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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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