... 24
                Much too little ............................................................................. 34   58
                About the right amount ............................................................... 11
                 (don’t know) .............................................................................. 25

41. Do you favor or oppose the federal government setting aside specific funds to be used for afterschool
    programs? [If favor/oppose, Ask: Is that strongly/not so strongly?]

                Strongly favor ................................................................ 53  85
                Not so strongly favor ..................................................... 31
                Not so strongly oppose ................................................... 7
                Strongly oppose .............................................................. 5    12
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 3
                          [END OF SPLIT SAMPLE A, SPLIT SAMPLE C GO TO Q44,
                                                SPLIT SAMPLE D GO TO Q45]

SPLIT SAMPLE B
42. Do you think your state government is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on afterschool
    programs? [FOLLOW UP: If too much/too little; Ask if it is much too much/too little or somewhat too much/too
    little?]

                Much too much............................................................................. 3        6
                Somewhat too much .................................................................... 3
                Somewhat too little ..................................................................... 27
                Much too little ............................................................................. 33   59
                About the right amount ................................................................. 9
                 (don’t know) .............................................................................. 26

43. Do you favor or oppose your state government setting aside specific funds to be used for afterschool
    programs? [If favor/oppose, Ask: Is that strongly/not so strongly?]

                Strongly favor ................................................................ 56  86
                Not so strongly favor ..................................................... 29
                Not so strongly oppose ................................................... 5
                Strongly oppose .............................................................. 5    10
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 4
                          [END OF SPLIT SAMPLE B, SPLIT SAMPLE C GO TO Q44,
                                                SPLIT SAMPLE D GO TO Q45]
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SPLIT SAMPLE C
44. Do you favor or oppose your school district setting aside specific funds to be used for afterschool programs?
    [If favor/oppose, Ask: Is that strongly/not so strongly?]

                Strongly favor ................................................................ 54  83
                Not so strongly favor ..................................................... 29
                Not so strongly oppose ................................................... 6
                Strongly oppose .............................................................. 5    12
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 5
                                        [END OF SPLIT SAMPLE C, GO TO Q46]

SPLIT SAMPLE D
45. Do you favor or oppose your city or county government setting aside specific funds to be used for afterschool
    programs? [If favor/oppose, Ask: Is that strongly/not so strongly?]

                Strongly favor ................................................................ 57  90
                Not so strongly favor ..................................................... 33
                Not so strongly oppose ................................................... 4
                Strongly oppose .............................................................. 4     8
                 (don’t know) ................................................................... 2
                                        [END OF SPLIT SAMPLE D, GO TO Q46]
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RESUME ASKING ALL
Now, I am going to read you some statements. For each one, please tell me whether you STRONGLY agree,
SOMEWHAT agree, somewhat DISagree, or STRONGLY disagree. Here’s the first one:

[READ ITEM.] Do you STRONGLY agree, SOMEWHAT agree, somewhat DISagree, or STRONGLY disagree?
[PROMPT EVERY THIRD ITEM]
                                                                                    strong   smwt      smwt    strong  (don’t
ROTATE Q46 – Q54:                                                                   agree    agree   disagree disagree know)     Agree Disagree

46. Kids in afterschool programs will be better in
reading, writing, and math than kids who don’t have access
to afterschool programs ...................................................... 34            48       10        3       5        82       13

47. Kids in afterschool programs learn how to get along
with each other and behave better in school than kids who
don’t have access to afterschool programs ........................ 45                        42        7        3       3        87       10

48. Communities with afterschool programs experience
lower juvenile crime rates than communities that don’t have
afterschool programs. Do you STRONGLY agree, SOMEWHAT
agree, somewhat DISagree, or STRONGLY disagree? ..... 42                                     41        7        2       9        83        9

49. Kids in afterschool programs receive additional values
training that gives them a better chance of avoiding drug and
alcohol use .......................................................................... 52    37        5        2       3        89        8

50. Kids in urban areas who are in an afterschool program
are less likely to commit juvenile crime than kids
who are not in an afterschool program ............................... 46                     39        6        3       7        85        8

51. Afterschool programs are fundamental to the
learning experience. Do you STRONGLY agree, SOMEWHAT
agree, somewhat DISagree, or STRONGLY disagree? ..... 37                                     39       14        5       5        75       20

52. Having children in afterschool programs significantly
reduces stress on working families ..................................... 55                  36        5        2       3        91        6

SPLIT SAMPLE A
53. There should be a national commitment to making sure
every child has a space in an afterschool program ............ 45                            41        6        3       5        86        9

SPLIT SAMPLE B
54. The Federal government currently spends 846 million
dollars a year on afterschool programs. Knowing this, do
you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or
strongly disagree that there should be a national
commitment to making sure every child has a space in an
afterschool program, even if it increases spending on
afterschool programs by 800 million dollars a year ............ 35                           35        9        8      13        69       17
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SPLIT SAMPLE A
Now I am going to read a list of things some people say could happen if more afterschool programs are created in
our communities and more students attend afterschool programs. After each, please tell me how likely each is to
happen if there are more afterschool programs and more students attending these programs– almost certain, very
likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all. Here’s the first one.

