Newsday/News 12 poll – Better off

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The telephone poll of 984 voters was conducted Feb. 14-18 and 21-22. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

How are you and your family compared to fours ago?

How much opportunity for success does a young LI person have today?

Would you say that you are better off now than you were four years ago, worse off, or about the same?

  Better off Worse off About the same Don’t know/No opinion
Total 21% 28% 49% 1%
Nassau residents 23% 28% 48% 1%
Suffolk residents 20% 29% 51% 1%
Males 23% 26% 50% 1%
Females 20% 30% 49% 1%
Ages 18-34 32% 22% 45% 1%
Ages 35-54 29% 26% 45% 0%
Ages 55+ 17% 30% 52% 1%
Democrats 26% 21% 52% 1%
Republicans 19% 35% 45% 0%
Independents/ Other 18% 31% 50% 0%
Liberal 31% 16% 52% 1%
Moderate 23% 25% 52% 1%
Conservative 15% 39% 45% 1%
White 19% 29% 50% 1%
African American/ Black 30% 29% 41% 0%
Latino 30% 23% 47% 0%
Less than college 18% 33% 48% 1%
College degree 25% 24% 50% 1%
Catholic 19% 32% 49% 1%
Jewish 26% 21% 53% 0%
Protestant 20% 35% 44% 1%
Other 29% 20% 51% 0%
Earning less than $50K 12% 44% 43% 2%
Earning $50K-$100K 17% 29% 53% 1%
Earning $100K+ 31% 21% 48% 0%

Do you think that a young person coming of age today on Long Island has more opportunity to be successful than someone coming of age 25 years ago, about the same, or less opportunity for success?

  More opportunity About the same opportunity Less opportunity Don’t know/No opinion
Total 13% 12% 72% 2%
Nassau residents 15% 12% 71% 2%
Suffolk residents 12% 11% 74% 3%
Males 12% 11% 74% 3%
Females 14% 12% 71% 2%
Ages 18-34 23% 13% 62% 2%
Ages 35-54 11% 6% 82% 1%
Ages 55+ 13% 14% 70% 3%
Democrats 17% 12% 68% 2%
Republicans 12% 10% 76% 2%
Independents/ Other 8% 13% 77% 2%
Liberal 16% 18% 64% 2%
Moderate 15% 9% 73% 3%
Conservative 9% 11% 79% 2%
White 9% 12% 77% 2%
African American/ Black 34% 13% 52% 0%
Latino 27% 8% 55% 9%
Less than college 16% 13% 69% 3%
College degree 11% 11% 76% 2%
Catholic 11% 13% 75% 1%
Jewish 12% 13% 75% 0%
Protestant 16% 9% 71% 4%
Other 17% 12% 68% 4%
Earning less than $50K 18% 14% 65% 3%
Earning $50K-$100K 14% 14% 69% 3%
Earning $100K+ 11% 8% 81% 1%

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