December 2006 Values Update Survey

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BANBOOKS

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

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 30.2% 30.2%
Mostly agree 16.4% 46.6%
Mostly disagree 22.8% 69.4%
Completely disagree 26.6% 96%
Don't know/Refused 4% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 28.4% 36.4% 28.5% 24.7% 25.9% 38.3% 30.4%
Mostly agree 14.9% 16.0% 12.8% 15.8% 21.3% 18.5% 16.4%
Mostly disagree 26.1% 17.5% 23.9% 24.9% 22.0% 22.5% 22.7%
Completely disagree 28.4% 27.2% 29.5% 31.4% 27.9% 15.1% 26.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 2.9% 5.3% 3.1% 3.0% 5.6% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 24.9% 35.4% 30.2%
Mostly agree 16.3% 16.4% 16.4%
Mostly disagree 24.6% 21.0% 22.8%
Completely disagree 30.5% 22.9% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 4.2% 4.0%
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 48.4% 34.5% 28.1% 17.2% 30.3%
Mostly agree 25.3% 22.0% 11.0% 9.2% 16.4%
Mostly disagree 11.8% 21.2% 26.3% 27.7% 22.8%
Completely disagree 11.4% 20.1% 28.8% 41.7% 26.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 2.3% 5.8% 4.3% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 32.9% 30.4% 27.5% 29.8%
Mostly agree 14.7% 16.1% 16.8% 16.0%
Mostly disagree 23.3% 20.5% 24.3% 22.7%
Completely disagree 25.4% 29.1% 27.5% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 3.9% 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 28.1% 43.8% 32.6% 30.6%
Mostly agree 14.7% 17.3% 21.1% 16.2%
Mostly disagree 24.4% 18.6% 19.5% 22.9%
Completely disagree 29.2% 19.5% 20.8% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 0.9% 6.0% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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