Women oppose the ‘ban’ on traditional light bulbs more than men do. Voters over 40 are against it more than those who are younger. But the majority of adults across all demographic categories oppose a ban on the sale of traditional light bulbs, including 69% of those who say they or someone they know has already bought and used one of the new energy-efficient bulbs.
Higher-income voters are the most likely to have already tried out the new bulbs or to know someone who has bought and used one. Those who’ve already used the new bulbs are also much more likely than those who have not to think they will save money in the long run.
Males tend to be more conservative than females on both fiscal and social issues. Voters over 40 are more conservative both fiscally and socially than those who are younger.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Republicans are fiscal conservatives, while a majority (56%) of Democrats and a plurality (46%) of voters not affiliated with either major party see themselves as moderates on money issues.
As for social issues, 65% of GOP voters are conservatives, while 54% of Democrats are liberals. Unaffiliated voters are closely divided.