December 2006 Values Update Survey

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LIB4TERR

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

In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it will be necessary for the average person to give up some civil liberties, or not?
  1) Yes, it will be necessary
  2) No, it will not be necessary
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, it will be necessary 39.6% 39.6%
No, it will not be necessary 54.4% 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
Yes, it will be necessary 26.9% 31.5% 43.0% 47.3% 42.0% 43.0% 39.6%
No, it will not be necessary 69.8% 66.5% 49.9% 48.2% 50.7% 45.1% 54.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 2.0% 7.0% 4.4% 7.3% 11.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 40.3% 38.9% 39.6%
No, it will not be necessary 56.3% 52.6% 54.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 8.5% 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
Yes, it will be necessary 28.1% 40.7% 40.8% 42.9% 39.6%
No, it will not be necessary 57.2% 53.9% 54.8% 53.2% 54.4%
Don't know/Refused 14.7% 5.4% 4.5% 3.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 51.2% 34.6% 37.0% 39.7%
No, it will not be necessary 44.8% 59.4% 57.5% 55.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 6.0% 5.5% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 42.2% 35.1% 33.1% 39.8%
No, it will not be necessary 52.7% 54.5% 60.9% 54.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 10.4% 6.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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