The mission of the non-partisan Paul Simon Public Policy Institute polling is to provide citizens, policy-makers, and academic researchers with objective information about trends and issues facing society.
The 2012 Southern Illinois Poll interviewed 400 registered voters in 18 southern Illinois counties. The sample of voters came from the Southern Illinois counties of Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Washington, White, and Williamson. For the entire sample, the statistical margin for error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. Poll conducted from February 23-28, 2012.
General outlook, Illinois 2012 primary election, Quality of life issues, and Illinois budget. The data also include a series of questions regarding property rights and eminent domain. Another series investigates public disclosure of elected officials. Wealth and income inequality are also queried. Demographic information is also included, covering age, race, gender, income, political party affiliation, political ideology, employment, household income, and religious activities. ZIP codes and other geographic locators are included.
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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, "The Southern Illinois Poll, Spring 2012" (2012). Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Southern Illinois Polls. Paper 2.