December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OPNMIL

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

Is your overall opinion of the military 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 46.7% 46.7%
Mostly favorable 37.4% 84.1%
Mostly unfavorable 7.8% 91.9%
Very unfavorable 2.5% 94.4%
Never heard of .3% 94.7%
Can't relate 3.3% 98%
Refused 1.8% 99.8%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 45.5% 49.2% 47.1% 45.1% 47.7% 44.4% 46.5%
Mostly favorable 36.8% 37.2% 39.3% 38.5% 40.0% 35.0% 37.9%
Mostly unfavorable 12.3% 8.1% 5.0% 9.1% 6.3% 7.9% 7.9%
Very unfavorable 2.8% 1.2% 4.2% 1.6% 2.5% 2.1% 2.4%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.9% 0.3%
Can't relate 2.8% 2.7% 2.9% 2.3% 2.5% 6.0% 3.2%
Refused 0.0% 1.5% 1.6% 2.6% 1.1% 3.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 52.9% 41.0% 46.7%
Mostly favorable 34.1% 40.5% 37.4%
Mostly unfavorable 5.1% 10.4% 7.8%
Very unfavorable 2.3% 2.8% 2.5%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
Can't relate 3.5% 3.1% 3.3%
Refused 2.1% 1.7% 1.9%
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 40.4% 49.3% 50.8% 42.0% 46.6%
Mostly favorable 34.5% 38.4% 34.1% 40.7% 37.5%
Mostly unfavorable 7.8% 7.7% 7.0% 8.9% 7.9%
Very unfavorable 8.2% 1.5% 2.3% 1.5% 2.6%
Never heard of 1.2% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Can't relate 4.3% 1.0% 4.8% 4.9% 3.4%
Refused 3.5% 1.8% 1.0% 1.9% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 62.3% 35.5% 45.9% 46.7%
Mostly favorable 31.8% 42.1% 40.6% 38.9%
Mostly unfavorable 4.1% 13.4% 6.0% 7.9%
Very unfavorable 0.7% 4.3% 2.8% 2.7%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't relate 0.4% 3.0% 3.9% 2.7%
Refused 0.0% 1.7% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 50.3% 29.8% 43.9% 47.0%
Mostly favorable 38.4% 40.8% 32.0% 37.6%
Mostly unfavorable 5.6% 12.8% 14.5% 7.9%
Very unfavorable 1.1% 11.5% 2.6% 2.5%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Can't relate 2.2% 5.0% 4.9% 3.0%
Refused 2.0% 0.0% 2.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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