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Mid-November Survey, 2001 - Analysis

TRUSTPPL (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) Most people can be trusted.41.7%41.7%
2) Can't be too careful54.5%96.2%
3) Other/Depends2.4%98.6%
9) Don't know/Refused1.4%100.0%





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2425-3435-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Most people can be trusted.31.0%36.6%43.3%48.6%41.0%841.8%
Can't be too careful67.5%60.6%52.6%47.2%55.0%1054.7%
Other/Depends0.6%1.2%4.0%2.4%2.4%12.3%
Don't know/Refused0.9%1.6%0.2%1.8%1.5%21.2%
Missing00000210
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1479

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege +MissingTotal
Most people can be trusted.17.7%33.9%45.4%63.3%241.7%
Can't be too careful78.2%62.6%50.5%33.1%254.5%
Other/Depends4.1%1.2%2.7%2.6%12.3%
Don't know/Refused0.0%2.3%1.4%1.0%01.4%
Missing000050
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1495

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Most people can be trusted.45.3%38.4%041.7%
Can't be too careful52.5%56.3%054.5%
Other/Depends1.8%2.9%02.4%
Don't know/Refused0.4%2.4%01.4%
Missing0000
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1500

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentMissingTotal
Most people can be trusted.51.2%39.6%37.7%3343.0%
Can't be too careful45.5%57.7%58.8%6353.9%
Other/Depends2.1%2.2%2.2%42.2%
Don't know/Refused1.1%0.6%1.2%71.0%
Missing0001070
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1393

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced or separatedWidowedNever been marriedMissingTotal
Most people can be trusted.46.0%37.0%31.9%37.3%541.7%
Can't be too careful50.5%57.3%65.3%60.0%454.7%
Other/Depends1.8%4.5%2.3%2.0%22.3%
Don't know/Refused1.8%1.3%0.5%0.7%11.3%
Missing0000120
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1488

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantRoman CatholicOther religionMissingTotal
Most people can be trusted.39.7%44.4%43.7%6441.7%
Can't be too careful56.6%52.9%49.7%7554.5%
Other/Depends2.3%1.6%4.9%22.4%
Don't know/Refused1.4%1.1%1.7%41.4%
Missing0001450
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1355

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