December 2006 Values Update Survey

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


MEXFENCE

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

Would you favor or oppose building a fence along 700 miles of the border with Mexico?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 45.6% 45.6%
Oppose 48.4% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Favor 42.2% 47.1% 47.4% 46.6% 46.7% 41.0% 45.4%
Oppose 53.9% 48.1% 47.2% 47.8% 48.1% 47.9% 48.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.8% 5.4% 5.6% 5.2% 11.2% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 49.3% 42.2% 45.6%
Oppose 47.5% 49.3% 48.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 8.6% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Favor 34.9% 52.2% 50.0% 38.1% 45.6%
Oppose 54.8% 41.2% 45.0% 58.1% 48.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 6.6% 5.0% 3.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Favor 64.8% 37.5% 42.8% 46.4%
Oppose 29.4% 56.2% 52.4% 48.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 6.3% 4.8% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Favor 51.7% 36.0% 27.6% 45.7%
Oppose 42.5% 55.2% 67.7% 48.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 8.8% 4.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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