December 2006 Values Update Survey

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GOVRTERR

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

In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism?
  1) Very well
  2) Fairly well
  3) Not too well
  4) Not well at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very well 17.2% 17.2%
Fairly well 36.5% 53.7%
Not too well 26.7% 80.4%
Not well at all 17.3% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 100.1%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very well 12.5% 20.7% 19.3% 17.3% 14.9% 16.7% 17.2%
Fairly well 30.2% 37.9% 36.1% 37.6% 39.6% 35.8% 36.4%
Not too well 37.9% 22.5% 22.7% 26.4% 26.9% 28.4% 26.9%
Not well at all 18.1% 16.6% 18.4% 17.4% 18.3% 14.1% 17.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 2.2% 3.4% 1.2% 0.3% 5.0% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 19.1% 15.3% 17.2%
Fairly well 37.2% 35.9% 36.5%
Not too well 24.0% 29.2% 26.7%
Not well at all 17.9% 16.7% 17.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 3.0% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Very well 23.3% 16.8% 17.8% 13.6% 17.1%
Fairly well 23.3% 38.5% 37.4% 40.0% 36.6%
Not too well 27.0% 27.8% 24.8% 26.6% 26.7%
Not well at all 20.0% 15.5% 18.1% 17.6% 17.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 1.4% 2.0% 2.3% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very well 30.4% 10.6% 14.5% 17.1%
Fairly well 51.7% 25.4% 37.7% 37.1%
Not too well 13.4% 36.7% 26.4% 26.6%
Not well at all 3.1% 25.3% 18.8% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 2.0% 2.5% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very well 16.1% 14.8% 22.8% 17.2%
Fairly well 42.5% 18.9% 24.6% 36.7%
Not too well 25.5% 40.4% 23.6% 26.8%
Not well at all 14.2% 24.0% 23.9% 17.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.8% 5.2% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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