set 1

conduct a study
total participants
focus group participants
distinct groups

set 2

a sharp partisan divide/ a partisan agreement on 
four-in-ten / seven-in-ten
half as many / twice as many 
the balance of opinion
share the view / express negative views / harbour doubts
large majorities of
about a quarter or fewer
strongly or somewhat oppose

set 3

minor fluctuations
increase __% percentage points
increase dramatically 
go up substantially
at a historic high of __ %
peak at __% in 20….
the same pattern holds true
factor driving attitude

set 4

dissatisfaction with
hold the view 
substantial minorities/ large majorities 
In comparison, 
very different public moods across
not so downcast 
key finding/ the major findings
significant change
long-running divisions 

set 5

grow at a modest pace
the turnout rates
account for 
to be projected to reach
a higher share of
considerably less likely 
the median age