40d. We have gone too far in pushing equal rights in this country

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 4244414338404448----45--48----4943------45--41----42
Total Disagree 5352565359575350----53--51----4854------51--55----53

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 5452485446515461----56--62----6154------59--50----59
Republican Disagree 4144504352474238----42--36----3743------38--48----36
Democrat Agree 3439343832323440----38--37----3932------35--32----29
Democrat Disagree 6158636066646458----59--60----5966------62--65----70
Independent Agree 4144433837384545----44--47----4843------44--45----43
Independent Disagree 5354545660605353----54--52----5055------51--51----53

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 4548444443414453----51--57----5045------48--45----44
Male Disagree 5148545355575346----46--41----4752------48--52----52
Female Agree 3941384234394344----39--39----4841------43--37----41
Female Disagree 5556595363585454----59--59----4956------54--59----55

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 3538363527363637----37--39----3733------42--38----35
18-29 Disagree 6159626172636363----62--61----6164------58--60----62
30-49 Agree 4140394138384247----44--50----5038------45--40----40
30-49 Disagree 5557585561605651----54--48----4859------52--57----57
50-64 Agree 4855484845474556----49--50----5647------46--43----46
50-64 Disagree 4642504753525242----47--49----4250------48--53----50
65+ Agree 4853455451425856----52--49----5459------51--43----48
65+ Disagree 4542514042483639----42--44----4136------42--52----42

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 5154465353435954------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 4241514242483542------------------------------------
Silent Agree 4649485045454856----48--52----5759------54--45----49
Silent Disagree 5049504753534943----48--44----3938------40--50----42
Boomer Agree 3739374035394248----45--49----5242------46--42----47
Boomer Disagree 5858605664605651----53--49----4654------49--54----49
Gen X Agree ------3027343437----39--43----4436------43--39----39
Gen X Disagree ------6672656463----61--57----5462------55--58----58
Millennial Agree --------------------------------28------43--40----36
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------71------57--58----62

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 4648444541424650----49--51----5447------46--41----42
White Disagree 4849545057555147----49--47----4350------50--56----54
Black Agree 1722272523212727----18--21----2325------25--25----32
Black Disagree 8077707476787173----79--79----7674------72--73----66
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------39------66--62----55
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------58------29--34----41

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 3231303233333740----36--43----4535------35--29----34
College Grad Disagree 6468676666656158----62--55----5362------63--67----62
Some College Agree 4045393835374345----46--46----4643------38--39----42
Some College Disagree 5652605864625554----52--53----5255------58--58----53
HS Grad or Less Agree 4548454842434752----48--50----5347------54--49----48
HS Grad or Less Disagree 4948524755535046----49--47----4450------41--48----47

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 4243424642414944----45--42----5044------55--42----50
Low Disagree 5153555055554852----50--55----4653------40--56----46
Lower-middle Agree 4247394835404356----50--47----4742------45--43----40
Lower-middle Disagree 5349584862575344----49--51----5055------51--55----57
Upper-middle Agree 4343454341384446----46--48----4844------47--37----39
Upper-middle Disagree 5453525258615552----53--51----4954------51--60----58
Upper Agree 4043363738393848----43--49----5138------41--34----37
Upper Disagree 5655616161605951----55--49----4859------56--63----59

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 59555357--505658----56--54----6355------56--52----55
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 38424439--474139----41--43----3440------41--46----40
White Mainline Protestant Agree 47494246--394554----46--52----5147------46--37----38
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 48475649--585244----51--47----4549------49--60----58
White Catholic Agree 3947424137424544----46--51----5249------44--43----42
White Catholic Disagree 5550575361565355----52--46----4650------54--53----55
Unaffiliated Agree 37333928303628------46--------3930------31--36----33
Unaffiliated Disagree 58615569686268------54--------5866------64--61----65