December 2006 Values Update Survey

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GOVINEFF

(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. When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 23.9% 23.9%
Mostly agree 37.9% 61.8%
Mostly disagree 27.6% 89.4%
Completely disagree 6.1% 95.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 100%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 19.4% 18.0% 26.4% 28.6% 23.5% 24.8% 23.8%
Mostly agree 21.3% 29.4% 37.1% 43.8% 44.6% 48.2% 38.0%
Mostly disagree 42.3% 41.1% 27.7% 19.8% 22.5% 17.0% 27.7%
Completely disagree 13.8% 6.6% 2.6% 4.4% 5.6% 4.2% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 4.8% 6.3% 3.4% 3.9% 5.8% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 24.7% 23.1% 23.9%
Mostly agree 37.1% 38.6% 37.9%
Mostly disagree 28.5% 26.8% 27.6%
Completely disagree 5.9% 6.2% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 5.2% 4.5%
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 23.9% 25.9% 24.0% 20.9% 23.9%
Mostly agree 32.2% 41.5% 31.0% 41.7% 37.8%
Mostly disagree 25.1% 24.1% 32.9% 29.2% 27.7%
Completely disagree 10.6% 4.6% 6.8% 5.1% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 3.8% 5.4% 3.0% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 25.3% 20.1% 27.3% 24.5%
Mostly agree 35.7% 44.5% 35.6% 38.4%
Mostly disagree 30.5% 25.1% 26.8% 27.2%
Completely disagree 6.8% 4.2% 6.4% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 6.1% 4.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 24.7% 22.0% 22.3% 24.0%
Mostly agree 39.9% 39.9% 28.4% 37.9%
Mostly disagree 27.0% 22.5% 33.0% 27.5%
Completely disagree 4.6% 7.8% 11.3% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 7.8% 4.9% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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