December 2006 Values Update Survey

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SCIHRT

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

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? 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 16% 16%
Mostly agree 18.5% 34.5%
Mostly disagree 35.6% 70.1%
Completely disagree 25.9% 96%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 99.9%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 19.9% 17.3% 16.0% 13.0% 13.8% 17.9% 16.1%
Mostly agree 22.6% 14.7% 18.4% 21.4% 20.0% 15.4% 18.6%
Mostly disagree 26.1% 37.2% 35.8% 39.1% 36.1% 36.7% 35.6%
Completely disagree 30.7% 27.5% 27.4% 20.1% 26.2% 25.0% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 3.4% 2.4% 6.5% 3.9% 4.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 13.8% 18.2% 16.0%
Mostly agree 18.4% 18.6% 18.5%
Mostly disagree 36.3% 34.9% 35.6%
Completely disagree 28.7% 23.3% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 5.0% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1025


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Completely agree 29.3% 20.8% 13.4% 5.3% 16.1%
Mostly agree 29.0% 23.7% 14.6% 9.8% 18.6%
Mostly disagree 21.0% 34.0% 36.5% 44.9% 35.7%
Completely disagree 16.9% 18.2% 29.0% 38.1% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 3.2% 6.5% 2.0% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 11.8% 18.7% 16.5% 16.1%
Mostly agree 16.2% 17.4% 18.5% 17.5%
Mostly disagree 41.8% 33.4% 34.2% 35.8%
Completely disagree 25.2% 27.5% 26.9% 26.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 3.0% 3.9% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 12.6% 33.8% 19.5% 16.2%
Mostly agree 15.9% 27.6% 24.2% 18.7%
Mostly disagree 37.9% 24.4% 32.6% 35.4%
Completely disagree 29.7% 9.8% 21.1% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 4.4% 2.6% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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