December 2006 Values Update Survey

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DUTYVOTE

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

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I feel it's my duty as a citizen to always vote.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 63.6% 63.6%
Mostly agree 26.3% 89.9%
Mostly disagree 5.3% 95.2%
Completely disagree 3.2% 98.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 100.1%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 36.0% 61.4% 67.2% 59.4% 73.1% 78.7% 63.4%
Mostly agree 42.5% 25.3% 25.0% 30.2% 19.7% 18.5% 26.4%
Mostly disagree 14.9% 7.0% 2.4% 4.2% 5.2% 1.2% 5.4%
Completely disagree 5.0% 5.0% 3.4% 3.1% 1.3% 1.2% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.3% 1.9% 3.1% 0.7% 0.3% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 60.4% 66.6% 63.5%
Mostly agree 29.6% 23.0% 26.2%
Mostly disagree 5.2% 5.3% 5.3%
Completely disagree 2.8% 3.5% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.6% 1.8%
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 44.1% 56.6% 68.3% 79.6% 63.8%
Mostly agree 35.5% 32.1% 21.7% 17.4% 26.2%
Mostly disagree 10.7% 5.4% 6.5% 1.2% 5.2%
Completely disagree 8.3% 4.1% 1.7% 0.5% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.7% 1.9% 1.2% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 72.3% 69.8% 58.0% 65.6%
Mostly agree 23.7% 21.3% 30.2% 25.4%
Mostly disagree 1.9% 5.5% 5.2% 4.5%
Completely disagree 1.3% 1.6% 4.5% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.9% 2.1% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 67.3% 72.7% 44.5% 63.7%
Mostly agree 24.1% 18.9% 39.3% 26.3%
Mostly disagree 3.8% 5.7% 11.2% 5.4%
Completely disagree 3.4% 1.8% 3.1% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.9% 1.8% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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