Mini Poll: Which government should decide what issue?


For each of the following issues, please mark the LOWEST or SMALLEST level of government at which you think regulation makes the best public policy sense:


Purchase of drug products containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine:

Neighborhood:
 1%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 6%
County:
 7%
State:
 47%
Federal:
 29%
No regulation at all:
 10%

 


Open carrying of handguns:

Neighborhood:
 1%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 11%
County:
 5%
State:
 53%
Federal:
 25%
No regulation at all:
 3%

 


Eminent domain:

Neighborhood:
 7%
Ward:
 5%
City:
 29%
County:
 20%
State:
 27%
Federal:
 8%
No regulation at all:
 4%

 


Recognizing same-sex marriages:

Neighborhood:
 1%
Ward:
 0%
City:
 2%
County:
 1%
State:
 36%
Federal:
 44%
No regulation at all:
 15%

 


Historic structure standards:

Neighborhood:
 18%
Ward:
 3%
City:
 36%
County:
 8%
State:
 21%
Federal:
 11%
No regulation at all:
 2%

 


Spaying/neutering animals:

Neighborhood:
 2%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 37%
County:
 21%
State:
 24%
Federal:
 5%
No regulation at all:
 10%

 


Retail sale of cats and dogs not born on the site:

Neighborhood:
 3%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 14%
County:
 13%
State:
 55%
Federal:
 5%
No regulation at all:
 9%

 


Penalties for car clouting:

Neighborhood:
 3%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 27%
County:
 11%
State:
 47%
Federal:
 7%
No regulation at all:
 4%

 


Public school curricula:

Neighborhood:
 2%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 21%
County:
 7%
State:
 49%
Federal:
 17%
No regulation at all:
 2%

 


Smoking in public places:

Neighborhood:
 6%
Ward:
 2%
City:
 36%
County:
 11%
State:
 24%
Federal:
 11%
No regulation at all:
 10%

 


Building height restrictions:

Neighborhood:
 10%
Ward:
 2%
City:
 61%
County:
 15%
State:
 5%
Federal:
 2%
No regulation at all:
 5%

 


Lemonade stands:

Neighborhood:
 43%
Ward:
 4%
City:
 19%
County:
 2%
State:
 0%
Federal:
 1%
No regulation at all:
 30%

 


Liquor licenses:

Neighborhood:
 18%
Ward:
 5%
City:
 41%
County:
 13%
State:
 18%
Federal:
 3%
No regulation at all:
 2%

 


Noise:

Neighborhood:
 22%
Ward:
 15%
City:
 48%
County:
 9%
State:
 3%
Federal:
 1%
No regulation at all:
 1%

 


Sagging pants:

Neighborhood:
 10%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 27%
County:
 5%
State:
 14%
Federal:
 6%
No regulation at all:
 37%

 


Sale of medical marijuana:

Neighborhood:
 2%
Ward:
 0%
City:
 6%
County:
 3%
State:
 37%
Federal:
 38%
No regulation at all:
 15%

 


Curfews for youth:

Neighborhood:
 11%
Ward:
 5%
City:
 63%
County:
 11%
State:
 5%
Federal:
 2%
No regulation at all:
 2%

 


Speed cameras:

Neighborhood:
 4%
Ward:
 2%
City:
 31%
County:
 7%
State:
 37%
Federal:
 4%
No regulation at all:
 16%

 


Immigration law enforcement:

Neighborhood:
 1%
Ward:
 0%
City:
 2%
County:
 1%
State:
 17%
Federal:
 73%
No regulation at all:
 5%

 


Use of plastic bags at grocery/other stores:

Neighborhood:
 7%
Ward:
 1%
City:
 20%
County:
 7%
State:
 12%
Federal:
 9%
No regulation at all:
 46%

 


Bicycle paths, lanes:

Neighborhood:
 9%
Ward:
 3%
City:
 52%
County:
 21%
State:
 10%
Federal:
 2%
No regulation at all:
 4%

 


Food trucks, street vendors:

Neighborhood:
 9%
Ward:
 3%
City:
 66%
County:
 11%
State:
 3%
Federal:
 1%
No regulation at all:
 6%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.