December 2006 Values Update Survey

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FEDTRBL

(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. Dealing with a federal government agency is often not worth the trouble.
  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 37% 54.9%
Mostly disagree 31.2% 86.1%
Completely disagree 7.8% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 11.9% 16.2% 22.8% 20.6% 14.4% 18.2% 17.8%
Mostly agree 50.2% 32.7% 33.9% 38.3% 36.7% 32.0% 36.7%
Mostly disagree 31.0% 34.3% 29.1% 26.6% 36.4% 32.6% 31.4%
Completely disagree 3.4% 12.0% 8.2% 6.3% 7.5% 8.3% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 4.7% 6.1% 8.3% 4.9% 8.9% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 19.6% 16.4% 17.9%
Mostly agree 42.4% 31.8% 37.0%
Mostly disagree 27.7% 34.5% 31.2%
Completely disagree 6.4% 9.1% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 8.3% 6.1%
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 20.1% 20.8% 19.2% 11.5% 17.8%
Mostly agree 31.8% 39.9% 38.8% 34.6% 37.1%
Mostly disagree 22.5% 26.8% 30.8% 41.9% 31.2%
Completely disagree 14.5% 6.2% 7.3% 7.1% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 6.3% 4.0% 4.8% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 17.1% 18.8% 17.4% 17.8%
Mostly agree 39.8% 32.2% 40.4% 37.3%
Mostly disagree 30.1% 34.1% 30.3% 31.6%
Completely disagree 6.7% 9.2% 6.6% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 5.7% 5.3% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 18.7% 22.6% 12.0% 17.9%
Mostly agree 39.1% 32.3% 32.2% 37.0%
Mostly disagree 30.3% 31.9% 33.0% 31.0%
Completely disagree 6.5% 13.3% 10.2% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 0.0% 12.6% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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