December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OPNFEDGV

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

Is your overall opinion of the federal government in Washington very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't relate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 7.3% 7.3%
Mostly favorable 37.3% 44.6%
Mostly unfavorable 31.5% 76.1%
Very unfavorable 14.6% 90.7%
Never heard of .7% 91.4%
Can't relate 6% 97.4%
Refused 2.6% 100%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 13.0% 6.9% 6.5% 4.4% 4.5% 10.6% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 40.9% 48.5% 36.0% 32.5% 34.6% 32.8% 37.3%
Mostly unfavorable 23.2% 26.0% 33.7% 39.2% 36.4% 27.4% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 16.1% 10.2% 12.8% 15.3% 16.8% 17.0% 14.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 1.2% 0.5% 1.0% 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
Can't relate 5.9% 3.6% 7.6% 6.0% 4.9% 7.9% 6.0%
Refused 0.8% 3.6% 2.9% 1.6% 2.1% 3.6% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 6.9% 7.7% 7.3%
Mostly favorable 38.8% 36.0% 37.3%
Mostly unfavorable 31.0% 31.9% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 15.0% 14.2% 14.6%
Never heard of 1.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Can't relate 4.4% 7.6% 6.0%
Refused 2.7% 2.5% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
982


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Very favorable 13.3% 8.6% 5.0% 4.6% 7.3%
Mostly favorable 31.0% 39.6% 42.1% 32.7% 37.3%
Mostly unfavorable 18.4% 29.9% 31.0% 40.9% 31.6%
Very unfavorable 17.6% 14.5% 12.6% 15.0% 14.6%
Never heard of 3.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Can't relate 8.6% 6.1% 6.2% 4.4% 6.0%
Refused 7.5% 1.0% 2.7% 2.3% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 11.5% 5.1% 6.8% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 50.7% 32.2% 35.0% 38.1%
Mostly unfavorable 25.4% 37.5% 33.2% 32.6%
Very unfavorable 8.0% 17.8% 16.5% 14.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Can't relate 3.3% 5.4% 5.8% 5.0%
Refused 1.1% 1.7% 2.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 5.3% 11.9% 11.9% 7.2%
Mostly favorable 39.6% 32.4% 32.5% 37.6%
Mostly unfavorable 33.0% 31.5% 25.8% 31.6%
Very unfavorable 13.6% 19.2% 15.1% 14.5%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.0% 2.6% 0.8%
Can't relate 6.0% 4.1% 7.5% 6.0%
Refused 2.0% 0.9% 4.6% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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