July 2003 Values Update Survey

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

I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. : The U.S. government's policy of holding American citizens without formal charges or trial in cases of suspected terrorism
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 19.4% 19.4%
Favor 35.2% 54.6%
Oppose 23% 77.6%
Strongly oppose 14.9% 92.5%
Don't know 7.4% 99.9%
Total N = 2528

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 16.6% 23.0% 18.3% 19.0% 22.3% 17.3% 19.4%
Favor 33.7% 33.2% 39.8% 35.2% 35.3% 33.4% 35.3%
Oppose 29.8% 23.2% 21.1% 22.0% 22.3% 21.9% 23.0%
Strongly oppose 15.6% 14.4% 15.6% 17.0% 14.7% 11.9% 15.0%
Don't know 4.2% 6.3% 5.2% 6.8% 5.4% 15.4% 7.2%
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
Strongly favor 21.5% 22.6% 19.0% 17.5% 11.3% 19.4%
Favor 24.9% 36.7% 38.1% 38.7% 32.0% 35.3%
Oppose 22.8% 22.2% 22.9% 20.5% 29.4% 23.0%
Strongly oppose 16.5% 10.8% 14.9% 17.1% 22.6% 14.9%
Don't know 14.3% 7.8% 5.2% 6.3% 4.8% 7.4%
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
Strongly favor 22.0% 18.5% 18.2% 14.9% 19.4%
Favor 37.4% 35.9% 29.4% 32.6% 35.3%
Oppose 21.5% 19.5% 24.4% 28.4% 23.0%
Strongly oppose 13.2% 16.9% 11.0% 18.8% 14.9%
Don't know 6.0% 9.3% 17.1% 5.2% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2518


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.9% 18.8% 15.5% 19.4%
Favor 37.8% 24.5% 27.0% 35.4%
Oppose 21.6% 31.3% 27.6% 23.2%
Strongly oppose 13.6% 18.7% 18.0% 14.6%
Don't know 7.1% 6.6% 11.9% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2488


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.2% 19.5% 19.4%
Favor 34.6% 35.8% 35.2%
Oppose 23.2% 22.9% 23.0%
Strongly oppose 18.1% 12.0% 14.9%
Don't know 4.8% 9.8% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2528



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