December 2006 Values Update Survey

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VOTESAY

(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. Voting gives people like me some say about how government runs things.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 22.6% 22.6%
Mostly agree 48.8% 71.4%
Mostly disagree 18.1% 89.5%
Completely disagree 7.5% 97%
Don't know/Refused 3% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 21.1% 22.7% 22.4% 25.8% 23.2% 20.0% 22.7%
Mostly agree 48.6% 51.9% 49.4% 43.9% 50.0% 49.4% 48.8%
Mostly disagree 16.2% 14.0% 19.6% 18.6% 18.8% 20.0% 17.9%
Completely disagree 11.3% 7.8% 6.5% 9.0% 5.3% 5.8% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 3.6% 2.1% 2.6% 2.7% 4.7% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 25.4% 20.0% 22.6%
Mostly agree 47.4% 50.0% 48.8%
Mostly disagree 17.1% 19.0% 18.1%
Completely disagree 7.2% 7.7% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.2% 3.0%
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 19.8% 20.0% 23.5% 27.1% 22.7%
Mostly agree 38.8% 47.4% 53.0% 51.6% 48.7%
Mostly disagree 24.4% 18.6% 17.1% 15.2% 18.1%
Completely disagree 11.0% 10.8% 5.0% 3.6% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 3.3% 1.5% 2.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 28.4% 23.1% 19.3% 22.8%
Mostly agree 53.9% 47.2% 48.2% 49.3%
Mostly disagree 11.7% 18.0% 21.1% 17.7%
Completely disagree 3.5% 9.0% 8.7% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 2.7% 2.6% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 22.3% 20.3% 25.5% 22.6%
Mostly agree 50.7% 42.6% 44.6% 48.7%
Mostly disagree 17.5% 21.6% 18.4% 18.1%
Completely disagree 7.1% 11.9% 6.6% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 3.6% 4.9% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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