December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OPNLABUN

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

Is your overall opinion of labor unions 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 18.2% 18.2%
Mostly favorable 39.4% 57.6%
Mostly unfavorable 20.5% 78.1%
Very unfavorable 10.6% 88.7%
Never heard of 2.1% 90.8%
Can't relate 7.8% 98.6%
Refused 1.3% 99.9%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 13.8% 29.2% 20.6% 13.0% 10.2% 19.4% 18.2%
Mostly favorable 50.0% 39.4% 35.7% 37.5% 38.4% 40.3% 39.6%
Mostly unfavorable 19.2% 13.8% 23.8% 25.3% 22.0% 18.5% 20.5%
Very unfavorable 6.2% 8.4% 8.5% 13.3% 16.1% 9.8% 10.4%
Never heard of 6.5% 3.4% 0.5% 1.8% 0.0% 0.9% 2.0%
Can't relate 4.2% 5.0% 9.5% 8.3% 10.5% 9.2% 7.9%
Refused 0.0% 0.8% 1.5% 0.8% 3.0% 1.8% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 19.5% 17.0% 18.2%
Mostly favorable 37.2% 41.6% 39.4%
Mostly unfavorable 21.3% 19.9% 20.6%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 9.0% 10.6%
Never heard of 1.5% 2.6% 2.1%
Can't relate 7.3% 8.4% 7.8%
Refused 1.0% 1.5% 1.2%
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 26.2% 21.4% 12.5% 14.8% 18.2%
Mostly favorable 36.9% 34.6% 48.3% 40.2% 39.6%
Mostly unfavorable 13.8% 17.0% 22.5% 27.8% 20.7%
Very unfavorable 7.6% 13.5% 7.9% 10.0% 10.4%
Never heard of 3.1% 2.7% 2.5% 0.2% 2.0%
Can't relate 12.4% 9.1% 5.0% 5.7% 7.7%
Refused 0.0% 1.6% 1.3% 1.4% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 11.7% 28.7% 13.0% 18.3%
Mostly favorable 35.6% 40.8% 41.4% 39.8%
Mostly unfavorable 31.0% 13.9% 20.8% 20.9%
Very unfavorable 13.8% 5.2% 13.1% 10.5%
Never heard of 1.0% 2.6% 2.4% 2.1%
Can't relate 6.1% 7.6% 7.6% 7.2%
Refused 0.6% 1.1% 1.8% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 14.5% 36.0% 21.7% 18.2%
Mostly favorable 39.5% 39.6% 41.5% 39.9%
Mostly unfavorable 24.3% 12.0% 11.5% 20.6%
Very unfavorable 11.5% 6.7% 7.8% 10.3%
Never heard of 1.9% 1.8% 3.4% 2.1%
Can't relate 7.1% 4.0% 12.3% 7.7%
Refused 1.4% 0.0% 1.8% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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