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

Total

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Total Agree --------------------------------------------62----63
Total Disagree --------------------------------------------30----31

Party

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Male Agree --------------------------------------------62----61
Male Disagree --------------------------------------------33----35
Female Agree --------------------------------------------62----64
Female Disagree --------------------------------------------26----26

Age

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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

19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
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