[READ FIRST ITEM] How likely is that to happen – is it almost certain to happen, very likely, somewhat likely,
not too likely, or not likely at all?

                                                                  Almost     Very    Smwht       Not    Not like   (don’t             Not
                                                                  Certain   likely    likely   too like  at all    know)    Likely   Likely
ROTATE Q55 TO Q66
55. __Kids will get a better education .............. 17                    43       33          3        2         2       60       38

56. __Kids will be safer .................................... 38            39       19          1        1         1       78       21

57. __Kids will build better social skills ............ 34                  41       19          3        1         1       76       23

58. __Kids will be exposed to more
creative activities. How likely is that to happen –
is it almost certain to happen, very likely, somewhat
likely, not too likely, or not likely at all? ........... 42                40       15          1        1         1       82       18

59. __Kids will do better in school .................... 21                 39       31          4        2         2       60       38

60. __There will be less crime.......................... 20                 42       29          4        2         3       62       35

61. __Kids will like school more ....................... 12                 25       40        12         3         8       38       55

62. __Working families will be helped. How likely is
that to happen – is it almost certain to happen, very likely,
somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?
         ............................................................ 46 34          15          3        1         1       80       19

63. __Communities will be stronger ................. 26                     43       24          3        1         3       68       29

64. __Kids will have a chance to learn and master
new skills .......................................................... 30    48       18          1        1         2       78       21

65. __Kids will have a place to do their
homework ......................................................... 35       42       18          2        1         1       77       21

66. __Kids will have a better educational
experience. How likely is that to happen – is it almost
certain to happen, very likely, somewhat likely, not too
likely, or not likely at all? ................................ 25 42 24 4     2                                     3       68       29
                                         [END ASKING SPLIT SAMPLE A, GO TO Q79]
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SPLIT SAMPLE B
Now I am going to read a list of things some people say could happen if more afterschool programs are created in
our communities and more students attend afterschool programs. After each, please rate how good or bad that
result would be to you personally on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means it is one of the worst results and 10 means
it is one of the best results. Here’s the first one.

[READ ITEM.] Give that a rating, where 0 means it is one of the worst results and 10 means it is one of the best
results.

ROTATE Q67 TO Q78

                                                                   Mean        10   8,9   6,7    5   0-4   Don’t
                                                                                                           Know
67. __Kids will get a better education ............. 8.1                       41   28    17     9    4            1

68. __Kids will be safer ................................... 8.8               54   28    12     3    3            1

69. __Kids will build better social skills ........... 8.5                     43   36    10     5    4            1

70. __Kids will be exposed to more creative activities. Give that a rating,
where 0 means it is one of the worst results and 10 means it is one of
the best results. .............................................. 8.7 50 32 10                    4    3            1

71. __Kids will do better in school ................... 8.1                    40   26    19     8    6            1

72. __There will be less crime......................... 8.1                    41   27    17     8    6            1

73. __Kids will like school more ...................... 7.3                    30   20    21    16   11            2

74. __Working families will be helped. Give that a rating, where 0 means
it is one of the worst results and 10 means it is one of the best results.
 ........................................................................ 8.8 52 29 11           5    2            1

75. __Communities will be stronger
........................................................................ 8.2   43   31    13     7    6            1

76. __Kids will have a chance to learn and master new skills
........................................................................ 8.6 47     32    14     3    3            1

77. __Kids will have a place to do their homework
........................................................................ 8.4   46   26    17     5    5            1

78. __Kids will have a better educational experience. Give that a rating, where
0 means it is one of the worst results and 10 means it is one of the
best results. .................................................... 8.4 45 27 16    7                  4            1
                                              [END ASKING SPLIT SAMPLE B, GO TO Q79]
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Thank you. The few remaining questions are for statistical purposes only.


79.     Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, or something
        else?
        [IF REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT ASK:] Do you consider yourself a strong (Republican/Democrat) or
        a not so strong (Republican/Democrat)?
        [IF INDEPENDENT ASK:] Would you say that you lean more toward the Republicans or more toward the
        Democrats?

                Strong Democrat ........................................................................ 20            36
                Not so strong Democrat ............................................................. 11
                indep. leans Democrat ................................................................. 5
                independent ............................................................................... 25
                indep. leans Republican ............................................................... 5
                Not so strong Republican ........................................................... 12
                Strong Republican...................................................................... 17             34
                  (dk/na/other) ............................................................................... 5

80. On political issues do you consider yourself a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate?

(IF LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE:) Would you call yourself a strong (liberal/conservative), or somewhat
(liberal/conservative)?

