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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 6866696568665968----71--70----7467------58--70----69
Total Disagree 2830283030323830----27--27----2230------38--27----28

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 7571767074726372----72--78----7976------72--72----77
Republican Disagree 2227222624263526----25--18----1823------26--26----21
Democrat Agree 6463656465625860----71--73----7163------53--71----64
Democrat Disagree 3233313233364038----26--25----2635------44--26----34
Independent Agree 6769676567676171----71--66----7467------56--70----71
Independent Disagree 2828303131313727----27--31----2329------40--28----27

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 7170766871726372----73--75----7972------64--74----74
Male Disagree 2626222826273527----25--24----1926------33--23----24
Female Agree 6563636365625664----69--67----7061------53--67----65
Female Disagree 3134333233364134----29--30----2634------42--30----32

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 7169737169685763----72--69----7665------63--72----72
18-29 Disagree 2528262529314137----28--29----2232------35--26----27
30-49 Agree 7068716671716374----74--74----7870------61--74----76
30-49 Disagree 2729263028283624----25--24----2027------35--24----22
50-64 Agree 6568676167636066----66--69----7470------56--70----64
50-64 Disagree 3129293332343730----29--28----2327------39--26----33
65+ Agree 6258636162575557----67--63----6555------50--60----61
65+ Disagree 3337333433393940----27--32----2840------47--35----34

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 6361626163575358------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 3335343433404039------------------------------------
Silent Agree 6769706168656264----64--68----7261------49--62----62
Silent Disagree 2929263231333633----32--27----2433------47--32----34
Boomer Agree 7268706672716275----74--73----7771------59--72----66
Boomer Disagree 2529273027283723----24--25----2125------37--25----31
Gen X Agree ------7366685663----72--73----7869------61--73----74
Gen X Disagree ------2432314237----27--25----2129------35--24----24
Millennial Agree --------------------------------61------65--72----73
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------38------34--27----25

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 7068706669686069----72--71----7567------60--70----68
White Disagree 2729273029303729----26--26----2130------37--27----30
Black Agree 5754655857554550----63--68----6257------41--62----61
Black Disagree 3742303943455350----35--31----3541------55--35----37
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------75------68--82----79
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------16------28--15----19

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 7574736775706675----76--77----7873------65--79----74
College Grad Disagree 2224242923283023----22--22----1925------30--20----25
Some College Agree 6775716672676371----71--72----7669------59--69----72
Some College Disagree 3023272926323628----27--25----2230------38--29----26
HS Grad or Less Agree 6661686564655563----69--67----7262------54--66----65
HS Grad or Less Disagree 2934293134334235----28--30----2432------43--30----32

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 5756626261625362----69--58----6761------56--59----57
Low Disagree 3739343437374436----28--38----2931------41--36----39
Lower-middle Agree 6663666467645768----70--72----7265------53--74----67
Lower-middle Disagree 2934323231343929----27--27----2533------43--25----31
Upper-middle Agree 7271706771706072----71--71----7872------60--75----76
Upper-middle Disagree 2526273028293827----27--27----2027------37--24----22
Upper Agree 7576797076756871----78--79----8272------68--76----78
Upper Disagree 2323192623243027----22--19----1626------29--23----21

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 65617163--676270----70--68----7263------59--67----68
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 32362733--313527----26--27----2532------40--30----27
White Mainline Protestant Agree 70676566--695967----77--73----7772------60--67----65
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 26303028--283831----21--24----2026------39--29----34
White Catholic Agree 7473757074706170----69--72----7967------58--75----69
White Catholic Disagree 2424232525293728----29--26----1931------39--22----28
Unaffiliated Agree 69687562636453------71--------7853------62--70----71
Unaffiliated Disagree 26282136353446------29--------1841------28--27----28