40l We should make every possible effort to improve the position of blacks and other minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 2426282430343429----31--31----2430------33--31----33
Total Disagree 7171687367636369----65--65----7267------62--65----62

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 1517181321241919----15--17----1416------17--13----12
Republican Disagree 8380798476737779----80--81----8482------82--84----85
Democrat Agree 3335383338444340----41--45----3542------41--45----52
Democrat Disagree 6261586359535558----56--52----6054------52--51----43
Independent Agree 2223252131333528----33--29----2428------38--28----31
Independent Disagree 7274727666656270----64--66----7370------59--67----66

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 2325282427303126----29--27----2131------35--28----31
Male Disagree 7372697370676872----68--70----7667------62--67----64
Female Agree 2627292333363632----33--34----2728------32--34----34
Female Disagree 7070677263606066----63--61----6967------62--62----60

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 3133342941424541----42--42----3744------54--44----44
18-29 Disagree 6463636857565257----55--56----5953------43--51----49
30-49 Agree 2326282525323026----32--25----1926------30--30----32
30-49 Disagree 7371687172676772----66--71----7872------67--67----65
50-64 Agree 2218202125273225----23--29----2129------25--25----30
50-64 Disagree 7579777771686673----71--67----7669------71--71----67
65+ Agree 2124311632343027----25--33----2623------30--26----26
65+ Disagree 7374657961606771----70--62----6773------62--69----68

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 2119251833342828------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 7478707963607069------------------------------------
Silent Agree 2121232123273223----26--28----2623------28--25----26
Silent Disagree 7576757673696675----68--67----7173------66--70----68
Boomer Agree 2628282527323127----30--24----1825------25--27----29
Boomer Disagree 7069687170666772----68--71----7973------73--70----67
Gen X Agree ------3044454541----40--37----2533------32--30----31
Gen X Disagree ------6754535157----57--62----7264------65--67----65
Millennial Agree --------------------------------53------62--45----44
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------45------34--49----50

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 1619221426292924----25--25----1722------24--22----22
White Disagree 8079768271696974----71--70----7976------72--76----73
Black Agree 6470656759666160----62--61----5554------57--58----62
Black Disagree 3126293134283639----35--37----4039------39--36----34
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------57------67--53----59
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------41------28--35----32

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 2629312427342724----27--30----2333------28--27----31
College Grad Disagree 7169657371646774----70--67----7564------68--70----65
Some College Agree 2221211730302924----24--20----2127------27--25----24
Some College Disagree 7577778068687075----73--77----7671------68--72----73
HS Grad or Less Agree 2527302631353834----35--35----2629------39--37----40
HS Grad or Less Disagree 7070667064616064----60--59----6967------57--58----53

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 3538323939424641----42--39----3941------53--41----52
Low Disagree 6060635855555257----54--56----5753------42--53----40
Lower-middle Agree 2729312435353832----34--41----2631------33--36----32
Lower-middle Disagree 6867667262615967----61--56----7168------61--61----64
Upper-middle Agree 1923271726312519----27--26----1723------28--24----30
Upper-middle Disagree 7875697972687380----71--72----8074------70--74----67
Upper Agree 1817231919292725----23--23----2025------27--25----23
Upper Disagree 8081747978707074----74--75----7973------71--74----75

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 11161713--292819----23--24----1715------21--16----14
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 86828085--697179----73--73----7983------77--80----82
White Mainline Protestant Agree 15191915--262522----25--26----1622------20--19----24
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 82797881--707376----71--68----8175------74--79----72
White Catholic Agree 1917221227273127----28--27----1819------27--25----16
White Catholic Disagree 7679758372706770----69--68----8079------71--73----83
Unaffiliated Agree 26254028313742------32--------2342------37--29----38
Unaffiliated Disagree 67685366666055------65--------7256------55--66----55