This poll, fielded February 8-11, 2007, is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions of George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency and other issues such as foreign policy, the condition of the national economy, what was the most important problem facing the country, and whether they approved of the way the United States Congress was handling its job. Respondents were asked whether they had been paying attention to the 2008 presidential campaign, to give their opinions of Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, possible 2008 presidential candidates John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and Mitt Romney, and the Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and whether candidates' positions on the Iraq War and on religion would affect their vote for president in 2008. Opinions were collected on the war in Iraq, including whether the Bush Administration should take into account the views of Congress and of most Americans when dealing with issues concerning Iraq, whether Iran was a threat to the United States that required military action, whether the United States should increase the number of troops in Iraq, how long United States troops would have to remain in Iraq, and whether Congress should pass a non-binding resolution against sending additional troops to Iraq. Additional topics included opinions about Hollywood celebrities' perspectives on political issues, providing care for an aging parent, climate changes, the government's ability to protect consumers from foodborne illnesses, and respondents' knowledge and opinions of various religions, including Christian fundamentalism, Mormonism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, and Islam. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, marital status, religious preference, frequency of religious attendance, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status and participation history, and the presence of household members between the ages of 18 and 24.Cf: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23020.v1
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