December 2006 Values Update Survey

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


UNEMPLOY

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

Over the past 12 months, has there been a time when you or someone in your household has been without a job and looking for work, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 37.1% 37.1%
No 62.5% 99.6%
Don't know/Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 51.5% 41.5% 35.4% 44.0% 35.4% 18.8% 37.5%
No 48.3% 58.5% 64.6% 55.9% 64.1% 80.6% 62.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.6% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 38.1% 36.2% 37.1%
No 61.3% 63.6% 62.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Yes 48.3% 40.7% 38.3% 26.2% 37.3%
No 51.7% 59.2% 61.1% 73.6% 62.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 27.1% 38.7% 40.1% 36.4%
No 72.9% 61.0% 59.5% 63.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Yes 32.2% 52.3% 47.8% 37.2%
No 67.5% 47.7% 52.2% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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