Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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

Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: There needs to be stricter laws and regulation to protect the environment. (Q10A)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 45.3% 45.3%
Mostly agree 39.8% 85.1%
Mostly disagree 10.7% 95.8%
Completely disagree 3.3% 99.1%
Don't know/Refused .9% 100%
Total N = 12936

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 50.1% 46.2% 42.5% 43.5% 40.8% 45.4%
Mostly agree 39.4% 40.9% 41.0% 37.1% 39.3% 39.9%
Mostly disagree 7.8% 9.7% 11.8% 13.4% 13.2% 10.6%
Completely disagree 2.3% 2.6% 3.8% 5.0% 3.7% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.9% 1.1% 3.1% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12767


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Completely agree 43.6% 54.8% 49.9% 45.3%
Mostly agree 40.4% 37.8% 36.7% 39.9%
Mostly disagree 11.6% 4.2% 10.2% 10.7%
Completely disagree 3.5% 2.2% 2.5% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.0% 0.8% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12770


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 41.0% 49.2% 45.3%
Mostly agree 40.9% 38.8% 39.8%
Mostly disagree 13.1% 8.4% 10.7%
Completely disagree 4.3% 2.5% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.1% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
12936


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 54.4% 45.5% 42.9% 44.9% 39.9% 45.3%
Mostly agree 33.3% 41.1% 41.5% 39.6% 42.3% 39.8%
Mostly disagree 7.8% 9.1% 11.0% 11.4% 13.8% 10.6%
Completely disagree 3.1% 3.6% 3.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.7% 1.6% 0.8% 0.7% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12890


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
Completely agree 33.8% 54.3% 45.6% 49.1% 50.0% 45.3%
Mostly agree 41.0% 38.6% 40.4% 34.8% 30.4% 39.7%
Mostly disagree 18.1% 5.0% 10.5% 8.8% 10.9% 10.7%
Completely disagree 6.2% 1.4% 2.7% 4.5% 6.5% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 2.7% 2.2% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12643


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Completely agree 50.1% 41.8% 47.8% 40.4% 45.3%
Mostly agree 38.8% 44.2% 37.8% 39.1% 39.8%
Mostly disagree 8.0% 9.9% 10.3% 14.8% 10.7%
Completely disagree 2.3% 3.2% 3.3% 4.7% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.0% 0.8% 1.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12936



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