Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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OPRELGR5

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

Now thinking about 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
  9) Can't rate

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 9.7% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 41.1% 50.8%
Mostly unfavorable 14.4% 65.2%
Very unfavorable 9.6% 74.8%
Never heard of 1.6% 76.4%
Can't rate 23.5% 99.9%
Total N = 1003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 11.0% 14.1% 9.0% 7.6% 9.0% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 44.3% 38.7% 41.7% 44.3% 34.8% 41.2%
Mostly unfavorable 15.3% 14.7% 15.3% 13.9% 13.2% 14.4%
Very unfavorable 6.7% 9.3% 11.4% 9.9% 9.3% 9.6%
Never heard of 2.0% 2.3% 2.4% 0.5% 1.8% 1.6%
Can't rate 20.8% 20.9% 20.1% 23.9% 31.8% 23.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1003


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 13.7% 6.5% 14.0% 11.9% 5.1% 7.4% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 28.5% 45.9% 41.9% 42.5% 42.9% 42.9% 41.3%
Mostly unfavorable 18.9% 15.6% 13.3% 12.4% 13.6% 12.0% 14.4%
Very unfavorable 14.8% 6.9% 8.1% 10.0% 9.2% 11.5% 9.7%
Never heard of 1.4% 2.8% 1.9% 1.1% 1.1% 0.0% 1.6%
Can't rate 22.7% 22.2% 20.8% 22.2% 28.2% 26.3% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


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 6.3% 9.5% 13.4% 9.0% 7.9% 9.8%
Mostly favorable 24.8% 35.1% 44.2% 54.3% 59.2% 41.2%
Mostly unfavorable 18.2% 14.2% 13.4% 12.5% 14.1% 14.4%
Very unfavorable 14.9% 10.7% 9.5% 6.8% 3.1% 9.7%
Never heard of 5.3% 1.1% 1.4% 0.6% 0.0% 1.6%
Can't rate 30.5% 29.3% 18.1% 16.7% 15.7% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.8% 10.7% 9.8%
Mostly favorable 40.6% 41.5% 41.1%
Mostly unfavorable 15.7% 13.3% 14.5%
Very unfavorable 13.3% 6.2% 9.6%
Never heard of 0.3% 2.7% 1.6%
Can't rate 21.3% 25.5% 23.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1003


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 9.4% 9.5% 10.6% 9.8%
Mostly favorable 37.5% 46.2% 42.2% 42.1%
Mostly unfavorable 21.2% 10.7% 12.5% 14.6%
Very unfavorable 9.2% 8.8% 10.2% 9.4%
Never heard of 0.4% 2.2% 1.6% 1.4%
Can't rate 22.4% 22.6% 22.9% 22.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
925


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 10.1% 8.4% 7.6% 11.0% 9.8%
Mostly favorable 41.0% 38.3% 40.5% 43.2% 41.1%
Mostly unfavorable 14.5% 20.2% 10.8% 11.8% 14.5%
Very unfavorable 9.4% 8.7% 12.7% 9.9% 9.7%
Never heard of 1.6% 1.6% 2.5% 1.4% 1.6%
Can't rate 23.4% 22.7% 25.9% 22.7% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
997



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