December 2006 Values Update Survey

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LVIRAQ

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

Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible?
  1) Keep troops in Iraq
  2) Bring troops home
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Keep troops in Iraq 41.3% 41.3%
Bring troops home 52.7% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 28.0% 39.6% 45.5% 45.6% 41.1% 43.0% 41.2%
Bring troops home 67.3% 56.2% 48.2% 47.9% 52.5% 50.2% 52.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 4.2% 6.3% 6.5% 6.4% 6.9% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 47.1% 35.7% 41.3%
Bring troops home 47.3% 57.9% 52.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 6.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 20.7% 39.4% 46.0% 50.6% 41.4%
Bring troops home 71.4% 55.9% 48.4% 42.7% 52.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 4.7% 5.6% 6.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 70.3% 22.2% 42.0% 42.3%
Bring troops home 27.2% 71.7% 51.6% 52.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 6.1% 6.4% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 48.9% 15.3% 27.3% 41.3%
Bring troops home 45.4% 80.9% 65.3% 52.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 3.8% 7.4% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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