July 2003 Values Update Survey

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SACCVLLB

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

In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it will be necessary for the average person to give up some civil liberties, or not?
  1) Yes, it will be necessary
  2) No, it will not be necessary
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, it will be necessary 43.8% 43.8%
No, it will not be necessary 50.2% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100%
Total N = 2528

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 41.0% 39.8% 44.7% 44.7% 50.4% 42.8% 43.8%
No, it will not be necessary 55.3% 57.4% 51.5% 50.0% 43.9% 41.9% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 2.8% 3.8% 5.3% 5.8% 15.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2502


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
Yes, it will be necessary 34.3% 40.2% 48.8% 45.0% 52.3% 43.9%
No, it will not be necessary 49.4% 53.2% 47.8% 53.1% 44.3% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 16.3% 6.6% 3.5% 1.9% 3.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2525


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 49.0% 40.8% 34.7% 37.9% 43.9%
No, it will not be necessary 46.7% 50.9% 48.8% 57.7% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 8.2% 16.4% 4.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2518


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 45.4% 35.4% 42.9% 44.0%
No, it will not be necessary 48.7% 58.2% 52.6% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 6.4% 4.5% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2488


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, it will be necessary 43.2% 44.4% 43.8%
No, it will not be necessary 53.8% 46.9% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 8.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2528



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