Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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

Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 29.9% 29.9%
Favor 35.5% 65.4%
Oppose 17.4% 82.8%
Strongly oppose 10.2% 93%
Don't know/Refused 7% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 37.2% 23.2% 29.8%
Favor 33.7% 37.3% 35.5%
Oppose 15.3% 19.3% 17.4%
Strongly oppose 8.6% 11.8% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 8.5% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 39.5% 21.5% 29.6% 33.6% 29.9%
Favor 39.4% 32.7% 36.4% 32.5% 35.7%
Oppose 10.5% 22.3% 19.9% 11.3% 17.4%
Strongly oppose 4.4% 15.1% 10.0% 10.1% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 8.4% 4.1% 12.5% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


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 TOTAL
Strongly favor 25.4% 29.0% 31.1% 33.2% 35.4% 29.8%
Favor 32.1% 38.0% 38.1% 28.8% 32.5% 35.5%
Oppose 20.7% 18.3% 17.4% 14.2% 17.9% 18.2%
Strongly oppose 14.0% 8.7% 9.7% 13.6% 9.5% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 6.0% 3.7% 10.2% 4.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.9% 31.9% 38.6% 32.1% 23.2% 27.8% 29.8%
Favor 36.7% 36.4% 29.5% 36.6% 38.5% 26.4% 35.6%
Oppose 13.8% 14.7% 20.8% 17.9% 22.2% 21.6% 17.4%
Strongly oppose 12.6% 9.3% 5.8% 7.9% 10.0% 18.9% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 7.8% 5.3% 5.4% 6.1% 5.3% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 31.5% 34.1% 27.5% 23.7% 29.8%
Favor 37.4% 29.0% 32.5% 37.4% 35.6%
Oppose 14.6% 18.4% 22.4% 21.1% 17.4%
Strongly oppose 8.5% 11.3% 8.1% 14.4% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 7.2% 9.5% 3.4% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.6% 30.7% 28.6% 36.0% 28.5% 29.9%
Favor 37.4% 32.8% 38.6% 33.4% 34.8% 35.5%
Oppose 19.5% 19.5% 17.0% 12.8% 16.1% 17.2%
Strongly oppose 12.4% 11.2% 9.8% 9.9% 7.8% 10.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 5.7% 5.9% 7.9% 12.9% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.1% 23.9% 34.1% 32.7% 33.6% 34.4% 29.7%
Favor 34.8% 36.5% 33.1% 37.5% 35.9% 37.0% 35.7%
Oppose 16.6% 18.0% 21.4% 15.6% 17.9% 10.1% 17.3%
Strongly oppose 12.4% 12.3% 6.4% 8.8% 9.5% 11.3% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 9.3% 5.0% 5.4% 3.1% 7.2% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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