30d. Voting gives people like me some say about how government runs things

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 7775737374----66----67--73----7273------71--68----69
Total Disagree 2023262524----32----32--24----2624------26--28----29

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 8581808378----68----75--80----8186------82--70----73
Republican Disagree 1417201621----31----24--18----1712------15--27----25
Democrat Agree 7975717572----70----69--76----7171------70--76----75
Democrat Disagree 1822272325----29----31--22----2727------27--21----24
Independent Agree 7173696574----64----61--71----6867------67--63----65
Independent Disagree 2526303224----35----38--26----3030------30--33----33

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 7674717376----64----65--69----7274------73--66----67
Male Disagree 2122272522----35----34--27----2523------24--30----31
Female Agree 7875747372----68----70--77----7171------70--70----70
Female Disagree 1823242425----30----29--22----2626------27--26----27

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 7873737478----63----65--74----7572------72--73----70
18-29 Disagree 1924262420----35----34--24----2425------25--23----29
30-49 Agree 7675737275----70----71--74----7274------72--68----70
30-49 Disagree 2123252624----30----29--24----2624------26--29----29
50-64 Agree 7977707271----64----65--75----7275------72--68----68
50-64 Disagree 1822282725----34----34--22----2523------25--28----30
65+ Agree 7874727669----64----65--67----6767------70--62----68
65+ Disagree 2022262125----34----33--29----2625------26--32----28

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 7975717671----61------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 1822282224----37------------------------------------
Silent Agree 7876727071----65----63--74----7270------69--62----68
Silent Disagree 1923252826----33----36--24----2525------27--31----27
Boomer Agree 7676727276----70----71--76----7275------73--68----68
Boomer Disagree 2022262524----29----28--22----2724------25--29----30
Gen X Agree ------7578----63----67--72----7473------72--69----70
Gen X Disagree ------2420----35----32--26----2524------25--28----29
Millennial Agree --------------------------------70------70--73----70
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------27------26--24----29

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 7976747575----68----69--73----7474------73--66----68
White Disagree 1822252423----31----30--24----2423------25--31----30
Black Agree 7271706868----59----59--66----6767------63--74----73
Black Disagree 2527283129----41----40--32----3132------34--24----23
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------74------70--75----71
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------23------24--17----26

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 8783838282----81----79--84----8183------79--77----76
College Grad Disagree 1215161717----19----20--15----1816------19--21----23
Some College Agree 8176777678----65----70--77----7775------76--70----69
Some College Disagree 1722222321----34----29--22----2123------22--28----30
HS Grad or Less Agree 7372686970----62----62--66----6566------65--62----64
HS Grad or Less Disagree 2325302827----37----37--30----3130------31--32----32

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 7170686671----62----61--69----6261------63--64----61
Low Disagree 2327303024----36----38--29----3435------34--31----36
Lower-middle Agree 7475707573----63----65--63----6772------67--63----66
Lower-middle Disagree 2222282325----37----35--32----3124------29--33----31
Upper-middle Agree 8174747677----68----67--71----7878------76--67----72
Upper-middle Disagree 1724242322----31----33--28----2122------22--30----27
Upper Agree 8479787677----74----76--83----7982------77--77----76
Upper Disagree 1520222321----26----23--16----2017------21--22----23

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 82768078------63----66--74----7674------77--65----70
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 16231921------34----33--24----2122------22--32----29
White Mainline Protestant Agree 79786973------66----72--70----7375------70--64----65
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 18202925------32----27--27----2621------28--32----33
White Catholic Agree 8176747572----73----70--75----7575------73--69----69
White Catholic Disagree 1622262325----27----30--22----2424------24--28----30
Unaffiliated Agree 7167696368----------71--------6967------66--68----69
Unaffiliated Disagree 2728313432----------27--------2832------29--30----29