Marist Survey Results: Federal Employees

Americans Support Stronger Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees

Question 1: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: There should be stronger legal protections from harm for whistleblowers who are federal employees who report fraud in government programs?

The Marist Poll is an A+ poll, which means it’s one of the most statistically accurate polls.

Whistleblower Network News Survey of National Adults conducted by The Marist Poll. Interviews conducted September 11th through September 16th, 2020, n=1152 MOE +/- 3.5 percentage points. National Registered Voters: n=964 MOE +/- 3.8 percentage points. National Likely Voters: n=723 MOE +/- 4.3 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.

General

NATIONAL ADULTS

NATIONAL REGISTERED VOTERS

NATIONAL LIKELY VOTERS

Party Identification

DEMOCRAT

REPUBLICAN

INDEPENDENT

Region

NORTHEAST

MIDWEST

SOUTH

WEST

Household Income

LESS THAN $50,000

$50,000 OR MORE

Education

NOT A COLLEGE GRADUATE

COLLEGE GRADUATE

Race/Ethnicity

WHITE

NON-WHITE

WHITE

BLACK

LATINO

Age

UNDER 45

45 OR OLDER

18 – 29

30 – 44

45 – 59

60 Or Older

Gender

MEN

WOMEN

Area

BIG CITY

SMALL CITY

SUBURBAN

SMALL TOWN

RURAL

About This Survey

This survey of 1,152 adults was conducted September 11th through September 16th, 2020 by The Marist Poll. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the United States were contacted on landline or mobile numbers and interviewed by telephone using live interviewers. Survey questions were available in English or Spanish. Mobile telephone numbers were randomly selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the nation from Dynata. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. Mobile phones are treated as individual devices. After validation of age, personal ownership, and non-business- use of the mobile phone, interviews are typically conducted with the person answering the phone. To increase coverage, this mobile sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of landline phone numbers. Within each landline household, a single respondent is selected through a random selection process to increase the representativeness of traditionally under-covered survey populations.

The samples were then combined and balanced to reflect the 2017 American Community Survey 1-year estimates for age, gender, income, race, and region. Assistance was provided by Luce Research for data collection. Results are statistically significant within ±3.5 percentage points. There are 964 registered voters. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±3.8 percentage points. There are 723 likely voters defined by a probability turnout model which determines the likelihood respondents will participate in the November 2020 election based upon their chance of vote, interest in the election, and past election participation. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±4.3 percentage points. Tables include results for subgroups to only display crosstabs with an acceptable sampling error. It should be noted that although you may not see results listed for a certain group, it does not mean interviews were not completed with those individuals. It simply means the sample size is too small to report. The error margin was adjusted for sample weights and increases for cross- tabulations.

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