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

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 7274--67--696257----61--62----6265------69--63----59
Total Disagree 2423--29--283541----37--35----3432------28--33----36

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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