40f The government should help more needy people even if it means going deeper in debt

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 5253--5250534341----43--49----4854------54--48----43
Total Disagree 4041--4446435256----53--47----4742------40--47----52

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 3940--3737433026----32--35----3339------34--29----20
Republican Disagree 5554--5959546673----64--61----6358------61--66----76
Democrat Agree 6464--6563645455----52--58----6272------68--65----65
Democrat Disagree 2931--3133344241----44--38----3325------28--29----30
Independent Agree 5051--5049524339----43--54----4950------57--43----39
Independent Disagree 4244--4649435059----54--43----4645------37--52----57

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 5151--4848514241----41--47----4554------55--47----43
Male Disagree 4343--4850465557----57--51----5142------41--48----53
Female Agree 5455--5553554541----46--52----5153------54--49----43
Female Disagree 3840--4043404956----50--43----4441------38--45----50

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 5660--5958595450----56--52----5356------57--50----44
18-29 Disagree 3735--3740394149----42--46----4441------38--47----50
30-49 Agree 5151--5048524039----41--52----4555------54--47----45
30-49 Disagree 4344--4650455759----57--46----5042------40--48----53
50-64 Agree 5249--4848524244----38--49----5155------55--53----44
50-64 Disagree 4145--4648425251----58--47----4540------41--42----51
65+ Agree 5351--5048503826----41--40----4747------51--42----38
65+ Disagree 3842--4645435267----51--50----4444------38--48----53

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 5148--5049513826------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 4144--4545445170------------------------------------
Silent Agree 5249--4646524343----39--45----5146------48--41----36
Silent Disagree 4245--4951435253----57--49----4447------43--48----53
Boomer Agree 5254--5149514039----41--49----4654------56--52----44
Boomer Disagree 4241--4449455758----57--48----5043------40--43----51
Gen X Agree ------6161615350----52--54----5158------55--45----45
Gen X Disagree ------3537384249----46--44----4638------39--51----52
Millennial Agree --------------------------------57------59--51----44
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------41------38--46----51

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 4849--4847504136----40--47----4451------49--43----36
White Disagree 4545--4850465461----56--49----5145------45--52----59
Black Agree 7476--7073766272----70--70----7572------77--67----60
Black Disagree 2019--2824223526----28--27----2225------19--28----35
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------55------64--56----66
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------41------29--35----27

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 4346--4039443631----32--42----4152------48--41----39
College Grad Disagree 5249--5758536066----65--56----5544------47--55----57
Some College Agree 4548--4848453636----37--50----4554------50--40----31
Some College Disagree 4848--4850516062----60--45----5144------41--53----62
HS Grad or Less Agree 5757--5755594946----51--52----5455------59--56----53
HS Grad or Less Disagree 3537--3841374651----45--44----4139------35--38----41

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 6263--7463665553----56--54----6266------69--61----62
Low Disagree 3131--2333314044----39--43----3431------25--31----34
Lower-middle Agree 5755--5155554740----44--55----5354------57--55----47
Lower-middle Disagree 3638--4441414755----52--41----4239------38--41----47
Upper-middle Agree 4855--4443483943----40--51----4448------54--43----38
Upper-middle Disagree 4642--5155485957----59--45----5249------42--55----58
Upper Agree 4241--4538443029----34--43----4050------42--38----33
Upper Disagree 5054--5261526770----65--55----5846------54--58----64

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 4648--47--464229----37--47----4147------47--40----26
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 4746--49--505468----59--50----5448------47--54----69
White Mainline Protestant Agree 4848--45--493334----41--49----4246------42--40----43
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 4746--51--476263----55--48----5549------51--56----54
White Catholic Agree 5152--4852554646----43--45----4751------55--49----31
White Catholic Disagree 4143--4647414951----54--47----4845------39--48----62
Unaffiliated Agree 5051--53535249------47--------5279------54--50----44
Unaffiliated Disagree 3938--43444442------47--------4119------36--46----50