40v Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree ----------798085----80--77----7571------69--72----71
Total Disagree ----------181814----17--19----2124------27--22----24

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Republican Agree ----------888890----90--84----8482------83--83----91
Republican Disagree ----------10119----8--13----1314------13--13----6
Democrat Agree ----------737480----75--71----6663------60--62----57
Democrat Disagree ----------242419----22--26----3032------36--31----38
Independent Agree ----------787989----77--77----7771------68--75----73
Independent Disagree ----------201810----19--17----2025------28--20----23

Sex

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree ----------828285----81--80----7772------68--73----73
Male Disagree ----------161614----16--17----2124------28--20----22
Female Agree ----------777885----78--75----7470------70--71----70
Female Disagree ----------202014----18--20----2224------25--24----25

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
18-29 Agree ----------797483----79--78----7369------69--66----73
18-29 Disagree ----------202416----18--16----2528------28--26----22
30-49 Agree ----------778185----79--75----7673------68--74----69
30-49 Disagree ----------201614----18--20----2122------27--21----26
50-64 Agree ----------817684----80--75----7668------69--70----71
50-64 Disagree ----------162215----17--20----2129------27--24----26
65+ Agree ----------828989----83--82----7670------72--78----76
65+ Disagree ----------1399----14--16----1719------21--15----17

Generation

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Greatest Agree ----------828889------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree ----------13109------------------------------------
Silent Agree ----------817983----79--78----8071------73--78----77
Silent Disagree ----------161816----17--17----1722------21--15----17
Boomer Agree ----------778186----77--74----7472------68--71----72
Boomer Disagree ----------201813----19--21----2324------27--24----25
Gen X Agree ----------797483----81--78----7771------69--75----70
Gen X Disagree ----------202416----16--17----2124------28--21----26
Millennial Agree --------------------------------69------68--65----71
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------29------29--27----24

Race

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Agree ----------808287----81--78----7772------71--76----72
White Disagree ----------171612----16--18----1923------24--19----24
Black Agree ----------756773----69--69----6666------62--63----70
Black Disagree ----------233127----30--29----3131------36--31----28
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------68------70--62----69
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------25------24--28----21

Education

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
College Grad Agree ----------758083----78--71----6764------60--71----67
College Grad Disagree ----------221814----18--24----2831------35--24----28
Some College Agree ----------798286----81--75----7972------69--74----76
Some College Disagree ----------191612----17--21----1925------26--20----22
HS Grad or Less Agree ----------817985----80--81----7774------74--71----72
HS Grad or Less Disagree ----------161914----17--15----1920------23--22----22

Income

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Low Agree ----------737479----73--71----7264------65--63----66
Low Disagree ----------242420----22--23----2329------29--31----28
Lower-middle Agree ----------817989----80--86----7772------71--77----75
Lower-middle Disagree ----------171910----18--11----2024------25--19----22
Upper-middle Agree ----------808586----84--81----7977------74--71----74
Upper-middle Disagree ----------171413----14--16----1919------22--26----23
Upper Agree ----------818187----82--73----7170------68--77----71
Upper Disagree ----------171812----15--23----2627------29--21----24

Religious Preference

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree ----------848690----85--80----8379------77--79----85
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree ----------13138----11--15----1216------20--17----12
White Mainline Protestant Agree ----------798386----76--82----7975------71--79----72
White Mainline Protestant Disagree ----------181512----21--15----1818------25--18----24
White Catholic Agree ----------817885----82--73----7571------71--71----70
White Catholic Disagree ----------162114----15--22----2226------24--19----24
Unaffiliated Agree ----------7376------80--------6654------60--67----63
Unaffiliated Disagree ----------2421------15--------2944------34--26----33