Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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

The criminal justice system should try to rehabilitate criminals, not just punish them. (Q10CC)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 26.5% 26.5%
Mostly agree 43.3% 69.8%
Mostly disagree 15.3% 85.1%
Completely disagree 10.3% 95.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 99.9%
Total N = 3786

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 31.2% 25.3% 27.0% 20.9% 29.8% 26.6%
Mostly agree 40.8% 45.3% 44.0% 45.2% 35.1% 43.3%
Mostly disagree 13.5% 16.5% 14.9% 17.3% 13.1% 15.3%
Completely disagree 11.1% 9.5% 10.2% 9.7% 11.8% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 3.4% 3.9% 6.8% 10.2% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3730


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Completely agree 24.1% 42.5% 27.4% 26.6%
Mostly agree 44.6% 36.6% 43.4% 43.5%
Mostly disagree 16.2% 10.9% 13.2% 15.3%
Completely disagree 10.5% 7.5% 10.4% 10.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 2.5% 5.6% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3713


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 26.1% 26.8% 26.5%
Mostly agree 43.6% 43.0% 43.3%
Mostly disagree 15.3% 15.4% 15.4%
Completely disagree 11.0% 9.7% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 5.2% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3786


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 32.8% 23.6% 22.1% 26.6% 27.4% 26.5%
Mostly agree 34.8% 42.4% 40.1% 45.2% 47.7% 43.3%
Mostly disagree 10.8% 17.3% 20.3% 14.0% 15.6% 15.4%
Completely disagree 12.6% 11.1% 12.2% 11.5% 6.6% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 5.5% 5.2% 2.8% 2.7% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3774


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
Completely agree 18.3% 33.9% 26.5% 25.6% 47.4% 26.5%
Mostly agree 46.5% 39.6% 46.0% 33.3% 36.8% 43.6%
Mostly disagree 19.8% 13.5% 13.2% 16.3% 10.5% 15.3%
Completely disagree 13.1% 8.1% 10.0% 8.5% 5.3% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 4.9% 4.3% 16.3% 0.0% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3704


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Completely agree 30.2% 24.7% 25.7% 26.0% 26.5%
Mostly agree 43.2% 44.1% 43.1% 42.6% 43.3%
Mostly disagree 12.1% 16.7% 16.3% 15.8% 15.4%
Completely disagree 10.5% 10.6% 9.9% 10.3% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 3.8% 5.0% 5.3% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3786



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