December 2006 Values Update Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


TRUSTDC

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

How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right?
  1) Just about always
  2) Most of the time
  3) Only some of the time
  4) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Just about always 3.2% 3.2%
Most of the time 27.6% 30.8%
Only some of the time 63% 93.8%
Never 5.3% 99.1%
Don't know/Refused .9% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Just about always 4.7% 3.5% 4.1% 2.2% 2.2% 2.8% 3.2%
Most of the time 23.6% 31.2% 25.6% 28.3% 25.6% 30.0% 27.6%
Only some of the time 66.4% 58.2% 62.7% 62.8% 66.9% 63.9% 63.2%
Never 5.3% 6.6% 6.4% 5.2% 4.7% 2.3% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 1.1% 1.6% 0.5% 1.1% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Just about always 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
Most of the time 29.8% 25.5% 27.6%
Only some of the time 59.5% 66.3% 63.0%
Never 6.7% 3.9% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Just about always 5.0% 2.6% 3.6% 2.7% 3.2%
Most of the time 26.3% 24.4% 30.2% 30.4% 27.6%
Only some of the time 58.5% 66.8% 61.3% 61.5% 63.0%
Never 7.7% 6.0% 4.4% 3.9% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 0.1% 0.5% 1.5% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Just about always 5.0% 1.3% 2.6% 2.8%
Most of the time 42.1% 21.0% 25.2% 28.0%
Only some of the time 50.6% 72.1% 64.9% 63.8%
Never 1.9% 4.8% 6.8% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.8% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Just about always 2.9% 1.1% 5.6% 3.2%
Most of the time 29.3% 18.7% 26.6% 27.6%
Only some of the time 62.5% 70.1% 61.6% 63.1%
Never 4.7% 10.1% 4.1% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.0% 2.1% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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