December 2006 Values Update Survey

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GVHLPNDY

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

For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The government should help most needy people even if it means going deeper in debt.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 18.8% 18.8%
Mostly agree 35.5% 54.3%
Mostly disagree 28.7% 83%
Completely disagree 10.9% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 25.0% 19.9% 18.5% 20.8% 16.4% 13.3% 18.9%
Mostly agree 32.9% 37.0% 36.3% 34.9% 34.8% 37.6% 35.7%
Mostly disagree 34.1% 28.9% 27.2% 26.6% 33.1% 25.8% 28.9%
Completely disagree 5.2% 9.9% 10.4% 13.8% 10.5% 12.4% 10.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 4.2% 7.6% 3.9% 5.2% 10.9% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 18.6% 19.0% 18.8%
Mostly agree 36.1% 34.9% 35.5%
Mostly disagree 29.9% 27.6% 28.7%
Completely disagree 10.9% 10.8% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 7.7% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
982


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Completely agree 32.7% 18.9% 16.9% 13.9% 18.8%
Mostly agree 28.7% 39.6% 33.2% 34.2% 35.2%
Mostly disagree 23.6% 24.5% 30.7% 35.7% 28.8%
Completely disagree 8.7% 12.0% 10.3% 11.0% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 5.1% 8.9% 5.3% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 7.4% 23.7% 19.4% 17.7%
Mostly agree 26.6% 44.6% 38.0% 37.2%
Mostly disagree 40.4% 21.3% 28.9% 29.4%
Completely disagree 20.7% 6.3% 8.4% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 4.2% 5.3% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 14.8% 30.6% 27.8% 18.8%
Mostly agree 34.0% 46.1% 35.1% 35.5%
Mostly disagree 31.9% 15.1% 24.6% 28.8%
Completely disagree 13.4% 3.7% 5.8% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 4.6% 6.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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