July 2003 Values Update Survey

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AGREE2EE

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 '2']Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 17.1% 17.1%
Mostly agree 24.9% 42%
Mostly disagree 35.7% 77.7%
Completely disagree 18.4% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 100%
Total N = 1244

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 18.5% 19.6% 12.8% 16.1% 14.5% 22.3% 17.1%
Mostly agree 27.6% 23.6% 23.2% 23.7% 27.5% 25.4% 24.8%
Mostly disagree 37.4% 35.8% 42.7% 36.0% 35.5% 25.4% 35.8%
Completely disagree 15.6% 19.6% 18.7% 20.0% 19.8% 16.2% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.5% 2.7% 4.3% 2.8% 10.8% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1233


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college, no 4-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Completely agree 31.2% 18.2% 17.4% 9.5% 6.0% 17.1%
Mostly agree 28.4% 29.8% 23.6% 20.0% 16.7% 24.9%
Mostly disagree 16.4% 36.2% 37.1% 46.6% 40.0% 35.7%
Completely disagree 14.8% 12.3% 18.1% 23.5% 34.8% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 3.6% 3.8% 0.4% 2.4% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1243


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 14.7% 23.1% 21.5% 16.8% 17.1%
Mostly agree 22.9% 21.9% 38.7% 26.5% 24.9%
Mostly disagree 40.1% 27.8% 18.3% 38.0% 35.7%
Completely disagree 19.5% 21.5% 8.6% 17.5% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 5.8% 13.0% 1.2% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1241


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Completely agree 14.0% 34.2% 20.1% 16.9%
Mostly agree 24.1% 25.0% 29.9% 24.6%
Mostly disagree 39.0% 20.5% 32.3% 36.2%
Completely disagree 19.2% 17.2% 11.1% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 3.2% 6.6% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1226


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 15.3% 18.7% 17.1%
Mostly agree 21.0% 28.5% 24.9%
Mostly disagree 38.7% 33.0% 35.7%
Completely disagree 22.1% 15.0% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 4.8% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1244



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