December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OFFCARE

(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. Most elected officials care what people like me think.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 3.5% 3.5%
Mostly agree 30.9% 34.4%
Mostly disagree 40.7% 75.1%
Completely disagree 21.3% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 2.9% 5.2% 3.0% 2.9% 2.9% 4.6% 3.6%
Mostly agree 30.0% 33.3% 29.1% 26.6% 35.2% 31.8% 30.8%
Mostly disagree 46.1% 38.3% 44.4% 40.2% 39.1% 37.3% 40.8%
Completely disagree 19.6% 21.0% 20.5% 27.2% 18.8% 19.0% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 2.2% 3.0% 3.1% 4.1% 7.3% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 3.8% 3.2% 3.5%
Mostly agree 31.6% 30.3% 30.9%
Mostly disagree 40.7% 40.7% 40.7%
Completely disagree 20.6% 21.9% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.9% 3.6%
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 8.3% 3.5% 2.4% 2.2% 3.5%
Mostly agree 26.4% 27.0% 32.0% 37.3% 30.9%
Mostly disagree 36.1% 40.3% 41.3% 43.4% 40.8%
Completely disagree 22.0% 26.1% 21.5% 14.3% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 3.0% 2.9% 2.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 2.8% 2.6% 4.2% 3.3%
Mostly agree 39.3% 30.1% 26.4% 30.8%
Mostly disagree 38.9% 43.3% 41.4% 41.4%
Completely disagree 16.7% 21.0% 24.8% 21.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 3.0% 3.1% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 2.6% 4.3% 6.7% 3.5%
Mostly agree 30.3% 31.5% 31.9% 30.7%
Mostly disagree 42.8% 32.9% 38.0% 40.9%
Completely disagree 21.1% 27.9% 18.0% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 3.4% 5.4% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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