Mid-November Survey, 2001

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

For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 28.9% 28.9%
Mostly favorable 48.7% 77.6%
Mostly unfavorable 5% 82.6%
Very unfavorable 2.8% 85.4%
Never heard of .2% 85.6%
Can't rate 11.5% 97.1%
Refused 2.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1500

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 27.5% 23.6% 28.9% 32.0% 29.8% 28.9%
Mostly favorable 51.9% 52.5% 48.3% 49.8% 43.6% 49.2%
Mostly unfavorable 7.0% 5.2% 4.3% 3.5% 7.0% 5.0%
Very unfavorable 4.3% 1.8% 3.6% 2.0% 3.5% 2.9%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9% 0.2%
Can't rate 8.7% 13.0% 12.6% 10.8% 11.0% 11.4%
Refused 0.6% 3.8% 2.2% 1.9% 4.2% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1479


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Very favorable 29.0% 29.8% 24.4% 32.2% 29.0%
Mostly favorable 35.6% 48.2% 54.4% 52.4% 49.0%
Mostly unfavorable 9.7% 5.1% 4.1% 2.9% 5.0%
Very unfavorable 7.2% 2.9% 1.2% 1.4% 2.7%
Never heard of 0.5% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Can't rate 15.4% 10.5% 14.2% 7.6% 11.4%
Refused 2.6% 3.3% 1.7% 3.3% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 25.1% 26.8% 33.2% 28.3% 36.3% 26.4% 28.9%
Mostly favorable 47.9% 55.3% 46.2% 55.7% 55.5% 35.6% 48.8%
Mostly unfavorable 6.9% 5.6% 4.7% 2.5% 1.7% 5.2% 4.9%
Very unfavorable 4.7% 2.7% 2.0% 2.5% 0.3% 3.4% 2.8%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 12.2% 7.6% 11.6% 10.1% 4.8% 21.8% 11.6%
Refused 2.4% 1.8% 2.0% 0.8% 1.4% 7.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 25.7% 31.9% 28.9%
Mostly favorable 49.9% 47.6% 48.7%
Mostly unfavorable 6.6% 3.5% 5.0%
Very unfavorable 3.4% 2.2% 2.8%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Can't rate 11.5% 11.6% 11.6%
Refused 2.7% 2.9% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 34.1% 27.6% 26.4% 29.4%
Mostly favorable 50.1% 49.8% 49.1% 49.7%
Mostly unfavorable 5.4% 3.8% 5.5% 4.9%
Very unfavorable 1.0% 3.2% 3.4% 2.5%
Never heard of 0.5% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Can't rate 7.0% 12.8% 13.5% 11.0%
Refused 1.9% 2.7% 2.0% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1393


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 33.2% 31.3% 27.3% 25.5% 29.0%
Mostly favorable 49.1% 49.2% 47.1% 50.7% 48.8%
Mostly unfavorable 4.7% 4.1% 6.0% 4.3% 4.9%
Very unfavorable 1.1% 2.9% 3.1% 3.5% 2.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 8.7% 9.2% 14.7% 11.6% 11.6%
Refused 3.2% 3.1% 1.4% 4.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 30.1% 26.1% 28.8% 28.3% 29.0%
Mostly favorable 49.1% 46.9% 44.3% 52.6% 49.2%
Mostly unfavorable 5.0% 5.0% 1.9% 5.2% 4.8%
Very unfavorable 1.8% 4.0% 4.2% 4.0% 2.8%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.3% 0.9% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 11.2% 14.5% 15.1% 8.5% 11.4%
Refused 2.7% 3.3% 4.7% 1.5% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion TOTAL
Very favorable 23.6% 50.5% 14.3% 30.3%
Mostly favorable 51.3% 42.9% 55.1% 49.4%
Mostly unfavorable 7.3% 0.8% 3.4% 4.8%
Very unfavorable 2.9% 0.3% 5.4% 2.5%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Can't rate 12.3% 4.3% 19.1% 10.9%
Refused 2.3% 1.2% 2.3% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1355



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