July 2003 Values Update Survey

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AGREE1CC

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM=1 '1']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 with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : The criminal justice system should try to rehabilitate criminals, not just punish them
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 28.7% 28.7%
Mostly agree 43.4% 72.1%
Mostly disagree 13.6% 85.7%
Completely disagree 10.9% 96.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 100.1%
Total N = 1284

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 36.1% 33.6% 29.6% 25.6% 25.9% 23.8% 29.0%
Mostly agree 35.0% 42.2% 46.1% 47.6% 41.8% 43.7% 43.4%
Mostly disagree 14.2% 11.7% 12.5% 13.3% 18.8% 12.3% 13.5%
Completely disagree 11.6% 10.5% 7.2% 8.9% 11.2% 16.1% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 1.9% 4.5% 4.6% 2.3% 4.1% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1269


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college, no 4-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Completely agree 37.4% 20.5% 30.4% 29.6% 37.1% 28.7%
Mostly agree 34.9% 45.5% 41.8% 49.8% 42.5% 43.4%
Mostly disagree 9.3% 17.8% 12.5% 12.7% 9.7% 13.6%
Completely disagree 13.9% 12.1% 12.9% 4.8% 7.3% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 4.2% 2.5% 3.1% 3.4% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1282


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 22.9% 37.0% 24.2% 37.4% 28.7%
Mostly agree 47.4% 38.5% 32.7% 41.7% 43.4%
Mostly disagree 15.5% 11.6% 17.5% 9.5% 13.6%
Completely disagree 11.6% 7.9% 21.1% 7.6% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 4.9% 4.4% 3.8% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1277


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Completely agree 26.7% 39.1% 32.2% 28.6%
Mostly agree 44.1% 39.2% 47.5% 43.7%
Mostly disagree 13.8% 12.8% 11.0% 13.5%
Completely disagree 11.6% 6.9% 7.1% 10.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 2.0% 2.3% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1262


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 30.0% 27.5% 28.7%
Mostly agree 43.6% 43.2% 43.4%
Mostly disagree 11.6% 15.3% 13.6%
Completely disagree 12.2% 9.7% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 4.4% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1284



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