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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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