December 2006 Values Update Survey

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AMERSLV

(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. As Americans we can always find a way to solve our problems and get what we want.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 13.9% 13.9%
Mostly agree 44.6% 58.5%
Mostly disagree 27.8% 86.3%
Completely disagree 9.9% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 17.6% 14.4% 16.9% 12.0% 12.5% 9.8% 13.9%
Mostly agree 47.1% 47.8% 44.4% 45.8% 42.0% 39.7% 44.5%
Mostly disagree 21.1% 25.6% 27.1% 28.1% 27.9% 37.8% 28.0%
Completely disagree 13.0% 7.8% 8.0% 10.9% 11.5% 9.5% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 4.4% 3.6% 3.1% 6.2% 3.1% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 17.4% 10.5% 13.9%
Mostly agree 46.4% 42.9% 44.6%
Mostly disagree 25.3% 30.3% 27.8%
Completely disagree 8.1% 11.7% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 4.6% 3.8%
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 15.5% 15.7% 14.0% 10.3% 13.8%
Mostly agree 33.1% 40.9% 45.3% 54.9% 44.6%
Mostly disagree 29.0% 30.7% 26.9% 24.9% 28.0%
Completely disagree 16.2% 11.0% 10.6% 4.8% 10.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 1.7% 3.1% 5.2% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 17.2% 12.5% 12.4% 13.6%
Mostly agree 54.8% 40.3% 43.7% 45.2%
Mostly disagree 20.4% 29.1% 31.3% 27.9%
Completely disagree 5.3% 15.3% 8.5% 10.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 2.9% 4.2% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 11.5% 16.4% 21.9% 14.0%
Mostly agree 48.2% 24.9% 42.2% 44.6%
Mostly disagree 28.0% 34.7% 23.4% 27.9%
Completely disagree 9.1% 20.9% 7.3% 10.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 3.1% 5.2% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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