December 2006 Values Update Survey

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PARTY

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No preference
  5) Other party
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 22.8% 22.8%
Democrat 31% 53.8%
Independent 38.8% 92.6%
No preference 3.9% 96.5%
Other party .5% 97%
Don't know/Refused 3% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Republican 18.7% 21.8% 24.5% 24.9% 22.3% 23.6% 22.9%
Democrat 31.3% 29.1% 27.2% 33.1% 31.8% 36.0% 31.3%
Independent 42.0% 39.9% 41.4% 36.5% 38.0% 34.5% 38.7%
No preference 3.9% 4.2% 3.6% 3.8% 3.5% 3.5% 3.8%
Other party 0.0% 2.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 2.9% 3.0% 1.4% 4.1% 2.5% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 23.5% 22.2% 22.8%
Democrat 27.9% 33.9% 31.0%
Independent 41.8% 35.8% 38.7%
No preference 3.7% 4.1% 3.9%
Other party 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 3.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Republican 8.8% 21.9% 28.2% 26.7% 22.9%
Democrat 31.6% 32.7% 28.1% 30.8% 30.9%
Independent 42.6% 39.1% 37.9% 37.2% 38.8%
No preference 8.1% 4.5% 3.0% 1.6% 3.8%
Other party 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 0.9% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 1.4% 2.2% 2.8% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.6%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 33.5%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 41.9%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other party 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Republican 28.5% 2.9% 13.0% 22.9%
Democrat 26.3% 61.3% 32.8% 31.3%
Independent 39.0% 28.8% 42.4% 38.5%
No preference 3.9% 2.9% 4.1% 3.8%
Other party 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 4.1% 7.6% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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