December 2006 Values Update Survey

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AFFACT

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

As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Affirmative action programs designed to help blacks, women, and other minorities get better jobs and education.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 27.6% 27.6%
Favor 42.2% 69.8%
Oppose 17.1% 86.9%
Strongly oppose 8.3% 95.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 37.7% 28.1% 28.4% 24.6% 25.5% 23.9% 27.7%
Favor 45.3% 43.2% 44.7% 40.4% 37.4% 42.7% 42.3%
Oppose 5.8% 17.5% 14.3% 21.6% 23.2% 18.3% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 9.1% 7.0% 9.7% 7.9% 7.4% 8.6% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 4.2% 3.0% 5.5% 6.4% 6.6% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 23.5% 31.5% 27.6%
Favor 40.9% 43.5% 42.2%
Oppose 19.6% 14.8% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 11.4% 5.3% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 5.0% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Strongly favor 35.2% 30.9% 22.8% 23.3% 27.5%
Favor 45.1% 41.7% 45.2% 39.0% 42.3%
Oppose 9.0% 13.9% 18.6% 24.4% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 5.1% 8.5% 8.8% 8.9% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 17.5% 38.2% 25.0% 27.6%
Favor 38.6% 45.0% 42.2% 42.2%
Oppose 26.3% 8.9% 19.4% 17.6%
Strongly oppose 14.9% 3.1% 8.8% 8.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 4.8% 4.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 20.1% 63.4% 35.6% 27.6%
Favor 42.8% 30.7% 47.1% 42.2%
Oppose 21.7% 2.7% 7.6% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 9.5% 2.7% 6.7% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 0.5% 3.0% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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