December 2006 Values Update Survey

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NATAFFRS

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

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm interested in keeping up with national affairs.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 47.2% 47.2%
Mostly agree 41.7% 88.9%
Mostly disagree 7.4% 96.3%
Completely disagree 3% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 31.4% 45.7% 49.8% 42.8% 55.4% 57.1% 47.4%
Mostly agree 51.7% 41.0% 41.0% 45.2% 37.7% 35.8% 41.8%
Mostly disagree 8.8% 8.4% 7.8% 8.9% 5.9% 4.3% 7.4%
Completely disagree 8.0% 3.7% 1.5% 2.1% 1.0% 2.5% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 48.2% 46.2% 47.2%
Mostly agree 41.2% 42.2% 41.7%
Mostly disagree 6.4% 8.3% 7.4%
Completely disagree 2.9% 3.1% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.1% 0.7%
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 37.9% 42.6% 45.9% 59.9% 47.4%
Mostly agree 42.1% 45.8% 43.2% 35.1% 41.8%
Mostly disagree 13.1% 7.1% 8.6% 3.5% 7.3%
Completely disagree 6.2% 4.0% 1.5% 1.1% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 50.5% 52.2% 43.6% 48.3%
Mostly agree 40.3% 38.5% 45.6% 41.8%
Mostly disagree 5.9% 6.6% 6.9% 6.6%
Completely disagree 2.5% 2.0% 3.3% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 49.9% 41.3% 40.6% 47.2%
Mostly agree 40.2% 44.0% 46.9% 41.8%
Mostly disagree 6.7% 10.2% 8.3% 7.4%
Completely disagree 2.7% 4.4% 3.6% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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