Now that we are near the end of the election season, it is important to gauge the perception of voters. For this research, I am studying whether presidential debate(s) significantly impact voter behavior. There are 25 multiple choice questions. Mark the answer that you agree with most. The final fill-in question is optional. Please take this short survey only if you plan to vote this upcoming election AND if you watched the presidential debate(s). Thank you for your cooperation. (REMINDER: Please do not take this survey if you did not plan to vote this election or if you did not watch the presidential debate(s). Happy voting!

* 1. Are you voting this 2012 election season?

* 2. Do you usually identify yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or other?

* 3. Is your party affiliation strong?

* 4. Did you watch the presidential debate(s)?

* 5. Which medium/media did you choose to watch the presidential debate(s)?

* 6. Do you plan to vote according to your party affiliation?

* 7. Have you ever voted outside of your party?

* 8. Did you feel stronger to the party you most identify with after watching the debate(s)?

* 9. After watching the presidential debate(s), do you view your own party as more reliable?

* 10. Do you feel that the presidential debate(s) are easily accessible?

* 11. Why did you watch the presidential debate(s)?

* 12. After watching the presidential debate(s), did it make you more excited to vote this election?

* 13. Do you think it is necessary to watch the presidential debate(s) to make a well-informed decision?

* 14. After watching the presidential debate(s), did you feel more secure in your voting selection?

* 15. Were you satisfied with your candidate's performance in the presidential debate(s)?

* 16. I learned a lot about my party's candidate after watching the presidential debate(s).

* 17. After watching the presidential debate(s), I was eager to start the voting process.

* 18. After watching the debate(s), I am less interested in my party candidate.

* 19. I think my party candidate won the debate(s).

* 20. After watching the presidential debate(s), I am more educated about the political issues than I was before watching the presidential debate(s).

* 21. After watching the debate(s), I felt that all of my questions were answered.

* 22. I watched the presidential debate(s), even though I already know who I will vote for this election.

* 23. I will never vote outside my party.

* 24. After watching the presidential debate(s), I felt closer to my party.

* 25. After watching the debate(s), I am unsure who I will vote for in this election.

* 26. After watching the presidential debate(s), what did you personally get out of watching it?

* 27. All surveys are anonymous. This section is only to get an idea of who took the survey.

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