December 2006 Values Update Survey

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IRAQWRNG

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

Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq?
  1) Right decision
  2) Wrong decision
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Right decision 39.6% 39.6%
Wrong decision 53.2% 92.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Right decision 35.4% 40.6% 43.9% 44.4% 36.1% 34.7% 39.7%
Wrong decision 57.6% 53.8% 48.9% 49.2% 58.1% 55.0% 53.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 5.6% 7.2% 6.4% 5.8% 10.2% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Right decision 42.6% 36.7% 39.6%
Wrong decision 51.2% 55.1% 53.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 8.2% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Right decision 35.3% 39.8% 43.2% 38.2% 39.6%
Wrong decision 51.1% 52.5% 50.9% 57.6% 53.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.6% 7.6% 5.9% 4.2% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Right decision 76.6% 16.4% 37.2% 39.9%
Wrong decision 18.2% 77.7% 55.5% 53.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 5.8% 7.4% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Right decision 45.6% 14.8% 31.2% 39.6%
Wrong decision 48.2% 77.1% 59.5% 53.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 8.1% 9.3% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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