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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 

Political Poll

From the Pew Center for the People and the Press.

I normally hate these polls but this one has an interesting structure to it. You also don't get back a traditional party or liberal/conservative label. For instance, I am an...


Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble
survey respondents within the Enterpriser typology group. This does not mean
that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on
all issues.

Enterprisers represent 9 percent of the American public, and 10 percent of
registered voters.

Basic Description: As in previous studies conducted in 1987, 1994 and
1999, this extremely partisan Republican group’s politics are driven by a belief
in the free enterprise system and social values that reflect a conservative
agenda. Enterprisers are also the strongest backers of an assertive foreign
policy, which includes nearly unanimous support for the war in Iraq and strong
support for such anti-terrorism efforts as the Patriot Act.

Defining Values: Assertive on foreign policy and patriotic;
anti-regulation and pro-business; very little support for government help to the
poor; strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own well being.
Conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, but not much more religious
than the nation as a whole. Very satisfied with personal financial situation.

Who They Are: Predominantly white (91%), male (76%) and financially
well-off (62% have household incomes of at least $50,000, compared with 40%
nationwide). Nearly half (46%) have a college degree, and 77% are married.
Nearly a quarter (23%) are themselves military veterans. Only 10% are under age

Lifestyle Notes: 59% report having a gun in their homes; 53%
trade stocks and bonds in the stock market, and 30% are small business owners –
all of which are the highest percentages among typology groups. 48% attend
church weekly; 36% attend bible study or prayer group meetings.

2004 Election: Bush 92%, Kerry 1%. Bush’s most reliable supporters
(just 4% of Enterprisers did not vote)

Party ID: 81% Republican, 18% Independent/No Preference, 1% Democrat
(98% Rep/LeanRep)

Media Use: Enterprisers follow news about government and politics
more closely than any other group, and exhibit the most knowledge about world
affairs. The Fox News Channel is their primary source of news (46% cite it as a
main source) followed by newspapers (42%) radio (31%) and the internet (26%).

I'd say that's pretty damn close, minus a few minor details.

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