December 2006 Values Update Survey

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DEMVREP

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

Thinking about the Democratic and Republican parties, would you say there is a great deal of difference in what they stand for, a fair amount of difference, or hardly any difference at all?
  1) A great deal of difference
  2) A fair amount of difference
  3) Hardly any difference
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A great deal of difference 34.7% 34.7%
A fair amount of difference 35.1% 69.8%
Hardly any difference 22.8% 92.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
A great deal of difference 32.1% 32.8% 34.7% 39.2% 37.4% 31.0% 34.7%
A fair amount of difference 38.7% 36.6% 36.4% 35.9% 34.5% 29.1% 35.2%
Hardly any difference 23.3% 20.3% 23.1% 19.0% 23.5% 28.9% 22.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 10.4% 5.8% 5.9% 4.6% 11.0% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal of difference 34.3% 35.1% 34.7%
A fair amount of difference 34.7% 35.5% 35.1%
Hardly any difference 25.0% 20.8% 22.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 8.6% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
A great deal of difference 31.7% 36.0% 35.8% 33.5% 34.7%
A fair amount of difference 20.7% 31.6% 38.8% 43.8% 35.1%
Hardly any difference 30.1% 25.1% 21.0% 18.2% 22.9%
Don't know/Refused 17.4% 7.3% 4.5% 4.5% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
A great deal of difference 45.3% 41.4% 25.2% 35.6%
A fair amount of difference 32.5% 40.3% 35.2% 36.3%
Hardly any difference 17.1% 13.9% 31.6% 22.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 4.3% 7.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
A great deal of difference 34.9% 38.3% 32.7% 34.9%
A fair amount of difference 35.8% 37.6% 28.6% 34.7%
Hardly any difference 23.0% 18.5% 26.0% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 5.6% 12.8% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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