Mid-November Survey, 2001

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FAVMUSLM

(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 Muslim-Americans 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 15.3% 15.3%
Mostly favorable 43.6% 58.9%
Mostly unfavorable 11.9% 70.8%
Very unfavorable 5.5% 76.3%
Never heard of .6% 76.9%
Can't rate 19.6% 96.5%
Refused 3.5% 100%
Total N = 1500

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 15.1% 13.5% 19.4% 15.5% 11.4% 15.3%
Mostly favorable 51.9% 46.0% 45.2% 42.5% 36.7% 43.9%
Mostly unfavorable 9.0% 14.1% 9.9% 13.6% 11.6% 12.0%
Very unfavorable 8.7% 4.2% 5.8% 4.2% 7.5% 5.7%
Never heard of 1.4% 0.8% 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% 0.6%
Can't rate 11.3% 17.3% 16.4% 21.6% 28.1% 19.5%
Refused 2.6% 4.2% 2.8% 2.4% 4.2% 3.1%
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 11.8% 15.7% 11.6% 20.0% 15.2%
Mostly favorable 25.4% 40.5% 50.2% 52.9% 43.8%
Mostly unfavorable 12.3% 13.2% 12.0% 9.8% 12.0%
Very unfavorable 14.1% 5.3% 5.0% 1.7% 5.6%
Never heard of 0.5% 0.9% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 31.8% 20.2% 18.7% 12.0% 19.4%
Refused 4.1% 4.3% 1.8% 3.6% 3.5%
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 13.5% 13.3% 19.6% 14.6% 17.4% 13.1% 15.2%
Mostly favorable 38.8% 45.4% 47.4% 52.9% 50.5% 31.8% 43.6%
Mostly unfavorable 15.4% 11.6% 12.1% 7.5% 15.7% 7.7% 11.9%
Very unfavorable 7.1% 7.5% 4.6% 2.9% 3.4% 5.0% 5.5%
Never heard of 2.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.6%
Can't rate 19.3% 18.9% 14.2% 20.4% 11.3% 33.3% 19.6%
Refused 3.8% 2.7% 2.1% 1.7% 1.7% 8.8% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 13.3% 17.1% 15.3%
Mostly favorable 45.7% 41.8% 43.6%
Mostly unfavorable 13.9% 10.1% 11.9%
Very unfavorable 7.1% 4.1% 5.5%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.4% 0.5%
Can't rate 16.8% 22.1% 19.6%
Refused 2.6% 4.4% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 14.5% 16.5% 16.4% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 47.8% 41.8% 43.8% 44.5%
Mostly unfavorable 13.2% 11.1% 12.6% 12.3%
Very unfavorable 5.3% 6.9% 4.0% 5.4%
Never heard of 1.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.6%
Can't rate 15.5% 20.7% 19.4% 18.5%
Refused 2.7% 3.0% 2.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1393


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 18.3% 15.6% 13.1% 15.7% 15.3%
Mostly favorable 46.3% 41.8% 42.8% 44.6% 43.6%
Mostly unfavorable 10.4% 13.3% 13.3% 9.4% 11.9%
Very unfavorable 3.8% 6.3% 7.3% 3.3% 5.5%
Never heard of 0.8% 0.5% 0.9% 0.0% 0.6%
Can't rate 15.4% 19.4% 20.0% 22.6% 19.6%
Refused 5.1% 3.1% 2.5% 4.3% 3.5%
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 16.4% 13.8% 11.3% 14.7% 15.2%
Mostly favorable 43.4% 37.5% 39.2% 51.3% 44.0%
Mostly unfavorable 11.7% 12.5% 10.4% 12.5% 11.9%
Very unfavorable 4.3% 9.3% 6.6% 5.7% 5.5%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.9% 1.8% 0.6%
Can't rate 20.7% 23.8% 25.9% 11.5% 19.5%
Refused 3.3% 3.3% 5.7% 2.5% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion TOTAL
Very favorable 13.7% 18.9% 16.0% 15.6%
Mostly favorable 43.9% 47.0% 42.9% 44.6%
Mostly unfavorable 13.3% 10.6% 10.3% 12.1%
Very unfavorable 5.9% 5.0% 3.1% 5.2%
Never heard of 0.4% 1.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Can't rate 20.3% 15.6% 23.7% 19.4%
Refused 2.5% 1.9% 3.7% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1355



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