New poll shows Ohioans lean Right on social issues
Ohio Right to Life released a new poll which they describe as the Ohio Cultural Index. The index’s significant findings include:
- 72% of Ohioans’ surveyed strongly believe in God;
- 60% oppose abortion;
- 54% believe abortion has a negative effect on women who have them;
- 70% oppose use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion;
- 45% believe entertainment today negatively impacts families;
- 51% believe government policies are harming traditional family values;
- 54% believe schools undermine values taught at home; and
- 54% believe families do a worse job of developing character than a generation ago.
Some pretty interesting results:
The score indicates Ohioans are generally center-right in their social outlook, and hold an overall positive view of the state’s culture. However, on seven of the 10 questions, Ohioans have a more negative than positive perception. “Ohioans’ belief in God, their belief that tax dollars should not be used to pay for abortions, and their belief that abortions have a negative effect on the women who have them pushed the index above the ‘break-even’ mark of 50,” said Fritz Wenzel, president of Wenzel Strategies and a former pollster with Zogby International.
You can dig into the findings here (PDF).