Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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FIREHOMO

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

School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals. (Q16E)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 24.3% 24.3%
Mostly agree 17.4% 41.7%
Mostly disagree 26.9% 68.6%
Completely disagree 25.8% 94.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 100%
Total N = 27794

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 20.4% 20.1% 25.6% 32.6% 34.7% 24.3%
Mostly agree 15.4% 16.5% 17.9% 20.7% 20.2% 17.4%
Mostly disagree 27.8% 29.1% 27.2% 23.3% 19.9% 26.9%
Completely disagree 32.7% 30.3% 24.0% 14.9% 12.1% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 4.1% 5.3% 8.5% 13.1% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27551


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Completely agree 24.4% 25.7% 19.4% 24.3%
Mostly agree 17.6% 17.7% 13.5% 17.5%
Mostly disagree 27.2% 25.2% 25.8% 26.9%
Completely disagree 25.4% 25.5% 33.8% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 5.8% 7.5% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27584


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 27.2% 21.6% 24.3%
Mostly agree 19.4% 15.6% 17.4%
Mostly disagree 26.4% 27.3% 26.9%
Completely disagree 22.2% 29.2% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 6.3% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
27794


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 38.2% 27.7% 24.1% 18.5% 12.2% 24.3%
Mostly agree 19.6% 19.1% 19.6% 15.9% 13.7% 17.4%
Mostly disagree 20.1% 26.1% 29.9% 30.5% 29.9% 26.9%
Completely disagree 13.9% 21.0% 20.1% 30.9% 40.7% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 6.1% 6.3% 4.2% 3.4% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27701


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
Completely agree 28.9% 23.2% 21.4% 26.0% 23.4% 24.3%
Mostly agree 20.6% 16.2% 16.1% 18.2% 12.0% 17.5%
Mostly disagree 27.5% 25.0% 29.1% 24.3% 21.1% 27.0%
Completely disagree 18.2% 29.9% 28.6% 21.1% 34.9% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 5.8% 4.7% 10.4% 8.6% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27344


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Completely agree 17.0% 23.3% 33.1% 19.7% 24.3%
Mostly agree 16.4% 17.9% 18.8% 15.6% 17.4%
Mostly disagree 29.1% 28.3% 23.3% 28.4% 26.9%
Completely disagree 31.4% 25.1% 19.1% 31.2% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 5.4% 5.7% 5.1% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27794



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