December 2006 Values Update Survey

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FEDLMT

(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. The federal government should run only those things that cannot be run at the local level.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 27.4% 27.4%
Mostly agree 46.5% 73.9%
Mostly disagree 16.3% 90.2%
Completely disagree 4% 94.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 100%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 27.7% 27.2% 23.4% 31.3% 28.6% 26.4% 27.4%
Mostly agree 50.2% 43.2% 44.5% 45.3% 51.2% 48.6% 46.8%
Mostly disagree 22.1% 19.3% 19.3% 14.6% 10.5% 10.3% 16.0%
Completely disagree 0.0% 4.2% 7.0% 3.4% 5.2% 2.7% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 6.0% 5.7% 5.5% 4.5% 11.9% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 28.4% 26.5% 27.4%
Mostly agree 44.2% 48.6% 46.5%
Mostly disagree 18.9% 13.9% 16.3%
Completely disagree 5.0% 3.1% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 8.0% 5.8%
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 20.4% 30.3% 30.6% 24.1% 27.5%
Mostly agree 46.7% 47.1% 46.1% 45.2% 46.3%
Mostly disagree 12.2% 14.5% 14.9% 22.4% 16.4%
Completely disagree 7.1% 3.1% 2.9% 4.7% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 4.9% 5.6% 3.6% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 31.4% 19.5% 31.5% 27.7%
Mostly agree 47.3% 53.4% 43.2% 47.4%
Mostly disagree 15.9% 15.0% 18.1% 16.6%
Completely disagree 3.1% 4.7% 3.1% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 7.3% 4.0% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 26.2% 30.6% 30.7% 27.5%
Mostly agree 49.2% 37.0% 40.9% 46.4%
Mostly disagree 17.1% 14.2% 14.8% 16.4%
Completely disagree 2.6% 6.8% 7.2% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 11.4% 6.4% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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