December 2006 Values Update Survey

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CONTFED

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

Some people say they are basically content with the federal government, others say they are frustrated, and others say they are angry. Which of these best describes how you feel?
  1) Basically content
  2) Frustrated
  3) Angry
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Basically content 21.3% 21.3%
Frustrated 58.1% 79.4%
Angry 15.6% 95%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 99.9%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Basically content 29.6% 23.4% 24.3% 16.7% 16.1% 19.6% 21.4%
Frustrated 52.8% 55.3% 56.0% 61.3% 63.6% 59.9% 58.2%
Angry 13.3% 16.5% 15.2% 18.0% 14.1% 15.1% 15.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 4.8% 4.5% 4.0% 6.3% 5.4% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Basically content 23.9% 18.9% 21.3%
Frustrated 55.8% 60.3% 58.1%
Angry 16.2% 15.0% 15.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 5.7% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Basically content 21.5% 20.2% 22.3% 21.6% 21.3%
Frustrated 41.8% 61.3% 60.1% 60.8% 58.2%
Angry 28.1% 14.5% 13.4% 12.6% 15.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 4.0% 4.3% 4.9% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Basically content 36.6% 12.6% 19.1% 21.3%
Frustrated 55.9% 63.0% 58.6% 59.4%
Angry 4.6% 20.5% 17.9% 15.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.9% 4.4% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Basically content 20.8% 15.1% 27.1% 21.3%
Frustrated 61.1% 59.0% 47.7% 58.4%
Angry 13.8% 18.5% 20.5% 15.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 7.4% 4.8% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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