30i Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 5557--58--61--63----58--55----4853------57--55----57
Total Disagree 3535--33--33--33----37--37----4339------35--39----37

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 6157--69--64--73----65--67----5365------57--75----76
Republican Disagree 3135--26--30--23----30--27----4231------38--22----21
Democrat Agree 5055--51--58--51----48--50----4349------57--41----41
Democrat Disagree 3837--40--36--44----45--42----4844------34--52----54
Independent Agree 5563--59--61--65----61--54----4950------59--55----58
Independent Disagree 3332--34--34--32----34--39----4143------35--39----37

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 5861--60--63--65----59--59----5055------55--61----61
Male Disagree 3532--35--34--32----37--35----4339------39--36----34
Female Agree 5253--57--59--61----56--52----4651------59--49----54
Female Disagree 3437--32--33--34----36--38----4439------31--42----41

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 4647--53--54--58----57--47----4050------58--49----50
18-29 Disagree 4244--37--42--38----37--44----5042------36--46----42
30-49 Agree 5459--58--63--66----58--57----5051------56--53----53
30-49 Disagree 3735--34--33--32----37--35----4342------38--40----44
50-64 Agree 6366--61--62--63----58--60----5063------57--59----63
50-64 Disagree 2628--33--31--34----36--32----4130------33--35----33
65+ Agree 6260--65--66--62----56--54----5048------60--59----64
65+ Disagree 2830--27--25--27----36--36----3942------29--34----29

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 6462--64--68--61------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 2628--29--25--28------------------------------------
Silent Agree 6264--61--63--64----59--60----5555------61--58----65
Silent Disagree 2929--33--29--32----35--31----3536------29--35----29
Boomer Agree 5055--57--61--66----58--58----5057------59--59----63
Boomer Disagree 4038--34--34--32----37--34----4336------32--36----33
Gen X Agree ------51--54--58----57--51----4551------51--50----50
Gen X Disagree ------39--42--38----37--42----4641------41--41----46
Millennial Agree --------------------------------45------62--50----51
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------48------35--45----41

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 5758--60--62--64----57--56----4854------58--59----60
White Disagree 3434--32--33--31----37--35----4339------35--36----36
Black Agree 4456--52--61--50----55--50----5048------55--49----51
Black Disagree 4036--37--32--47----39--41----4344------38--47----42
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------49------62--42----49
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------44------26--45----38

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 5352--52--54--59----50--49----4445------49--49----47
College Grad Disagree 4243--43--42--37----44--45----5148------44--47----50
Some College Agree 5357--59--61--67----56--54----4660------62--51----57
Some College Disagree 4036--34--36--30----37--41----4738------31--43----38
HS Grad or Less Agree 5659--60--64--62----62--59----5154------58--60----65
HS Grad or Less Disagree 3132--30--29--32----33--30----3836------32--33----29

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 4955--58--62--59----60--60----5247------65--49----60
Low Disagree 3435--31--31--34----35--29----3544------27--42----31
Lower-middle Agree 5458--57--62--64----56--54----5051------58--52----59
Lower-middle Disagree 3434--37--33--32----36--37----4242------32--43----36
Upper-middle Agree 5761--62--60--61----57--52----4557------56--56----55
Upper-middle Disagree 3533--32--36--38----38--41----4737------39--38----43
Upper Agree 6057--61--62--70----58--57----4860------55--54----53
Upper Disagree 3538--34--35--28----38--38----4737------41--43----43

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 5859--67--64--66----61--64----5564------62--75----74
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 3333--26--31--29----34--27----3731------32--21----22
White Mainline Protestant Agree 5961--60--61--66----54--56----4748------57--58----62
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 3231--32--33--31----37--37----4444------34--35----34
White Catholic Agree 5458--58--64--62----59--55----4655------57--54----59
White Catholic Disagree 3635--33--31--32----38--37----4738------36--41----38
Unaffiliated Agree 5246--54--54--------47--------4545------49--44----47
Unaffiliated Disagree 3844--38--41--------44--------4247------39--51----48