30m The government is really run for the benefit of all the people

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 575357524844--41----48--49----5552------45--49----41
Total Disagree 384441455055--57----50--48----4346------52--48----57

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 676164605453--37----45--49----6669------61--41----37
Republican Disagree 303636374545--61----54--45----3331------36--57----60
Democrat Agree 555154514840--50----56--54----4944------40--60----50
Democrat Disagree 414643465158--49----43--45----4853------58--37----48
Independent Agree 535056464441--37----44--48----5247------40--44----37
Independent Disagree 414843525458--62----54--50----4751------57--53----60

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 585357494847--42----49--50----5553------49--47----41
Male Disagree 384341485052--57----49--48----4346------49--51----57
Female Agree 565257544841--41----47--49----5551------42--50----41
Female Disagree 394641435057--57----52--48----4246------54--46----56

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 636061585954--44----54--60----6256------50--59----49
18-29 Disagree 333737393846--54----45--38----3642------49--39----50
30-49 Agree 545256504641--39----49--51----5556------47--50----43
30-49 Disagree 434642465358--61----50--46----4443------51--48----55
50-64 Agree 565058494141--44----42--45----5348------41--42----36
50-64 Disagree 394641475857--54----55--52----4650------54--54----61
65+ Agree 584652484440--41----45--38----5043------43--42----34
65+ Disagree 364946495457--57----53--59----4554------54--53----62

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 584852494338--40------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 374847495559--59------------------------------------
Silent Agree 555057494041--44----43--42----5044------42--41----35
Silent Disagree 414841485957--54----54--55----4853------55--53----62
Boomer Agree 575458515042--39----47--50----5451------40--43----37
Boomer Disagree 394440464956--61----52--47----4447------55--54----60
Gen X Agree ------615855--44----55--56----6057------49--52----42
Gen X Disagree ------364045--54----44--42----3841------49--45----56
Millennial Agree --------------------------------57------52--59----49
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------41------47--39----50

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 585457524844--41----47--49----5754------46--45----38
White Disagree 384442455054--58----51--47----4044------51--52----59
Black Agree 494556474537--41----53--44----3637------33--50----45
Black Disagree 445342515361--55----47--56----6261------67--47----54
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------62------55--66----52
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------36------42--31----44

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 615956525045--48----55--58----6457------48--53----43
College Grad Disagree 373843444953--51----43--39----3541------48--45----55
Some College Agree 575259484843--35----43--52----5650------44--48----40
Some College Disagree 404540515056--64----56--46----4248------54--49----58
HS Grad or Less Agree 565157534744--42----48--44----5050------44--47----40
HS Grad or Less Disagree 384641445154--57----51--52----4748------53--49----57

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 554853554846--39----46--45----5145------44--51----43
Low Disagree 384845434951--59----53--53----4652------54--45----55
Lower-middle Agree 565058514742--41----46--48----4950------42--48----36
Lower-middle Disagree 394741465156--57----52--51----4948------56--48----62
Upper-middle Agree 625455484843--42----47--48----5954------45--45----41
Upper-middle Disagree 354442495155--57----52--50----4045------51--53----57
Upper Agree 575861545147--38----52--55----6464------48--52----45
Upper Disagree 414038444852--61----47--43----3535------50--47----53

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 60505551--45--32----42--46----5754------46--39----31
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 38484447--53--67----57--52----4045------50--58----65
White Mainline Protestant Agree 58535654--44--38----52--53----5854------44--45----35
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 38444144--55--60----46--42----4042------52--50----64
White Catholic Agree 576061555447--47----48--49----6157------47--47----42
White Catholic Disagree 383837424552--52----50--49----3842------51--51----56
Unaffiliated Agree 535044434040--------51--------4945------42--49----45
Unaffiliated Disagree 434656545659--------45--------5052------57--47----53