Results of a poll of all upper school Pace students and faculty shows the breakdown of support for various 2020 Presidential candidates.

Below is a set of data created from a poll that was conducted with Pace Academy upper school students and faculty members. In total, there were 119 respondents.

1. Are you eligible to vote in this election? Yes – 27.7% No – 72.3% 

2. If yes, are you registered to vote? Yes – 29.4% No – 3.6% N/A – 67.0%

3. Are you planning on voting in person or with a mail-in ballot? In person – 16.4% Mail-in – 14.5% N/A – 69.1%

4. Who would you vote for this year? Joe Biden (D)/Kamala Harris (D) – 82.4% Donald Trump (R)/Mike Pence (R) – 10.1% Other – 7.5%

5. Who did you support in 2016? Clinton – 73.2% Trump – 17.0% Johnson – 8.0% Stein – 1.8%

6. How confident are you that this will be a fair election? (includes foreign interference and other factors) Very confident – 5.0% Slightly confident – 21.8% Neutral – 26.2% Slightly unconfident – 33.6% Very unconfident – 13.4%

7. Do you believe that the results of this election will be accepted by the candidates? Yes – 12.6% No – 46.2% Maybe – 41.2%

8. Which of these issues is most important to you in this election cycle? The economy – 17.7% Climate – 27.4% Foreign Policy – 7.1% LGBTQ+ rights – 4.4% Women’s rights – 22.1% Healthcare – 21.2% The military – 0.0%

9. Based on your response to the above question: Why is this issue the most important to you? “Climate change is a serious issue that, as a country, we have to address. We can’t keep pushing it off anymore because millions of lives are at stake.” – anonymous “US relations with other countries are degrading because of how poorly the Trump administration has handled all the events in 2020.” – anonymous “People deserve to be taken care of.” – anonymous

10. For local and state elections, do you know your district/current representatives? Yes – 57.3% No – 42.7%

11. Who do you think will win the election? Biden – 68.4% Trump – 29.1% Other – 2.5%

12. Of the following options, who is your favorite historical President? Washington – 8.0% Madison – 2.7% Lincoln – 17.7% F. Roosevelt – 13.3% Truman – 0.9% Kennedy – 16.8% Reagan – 5.3% Obama – 35.4%

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