Alaska Statewide 'Opinion Counts' Survey Results


Survey conducted 5/4/09 - 5/5/09


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Hays Research has chosen a selection of questions from a scientific survey conducted in the State of Alaska on May 4th and 5th, 2009 to release to the public.  Every month Hays Research Group conducts an omnibus telephone survey called 'Opinion Counts' which enables our customers to purchase individual questions in the survey at a minimal cost. Statewide surveys are conducted monthly as well as surveys within the Municipality of Anchorage in the months leading up to the Municipal election.

Survey Methodology


This survey was fielded on May 4th and 5th, 2009 as part of the Hays Research Group Statewide Opinion Counts Survey.  400 completed respondents were interviewed The margin of error for the data collected is +/- 4.9 % for a 400 response survey for the data analyzed in its entirety with a 95% confidence level; meaning that we can be 95% sure that if every resident of the State of Alaska with working telephone numbers who have at least one member who has voted in at least two of the last four local or state elections was actually surveyed, the results would vary by no more than 4.9% in either direction. 
The survey sample used was a computer generated random list derived from a database of all households within the State of Alaska with working telephone numbers who have at least one member who has voted in at least two of the last four local or state elections. The sample frame was designed to accurately reflect the actual population percentages.
Respondents were screened to confirm they were over 18 and each household was attempted at least four times over a period of several days to account for non-response bias. Data was analyzed utilizing SPSS Quancept Software.  Interviews were conducted by trained staff with on-site supervision utilizing state of the art computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI).  Random interviews were monitored to assure quality control measures were followed.  Dialing results were analyzed daily to assure statistically accurate distribution of call disposition in order to account for "non-response" variables.

Survey Results


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In this survey 400 respondents across the State of Alaska were asked their opinion of Governor Sarah Palin, and Senator Lisa Murkowski.
The following questions were paid for and released by Hays Research Group, and not done on behalf of any individual, candidate, or group.

Question 1


Would you say you feel positive or negative about Sarah Palin?  And is that very (positive or negative) or somewhat (positive or negative)?
Very positive
122/400
30.5%
Somewhat positive
94/400
23.5%
Somewhat negative
67/400
16.8%
Very negative
99/400
24.8%
Don't Know / Refused
18/400
4.5%





 

Question 2


Would you say you feel positive or negative about Lisa Murkowski?  And is that very (positive or negative) or somewhat (positive or negative)?
Very positive
133/400
33.3%
Somewhat positive
171/400
42.8%
Somewhat negative
50/400
12.5%
Very negative
22/400
5.5%
Don't Know / Refused
24/400
6.0%




 
This survey was conducted among households with at least one member who has voted in at least 2 of the last 4 state or local elections within the State of Alaska.  The survey was fielded on May 4th and 5th, 2009.  400 respondents were contacted by telephone for the survey.  The margin of error for this survey is +/- 4.9% with a 95% confidence interval. 

To view the results of other past surveys click here

If you would like to have a question included in the next 'Opinion Counts' survey, or to get more information on our Hays Research Group's public opinion research services, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Two different programs will be offered in 2009: an Anchorage Municipal program conducted in the months leading up to the Anchorage Municipal Election, and a Statewide program which will be conducted monthly year-round.  This is a unique opportunity to include your own questions in each of the polls for a minimal cost by utilizing Hays Research Group's new Opinion Counts program.  Space is limited, so reserve your questions soon!

We invite you to explore this website and learn more about Opinion Counts, or contact Hays Research group for more information.