Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN16

(Percentages are weighted by NWWEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters, or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions?
  1) Should keep out
  2) Should express views
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 37.1% 37.1%
Should express views 55.8% 92.9%
Don't know 6.7% 99.6%
Refused .3% 99.9%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Should keep out 33.7% 33.7% 44.2% 37.5% 42.4% 37.5%
Should express views 58.7% 60.7% 51.3% 53.5% 45.7% 55.8%
Don't know 7.7% 5.4% 4.3% 8.7% 10.9% 6.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 1.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3893


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Should keep out 37.1% 39.9% 30.1% 44.8% 37.6% 37.4%
Should express views 57.6% 52.0% 62.7% 42.4% 53.7% 55.7%
Don't know 5.1% 7.7% 7.2% 11.6% 8.3% 6.6%
Refused 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 1.2% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Should keep out 36.9% 26.4% 37.6% 38.9% 37.1%
Should express views 54.9% 69.1% 55.7% 53.7% 55.8%
Don't know 7.3% 4.2% 6.5% 7.2% 6.7%
Refused 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 40.7% 33.3% 37.1%
Should express views 53.3% 58.5% 55.8%
Don't know 5.8% 7.8% 6.7%
Refused 0.2% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school grad or GED Business, technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no 4-year degree College graduate, post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Should keep out 33.1% 37.0% 52.6% 39.3% 48.2% 37.7%
Should express views 57.2% 57.5% 43.7% 55.0% 48.7% 55.4%
Don't know 9.6% 5.1% 3.7% 5.2% 2.5% 6.6%
Refused 0.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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