40p The best way to ensure peace is through military strength

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree 5459615252545455----57--55----6253------49--53----53
Total Disagree 4037364445434344----40--42----3444------47--42----43

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree 6769726759656166----65--70----7269------71--75----73
Republican Disagree 2928253138323733----31--28----2530------26--21----24
Democrat Agree 5053554851514945----56--53----5544------40--43----44
Democrat Disagree 4442404946464853----40--44----4155------57--54----51
Independent Agree 5057564547495454----53--50----6251------46--53----52
Independent Disagree 4340425151494345----46--48----3547------51--44----46

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree 6265665756586157----63--61----6254------52--54----57
Male Disagree 3432324042403842----36--37----3544------46--43----41
Female Agree 4753564748514752----52--50----6252------47--53----50
Female Disagree 4543394848454945----44--46----3345------47--41----44

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree 4353514541414139----45--37----5143------45--38----44
18-29 Disagree 5244465158585860----55--61----4557------53--58----53
30-49 Agree 5355604951555558----52--57----6452------47--54----47
30-49 Disagree 4242364746424342----44--41----3344------51--43----50
50-64 Agree 6170675861636058----65--65----6658------52--57----61
50-64 Disagree 3227313937343840----32--32----3140------43--38----34
65+ Agree 6766696263616564----79--63----6562------56--67----64
65+ Disagree 2629273531332832----19--32----2734------35--27----29

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree 6367706364606763------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 2928273431342832------------------------------------
Silent Agree 6165695859636057----69--65----6860------56--69----65
Silent Disagree 3431283939343841----29--32----2836------36--26----28
Boomer Agree 4854554749545558----54--62----6455------54--56----61
Boomer Disagree 4743414848444441----42--36----3342------41--39----35
Gen X Agree ------4340403939----45--41----6045------41--53----47
Gen X Disagree ------5359595960----54--57----3652------56--44----51
Millennial Agree --------------------------------47------45--38----43
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------52------53--58----54

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree 5660605353565657----58--56----6457------52--56----55
White Disagree 3936374344414241----39--42----3241------45--41----42
Black Agree 4552614542464138----53--55----5243------38--51----51
Black Disagree 4542325252515559----47--41----4354------53--45----41
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------46------54--51----50
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------50------44--40----44

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree 4649514346475146----48--53----5841------42--45----46
College Grad Disagree 5048475451514752----49--45----3855------55--53----51
Some College Agree 4855544545494954----56--59----5856------48--47----54
Some College Disagree 4942435352495045----40--40----3843------47--48----42
HS Grad or Less Agree 5863665656595758----61--55----6658------53--61----58
HS Grad or Less Disagree 3433303940384040----37--41----3039------42--33----37

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree 5460615051564952----57--54----6261------49--54----52
Low Disagree 3534344645404747----41--42----3436------45--39----42
Lower-middle Agree 5560635051535353----57--51----5950------52--52----58
Lower-middle Disagree 3936344745444346----40--47----3747------44--44----36
Upper-middle Agree 5357625452545556----54--58----6354------48--53----53
Upper-middle Disagree 4440354147444441----44--41----3444------50--45----45
Upper Agree 5259575153565853----59--59----6553------47--51----46
Upper Disagree 4338404645434146----39--39----3344------49--47----51

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 65676763--635760----66--66----7064------60--71----67
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 31292935--354038----32--32----2634------36--24----30
White Mainline Protestant Agree 58636355--566155----60--59----6560------48--53----53
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 37353342--413744----37--41----3137------48--43----42
White Catholic Agree 5259554654545258----53--51----6558------52--56----57
White Catholic Disagree 4236434844434439----43--47----3241------46--41----39
Unaffiliated Agree 47444944344344------46--------5131------36--40----43
Unaffiliated Disagree 49534853615554------52--------4668------59--57----55