December 2006 Values Update Survey

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


OPNCONG

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

Is your overall opinion of Congress 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 11.2% 11.2%
Mostly favorable 41.4% 52.6%
Mostly unfavorable 28.5% 81.1%
Very unfavorable 9.4% 90.5%
Never heard of 1% 91.5%
Can't relate 7.2% 98.7%
Refused 1.4% 100.1%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 11.8% 14.6% 11.4% 12.3% 8.6% 8.0% 11.3%
Mostly favorable 56.9% 43.9% 38.6% 36.0% 33.2% 44.1% 41.5%
Mostly unfavorable 15.3% 27.9% 30.1% 34.5% 35.2% 23.8% 28.4%
Very unfavorable 7.3% 6.0% 10.0% 7.8% 11.2% 14.2% 9.3%
Never heard of 2.3% 1.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.3% 0.6% 1.0%
Can't relate 6.5% 5.5% 7.8% 8.1% 7.9% 7.4% 7.2%
Refused 0.0% 1.0% 2.2% 0.3% 2.6% 1.9% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 13.4% 9.0% 11.2%
Mostly favorable 38.6% 44.0% 41.4%
Mostly unfavorable 28.4% 28.6% 28.5%
Very unfavorable 13.2% 5.7% 9.4%
Never heard of 0.4% 1.5% 1.0%
Can't relate 5.2% 9.0% 7.2%
Refused 0.7% 2.1% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1025


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Very favorable 11.0% 13.8% 10.9% 7.3% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 41.9% 40.8% 45.7% 38.7% 41.5%
Mostly unfavorable 18.2% 27.3% 29.0% 35.3% 28.6%
Very unfavorable 11.0% 9.7% 6.9% 10.5% 9.4%
Never heard of 4.8% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Can't relate 10.7% 7.0% 6.5% 6.1% 7.1%
Refused 2.4% 0.7% 1.0% 2.1% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 8.4% 15.6% 9.3% 11.3%
Mostly favorable 50.8% 42.0% 37.1% 42.2%
Mostly unfavorable 26.3% 24.8% 33.8% 28.8%
Very unfavorable 8.0% 7.3% 11.4% 9.1%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.9% 1.3% 0.9%
Can't relate 5.7% 8.2% 5.6% 6.5%
Refused 0.4% 1.1% 1.5% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 9.0% 18.6% 15.9% 11.3%
Mostly favorable 41.2% 40.7% 42.6% 41.4%
Mostly unfavorable 32.4% 23.0% 17.2% 28.6%
Very unfavorable 9.8% 6.2% 8.6% 9.2%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.0% 2.6% 1.0%
Can't relate 5.6% 9.7% 11.5% 7.2%
Refused 1.3% 1.8% 1.6% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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