30e Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 3841--40--384139----33--32----3030------33--33----35
Total Disagree 5757--58--595759----65--67----6667------63--64----63

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 3233--34--343532----25--26----2420------22--29----29
Republican Disagree 6665--64--636467----74--74----7478------74--69----71
Democrat Agree 4446--42--444944----38--38----3736------35--37----41
Democrat Disagree 5051--54--534954----61--61----5861------61--60----56
Independent Agree 3639--40--363841----33--30----3031------38--29----33
Independent Disagree 5960--59--626057----64--69----6766------59--67----65

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 3941--38--384137----32--32----3029------34--32----34
Male Disagree 5756--59--605863----65--67----6768------63--65----65
Female Agree 3740--41--394141----33--32----3130------33--33----36
Female Disagree 5758--56--585756----65--67----6666------62--63----61

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 3940--41--393835----32--30----3233------39--33----37
18-29 Disagree 5657--56--606164----67--70----6664------59--65----63
30-49 Agree 3336--37--333637----29--28----2827------31--28----32
30-49 Disagree 6263--61--656263----70--71----6971------67--68----67
50-64 Agree 4144--36--414142----30--31----2729------32--33----36
50-64 Disagree 5553--61--555657----67--68----7069------63--63----62
65+ Agree 4448--48--485848----46--45----3935------36--41----37
65+ Disagree 5047--47--453846----49--52----5358------56--53----58

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 4343--49--475950------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 5253--48--473545------------------------------------
Silent Agree 3841--35--394242----32--36----3334------35--38----37
Silent Disagree 5757--62--575557----65--62----6260------58--55----58
Boomer Agree 3437--37--333736----28--29----2728------29--32----35
Boomer Disagree 6261--61--666263----70--71----7070------67--65----63
Gen X Agree ------44--413735----31--27----2926------33--28----34
Gen X Disagree ------54--586264----68--72----6970------65--68----65
Millennial Agree --------------------------------39------41--34----34
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------60------57--64----65

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 3537--37--363937----31--30----2726------29--30----31
White Disagree 6060--61--615961----66--69----7071------68--68----67
Black Agree 4962--51--555756----36--46----5042------47--38----50
Black Disagree 4436--43--414044----63--54----4454------49--59----49
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------39------48--45----46
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------55------43--48----49

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 2023--23--232720----13--20----1514------17--18----22
College Grad Disagree 7976--76--767179----86--79----8384------81--80----76
Some College Agree 3331--32--303238----25--22----2528------31--29----34
Some College Disagree 6568--67--696862----74--77----7370------68--68----65
HS Grad or Less Agree 4449--47--475047----43--41----4139------44--43----45
HS Grad or Less Disagree 4947--49--494851----53--57----5556------51--52----52

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 4858--53--505045----40--49----4442------51--44----50
Low Disagree 4339--43--464952----55--51----4951------44--52----47
Lower-middle Agree 4247--47--454845----41--35----3737------38--39----44
Lower-middle Disagree 5249--50--535054----57--64----6061------57--56----54
Upper-middle Agree 3436--34--323542----31--27----2822------31--28----29
Upper-middle Disagree 6363--65--676457----68--73----7077------66--70----69
Upper Agree 2525--27--242726----19--19----1418------20--20----22
Upper Disagree 7275--72--757174----80--80----8582------79--79----78

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 3737--35--394138----37--33----3232------32--32----35
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 6061--62--585760----60--66----6465------65--64----64
White Mainline Protestant Agree 3539--39--343837----28--29----2722------31--30----29
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 6157--57--646162----69--70----7175------66--68----70
White Catholic Agree 3540--39--384541----31--30----2224------28--32----33
White Catholic Disagree 5958--58--605357----68--69----7473------70--66----65
Unaffiliated Agree 3430--35--3833------24--------2331------30--26----32
Unaffiliated Disagree 6267--64--6067------73--------7566------67--72----67