December 2006 Values Update Survey

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OFTVOTE

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

How often would you say you vote?
  1) Always
  2) Nearly always
  3) Part of the time
  4) Seldom
  5) Never vote
  6) Other response
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always 44.9% 44.9%
Nearly always 25.3% 70.2%
Part of the time 11.4% 81.6%
Seldom 9.7% 91.3%
Never vote 7.2% 98.5%
Other response 1.1% 99.6%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100.1%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Always 21.6% 31.5% 41.0% 49.4% 51.0% 67.8% 44.3%
Nearly always 18.3% 27.3% 30.0% 27.4% 26.4% 20.8% 25.5%
Part of the time 17.9% 17.8% 11.9% 7.4% 10.3% 5.2% 11.6%
Seldom 23.8% 10.1% 10.3% 9.1% 6.4% 1.7% 9.8%
Never vote 13.1% 13.3% 5.6% 5.6% 4.4% 2.9% 7.3%
Other response 4.5% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.0% 0.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3% 1.2% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Always 46.2% 43.6% 44.9%
Nearly always 22.9% 27.5% 25.3%
Part of the time 12.7% 10.2% 11.4%
Seldom 9.9% 9.4% 9.7%
Never vote 7.3% 7.1% 7.2%
Other response 0.8% 1.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Always 27.3% 38.8% 49.4% 57.7% 44.9%
Nearly always 15.2% 24.4% 26.5% 30.6% 25.3%
Part of the time 16.0% 14.8% 9.6% 6.0% 11.4%
Seldom 19.1% 12.1% 7.7% 3.6% 9.7%
Never vote 18.2% 8.1% 5.6% 1.8% 7.2%
Other response 2.9% 1.2% 0.9% 0.2% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.6% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Always 55.9% 48.3% 38.3% 46.0%
Nearly always 27.9% 25.4% 25.0% 25.9%
Part of the time 6.9% 12.1% 14.4% 11.8%
Seldom 6.1% 6.4% 13.1% 9.1%
Never vote 2.5% 5.6% 8.0% 5.8%
Other response 0.7% 1.6% 0.9% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Always 48.8% 45.7% 27.3% 44.6%
Nearly always 27.0% 24.3% 19.6% 25.4%
Part of the time 9.3% 12.4% 19.4% 11.5%
Seldom 7.9% 11.0% 16.1% 9.7%
Never vote 5.9% 5.4% 13.5% 7.2%
Other response 0.7% 0.5% 3.2% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.7% 1.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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