December 2006 Values Update Survey

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BUSREG

(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. Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 17.9% 17.9%
Mostly agree 39% 56.9%
Mostly disagree 29.6% 86.5%
Completely disagree 5.2% 91.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 99.9%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 19.8% 17.8% 16.7% 19.1% 18.5% 16.1% 17.9%
Mostly agree 42.3% 33.4% 38.8% 36.3% 42.5% 43.8% 39.2%
Mostly disagree 30.4% 34.3% 32.0% 27.9% 25.1% 26.1% 29.4%
Completely disagree 4.7% 7.2% 4.7% 7.6% 3.8% 3.3% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 7.2% 7.8% 9.1% 10.1% 10.6% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 18.9% 17.1% 17.9%
Mostly agree 36.0% 41.7% 39.0%
Mostly disagree 33.5% 26.0% 29.6%
Completely disagree 5.9% 4.7% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 10.5% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
982


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Completely agree 20.8% 21.3% 18.4% 11.6% 18.0%
Mostly agree 35.7% 37.6% 43.9% 37.4% 38.8%
Mostly disagree 23.5% 26.2% 27.0% 40.0% 29.7%
Completely disagree 6.3% 6.4% 3.9% 4.6% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 8.5% 6.8% 6.5% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 21.8% 14.5% 18.8% 18.2%
Mostly agree 34.7% 42.9% 39.8% 39.5%
Mostly disagree 34.3% 29.8% 28.5% 30.4%
Completely disagree 3.7% 4.2% 6.9% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 8.7% 5.9% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 18.1% 16.1% 18.6% 17.9%
Mostly agree 39.6% 39.0% 37.5% 39.1%
Mostly disagree 30.1% 29.4% 27.3% 29.5%
Completely disagree 4.6% 8.7% 5.8% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 6.9% 10.8% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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