July 2003 Values Update Survey

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IDCARD

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

To curb terrorism, would you favor or oppose requiring that all citizens carry a national identity card at all times to show to a police officer on request?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 56.2% 56.2%
Oppose 39.7% 95.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 100%
Total N = 2528

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Favor 48.5% 61.8% 59.1% 54.6% 52.6% 57.7% 56.4%
Oppose 49.5% 35.6% 37.9% 41.2% 40.5% 36.5% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.6% 3.0% 4.2% 6.8% 5.9% 4.0%
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
Favor 70.4% 57.9% 54.9% 50.5% 45.4% 56.2%
Oppose 25.2% 36.7% 41.6% 46.6% 51.7% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 5.4% 3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 4.1%
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
Favor 56.8% 58.8% 61.6% 51.7% 56.3%
Oppose 39.5% 35.5% 32.3% 45.3% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 5.8% 6.1% 2.9% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2518


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Favor 55.7% 58.1% 60.0% 56.3%
Oppose 39.9% 39.6% 35.9% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 2.3% 4.1% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2488


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 54.7% 57.6% 56.2%
Oppose 42.4% 37.2% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.2% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2528



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