December 2006 Values Update Survey

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HRDWRK

(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. Hard work offers little guarantee of success.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 10.9% 10.9%
Mostly agree 23.1% 34%
Mostly disagree 34.5% 68.5%
Completely disagree 29.8% 98.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 14.2% 9.5% 10.3% 10.9% 12.4% 9.9% 11.0%
Mostly agree 24.5% 23.1% 23.5% 24.3% 19.8% 23.5% 23.2%
Mostly disagree 31.1% 30.4% 33.2% 35.4% 37.5% 39.8% 34.5%
Completely disagree 30.2% 36.4% 32.8% 28.2% 26.8% 22.2% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 0.3% 1.2% 3.6% 4.6% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 9.7% 12.0% 10.9%
Mostly agree 22.2% 24.0% 23.1%
Mostly disagree 35.0% 34.2% 34.5%
Completely disagree 31.2% 28.4% 29.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.5% 1.7%
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 19.1% 13.9% 8.3% 5.1% 10.9%
Mostly agree 31.8% 26.2% 22.1% 15.4% 23.1%
Mostly disagree 26.3% 29.8% 37.3% 42.8% 34.6%
Completely disagree 21.5% 27.9% 31.1% 35.0% 29.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.1% 1.1% 1.7% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 4.4% 13.5% 11.8% 10.5%
Mostly agree 15.7% 24.8% 25.1% 22.7%
Mostly disagree 37.4% 36.2% 32.6% 35.0%
Completely disagree 40.8% 24.3% 28.8% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 1.3% 1.6% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 8.6% 20.4% 15.0% 11.0%
Mostly agree 21.1% 26.7% 28.7% 23.1%
Mostly disagree 37.6% 27.0% 27.3% 34.5%
Completely disagree 31.1% 24.0% 27.4% 29.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.8% 1.6% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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