December 2006 Values Update Survey

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BUSFRBAL

(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. Business corporations generally strike a fair balance between making profits and serving the public interest.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 6.2% 6.2%
Mostly agree 31.6% 37.8%
Mostly disagree 38.8% 76.6%
Completely disagree 19.4% 96%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 100.1%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 5.8% 8.1% 8.0% 4.4% 2.6% 6.2% 6.0%
Mostly agree 42.9% 34.3% 34.0% 26.8% 25.7% 27.5% 31.6%
Mostly disagree 36.3% 30.9% 38.1% 41.4% 51.3% 37.7% 39.0%
Completely disagree 12.0% 24.3% 16.5% 25.0% 15.5% 20.1% 19.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 2.4% 3.4% 2.3% 4.9% 8.6% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 6.0% 6.2% 6.1%
Mostly agree 34.8% 28.5% 31.6%
Mostly disagree 35.1% 42.3% 38.8%
Completely disagree 21.7% 17.3% 19.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 5.6% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1025


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Completely agree 15.2% 7.0% 2.9% 2.8% 6.1%
Mostly agree 31.8% 33.4% 28.8% 30.6% 31.3%
Mostly disagree 30.4% 37.4% 42.9% 42.3% 39.0%
Completely disagree 13.8% 19.8% 22.7% 19.4% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 2.4% 2.7% 5.0% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 4.2% 8.0% 4.9% 5.9%
Mostly agree 45.2% 26.6% 29.9% 32.4%
Mostly disagree 32.1% 41.5% 39.0% 38.2%
Completely disagree 15.3% 19.8% 22.3% 19.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 4.0% 3.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 4.5% 13.7% 8.1% 6.1%
Mostly agree 31.0% 29.6% 33.9% 31.4%
Mostly disagree 42.2% 34.1% 29.8% 39.0%
Completely disagree 18.4% 22.6% 21.1% 19.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 0.0% 7.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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