December 2006 Values Update Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


SATISFID

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today?
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 30.2% 30.2%
Dissatisfied 63.4% 93.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Satisfied 38.6% 32.4% 33.5% 28.3% 26.2% 23.5% 30.3%
Dissatisfied 56.7% 59.4% 61.2% 66.6% 69.5% 67.1% 63.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 8.3% 5.3% 5.1% 4.2% 9.3% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 37.4% 23.5% 30.2%
Dissatisfied 56.5% 69.9% 63.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 6.6% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Satisfied 21.5% 27.5% 32.0% 36.4% 30.1%
Dissatisfied 68.8% 66.8% 61.8% 57.8% 63.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 5.7% 6.2% 5.8% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Satisfied 58.2% 14.6% 27.8% 30.9%
Dissatisfied 35.9% 80.6% 66.0% 63.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 4.9% 6.2% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Satisfied 32.3% 12.2% 32.1% 30.1%
Dissatisfied 61.6% 83.6% 59.3% 63.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 4.3% 8.5% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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