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Political Survey Questions

Sample political survey questions to poll citizens on viewpoints about political issues; a free template easy to use with your survey tool.

Note: This example is meant as a starting point that you can then customize to your situation. The questions are not exactly as a respondent would see them; they are instead formatted in such a way that they can easily be copied and pasted into an online survey tool (such as SurveyMonkey), so please feel free to do so!

[Text in brackets are your instructions for setting up the survey and should not appear in the survey]

1. What is your political affiliation?
Democrat
Republican
Independent
Other (specify) [Text Box]
None
Rather not say

2. Which one of the following best characterizes our country?
Going in the right direction
Going in the wrong direction
Unsure

3. In general, how is your personal situation now compared to two years ago?
Much better
Somewhat better
About the same
Somewhat worse
Much worse

4. Please rate how well our federal government is performing with regard to each of the following issues?
[Matrix Question, One Answer per Row]

[Column Choices, Rating Scale]
Very Poor [Far Left]
Poor
Fair
Good
Excellent
Don't Know [Far Right]

[Row Choices; Randomize order]
National Deficit/Debt
Healthcare
Unemployment/Jobs
Immigration
Social Issues
Taxes
Economy
Environment

5. How likely are you to vote in the next national election?
Definitely will
Probably will
May or may not
Probably will not
Definitely will not

6. Please rate how large of an effect each of the following issues will have on how you vote in the next national election?
[Matrix Question, One Answer per Row]

[Column Choices, Rating Scale]
1 – No Effect at All [Far Left]
2
3
4
5 – A Significant Effect [Far Right]

[Row Choices; Randomize order]
National Deficit/Debt
Healthcare
Unemployment/Jobs
Immigration
Social Issues
Taxes
Economy
Environment

7. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements.
[Matrix Question, One Answer per Row]

[Column Choices, Rating Scale]
Strongly Agree [Far Left]
Agree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
No Opinion [Far Right]

[Row Choices; Randomize order]
Abortion should be illegal in all cases
Labor unions are necessary in some cases
The government should increase military spending
Separation of church and state should be maintained
Gay marriage should be legal
Marijuana should be illegal
The upper class should pay a higher tax rate than the middle class

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