Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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ISSUES2

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

I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder when they were under the age of 18?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 11% 11%
Favor 24.2% 35.2%
Oppose 38.1% 73.3%
Strongly oppose 19.6% 92.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 100%
Total N = 1001

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.4% 11.8% 9.1% 12.4% 11.8% 11.0%
Favor 15.6% 22.2% 27.8% 28.5% 20.7% 24.2%
Oppose 39.6% 35.7% 38.6% 39.7% 36.5% 38.2%
Strongly oppose 31.6% 24.4% 21.6% 11.6% 17.5% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 5.9% 2.9% 7.7% 13.5% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1001


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 11.5% 9.5% 9.9% 13.3% 9.6% 15.4% 11.1%
Favor 19.7% 22.4% 19.9% 27.0% 31.8% 27.8% 24.3%
Oppose 34.2% 37.8% 37.2% 40.9% 40.4% 39.6% 38.2%
Strongly oppose 23.3% 21.0% 26.2% 15.9% 14.7% 11.8% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 9.3% 6.7% 2.9% 3.4% 5.3% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
994


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 18.7% 10.1% 9.6% 9.9% 8.8% 11.1%
Favor 19.3% 24.3% 25.9% 25.0% 24.2% 24.1%
Oppose 31.0% 37.8% 40.8% 42.8% 35.1% 38.1%
Strongly oppose 21.0% 19.1% 18.0% 18.1% 25.8% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 8.7% 5.7% 4.3% 6.2% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
991


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.4% 9.6% 11.0%
Favor 30.4% 18.3% 24.2%
Oppose 36.2% 40.0% 38.1%
Strongly oppose 15.8% 23.1% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 9.0% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1001


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 15.9% 5.5% 10.6% 10.7%
Favor 28.4% 20.9% 23.5% 24.2%
Oppose 35.4% 41.1% 39.2% 38.6%
Strongly oppose 11.4% 25.9% 21.9% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 6.5% 4.8% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.0% 9.2% 14.6% 8.7% 11.1%
Favor 28.6% 18.8% 14.0% 20.3% 24.0%
Oppose 36.5% 40.8% 35.4% 41.7% 38.2%
Strongly oppose 16.7% 21.3% 21.3% 24.6% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 9.9% 14.6% 4.7% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
992



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