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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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