December 2006 Values Update Survey

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

As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. An increase in the minimum wage, from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 47.5% 47.5%
Favor 36% 83.5%
Oppose 8.4% 91.9%
Strongly oppose 5.8% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 38.1% 49.3% 48.9% 49.9% 52.5% 44.0% 47.5%
Favor 46.1% 33.8% 32.9% 34.9% 31.6% 39.7% 36.0%
Oppose 7.6% 8.9% 9.5% 7.9% 7.8% 8.4% 8.4%
Strongly oppose 8.2% 6.6% 7.5% 4.8% 4.8% 2.8% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.4% 1.1% 2.5% 3.4% 5.2% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 42.0% 52.6% 47.4%
Favor 39.1% 33.2% 36.0%
Oppose 9.9% 6.9% 8.4%
Strongly oppose 6.9% 4.8% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.6% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Strongly favor 49.6% 50.7% 47.0% 42.5% 47.5%
Favor 36.8% 34.9% 36.4% 36.7% 36.0%
Oppose 5.5% 7.7% 7.8% 11.4% 8.4%
Strongly oppose 5.5% 4.8% 7.0% 6.2% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 1.8% 1.9% 3.2% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.3% 59.6% 46.7% 47.5%
Favor 36.8% 32.9% 37.5% 35.8%
Oppose 14.8% 3.9% 8.3% 8.4%
Strongly oppose 11.9% 2.5% 5.3% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 1.1% 2.3% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 44.0% 65.8% 50.4% 47.6%
Favor 37.4% 23.6% 38.5% 36.1%
Oppose 9.7% 3.6% 6.5% 8.4%
Strongly oppose 6.1% 6.1% 4.0% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 0.9% 0.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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