April 29, 2021
Poll Contact: Tatishe Nteta
UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll Finds Nearly Half of Americans Say the Federal Government Definitely Should Not Pay Reparations to the Descendants of Slaves
The poll also surveyed respondents about their views of the Black Lives Matter movement, the future racial makeup of the country, and possible D.C. and Puerto Rican statehood
The full press release can be found at the UMass Amherst Office of News & Media Relations.
Toplines and crosstabs posted below.
YouGov interviewed 1,151 respondents who were then matched down to a sample of 1,000 to produce the final dataset. The respondents were matched to a sampling frame on gender, age, race, and education. The frame was constructed by stratified sampling from the full 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year sample with selection within strata by weighted sampling with replacements (using the person weights on the public use file).
The matched cases were weighted to the sampling frame using propensity scores. The matched cases and the frame were combined and a logistic regression was estimated for inclusion in the frame. The propensity score function included age, gender, race/ethnicity, years of education, and region. The propensity scores were grouped into deciles of the estimated propensity score in the frame and post-stratified according to these deciles.
The weights were then post-stratified on 2016 Presidential vote choice, and a four-way stratification of gender, age (4-categories), race (4-categories), and education (4-categories), to produce the final weight.
Field Dates: April 21 – April 23, 2021 | Sample: 1,000 Respondents | Margin of Error: 3.4%