December 2006 Values Update Survey

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


OPNSCRT

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

Is your overall opinion of the Supreme Court 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 related
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 17.8% 17.8%
Mostly favorable 54.2% 72%
Mostly unfavorable 13.8% 85.8%
Very unfavorable 3.2% 89%
Never heard of 1.5% 90.5%
Can't related 8.2% 98.7%
Refused 1.3% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 13.5% 19.4% 16.0% 18.4% 16.4% 23.1% 17.9%
Mostly favorable 59.6% 53.9% 57.4% 55.3% 52.8% 46.0% 54.2%
Mostly unfavorable 13.5% 13.9% 12.1% 13.8% 14.4% 14.5% 13.6%
Very unfavorable 4.6% 3.7% 2.2% 1.0% 3.3% 4.6% 3.1%
Never heard of 1.5% 0.5% 1.5% 2.1% 1.3% 2.5% 1.5%
Can't related 6.2% 7.6% 9.9% 9.1% 9.2% 7.4% 8.4%
Refused 1.2% 1.0% 1.0% 0.3% 2.6% 1.9% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 20.3% 15.4% 17.8%
Mostly favorable 51.7% 56.4% 54.1%
Mostly unfavorable 14.7% 12.8% 13.7%
Very unfavorable 3.7% 2.8% 3.2%
Never heard of 0.7% 2.4% 1.6%
Can't related 8.4% 8.0% 8.2%
Refused 0.5% 2.2% 1.3%
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 20.0% 20.1% 17.9% 13.5% 17.8%
Mostly favorable 37.9% 48.9% 60.0% 65.7% 54.4%
Mostly unfavorable 11.4% 14.3% 13.8% 14.1% 13.7%
Very unfavorable 4.5% 3.3% 2.7% 2.3% 3.1%
Never heard of 5.9% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6%
Can't related 16.2% 10.4% 4.8% 3.6% 8.1%
Refused 4.1% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 18.5% 19.3% 16.1% 17.8%
Mostly favorable 62.6% 47.6% 58.0% 55.4%
Mostly unfavorable 9.5% 16.5% 13.1% 13.4%
Very unfavorable 0.4% 4.7% 2.9% 3.0%
Never heard of 1.1% 1.7% 1.9% 1.6%
Can't related 6.9% 8.8% 6.8% 7.5%
Refused 1.1% 1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 17.2% 22.2% 18.3% 17.9%
Mostly favorable 57.2% 46.2% 48.0% 54.3%
Mostly unfavorable 13.8% 18.2% 9.9% 13.6%
Very unfavorable 2.6% 4.4% 4.7% 3.2%
Never heard of 1.2% 0.4% 3.4% 1.5%
Can't related 6.7% 6.7% 14.6% 8.2%
Refused 1.3% 1.8% 1.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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