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Total

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Agree 313534353334--30----34--38----3129------27--25----26
Total Disagree 656264626465--69----64--60----6669------71--72----73

Party

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Republican Agree 323033283132--28----32--29----2725------27--25----22
Republican Disagree 676866706766--71----68--68----7274------71--74----78
Democrat Agree 313832373436--30----34--36----3130------29--25----26
Democrat Disagree 656065616462--68----65--61----6669------70--73----72
Independent Agree 313435383532--29----37--46----3431------25--24----25
Independent Disagree 636463596367--70----63--53----6469------71--72----73

Sex

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Male Agree 303735363535--31----35--39----3229------29--26----27
Male Disagree 676164626464--68----64--60----6570------69--70----72
Female Agree 323433343233--29----34--38----3029------25--23----25
Female Disagree 636363626465--70----65--60----6869------72--74----74

Age

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
18-29 Agree 313731383537--39----34--45----3633------32--27----28
18-29 Disagree 645965596462--60----65--53----6266------67--72----72
30-49 Agree 283533333329--25----31--35----3026------27--25----26
30-49 Disagree 686466646570--75----69--64----6971------71--73----73
50-64 Agree 313131322932--31----34--32----3026------23--21----26
50-64 Disagree 656767656967--69----65--66----6873------76--75----73
65+ Agree 374042373842--31----43--45----3033------28--30----25
65+ Disagree 595654605754--67----54--51----6464------68--65----72

Generation

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Greatest Agree 353837343941--35------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 626061625755--65------------------------------------
Silent Agree 293029332832--30----33--35----3129------24--30----23
Silent Disagree 676868646967--70----66--63----6468------73--63----74
Boomer Agree 283534343429--24----30--33----2726------26--22----27
Boomer Disagree 676365646570--75----70--66----7172------72--76----72
Gen X Agree ------383638--39----35--40----3428------26--25----25
Gen X Disagree ------576261--60----63--58----6570------71--73----74
Millennial Agree --------------------------------39------34--27----29
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------59------65--72----71

Race

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
White Agree 303533333333--28----35--36----3027------26--23----25
White Disagree 666365646566--71----64--62----6872------72--74----75
Black Agree 344333474241--40----32--42----3931------34--28----26
Black Disagree 605563515357--59----67--55----5965------66--70----73
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------35------31--34----32
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------62------65--61----63

Education

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
College Grad Agree 232421242223--16----27--29----2320------18--17----17
College Grad Disagree 747578757876--83----72--70----7680------80--82----83
Some College Agree 252931293226--30----32--30----2723------25--18----23
Some College Disagree 726968696773--69----67--68----7174------73--81----76
HS Grad or Less Agree 354138403840--36----39--45----3736------33--33----34
HS Grad or Less Disagree 605658565858--64----60--52----6062------65--61----63

Income

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Low Agree 364637434441--37----41--48----3742------38--34----38
Low Disagree 565058545256--62----57--48----6057------60--62----60
Lower-middle Agree 344034383337--29----35--41----3527------26--28----28
Lower-middle Disagree 625863606462--69----64--58----6370------71--67----70
Upper-middle Agree 283134323130--26----31--37----2826------25--24----23
Upper-middle Disagree 686764666869--74----68--62----7174------73--76----77
Upper Agree 242529292825--27----32--31----2419------24--20----18
Upper Disagree 737371707274--73----68--67----7481------75--80----82

Religious Preference

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 29353432--33--24----36--38----3131------30--23----26
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 68646466--65--74----63--58----6668------69--76----74
White Mainline Protestant Agree 29342731--33--32----30--37----2828------23--29----27
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 68637166--66--67----69--63----6970------74--67----72
White Catholic Agree 333837343233--28----40--39----2725------27--27----21
White Catholic Disagree 636061626666--72----59--59----7075------71--68----77
Unaffiliated Agree 313433424032--------33--------3721------28--19----23
Unaffiliated Disagree 636566545767--------67--------6077------71--78----77