30n. Business corporations generally strike a fair balance between making profits and serving the public interest

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 434238434040--45----45--45----4138------38--37----38
Total Disagree 495356505755--53----52--50----5557------58--59----58

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 535044504647--57----48--53----4848------49--49----52
Republican Disagree 404451435149--42----47--45----4946------47--48----43
Democrat Agree 394137363938--35----43--41----3836------35--31----29
Democrat Disagree 535457565857--63----55--52----5759------61--65----67
Independent Agree 403631433538--47----46--45----3932------35--34----37
Independent Disagree 505963526259--51----52--51----5765------61--62----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 444339424142--48----50--49----4040------41--38----41
Male Disagree 505258535756--51----48--48----5756------57--58----57
Female Agree 424137433939--43----41--42----4236------35--35----35
Female Disagree 485354475655--54----56--51----5358------60--59----60

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 464641474547--44----54--56----5046------46--44----42
18-29 Disagree 454851445251--55----44--40----4750------51--52----56
30-49 Agree 383832403735--47----39--42----4036------39--37----39
30-49 Disagree 555863556162--51----59--55----5760------58--61----57
50-64 Agree 444341423742--44----41--40----3432------29--33----33
50-64 Disagree 485154505954--53----56--56----6263------67--63----64
65+ Agree 484445424342--43----53--45----4239------34--33----38
65+ Disagree 424947454947--53----40--43----4752------58--57----55

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 474240404241--42------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 455151475148--55------------------------------------
Silent Agree 414439413743--43----43--42----3834------30--32----38
Silent Disagree 515256526053--53----54--51----5758------62--57----53
Boomer Agree 413833413635--48----38--40----3631------31--35----35
Boomer Disagree 515762556162--51----60--57----6164------65--62----63
Gen X Agree ------504948--44----53--50----4443------41--35----38
Gen X Disagree ------394951--55----45--46----5353------56--62----57
Millennial Agree --------------------------------53------51--44----42
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------44------46--51----56

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 434237423940--46----45--47----4036------35--35----38
White Disagree 495358515856--51----52--48----5660------61--61----59
Black Agree 403843394640--40----40--40----4539------43--46----31
Black Disagree 495546524855--59----57--57----5257------57--51----66
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------51------43--35----46
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------44------48--56----49

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 414034413537--45----37--44----3637------33--35----35
College Grad Disagree 575864566362--53----60--54----6259------61--63----63
Some College Agree 424132413938--47----38--43----3835------32--34----37
Some College Disagree 535564566058--51----58--55----5960------66--63----61
HS Grad or Less Agree 444341434242--45----51--47----4540------42--39----40
HS Grad or Less Disagree 455051465352--53----46--46----4955------54--53----53

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 414140454344--41----50--48----4642------42--41----40
Low Disagree 435151445249--56----46--46----4652------52--52----54
Lower-middle Agree 444343433742--45----50--48----4135------39--32----39
Lower-middle Disagree 465151515954--54----47--46----5659------56--63----57
Upper-middle Agree 434034433838--48----39--47----3932------30--34----35
Upper-middle Disagree 525760526160--50----59--51----5865------68--64----62
Upper Agree 424238424140--47----41--41----3843------41--37----38
Upper Disagree 555658545659--53----55--56----6056------57--61----60

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 49454043--44--44----48--50----4435------41--39----40
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 44515351--52--52----47--44----5059------54--56----53
White Mainline Protestant Agree 44433742--40--53----47--49----3737------30--35----35
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 49535950--56--47----51--48----5958------66--61----62
White Catholic Agree 424136433839--50----44--49----4237------41--37----36
White Catholic Disagree 505559506056--48----55--47----5458------56--59----61
Unaffiliated Agree 383640393237--------38--------3632------28--29----33
Unaffiliated Disagree 585452536661--------59--------6166------69--69----65