December 2006 Values Update Survey

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GVEATSLP

(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 guarantee every citizen enough to eat and a place to sleep.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 31.2% 31.2%
Mostly agree 37.8% 69%
Mostly disagree 20.7% 89.7%
Completely disagree 7.9% 97.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 100.1%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 37.2% 38.7% 32.0% 31.4% 27.4% 22.2% 31.4%
Mostly agree 46.2% 33.6% 33.3% 40.8% 36.8% 37.1% 37.6%
Mostly disagree 13.4% 21.9% 20.1% 16.4% 24.9% 25.8% 20.5%
Completely disagree 3.2% 3.9% 10.2% 10.4% 8.8% 9.7% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.8% 4.4% 1.0% 2.1% 5.2% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 27.9% 34.2% 31.2%
Mostly agree 39.9% 35.9% 37.8%
Mostly disagree 22.1% 19.4% 20.7%
Completely disagree 8.9% 6.9% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 3.6% 2.5%
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 37.9% 34.6% 28.9% 24.9% 31.1%
Mostly agree 41.0% 38.4% 33.9% 38.7% 37.7%
Mostly disagree 12.5% 18.6% 24.2% 24.5% 20.7%
Completely disagree 7.4% 6.0% 9.7% 9.3% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 2.3% 3.3% 2.7% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 15.9% 38.4% 33.4% 30.6%
Mostly agree 30.9% 44.9% 37.3% 38.1%
Mostly disagree 36.4% 13.7% 18.0% 21.3%
Completely disagree 16.3% 1.6% 7.7% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.4% 3.6% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 25.9% 52.1% 40.8% 31.4%
Mostly agree 38.4% 38.8% 35.3% 37.9%
Mostly disagree 24.0% 5.5% 16.8% 20.7%
Completely disagree 9.0% 1.4% 6.4% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 2.3% 0.9% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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