The Associated Press poll on Y2K issues is based on telephone interviews with 1,008 randomly selected adults from all states except Alaska and Hawaii. The interviews were conducted July 16-21 by ICR of Media, Pa.

The results were weighted to represent the population by key demographic factors, such as age, sex, region and education.

No more than one time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than 3 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all Americans were polled.

This margin of sampling error is larger for responses of subgroups, such as income categories. There are other sources of potential error in polls, including the wording and order of questions.

The AP poll questions (because of rounding, sums may not total 100 percent):

1. In general, do you expect the Y2K bug to cause ...

_Major problems in the United States, 11 percent.

_Minor problems in the United States, 66 percent.

_No problems in the United States, 18 percent.

_Don't know, 5 percent.

2. How long do you think Y2K-related computer problems will last?

_One day or less, 5 percent.

_A few days, 17 percent.

_A week or two, 30 percent.

_More than two weeks, 32 percent.

_No computer problems will occur, 11 percent.

_Don't know, 5 percent.

3. Some people plan to take extra money out of the bank at the end of the year in case computer problems affect banks and cash machines. Others say such precautions are not necessary. Do you plan to take extra money out of the bank because of the Y2K bug or not?

_Yes, 25 percent.

_No, 69 percent.

_Don't know, 5 percent.

_Refused to answer, 1 percent.

4. Some people also plan to stock up on such items as food, water, gasoline and batteries because of possible Y2K problems. Do you plan to stock up or not?

_Yes, 31 percent.

_No, 67 percent.

_Don't know, 2 percent.

5. In your opinion, what is most at risk because of the Y2K bug?

_Banking, financial services, 31 percent.

_Transportation system, 12 percent.

_Power supply, 26 percent.

_Phone system, 6 percent.

_Food distribution, 11 percent.

_Don't know, 13 percent.