December 2006 Values Update Survey

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SOCEQL

(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. Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 50.9% 50.9%
Mostly agree 40.6% 91.5%
Mostly disagree 5% 96.5%
Completely disagree 1.9% 98.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 52.7% 55.9% 51.1% 50.6% 50.3% 43.8% 50.8%
Mostly agree 45.0% 37.0% 40.2% 39.7% 40.1% 44.4% 40.8%
Mostly disagree 1.5% 2.9% 6.1% 6.2% 5.3% 6.8% 4.9%
Completely disagree 0.8% 1.6% 1.2% 1.0% 3.3% 3.1% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 2.6% 1.5% 2.3% 1.0% 1.9% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 48.8% 52.9% 50.9%
Mostly agree 41.9% 39.4% 40.6%
Mostly disagree 5.3% 4.6% 5.0%
Completely disagree 2.1% 1.6% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 1.5% 1.7%
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 56.1% 53.2% 55.4% 40.9% 50.8%
Mostly agree 40.1% 39.2% 36.9% 46.5% 40.8%
Mostly disagree 0.3% 4.7% 4.6% 8.2% 5.0%
Completely disagree 2.8% 1.9% 1.9% 1.2% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.1% 1.3% 3.2% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1016


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 40.5% 58.0% 53.5% 52.0%
Mostly agree 46.2% 36.2% 39.6% 40.0%
Mostly disagree 8.4% 3.4% 4.7% 5.1%
Completely disagree 2.3% 1.4% 1.3% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 0.9% 1.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 48.4% 58.2% 57.4% 51.1%
Mostly agree 42.7% 34.7% 36.3% 40.7%
Mostly disagree 5.6% 3.1% 3.4% 4.9%
Completely disagree 1.8% 4.0% 0.8% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.0% 2.1% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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