Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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SCIHURT

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it. (Q16EE)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 15.9% 15.9%
Mostly agree 22.9% 38.8%
Mostly disagree 36.2% 75%
Completely disagree 20.7% 95.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 100%
Total N = 6292

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 15.4% 14.3% 14.9% 19.3% 21.7% 16.0%
Mostly agree 24.0% 23.3% 21.5% 23.4% 23.3% 23.0%
Mostly disagree 35.5% 40.4% 37.5% 31.9% 23.5% 36.1%
Completely disagree 23.5% 19.2% 21.7% 19.5% 17.6% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.8% 4.5% 5.9% 13.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
6191


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Completely agree 13.7% 28.8% 17.8% 15.9%
Mostly agree 22.0% 27.1% 25.8% 23.0%
Mostly disagree 38.2% 27.1% 32.0% 36.3%
Completely disagree 21.7% 13.7% 19.7% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.4% 4.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
6184


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 13.3% 18.3% 15.9%
Mostly agree 20.1% 25.5% 22.9%
Mostly disagree 38.6% 34.0% 36.2%
Completely disagree 24.8% 16.9% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 5.3% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
6292


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Completely agree 29.0% 19.6% 18.0% 13.7% 6.4% 15.9%
Mostly agree 28.5% 29.0% 26.8% 19.9% 15.3% 23.0%
Mostly disagree 18.6% 32.2% 33.6% 41.2% 46.0% 36.2%
Completely disagree 14.3% 15.5% 16.3% 21.6% 29.8% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 3.7% 5.4% 3.6% 2.5% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
6259


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
Completely agree 13.7% 19.5% 14.6% 14.0% 9.4% 15.9%
Mostly agree 24.8% 21.9% 22.3% 22.0% 25.0% 22.9%
Mostly disagree 39.0% 34.1% 36.7% 36.0% 28.1% 36.4%
Completely disagree 18.4% 21.1% 23.0% 13.5% 28.1% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 3.4% 3.3% 14.5% 9.4% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
6143


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Completely agree 13.3% 15.0% 20.4% 12.4% 15.9%
Mostly agree 19.8% 25.8% 24.8% 20.1% 22.9%
Mostly disagree 40.0% 37.4% 31.2% 38.6% 36.2%
Completely disagree 22.7% 17.8% 18.7% 24.7% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.0% 4.8% 4.2% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
6292



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