December 2006 Values Update Survey

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GVBENALL

(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 government is really run for the benefit of all the people.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 9.7% 9.7%
Mostly agree 35.5% 45.2%
Mostly disagree 36.8% 82%
Completely disagree 15.2% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 100.1%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 12.5% 9.8% 10.6% 7.3% 8.6% 10.0% 9.7%
Mostly agree 38.7% 42.2% 35.2% 30.0% 35.8% 32.6% 35.6%
Mostly disagree 34.0% 31.0% 37.8% 42.2% 35.3% 39.5% 36.9%
Completely disagree 13.4% 15.2% 14.8% 15.9% 15.4% 15.0% 15.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.7% 1.6% 4.6% 4.9% 2.9% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 11.0% 8.4% 9.7%
Mostly agree 37.6% 33.5% 35.5%
Mostly disagree 34.5% 38.9% 36.8%
Completely disagree 14.7% 15.6% 15.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 3.6% 2.9%
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 18.7% 9.4% 7.3% 7.4% 9.6%
Mostly agree 29.9% 33.1% 36.5% 40.7% 35.5%
Mostly disagree 31.4% 37.3% 37.6% 38.4% 36.9%
Completely disagree 18.3% 17.0% 16.9% 9.5% 15.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 3.1% 1.8% 4.0% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 12.3% 8.4% 8.6% 9.4%
Mostly agree 48.7% 31.2% 31.6% 35.7%
Mostly disagree 27.1% 42.2% 38.0% 36.7%
Completely disagree 9.1% 15.7% 19.3% 15.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 2.5% 2.6% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 8.0% 10.1% 15.6% 9.6%
Mostly agree 37.8% 23.2% 34.0% 35.5%
Mostly disagree 36.4% 44.1% 34.4% 36.9%
Completely disagree 14.7% 22.5% 12.6% 15.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 0.0% 3.3% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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