December 2006 Values Update Survey

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LOSETCH

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

For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 30.9% 30.9%
Mostly agree 47.6% 78.5%
Mostly disagree 14.1% 92.6%
Completely disagree 3.9% 96.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 26.5% 30.0% 32.0% 32.8% 28.6% 32.9% 30.7%
Mostly agree 48.3% 51.0% 46.7% 45.8% 48.5% 46.9% 47.8%
Mostly disagree 19.3% 13.3% 14.2% 12.5% 15.1% 11.5% 14.0%
Completely disagree 4.3% 2.8% 3.9% 4.9% 3.4% 4.1% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.9% 3.3% 3.9% 4.4% 4.6% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 31.2% 30.6% 30.9%
Mostly agree 47.7% 47.4% 47.6%
Mostly disagree 13.8% 14.5% 14.1%
Completely disagree 4.1% 3.7% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 3.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Completely agree 26.5% 37.2% 30.4% 25.0% 30.9%
Mostly agree 35.7% 44.6% 51.8% 54.1% 47.6%
Mostly disagree 20.8% 11.8% 11.1% 16.9% 14.2%
Completely disagree 8.8% 4.1% 3.2% 1.7% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 2.3% 3.5% 2.3% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 25.2% 28.3% 36.8% 31.1%
Mostly agree 53.5% 51.1% 43.7% 48.6%
Mostly disagree 15.2% 13.5% 13.5% 13.9%
Completely disagree 2.6% 4.4% 3.5% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 31.1% 37.6% 25.8% 30.9%
Mostly agree 51.3% 38.7% 38.7% 47.7%
Mostly disagree 12.5% 12.8% 21.3% 14.1%
Completely disagree 2.4% 7.7% 7.3% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 3.2% 6.9% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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