30l The federal government controls too much of our daily lives

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 5860576262656469----64--60----5456------64--54----62
Total Disagree 3737403536333430----35--38----4342------33--43----36

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 6057566263646678----69--68----5454------57--72----77
Republican Disagree 3740423636353222----30--31----4445------41--27----21
Democrat Agree 5861566161646059----56--56----5355------68--42----47
Democrat Disagree 3735413637343940----43--43----4442------30--57----52
Independent Agree 5762596362666770----67--58----5556------65--57----65
Independent Disagree 3735373536323130----31--40----4442------33--39----35

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 5960576164666970----64--61----5459------64--59----68
Male Disagree 3837403635323029----35--37----4440------34--38----30
Female Agree 5760576261636167----63--59----5453------63--50----56
Female Disagree 3736393336343832----36--39----4344------33--47----42

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 4948465247545161----54--48----4747------58--47----59
18-29 Disagree 4650514351454837----44--50----5251------40--50----40
30-49 Agree 5760596162656569----62--61----5354------63--53----58
30-49 Disagree 3936383636333531----36--38----4544------36--44----41
50-64 Agree 6770626974717373----71--64----5963------67--58----65
50-64 Disagree 2829362825262626----29--34----3736------29--40----33
65+ Agree 6568636971737475----71--70----6163------68--62----69
65+ Disagree 2927322625242124----27--27----3632------27--34----27

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 6967626873747373------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 2630342724242026------------------------------------
Silent Agree 6270636872717375----69--69----6370------66--62----71
Silent Disagree 3228342926272624----31--28----3327------30--35----26
Boomer Agree 5256565960636468----64--62----5756------69--57----65
Boomer Disagree 4441423838353631----35--37----4142------28--41----32
Gen X Agree ------5146535061----55--49----4852------60--51----56
Gen X Disagree ------4452464837----44--49----5046------37--46----43
Millennial Agree --------------------------------46------58--48----59
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------53------42--49----40

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 5860566362656469----65--61----5455------63--59----64
White Disagree 3737413435333430----34--38----4343------34--39----34
Black Agree 5764656067656463----55--67----6262------72--46----57
Black Disagree 3532303531313636----43--31----3735------28--51----40
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------55------69--43----55
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------44------30--49----42

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 4847425053565756----51--46----4341------44--43----49
College Grad Disagree 5051554846434241----47--54----5557------52--55----50
Some College Agree 5657525957636569----61--57----5059------65--50----66
Some College Disagree 3940463941363431----38--41----4841------32--47----32
HS Grad or Less Agree 6165636667686773----70--68----6262------73--63----68
HS Grad or Less Disagree 3332332930293126----29--30----3535------24--34----29

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 6169647061686774----67--70----6461------75--53----65
Low Disagree 3127322636313225----32--29----3436------23--42----32
Lower-middle Agree 6062616563666768----63--61----5861------65--58----68
Lower-middle Disagree 3434373235323131----35--38----3938------32--39----31
Upper-middle Agree 5559565861656067----62--60----5151------64--51----60
Upper-middle Disagree 4139413937334031----36--39----4647------33--49----38
Upper Agree 5554505657616365----60--55----4348------53--51----55
Upper Disagree 4345474240383635----38--43----5549------44--47----44

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 62646573--706777----72--71----6462------70--73----79
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 36333225--283121----27--28----3335------27--25----19
White Mainline Protestant Agree 60655662--666767----60--61----5652------64--56----62
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 36334235--323232----38--38----4146------30--43----36
White Catholic Agree 5556536055616461----64--58----4553------59--56----66
White Catholic Disagree 4042453643373538----36--40----5345------39--42----34
Unaffiliated Agree 57547053566155------55--------5154------56--51----49
Unaffiliated Disagree 36423044423742------45--------4742------39--46----48