December 2006 Values Update Survey

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MILPEACE

(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 best way to ensure peace is through military strength.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 18.1% 18.1%
Mostly agree 31.2% 49.3%
Mostly disagree 29.4% 78.7%
Completely disagree 17.2% 95.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 100.1%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 13.1% 15.1% 14.3% 21.6% 23.8% 20.9% 18.2%
Mostly agree 29.8% 29.3% 29.9% 29.9% 33.2% 35.5% 31.2%
Mostly disagree 32.5% 32.9% 36.2% 26.3% 24.8% 23.3% 29.4%
Completely disagree 23.8% 20.2% 16.9% 15.9% 15.7% 11.5% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 2.4% 2.6% 6.3% 2.4% 8.8% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 21.9% 14.6% 18.1%
Mostly agree 29.6% 32.6% 31.2%
Mostly disagree 26.8% 31.8% 29.4%
Completely disagree 19.1% 15.3% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 5.7% 4.2%
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 27.3% 19.4% 16.1% 13.5% 18.1%
Mostly agree 25.4% 34.3% 32.1% 28.3% 31.0%
Mostly disagree 25.4% 28.6% 28.2% 34.2% 29.5%
Completely disagree 15.6% 14.3% 18.6% 20.5% 17.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 3.4% 5.0% 3.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 30.7% 12.9% 15.7% 18.6%
Mostly agree 40.7% 27.0% 30.0% 31.8%
Mostly disagree 20.5% 36.2% 30.5% 29.8%
Completely disagree 5.9% 20.7% 20.5% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 3.1% 3.3% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 18.6% 7.3% 23.8% 18.2%
Mostly agree 33.0% 31.2% 25.2% 31.4%
Mostly disagree 29.8% 33.0% 26.7% 29.6%
Completely disagree 15.2% 20.2% 21.4% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 8.3% 2.9% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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