Results, interactive data, and methodology on Americans' attitudes on student debt and affirmative action from the latest Economist/YouGov survey.
Toplines: Results among U.S. adult citizens for every question
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How respondents were selected: From YouGov’s opt-in panel, to be representative of all U.S. adult citizens
Who responded: 1,500 U.S. adult citizens
When: October 22 - 25, 2022
How the sample was weighted: According to gender, age, race, education, 2020 election turnout and Presidential vote, baseline party identification, and current voter registration status. Demographic weighting targets come from the 2019 American Community Survey. Baseline party identification is the respondent’s most recent answer given prior to March 15, 2022, and is weighted to the estimated distribution at that time (33% Democratic, 28% Republican).
Margin of error: Approximately 3% for the overall sample
Economist survey team
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