Spring 2004 Youth Survey

Working with a group of Harvard undergraduates and the staff of the Institute of Politics, Schneiders/ Della Volpe/ Schulman, a bipartisan, professional polling firm, conducted 1,205 telephone interviews with college undergraduates from March 12 to March 23, 2004. The objectives of the survey were to track the attitudes of college undergraduates related to politics from earlier IOP studies, to create a new ideology index that accurately reflects undergraduates’ political stances, and to measure opinions of college undergraduates regarding:

  • The 2004 election and the issues driving their votes;
  • Current events, the war in Iraq, gay marriage, and other issues; and
  • Leadership and suitability of candidates to hold office.

The margin of error for this survey is ± 2.8 percent at the 95 percent confidence level, but is higher for subgroups.

Top Line Data

Executive Summary

Results and analysis from the Spring 2004 survey. More