40e. It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves

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 7274--67--696257----61--62----6265------69--63----59
Total Disagree 2423--29--283541----37--35----3432------28--33----36

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 6268--56--625045----50--52----5254------58--46----40
Republican Disagree 3429--41--354754----47--46----4444------40--47----54
Democrat Agree 7981--78--777069----67--73----7079------79--77----75
Democrat Disagree 1616--20--212729----32--25----2618------19--20----21
Independent Agree 7072--65--686356----63--64----6462------68--59----59
Independent Disagree 2525--29--303442----34--34----3336------28--37----37

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 7371--65--676058----59--61----6164------70--62----58
Male Disagree 2325--32--303741----39--37----3534------28--35----39
Female Agree 7076--69--716456----63--63----6367------68--64----60
Female Disagree 2421--26--263242----35--34----3430------28--31----34

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 7278--70--697058----62--62----6164------74--63----56
18-29 Disagree 2319--25--302842----37--36----3734------26--34----38
30-49 Agree 7172--67--695954----58--61----6064------65--58----62
30-49 Disagree 2626--29--293944----40--36----3733------33--37----35
50-64 Agree 7071--64--675962----63--65----6667------73--67----61
50-64 Disagree 2324--31--303736----35--32----3029------24--29----35
65+ Agree 7474--67--736159----63--60----6369------65--62----54
65+ Disagree 2121--29--233339----31--38----3027------27--31----38

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 7373--69--726457------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 2222--28--242939------------------------------------
Silent Agree 6971--60--685761----66--59----6567------64--65----51
Silent Disagree 2625--35--293738----33--38----3026------28--30----40
Boomer Agree 7173--69--685955----58--64----6365------70--63----61
Boomer Disagree 2524--28--303943----40--34----3532------28--32----36
Gen X Agree ------72--707058----59--61----6064------69--59----62
Gen X Disagree ------23--292842----39--36----3632------29--36----35
Millennial Agree --------------------------------65------71--65----57
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------35------28--33----37

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 6973--64--686054----59--61----5963------66--58----53
White Disagree 2624--32--293644----39--37----3633------31--38----42
Black Agree 8581--80--807575----75--76----7673------76--76----69
Black Disagree 1117--17--192324----23--22----2226------19--22----26
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------74------82--74----75
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------24------16--19----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 6974--62--635553----60--60----5864------67--59----62
College Grad Disagree 2824--35--344247----37--38----3733------31--36----34
Some College Agree 6668--64--625949----54--63----5660------66--58----53
Some College Disagree 2927--33--363848----43--35----4138------30--35----42
HS Grad or Less Agree 7475--70--746662----64--63----6668------71--66----61
HS Grad or Less Disagree 2122--26--243136----34--34----3028------26--30----34

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 7979--85--797466----66--74----7177------78--73----72
Low Disagree 1318--14--192331----33--23----2620------21--21----23
Lower-middle Agree 7474--68--706459----68--63----6369------72--69----61
Lower-middle Disagree 2223--29--283239----29--36----3428------24--28----34
Upper-middle Agree 6673--60--675756----54--58----6059------65--55----55
Upper-middle Disagree 2923--34--314043----44--40----3739------34--42----42
Upper Agree 6870--64--634947----57--60----5860------62--58----53
Upper Disagree 2828--34--344953----40--38----3937------36--39----43

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 6672--64--655750----54--63----6257------70--57----46
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 2925--33--323948----42--36----3438------29--39----51
White Mainline Protestant Agree 6872--64--685957----63--60----5463------62--56----60
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 2824--31--283842----37--35----4133------33--38----35
White Catholic Agree 7173--62--686359----60--58----6166------63--58----47
White Catholic Disagree 2322--33--293439----38--41----3431------33--37----48
Unaffiliated Agree 6972--69--7165------57--------6278------64--63----57
Unaffiliated Disagree 2321--25--2928------38--------3422------32--34----37