41gg. A free market economy needs government regulation in order to best serve the public interest

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 --------------------------------------------62----63
Total Disagree --------------------------------------------30----31

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 --------------------------------------------48----47
Republican Disagree --------------------------------------------44----47
Democrat Agree --------------------------------------------75----80
Democrat Disagree --------------------------------------------18----14
Independent Agree --------------------------------------------61----59
Independent Disagree --------------------------------------------31----36

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 --------------------------------------------62----61
Male Disagree --------------------------------------------33----35
Female Agree --------------------------------------------62----64
Female Disagree --------------------------------------------26----26

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 --------------------------------------------69----74
18-29 Disagree --------------------------------------------25----24
30-49 Agree --------------------------------------------62----61
30-49 Disagree --------------------------------------------32----33
50-64 Agree --------------------------------------------62----62
50-64 Disagree --------------------------------------------30----33
65+ Agree --------------------------------------------57----57
65+ Disagree --------------------------------------------29----32

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 ----------------------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree ----------------------------------------------------
Silent Agree --------------------------------------------60----54
Silent Disagree --------------------------------------------29----33
Boomer Agree --------------------------------------------60----62
Boomer Disagree --------------------------------------------32----33
Gen X Agree --------------------------------------------63----61
Gen X Disagree --------------------------------------------29----32
Millennial Agree --------------------------------------------69----72
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------------------25----25

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 --------------------------------------------58----58
White Disagree --------------------------------------------34----35
Black Agree --------------------------------------------72----80
Black Disagree --------------------------------------------20----18
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------------------76----71
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------------------16----21

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 --------------------------------------------63----65
College Grad Disagree --------------------------------------------32----32
Some College Agree --------------------------------------------64----59
Some College Disagree --------------------------------------------29----34
HS Grad or Less Agree --------------------------------------------61----65
HS Grad or Less Disagree --------------------------------------------27----28

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 --------------------------------------------68----69
Low Disagree --------------------------------------------20----21
Lower-middle Agree --------------------------------------------62----67
Lower-middle Disagree --------------------------------------------29----27
Upper-middle Agree --------------------------------------------63----59
Upper-middle Disagree --------------------------------------------32----35
Upper Agree --------------------------------------------61----61
Upper Disagree --------------------------------------------34----37

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 --------------------------------------------53----49
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree --------------------------------------------38----42
White Mainline Protestant Agree --------------------------------------------58----61
White Mainline Protestant Disagree --------------------------------------------34----32
White Catholic Agree --------------------------------------------56----63
White Catholic Disagree --------------------------------------------34----32
Unaffiliated Agree --------------------------------------------68----66
Unaffiliated Disagree --------------------------------------------24----29