(IF MODERATE:) Do you think of yourself as closer to being liberal or being conservative?

                Strong liberal .............................................................................. 12       29
                Not strong liberal ........................................................................ 10
                Moderate - lean liberal ................................................................. 7
                Moderate .................................................................................... 32
                Moderate - conservative ............................................................ 10
                Not strong conservative ............................................................. 12
                Strong conservative ................................................................... 13             35
                (other) .......................................................................................... 1
                (don't know/refused) .................................................................... 4

81. There are many reasons why people were not able to get to the polls to vote in November’s election for
    President, Congress, and other offices. How about you? Would the records in your county show that you
    voted at the polls on election day, that you voted by absentee ballot, or like many people that you did not get
    a chance to vote on election day?

                Voted on election day GO TO Q.82 .......................................... 82                              87
                Voted by mail/absentee GO TO Q.82 .......................................... 6
                Did not vote GO TO Q.83 ......................................................... 12
                 (Ineligible) GO TO Q.83 ............................................................ 1
                 (refused/don’t remember/don’t know) GO TO Q.83................... 1
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IF VOTED, Q.81=1 or 2
82. In this past election for President, for whom did you vote [ROTATE NAMES] __Republican George W. Bush,
    __Democrat Al Gore, __ Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan [BU-cha-nan], or Green Party candidate
    Ralph Nader?

        George W. Bush...................................................................................... 41
        Al Gore ................................................................................................... 39
        Pat Buchanan ............................................................................................ 0
        Ralph Nader .............................................................................................. 3
         (someone else/refused) ........................................................................ 16
         (don’t know) ............................................................................................. 1

83. What is your age?

84. If Refused:
    I am going to read you some age categories. Please stop me when we get to your category:

        18-24 years ....................................................................................................... 10
        25-29 ................................................................................................................. 7
        30-34 ................................................................................................................. 9
        35-39 ................................................................................................................ 12
        40-44 ................................................................................................................ 10
        45-49 ................................................................................................................ 10
        50-54 ................................................................................................................. 9
        55-59 ................................................................................................................. 8
        60-64 ................................................................................................................. 6
        Over 64 ............................................................................................................. 18
        (refused/don't know) .......................................................................................... 1

85. What is the last year of schooling that you have completed?

                    [CIRCLE ONE - DO NOT READ]
                    1 - 11th grade ............................................................................... 6
                    High school graduate ................................................................. 29
                    Non-college post H.S.(e.g. tech) .................................................. 3
                    Some college (incl. jr. college or associate degree) .................. 25
                    College graduate ........................................................................ 25
                    Post-graduate school ................................................................. 11
                      (don't know) .............................................................................. 0

86. Are you married, single, separated, widowed, or divorced?

                    Married ....................................................................................... 59
                    Single ......................................................................................... 21
                    Separated/divorced ...................................................................... 9
                    Widowed .................................................................................... 10
                      (don't know) .............................................................................. 0

87. [IF MARRIED MALE] Does your wife work, half-time or more outside the home, or would you say that her
    work is mainly at home?

                    Employed ................................................................................... 71
                    At home ...................................................................................... 29
                     (don't know) ............................................................................... 0
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88. [IF FEMALE RESPONDENT] Do you have a paid job, half-time or more, outside your home or would you say
    that your work is mainly at home?

                Employed ................................................................................... 51
                At home ...................................................................................... 48
                 (don't know) ............................................................................... 1

RESUME ASKING ALL
89. What is your occupation?

                Professional ............................................................................... 25
                WC Managerial ............................................................................ 7
                WC Clerical .................................................................................. 5
                Service employee......................................................................... 6
                Govt employee ............................................................................. 2
                Farmer .......................................................................................... 1
                Unskilled BC ................................................................................. 6
                Skilled BC ..................................................................................... 8
                Homemaker................................................................................ 13
                Other .......................................................................................... 24
                (don't know) .................................................................................. 1
                (refused) ....................................................................................... 2

90. How many hours per week do you work?

                Less than 10 ................................................................................. 1
                11 to 20 ........................................................................................ 3
                21to 40 ....................................................................................... 28
                Over 40 ...................................................................................... 33
                (don't work)................................................................................... 4
                (homemaker) .............................................................................. 11
                (retired) ....................................................................................... 19
                (don't know) .................................................................................. 2

91.             Do you have any children 18 years of age or younger?
                Yes [GO TO Q92] ...................................................................... 36
                No [GO TO Q100] ...................................................................... 64
                (don't know) [GO TO Q100] ......................................................... 0

ASK IF Q91=1
92. What is the age of your youngest child?

