December 2006 Values Update Survey

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POLLIBCN

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

In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal.
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal
  5) Very liberal
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 6.9% 6.9%
Conservative 28.3% 35.2%
Moderate 38.5% 73.7%
Liberal 14.8% 88.5%
Very liberal 5.4% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very conservative 6.8% 7.4% 7.4% 7.3% 6.9% 5.2% 6.9%
Conservative 23.3% 25.3% 29.1% 27.7% 26.7% 35.9% 28.2%
Moderate 37.0% 41.5% 35.4% 41.7% 39.0% 37.2% 38.7%
Liberal 18.7% 14.8% 14.4% 12.8% 18.4% 11.3% 14.8%
Very liberal 10.1% 5.7% 7.2% 4.7% 3.5% 2.6% 5.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 5.2% 6.4% 5.9% 5.4% 7.8% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 7.7% 6.0% 6.9%
Conservative 31.0% 25.7% 28.3%
Moderate 34.7% 42.1% 38.5%
Liberal 14.5% 15.0% 14.8%
Very liberal 5.4% 5.5% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 5.7% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Very conservative 6.8% 8.2% 7.6% 4.5% 6.9%
Conservative 23.3% 31.0% 27.8% 27.8% 28.4%
Moderate 30.1% 39.0% 38.5% 42.3% 38.6%
Liberal 18.7% 10.4% 17.3% 16.5% 14.8%
Very liberal 8.3% 4.1% 4.6% 6.6% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.8% 7.4% 4.2% 2.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very conservative 15.9% 4.0% 4.5% 7.1%
Conservative 50.2% 19.0% 24.0% 28.8%
Moderate 27.0% 40.8% 45.2% 39.2%
Liberal 4.1% 24.6% 13.9% 15.1%
Very liberal 0.7% 7.9% 6.5% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 3.8% 5.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very conservative 6.6% 7.7% 7.4% 6.8%
Conservative 31.0% 16.7% 25.0% 28.3%
Moderate 37.9% 50.7% 34.3% 38.6%
Liberal 13.9% 14.2% 18.1% 14.7%
Very liberal 4.9% 6.1% 7.7% 5.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.7% 7.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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