30c. Most elected officials care what people like me think

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 4747454436364033----41--39----4440------34--38----35
Total Disagree 4951545462625865----57--59----5258------62--59----62

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 5755515339414131----44--44----5450------42--34----36
Republican Disagree 4144494460575766----53--54----4349------56--65----63
Democrat Agree 4747434636354741----43--43----4036------33--48----42
Democrat Disagree 4950555263625058----56--56----5763------64--48----57
Independent Agree 4142393732333329----37--34----3936------31--33----32
Independent Disagree 5456596165666770----61--64----5861------66--64----67

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 4745464336373835----41--35----4441------35--35----33
Male Disagree 5152535563626064----58--62----5458------61--62----64
Female Agree 4848434536354232----41--42----4439------33--41----37
Female Disagree 4750545262635666----56--56----5159------63--56----61

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 4449414135303926----37--41----4339------35--43----36
18-29 Disagree 5248575763696073----61--58----5559------63--53----62
30-49 Agree 4644454434363733----41--39----4339------33--35----36
30-49 Disagree 5054545464636267----58--59----5460------64--62----63
50-64 Agree 4847474734434439----39--38----4541------35--37----32
50-64 Disagree 4851505164555458----60--59----5157------61--60----66
65+ Agree 5448454744374735----48--37----4539------36--39----38
65+ Disagree 4249524954584861----48--58----4756------56--57----58

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 5148464942365036------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 4750514956604659------------------------------------
Silent Agree 4846514633434139----39--38----4340------34--39----38
Silent Disagree 4953465165545659----60--60----5256------60--56----58
Boomer Agree 4646434335333833----41--41----4541------33--37----33
Boomer Disagree 5051565564666167----58--57----5358------64--61----65
Gen X Agree ------3836313826----39--39----4337------35--34----37
Gen X Disagree ------6062686073----59--60----5461------62--63----62
Millennial Agree --------------------------------39------33--44----36
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------58------65--51----63

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 4947454436363933----42--39----4640------33--35----33
White Disagree 4751545462625966----57--59----5058------64--63----65
Black Agree 3843504535334430----35--44----3835------36--47----37
Black Disagree 5755485463635366----64--55----6064------61--48----61
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------45------39--45----44
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------53------55--46----52

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 5955525644414442----50--46----5048------40--42----38
College Grad Disagree 4044464356585457----49--52----4750------58--56----61
Some College Agree 4845474636343831----39--39----4638------34--36----32
Some College Disagree 4953525263656068----59--60----5161------63--61----67
HS Grad or Less Agree 4444414033353930----38--35----4036------32--37----36
HS Grad or Less Disagree 5253565764635868----60--61----5661------64--59----61

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 4345394031324028----42--39----4139------36--46----37
Low Disagree 5152585767665769----55--58----5459------57--50----60
Lower-middle Agree 4545444337383435----42--36----3636------32--34----34
Lower-middle Disagree 5151555561616262----56--61----6061------65--61----63
Upper-middle Agree 5146434536344529----36--39----4740------33--34----35
Upper-middle Disagree 4552555462655570----62--59----5059------65--65----65
Upper Agree 5150514837414637----46--42----5048------37--38----36
Upper Disagree 4749475061585363----53--56----4851------61--61----64

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 53464747--393531----41--36----5043------32--32----35
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 45515252--606369----58--61----4554------65--67----63
White Mainline Protestant Agree 50464643--384331----46--42----4840------32--35----33
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 47525254--605667----52--55----4859------65--61----66
White Catholic Agree 4946444336364136----42--35----4641------34--40----31
White Catholic Disagree 4753545562625763----55--61----5256------62--58----68
Unaffiliated Agree 39533840332539------32--------3434------34--42----36
Unaffiliated Disagree 60446158647360------65--------6366------63--55----63