December 2006 Values Update Survey

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SPANVENG

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

If we had not had the ability to interview you in Spanish, would you have been comfortable doing the interview in English, would it have been possible but hard for you to do it, or would you not have been able to do the interview in English?
  1) Comfortable in English
  2) Possible, but hard
  3) Would not have been able
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Comfortable in English 7.3% 7.3%
Possible, but hard 41.1% 48.4%
Would not have been able 51.6% 100%
Don't know/Refused 0% 100%
Total N = 93

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Comfortable in English 18.8% 4.8% 5.9% 9.7% 5.0% 14.3% 8.1%
Possible, but hard 59.4% 40.3% 44.1% 32.3% 20.0% 57.1% 40.5%
Would not have been able 21.9% 54.8% 50.0% 58.1% 75.0% 28.6% 51.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
93


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Comfortable in English 6.7% 7.9% 7.3%
Possible, but hard 38.7% 43.3% 41.1%
Would not have been able 54.6% 48.8% 51.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
93


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Comfortable in English 0.0% 16.4% 50.0% 0.0% 7.4%
Possible, but hard 42.3% 37.3% 28.6% 58.3% 40.9%
Would not have been able 57.7% 46.3% 21.4% 41.7% 51.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
91


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Comfortable in English 38.5% 10.8% 5.5% 9.6%
Possible, but hard 15.4% 53.8% 36.4% 41.0%
Would not have been able 46.2% 35.4% 58.2% 49.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
71


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Comfortable in English 0.0% 0.0% 7.4% 7.3%
Possible, but hard 25.0% 0.0% 41.3% 41.1%
Would not have been able 75.0% 0.0% 51.2% 51.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
93



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