December 2006 Values Update Survey

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IGNVOTE

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

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Sometimes I vote for a candidate without really knowing enough about him or her.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 10.9% 10.9%
Mostly agree 29.9% 40.8%
Mostly disagree 30.2% 71%
Completely disagree 25.8% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 10.8% 8.4% 10.7% 9.6% 8.2% 18.5% 10.9%
Mostly agree 28.5% 25.1% 31.5% 25.5% 34.8% 35.4% 29.9%
Mostly disagree 30.4% 32.7% 29.5% 35.2% 28.2% 24.3% 30.3%
Completely disagree 26.2% 29.3% 26.2% 28.1% 24.9% 19.4% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 4.5% 2.2% 1.6% 3.9% 2.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 11.4% 10.4% 10.9%
Mostly agree 28.1% 31.6% 29.9%
Mostly disagree 30.0% 30.3% 30.1%
Completely disagree 26.9% 24.7% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 3.0% 3.3%
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 15.9% 11.6% 8.3% 9.4% 10.9%
Mostly agree 24.2% 30.5% 32.5% 30.4% 30.0%
Mostly disagree 28.7% 28.9% 28.1% 34.3% 30.1%
Completely disagree 22.1% 27.0% 28.5% 23.8% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 2.0% 2.5% 2.1% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 10.9% 12.7% 10.3% 11.3%
Mostly agree 29.2% 35.1% 26.2% 30.1%
Mostly disagree 32.6% 26.8% 32.8% 30.6%
Completely disagree 24.4% 23.6% 27.0% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 1.9% 3.7% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 11.2% 11.5% 10.2% 11.0%
Mostly agree 30.8% 34.1% 25.5% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 32.2% 21.7% 27.9% 30.2%
Completely disagree 23.5% 31.0% 30.7% 25.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 1.8% 5.7% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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