December 2006 Values Update Survey

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SUCCLIFE

(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. Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 9.8% 9.8%
Mostly agree 23.7% 33.5%
Mostly disagree 39.4% 72.9%
Completely disagree 23.3% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 100.1%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 10.7% 8.8% 8.5% 11.7% 10.3% 8.9% 9.8%
Mostly agree 31.2% 25.7% 20.8% 19.3% 20.8% 27.1% 23.7%
Mostly disagree 37.4% 34.5% 39.4% 41.8% 43.2% 40.2% 39.4%
Completely disagree 19.5% 28.0% 29.0% 22.9% 20.7% 16.2% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 2.9% 2.3% 4.3% 4.9% 7.6% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 10.4% 9.1% 9.7%
Mostly agree 23.3% 24.1% 23.7%
Mostly disagree 39.6% 39.1% 39.4%
Completely disagree 23.5% 23.2% 23.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 4.6% 3.9%
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 16.9% 13.3% 8.0% 3.1% 9.8%
Mostly agree 31.0% 29.0% 22.7% 13.5% 23.6%
Mostly disagree 29.0% 36.1% 40.8% 48.1% 39.5%
Completely disagree 12.1% 18.0% 27.1% 32.8% 23.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 3.7% 1.5% 2.6% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 5.1% 10.6% 10.8% 9.3%
Mostly agree 17.1% 24.4% 27.6% 23.9%
Mostly disagree 43.1% 43.6% 35.1% 39.9%
Completely disagree 30.9% 17.8% 23.7% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 3.6% 3.0% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 7.5% 15.8% 15.2% 9.8%
Mostly agree 21.3% 30.9% 29.2% 23.8%
Mostly disagree 42.7% 34.9% 28.3% 39.3%
Completely disagree 25.1% 14.6% 21.1% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.8% 6.2% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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