December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OPNNRA

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

Is your overall opinion of the National Rifle Association 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 22.2% 22.2%
Mostly favorable 29.4% 51.6%
Mostly unfavorable 18.7% 70.3%
Very unfavorable 13.7% 84%
Never heard of 6.1% 90.1%
Can't relate 9.2% 99.3%
Refused .8% 100.1%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 16.2% 23.8% 25.4% 22.7% 19.9% 21.3% 22.0%
Mostly favorable 38.2% 26.7% 28.0% 30.2% 29.7% 26.5% 29.5%
Mostly unfavorable 20.8% 16.0% 16.7% 19.3% 19.6% 21.6% 18.8%
Very unfavorable 10.8% 13.1% 12.1% 14.6% 16.7% 14.5% 13.6%
Never heard of 8.1% 7.6% 6.0% 4.2% 6.2% 4.6% 6.0%
Can't relate 3.9% 11.8% 11.4% 8.9% 7.8% 9.9% 9.3%
Refused 1.9% 1.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 1.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 29.5% 15.0% 22.1%
Mostly favorable 32.3% 26.6% 29.4%
Mostly unfavorable 16.9% 20.4% 18.7%
Very unfavorable 9.5% 17.7% 13.7%
Never heard of 4.7% 7.5% 6.1%
Can't relate 6.1% 12.1% 9.2%
Refused 1.0% 0.7% 0.8%
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 27.3% 26.5% 21.7% 13.5% 22.0%
Mostly favorable 22.8% 31.9% 34.2% 26.3% 29.6%
Mostly unfavorable 8.7% 14.5% 21.3% 27.6% 18.8%
Very unfavorable 11.4% 10.2% 11.5% 21.7% 13.8%
Never heard of 20.1% 6.3% 2.1% 1.8% 6.0%
Can't relate 8.7% 9.5% 9.0% 8.5% 9.0%
Refused 1.0% 1.2% 0.4% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 32.4% 18.3% 20.2% 22.5%
Mostly favorable 39.5% 21.5% 31.8% 30.0%
Mostly unfavorable 11.8% 23.8% 19.2% 19.0%
Very unfavorable 4.4% 21.5% 12.4% 13.7%
Never heard of 0.6% 5.9% 7.3% 5.2%
Can't relate 10.7% 8.3% 8.5% 9.0%
Refused 0.6% 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 24.2% 20.0% 14.8% 22.0%
Mostly favorable 33.4% 21.8% 19.5% 29.6%
Mostly unfavorable 18.6% 24.4% 15.4% 18.6%
Very unfavorable 12.6% 19.1% 14.8% 13.7%
Never heard of 1.6% 7.1% 22.9% 6.2%
Can't relate 8.9% 5.8% 11.7% 9.1%
Refused 0.7% 1.8% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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