December 2006 Values Update Survey

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POGVDEP

(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. Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 29.3% 29.3%
Mostly agree 40.2% 69.5%
Mostly disagree 19.1% 88.6%
Completely disagree 6.2% 94.8%
Don't know 5.2% 100%
Total N = 982

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 23.7% 28.6% 26.6% 37.0% 24.8% 34.0% 29.6%
Mostly agree 42.7% 41.3% 39.6% 37.8% 44.1% 37.7% 40.2%
Mostly disagree 21.7% 19.9% 23.4% 14.1% 18.9% 15.8% 18.9%
Completely disagree 7.1% 6.3% 7.6% 5.5% 6.3% 4.0% 6.1%
Don't know 4.7% 3.9% 2.9% 5.7% 5.9% 8.5% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 27.3% 31.2% 29.3%
Mostly agree 38.5% 41.7% 40.2%
Mostly disagree 23.2% 15.3% 19.1%
Completely disagree 6.2% 6.2% 6.2%
Don't know 4.8% 5.6% 5.2%
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 24.2% 35.7% 28.3% 24.1% 29.4%
Mostly agree 43.0% 41.4% 40.5% 36.2% 40.0%
Mostly disagree 21.1% 12.7% 19.8% 26.6% 19.2%
Completely disagree 6.6% 6.4% 3.5% 8.2% 6.2%
Don't know 5.1% 3.8% 7.9% 4.9% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 46.3% 20.4% 27.0% 29.8%
Mostly agree 37.2% 42.5% 40.3% 40.2%
Mostly disagree 10.7% 24.0% 21.4% 19.5%
Completely disagree 1.3% 8.4% 6.9% 6.0%
Don't know 4.6% 4.7% 4.4% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 30.2% 24.7% 29.4% 29.5%
Mostly agree 40.9% 41.1% 36.3% 40.2%
Mostly disagree 19.2% 16.0% 21.2% 19.2%
Completely disagree 4.3% 16.4% 7.0% 6.1%
Don't know 5.3% 1.8% 6.1% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973



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