Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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OPRELGR1

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

Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Catholics 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
  9) Can't rate

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 20.8% 20.8%
Mostly favorable 48.4% 69.2%
Mostly unfavorable 11.4% 80.6%
Very unfavorable 6.2% 86.8%
Never heard of .1% 86.9%
Can't rate 13.1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 19.5% 24.9% 20.4% 18.2% 22.8% 20.8%
Mostly favorable 49.9% 44.9% 49.3% 50.7% 45.5% 48.4%
Mostly unfavorable 11.9% 12.3% 11.5% 12.0% 9.1% 11.4%
Very unfavorable 7.2% 5.2% 6.2% 5.4% 8.2% 6.2%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 11.1% 12.7% 12.7% 13.7% 14.4% 13.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


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 18.5% 26.3% 21.5% 24.0% 15.6% 9.8% 20.8%
Mostly favorable 40.6% 48.8% 54.8% 51.3% 54.2% 36.3% 48.4%
Mostly unfavorable 14.7% 9.2% 8.5% 9.4% 14.2% 16.8% 11.5%
Very unfavorable 13.5% 4.6% 2.0% 3.9% 3.2% 14.8% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 12.6% 11.1% 12.5% 11.4% 12.9% 22.3% 13.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1988


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
Very favorable 21.1% 21.9% 20.9% 20.2% 18.8% 21.0%
Mostly favorable 31.4% 46.4% 53.5% 57.2% 53.6% 48.4%
Mostly unfavorable 13.8% 12.2% 9.8% 10.3% 10.9% 11.4%
Very unfavorable 9.6% 7.7% 5.2% 3.6% 3.4% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 24.2% 11.7% 10.5% 8.6% 13.3% 12.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 19.7% 21.9% 20.8%
Mostly favorable 49.4% 47.4% 48.4%
Mostly unfavorable 11.5% 11.4% 11.4%
Very unfavorable 6.1% 6.3% 6.2%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Can't rate 13.2% 13.0% 13.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 20.0% 20.6% 21.4% 20.7%
Mostly favorable 52.2% 49.0% 47.0% 49.3%
Mostly unfavorable 11.1% 11.2% 12.6% 11.7%
Very unfavorable 6.1% 5.6% 6.5% 6.1%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Can't rate 10.5% 13.5% 12.4% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1848


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 22.1% 17.0% 22.9% 20.3% 21.0%
Mostly favorable 47.3% 54.3% 43.2% 48.9% 48.4%
Mostly unfavorable 11.7% 9.9% 8.0% 12.9% 11.4%
Very unfavorable 6.5% 5.9% 8.3% 5.4% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Can't rate 12.5% 12.8% 17.6% 12.3% 12.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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