Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVMUSAM

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

Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans 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 6.6% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 38.1% 44.7%
Mostly unfavorable 16.2% 60.9%
Very unfavorable 8.2% 69.1%
Never heard of 4.2% 73.3%
Can't rate 23.6% 96.9%
Refused 3.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 7.2% 6.0% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 41.8% 34.7% 38.1%
Mostly unfavorable 15.8% 16.5% 16.2%
Very unfavorable 8.9% 7.6% 8.2%
Never heard of 3.5% 4.8% 4.2%
Can't rate 19.8% 27.1% 23.6%
Refused 3.0% 3.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 4.6% 8.1% 7.8% 3.2% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 35.4% 39.5% 42.9% 25.4% 38.2%
Mostly unfavorable 19.9% 14.7% 15.9% 8.4% 16.1%
Very unfavorable 12.1% 7.1% 4.5% 11.6% 8.2%
Never heard of 3.9% 3.6% 4.7% 4.9% 4.1%
Can't rate 21.7% 23.7% 22.5% 36.4% 23.7%
Refused 2.5% 3.4% 1.8% 10.1% 3.2%
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
Very favorable 6.9% 6.7% 4.9% 9.9% 11.1% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 33.7% 37.9% 40.0% 45.2% 45.3% 38.9%
Mostly unfavorable 17.2% 16.7% 17.8% 15.6% 14.7% 16.9%
Very unfavorable 10.0% 9.5% 6.3% 7.5% 6.6% 8.2%
Never heard of 7.9% 3.9% 4.7% 0.7% 2.9% 4.6%
Can't rate 22.5% 23.1% 24.1% 16.7% 18.2% 22.3%
Refused 1.6% 2.2% 2.2% 4.4% 1.3% 2.2%
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
Very favorable 7.1% 5.9% 4.8% 7.8% 6.6% 6.0% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 27.9% 33.2% 36.2% 40.8% 47.2% 51.8% 38.2%
Mostly unfavorable 17.9% 17.7% 21.7% 15.4% 12.1% 14.5% 16.2%
Very unfavorable 17.0% 9.0% 4.8% 6.0% 3.4% 6.5% 8.2%
Never heard of 6.8% 5.2% 3.9% 3.2% 2.6% 1.6% 4.2%
Can't rate 19.9% 24.8% 28.5% 24.7% 25.8% 16.6% 23.6%
Refused 3.5% 4.2% 0.0% 2.1% 2.4% 3.0% 3.0%
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
Very favorable 5.8% 4.2% 5.0% 10.8% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 38.6% 36.2% 26.3% 43.0% 38.3%
Mostly unfavorable 15.3% 18.4% 14.8% 17.3% 16.2%
Very unfavorable 9.4% 8.6% 6.2% 6.0% 8.2%
Never heard of 3.6% 6.0% 6.7% 2.9% 4.1%
Can't rate 24.3% 24.4% 32.8% 18.7% 23.7%
Refused 3.2% 2.2% 8.1% 1.4% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 10.4% 6.5% 7.6% 2.6% 4.5% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 44.6% 42.3% 38.9% 34.2% 28.1% 38.4%
Mostly unfavorable 17.1% 15.5% 16.5% 17.8% 14.4% 16.3%
Very unfavorable 7.0% 5.6% 8.5% 12.3% 7.7% 8.1%
Never heard of 2.9% 2.5% 3.5% 6.2% 6.6% 4.1%
Can't rate 17.1% 25.4% 21.9% 24.1% 31.4% 23.5%
Refused 0.9% 2.1% 3.1% 2.8% 7.4% 3.0%
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
Very favorable 6.6% 6.4% 8.8% 6.8% 4.3% 5.5% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 28.7% 37.5% 39.9% 44.7% 45.4% 31.3% 38.3%
Mostly unfavorable 20.5% 15.7% 16.4% 15.9% 13.5% 15.7% 16.4%
Very unfavorable 18.8% 7.5% 4.7% 4.4% 4.7% 9.9% 8.2%
Never heard of 2.6% 3.8% 4.2% 4.7% 6.5% 3.8% 4.2%
Can't rate 20.1% 25.5% 24.2% 21.0% 22.8% 30.1% 23.5%
Refused 2.6% 3.7% 2.0% 2.5% 2.7% 3.8% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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