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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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