Group completed a statewide survey of 600 likely 2012 general
election voters in Illinois. Interviews were conducted by telephone
using a registration-based sample between March 23-27, 2011.
The resulting sample matches the regional distribution of the
electorate and has the following demographics: 46% male, 54% female;
75% Caucasian, 15% African American, 6% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 5%
other; 34% Democrat, 23% Republican, and 36% Independent.
The margin of error for this survey is +/-4.0% at the 95% level
of confidence. The margin of error is higher for subgroups.
Highlighted Polling Results
- Two in three voters (65%) are opposed
to allowing individuals to carry loaded, concealed weapons. And of
those voters opposed to CCW, most (87%) were strongly against it.
- Opposition to the proposal is also widespread across both
ideological and geographic lines. A majority (57%) of moderates and
two-thirds of liberals oppose concealed carry, and conservatives are
- Even after hearing strongly worded arguments on both sides, 60%
of Illinois voters are opposed to changing the law, and only 33% are in
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