December 2006 Values Update Survey

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TRUSTPPL

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

In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the wisdom of the American people when it comes to making political decisions?
  1) Very great deal
  2) Good deal
  3) Not very much
  4) None at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very great deal 13.1% 13.1%
Good deal 44.3% 57.4%
Not very much 33.6% 91%
None at all 7.5% 98.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very great deal 14.4% 11.6% 12.8% 12.9% 17.4% 10.9% 13.2%
Good deal 39.1% 46.8% 45.2% 45.3% 44.3% 44.2% 44.4%
Not very much 34.6% 32.0% 32.8% 33.9% 30.8% 36.1% 33.3%
None at all 10.7% 9.1% 7.7% 6.4% 6.8% 5.7% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.6% 1.5% 1.6% 0.7% 3.2% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very great deal 15.2% 11.0% 13.1%
Good deal 40.7% 47.7% 44.3%
Not very much 33.6% 33.6% 33.6%
None at all 9.2% 6.0% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.6% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Very great deal 19.1% 15.7% 9.4% 10.0% 13.1%
Good deal 31.6% 44.1% 49.3% 46.8% 44.4%
Not very much 33.6% 31.9% 32.7% 35.9% 33.4%
None at all 11.7% 7.6% 7.4% 5.6% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 0.7% 1.2% 1.6% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very great deal 11.3% 12.6% 15.1% 13.3%
Good deal 48.6% 43.7% 43.5% 44.8%
Not very much 31.8% 35.5% 33.1% 33.6%
None at all 7.2% 6.8% 7.9% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.4% 0.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very great deal 10.9% 17.5% 18.7% 13.1%
Good deal 48.0% 33.3% 35.9% 44.2%
Not very much 33.3% 33.3% 35.4% 33.7%
None at all 6.5% 15.1% 7.4% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.9% 2.6% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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