July 7-14, 2008: CBS News/New York Times Poll—Nationwide poll on programs that make special efforts to help people from low-income backgrounds.

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“Do you favor or oppose programs that make special efforts to help people get ahead who come from low-income backgrounds, regardless of their gender or ethnicity?”


83% Favor


13% Oppose


4% Don۪t know/No answer


Subpopulation/Note: Registered voters.

Methodology: Conducted by CBS News/New York Times, July 7 – July 14, 2008 and based on 1,796 telephone interviews. Sample: national adult including oversamples of blacks and hispanics. There were totals of 297 blacks and 246 Hispanics interviewed. Results were weighted to be representative of a national adult population. [USCBSNYT.071508.R56]


Formal Citation

CBS News/New York Times Poll, Jul, 2008. Retrieved Sep-9-2010 from the iPOLL Databank, The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.

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