June 28, 2022
Poll contact: Tatishe Nteta
Broad Majorities, Including Firearm Owners, Support Gun Control Measures in Mass., According to New UMass Amherst / WCVB Poll;
Results of the poll also show President Biden’s support in the Bay State below 50% for the first time and higher support for reparations than among the national populace.
YouGov interviewed 1131 Massachusetts respondents who were then matched down to a sample of 1000 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 2019 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, and years of education. 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 and 2020 Presidential vote choice, own/rent, gender, age, race, and education to produce the final weight.
Field Dates: June 15 - 21, 2022 | Sample: 1,000 Respondents | Margin of Error: 3.5%