                0-5 years .................................................................................... 38
                6-12 years .................................................................................. 40
                12-18 years ................................................................................ 22
                 (don’t know/refused)................................................................... 0

ASK IF Q91=1
93. How many children do you have in your household?

                1 child ......................................................................................... 32
                2 children .................................................................................... 39
                3 or more children ...................................................................... 29
                 (don’t know/refused)................................................................... 1
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ASK IF Q91=1
94. Do your children attend public school, private school, or parochial or religious school?

                Public school .............................................................................. 75
                Private school ............................................................................... 7
                Parochial or religious school ........................................................ 2
                (attend more than one type) ......................................................... 1
                (don't know) .................................................................................. 0
                (None – child too young) ............................................................ 14

ASK IF Q91=1
95. What grade is your child/children in?

                Circle all that apply
                Pre-school .................................................................................. 12
                Kindergarten ............................................................................... 10
                 st
                1 ............................................................................................... 14
                 nd
                2 ............................................................................................. 12
                 rd
                3 ............................................................................................... 14
                 th
                4 ................................................................................................ 8
                 th
                5 ............................................................................................... 11
                 th
                6 ............................................................................................... 12
                 th
                7 ............................................................................................... 10
                 th
                8 ............................................................................................... 13
                 th
                9 ................................................................................................. 9
                    th
                10 ............................................................................................. 10
                    th
                11 ............................................................................................. 10
                    th
                12 ............................................................................................. 14
                 (don’t know) ............................................................................... 1
                 (none-child too young) ............................................................ 12

ASK IF Q91=1
96. Do your children currently attend an afterschool program?

                Yes (GO TO Q97) ...................................................................... 23
                No (GO TO Q99) ........................................................................ 77
                 (don't know) (GO TO Q99) ......................................................... 0

IF Q96=1, ASK:
97. Do your children attend a DAILY afterschool program?

                Yes (GO TO Q98) ...................................................................... 64
                No (GO TO Q99) ........................................................................ 35
                 (don't know) (GO TO Q99) ......................................................... 1
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IF Q97=1, ASK:
98. Do they attend an afterschool program which takes place at school or one which takes place at a community
        organization, like the YMCA?

                   School based ............................................................................. 57
                   Community based ...................................................................... 27
                    (both) ........................................................................................ 15
                    (neither) ...................................................................................... 2
                    (other) ......................................................................................... 0
                    (don’t know) ................................................................................ 0

99. Are you or your spouse or partner home when your children return from school?

                   Yes ............................................................................................. 68
                   No ............................................................................................... 19
                    (don't know) ................................................................................ 1
                    (NA – child not in school) ......................................................... 12

RESUME ASKING ALL:
100. Do you have any grandchildren?

                   Yes ............................................................................................. 33
                   No ............................................................................................... 66
                    (don't know) ................................................................................ 0

101.   How would you describe the area in which you live – do you live in a city with over a million people, in a
       smaller city, in a suburban area outside a city, in a small town, or in a rural area?

       City (1 million+) ........................................................................................... 18     45
       Smaller city .................................................................................................. 27
       Suburban area ............................................................................................ 24
       Small town ................................................................................................... 19
       Rural area ................................................................................................... 12    31
        (don’t know) ............................................................................................... 0

102.   What is your religion?

        DO NOT READ
        Protestant ..................................................................................... 24
        Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran, United Church
         of Christ ...................................................................................... 11
        Methodist ....................................................................................... 8
        Baptist .......................................................................................... 7
        Evangelical (include Church of God, Pentecostal,
            7th Day Adventist) ................................................................... 8
        Non-traditional (include Christian Science, Mormon
            Jehovah's Witness) ................................................................. 2
        Catholic ........................................................................................ 21
        Jewish .......................................................................................... 1
        Other .......................................................................................... 7
         (none) .......................................................................................... 9
         (don't know) ................................................................................. 1
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[IF Q.102=1-7, ASK:]
103.    Do you think of yourself as a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian or would you not describe yourself
        that way?

        Yes, Fundamentalist or evangelical ........................................................ 20
        No ............................................................................................................ 76
         (don’t know) ............................................................................................. 4

104.    Just to make sure we have a representative sample, what is your race?

        White ....................................................................................................... 80
        African American ....................................................................................... 9
        Hispanic (Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, etc.) .................................... 7
        Asian ......................................................................................................... 0
        Native American ........................................................................................ 0
         (other) ...................................................................................................... 0
         (don’t know/refused)................................................................................ 4

105.    What is your zip code? __________

And finally, strictly for verification purposes, can I have just your first name?


And your phone number to make sure it is correctly marked off of our list?


That completes our public opinion survey. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation, and have
a pleasant (day/evening).

				
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