30b Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 7476807884848283----76--77----7475------78--77----81
Total Disagree 2421181915151616----23--21----2221------18--20----16

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 6672767482838586----73--75----6671------79--86----87
Republican Disagree 3226242516161413----26--24----3028------18--13----12
Democrat Agree 7777827784817977----75--74----7676------79--68----76
Democrat Disagree 2121162015181923----25--24----2122------18--29----22
Independent Agree 7680838486888286----79--81----8179------81--80----83
Independent Disagree 2018161513111613----19--18----1718------17--18----15

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 7477827884858381----76--79----7476------79--80----83
Male Disagree 2320172015141619----24--19----2321------18--18----16
Female Agree 7376797884838185----77--75----7474------78--73----80
Female Disagree 2422191915151713----22--23----2222------18--23----17

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 7372797880847986----78--75----7274------77--68----78
18-29 Disagree 2325191918152013----21--24----2521------20--28----20
30-49 Agree 7578817786868486----78--78----7477------79--79----84
30-49 Disagree 2220182213131514----21--20----2322------17--19----15
50-64 Agree 7380807886838483----73--75----7776------78--80----83
50-64 Disagree 2519182013161316----27--23----1922------18--18----15
65+ Agree 7376808380807769----74--79----7374------80--78----80
65+ Disagree 2521181317171627----26--17----2021------16--18----17

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 7479808382807869------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 2519181415181527------------------------------------
Silent Agree 7479797887838480----74--77----7975------81--77----80
Silent Disagree 2421202011161418----26--20----1620------16--18----17
Boomer Agree 7476817685868486----79--79----7576------79--80----83
Boomer Disagree 2321182214131613----20--21----2323------17--18----15
Gen X Agree ------7879837986----77--75----7377------80--78----84
Gen X Disagree ------1819162013----21--24----2420------18--19----15
Millennial Agree --------------------------------76------75--67----78
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------20------23--29----20

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 7377807984848383----77--77----7376------82--80----86
White Disagree 2521191915151516----22--21----2321------15--18----13
Black Agree 8076827883837776----73--77----8077------76--70----73
Black Disagree 1722142017162124----26--21----1620------20--26----24
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------67------59--65----67
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------28------32--29----27

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 6368727281837980----69--75----6970------79--78----83
College Grad Disagree 3631272718162019----28--25----2827------19--21----15
Some College Agree 7176787384848587----80--75----7580------82--78----87
Some College Disagree 2722212516151412----19--25----2218------14--18----11
HS Grad or Less Agree 7779838185848182----77--79----7676------76--75----76
HS Grad or Less Disagree 1918141513141517----22--18----1920------20--21----21

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 8180837885837884----80--80----7475------71--68----75
Low Disagree 1617131813151815----19--18----2222------24--26----22
Lower-middle Agree 7578818084838481----74--72----8079------78--77----81
Lower-middle Disagree 2119181615171519----25--27----1818------19--21----16
Upper-middle Agree 6978828184878386----75--80----7477------82--80----85
Upper-middle Disagree 2821171916131713----25--19----2322------16--18----14
Upper Agree 7171757684858482----79--76----7272------82--79----86
Upper Disagree 2829242315141517----20--23----2627------16--19----13

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 73788281--848484----76--76----7374------83--80----88
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 26201717--151415----23--21----2323------14--18----11
White Mainline Protestant Agree 74797979--838480----78--76----7276------85--81----87
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 24201919--151419----22--23----2422------12--16----12
White Catholic Agree 7176818183848286----77--77----7176------79--85----86
White Catholic Disagree 2622191816151613----22--22----2721------19--13----13
Unaffiliated Agree 77788179809078------76--------8183------83--73----81
Unaffiliated Disagree 22191620201020------23--------1714------14--25----18