Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVAMBUD

(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 American Buddhists 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 5.9% 5.9%
Mostly favorable 31.1% 37%
Mostly unfavorable 14.2% 51.2%
Very unfavorable 10.5% 61.7%
Never heard of 6.9% 68.6%
Can't rate 28% 96.6%
Refused 3.4% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 6.9% 4.9% 5.9%
Mostly favorable 34.9% 27.7% 31.1%
Mostly unfavorable 14.2% 14.3% 14.2%
Very unfavorable 9.4% 11.6% 10.5%
Never heard of 6.0% 7.8% 6.9%
Can't rate 25.6% 30.1% 28.0%
Refused 3.1% 3.6% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 4.4% 6.9% 7.2% 2.3% 5.9%
Mostly favorable 29.3% 30.5% 36.8% 20.9% 31.1%
Mostly unfavorable 17.3% 13.1% 13.7% 9.3% 14.2%
Very unfavorable 13.7% 10.1% 7.6% 11.0% 10.6%
Never heard of 6.2% 7.0% 7.4% 7.8% 6.9%
Can't rate 26.4% 28.9% 25.5% 38.6% 28.0%
Refused 2.5% 3.5% 1.9% 10.1% 3.3%
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 5.0% 5.2% 4.6% 11.2% 9.5% 5.8%
Mostly favorable 26.1% 29.1% 35.3% 37.6% 41.3% 32.2%
Mostly unfavorable 19.2% 13.9% 14.3% 14.2% 9.7% 14.8%
Very unfavorable 14.0% 13.6% 7.6% 6.1% 5.5% 10.5%
Never heard of 8.8% 6.9% 7.1% 4.4% 3.7% 6.8%
Can't rate 25.2% 28.2% 28.6% 24.4% 27.4% 27.3%
Refused 1.7% 3.1% 2.5% 2.0% 2.9% 2.5%
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 3.3% 3.7% 5.8% 7.8% 7.8% 9.2% 5.9%
Mostly favorable 19.7% 23.7% 24.2% 34.6% 42.2% 50.1% 31.0%
Mostly unfavorable 16.7% 19.1% 15.0% 12.1% 9.5% 6.2% 14.2%
Very unfavorable 22.1% 12.0% 10.6% 8.8% 3.6% 3.4% 10.6%
Never heard of 10.9% 8.1% 4.3% 5.7% 4.7% 5.1% 7.0%
Can't rate 22.4% 29.2% 38.2% 28.9% 29.7% 22.3% 27.9%
Refused 4.9% 4.2% 1.9% 2.1% 2.6% 3.7% 3.4%
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 5.7% 4.0% 1.4% 9.2% 5.9%
Mostly favorable 30.0% 31.3% 17.6% 37.9% 31.1%
Mostly unfavorable 13.8% 15.8% 11.5% 15.1% 14.3%
Very unfavorable 11.9% 9.6% 13.4% 7.5% 10.6%
Never heard of 6.8% 8.3% 12.0% 4.7% 7.0%
Can't rate 28.7% 28.4% 36.0% 23.2% 28.0%
Refused 3.1% 2.6% 8.1% 2.3% 3.2%
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 7.3% 6.8% 6.8% 3.9% 4.1% 6.0%
Mostly favorable 40.2% 31.6% 32.7% 29.8% 17.3% 31.2%
Mostly unfavorable 14.9% 15.9% 14.3% 13.2% 12.3% 14.3%
Very unfavorable 10.7% 8.0% 10.7% 11.6% 12.9% 10.6%
Never heard of 4.4% 5.5% 6.1% 11.2% 8.6% 6.9%
Can't rate 20.5% 29.4% 27.4% 27.7% 36.9% 27.8%
Refused 2.0% 2.7% 2.0% 2.6% 8.0% 3.2%
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 5.8% 6.3% 5.2% 6.1% 5.0% 8.1% 5.9%
Mostly favorable 19.0% 27.2% 33.9% 40.9% 41.5% 25.4% 31.2%
Mostly unfavorable 21.4% 14.8% 15.2% 11.2% 8.1% 13.3% 14.3%
Very unfavorable 22.9% 11.2% 5.8% 6.1% 7.3% 8.4% 10.6%
Never heard of 4.1% 6.0% 7.3% 7.2% 9.2% 9.5% 6.8%
Can't rate 24.3% 30.2% 30.2% 26.5% 25.5% 30.9% 27.9%
Refused 2.5% 4.3% 2.4% 2.1% 3.4% 4.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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