Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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FINDCURE

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

I am more concerned about finding cures for diseases than about protecting embryos. (Q16HH)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 23.9% 23.9%
Mostly agree 34.4% 58.3%
Mostly disagree 18.8% 77.1%
Completely disagree 11.7% 88.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 100%
Total N = 2502

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 23.2% 21.4% 22.6% 27.6% 33.7% 23.8%
Mostly agree 40.4% 37.2% 31.5% 29.0% 26.6% 34.5%
Mostly disagree 18.4% 20.1% 19.9% 18.2% 11.2% 18.8%
Completely disagree 11.7% 12.3% 12.7% 11.9% 7.1% 11.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 9.0% 13.3% 13.3% 21.3% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2461


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Completely agree 22.7% 33.4% 23.4% 24.0%
Mostly agree 35.4% 31.0% 29.9% 34.4%
Mostly disagree 19.2% 16.4% 19.8% 18.9%
Completely disagree 11.9% 9.1% 13.7% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 10.1% 13.2% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2451


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 23.2% 24.4% 23.8%
Mostly agree 36.4% 32.7% 34.5%
Mostly disagree 19.1% 18.5% 18.8%
Completely disagree 10.3% 13.0% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 11.4% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2502


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Completely agree 28.5% 24.4% 23.2% 22.9% 21.9% 23.9%
Mostly agree 28.2% 33.8% 33.6% 35.3% 37.9% 34.5%
Mostly disagree 17.1% 18.2% 22.4% 18.2% 20.1% 18.8%
Completely disagree 10.5% 11.6% 10.4% 13.9% 10.7% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused 15.6% 12.1% 10.4% 9.6% 9.4% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2492


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
Completely agree 19.1% 32.1% 21.0% 9.8% 33.3% 23.7%
Mostly agree 33.2% 35.3% 36.3% 31.7% 20.0% 34.8%
Mostly disagree 21.2% 16.3% 19.6% 19.5% 0.0% 18.9%
Completely disagree 17.9% 6.5% 10.2% 17.1% 20.0% 11.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 9.8% 13.0% 22.0% 26.7% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2450


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Completely agree 28.1% 21.3% 24.3% 21.7% 23.9%
Mostly agree 34.2% 36.8% 31.6% 36.4% 34.5%
Mostly disagree 15.8% 19.8% 19.4% 19.8% 18.8%
Completely disagree 9.8% 11.5% 13.5% 11.1% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 10.6% 11.2% 10.9% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2502



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