30a. People like me don't have any say about what the government does

Total

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Agree 5255625850505254----46--47----4647------48--51----55
Total Disagree 4644374150494746----53--52----5152------50--46----43

Party

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Republican Agree 4448525144455356----42--44----3536------40--54----55
Republican Disagree 5551464856544744----58--56----6362------57--45----44
Democrat Agree 5557665554504946----42--42----5152------48--45----49
Democrat Disagree 4342334345495054----57--57----4646------51--53----51
Independent Agree 5554646350545659----52--52----5148------54--55----60
Independent Disagree 4145353649454441----47--46----4650------44--42----40

Sex

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Male Agree 5354615750495353----46--47----4447------46--53----56
Male Disagree 4545394350504647----53--52----5352------52--44----43
Female Agree 5155625849515155----47--47----4847------49--50----54
Female Disagree 4644364050484745----52--51----4951------48--47----44

Age

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
18-29 Agree 5351576047495457----48--42----4749------47--45----52
18-29 Disagree 4547423953514642----51--57----5250------50--52----47
30-49 Agree 5155605549525354----44--46----4546------48--50----56
30-49 Disagree 4844384451484646----56--52----5353------51--48----43
50-64 Agree 5257645652494853----48--50----4744------49--56----56
50-64 Disagree 4642364248505047----50--49----5054------48--42----42
65+ Agree 5756686252505451----49--52----4650------47--55----55
65+ Disagree 4243313646474348----48--46----4646------49--40----43

Generation

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Greatest Agree 5856676254515353------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 4043323644474347------------------------------------
Silent Agree 5056605652494950----45--53----5048------46--55----56
Silent Disagree 4844384348504950----51--46----4549------49--39----42
Boomer Agree 5155605548525454----44--47----4446------48--55----56
Boomer Disagree 4745394452474546----55--51----5453------50--43----42
Gen X Agree ------6247495257----48--42----4646------48--49----56
Gen X Disagree ------3753514842----52--58----5354------50--49----43
Millennial Agree --------------------------------49------48--45----53
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------49------50--52----46

Race

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
White Agree 5154605850505354----48--48----4445------50--54----57
White Disagree 4845394150494646----51--51----5353------48--44----42
Black Agree 6058635752564749----38--44----5853------50--43----48
Black Disagree 3741354248425351----61--55----4045------48--54----51
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------45------36--40----52
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------53------56--53----45

Education

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
College Grad Agree 3341484136394235----32--38----3838------38--44----49
College Grad Disagree 6659515864605865----67--62----6161------61--55----50
Some College Agree 4551545248465358----46--40----4545------50--52----57
Some College Disagree 5348454851544741----53--60----5253------48--46----41
HS Grad or Less Agree 6060686455565659----52--54----5152------52--55----58
HS Grad or Less Disagree 3839313444434240----46--43----4546------45--41----40

Income

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Low Agree 6665676854605857----49--51----4948------47--47----57
Low Disagree 3234323144394042----48--48----4648------50--48----41
Lower-middle Agree 5657646550525558----55--52----5050------55--52----61
Lower-middle Disagree 4141353450484341----45--47----4849------43--45----37
Upper-middle Agree 4652605849484955----47--49----4747------49--56----54
Upper-middle Disagree 5147394251515144----52--50----5253------50--43----45
Upper Agree 4146564643414848----36--37----3937------43--49----48
Upper Disagree 5854445357585252----63--61----6062------57--50----52

Religious Preference

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 48575856--485352----49--46----4541------51--58----57
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 51424143--514547----50--53----5156------47--41----42
White Mainline Protestant Agree 53546159--485458----48--49----4345------52--55----60
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 46463740--514541----51--50----5454------46--43----39
White Catholic Agree 4955626150525155----50--45----4348------46--56----55
White Catholic Disagree 4845383850474745----49--54----5551------54--41----43
Unaffiliated Agree 54506262545654------46--------4650------53--48----56
Unaffiliated Disagree 45483738454444------54--------5250------44--49----43