December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OPNNEWS

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

Is your overall opinion of the news media 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 7.5% 7.5%
Mostly favorable 37% 44.5%
Mostly unfavorable 32.2% 76.7%
Very unfavorable 17.4% 94.1%
Never heard of .1% 94.2%
Can't relate 3.3% 97.5%
Refused 2.4% 99.9%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 10.7% 6.9% 7.8% 5.2% 8.4% 8.5% 7.7%
Mostly favorable 36.5% 46.8% 37.2% 33.2% 34.1% 35.8% 37.3%
Mostly unfavorable 32.9% 26.1% 30.2% 37.1% 31.4% 32.4% 31.8%
Very unfavorable 15.9% 15.9% 17.7% 20.0% 19.9% 15.8% 17.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't relate 3.2% 2.4% 3.9% 2.9% 2.8% 3.9% 3.2%
Refused 0.8% 1.8% 2.6% 1.6% 3.5% 3.6% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.9% 6.3% 7.6%
Mostly favorable 31.6% 42.0% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 32.3% 32.1% 32.2%
Very unfavorable 21.3% 13.8% 17.4%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't relate 3.6% 3.0% 3.3%
Refused 2.0% 2.8% 2.4%
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 19.0% 8.9% 5.4% 2.5% 7.6%
Mostly favorable 41.1% 40.0% 31.0% 36.1% 36.9%
Mostly unfavorable 16.2% 29.5% 36.6% 39.8% 32.2%
Very unfavorable 17.0% 16.2% 20.9% 16.1% 17.4%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't relate 1.6% 2.6% 4.5% 3.8% 3.3%
Refused 5.1% 2.9% 1.2% 1.7% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 4.8% 9.6% 7.2% 7.3%
Mostly favorable 25.9% 46.9% 38.2% 37.9%
Mostly unfavorable 41.8% 27.2% 30.8% 32.4%
Very unfavorable 24.8% 11.0% 18.6% 17.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't relate 2.0% 3.0% 2.6% 2.6%
Refused 0.7% 1.9% 2.6% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 3.7% 14.2% 19.8% 7.6%
Mostly favorable 36.4% 36.5% 40.7% 37.2%
Mostly unfavorable 36.1% 30.1% 17.7% 32.2%
Very unfavorable 18.2% 13.2% 17.7% 17.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.1%
Can't relate 3.4% 2.7% 1.2% 3.0%
Refused 2.2% 3.2% 2.3% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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