Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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OPRELGR6

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

Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Muslims 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 8.8% 8.8%
Mostly favorable 37.8% 46.6%
Mostly unfavorable 19.3% 65.9%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 78.1%
Never heard of .5% 78.6%
Can't rate 21.4% 100%
Total N = 1001

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 11.6% 13.8% 5.7% 8.6% 5.7% 8.8%
Mostly favorable 45.6% 35.1% 43.0% 39.1% 26.4% 37.8%
Mostly unfavorable 17.2% 21.1% 19.7% 19.5% 18.4% 19.3%
Very unfavorable 8.8% 10.4% 11.1% 13.7% 14.9% 12.2%
Never heard of 1.6% 0.6% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 15.2% 19.1% 20.6% 18.4% 34.5% 21.4%
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
Very favorable 6.6% 11.0% 7.4% 9.8% 7.9% 8.8% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 32.3% 35.1% 46.1% 46.0% 36.0% 30.0% 37.8%
Mostly unfavorable 25.7% 18.6% 16.3% 19.9% 17.8% 15.9% 19.4%
Very unfavorable 19.0% 11.7% 8.2% 11.3% 7.2% 18.2% 12.2%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 1.7% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 16.3% 23.6% 20.2% 13.0% 29.5% 27.1% 21.2%
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
Very favorable 9.3% 7.8% 9.8% 9.5% 8.8% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 22.7% 34.3% 41.1% 43.6% 53.1% 37.6%
Mostly unfavorable 20.0% 17.4% 19.8% 23.0% 17.0% 19.2%
Very unfavorable 18.0% 13.6% 12.3% 7.9% 6.2% 12.3%
Never heard of 1.3% 0.8% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 28.7% 26.2% 17.1% 15.7% 14.9% 21.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
991


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 7.9% 9.6% 8.8%
Mostly favorable 36.7% 38.7% 37.8%
Mostly unfavorable 22.2% 16.7% 19.3%
Very unfavorable 14.0% 10.5% 12.2%
Never heard of 0.8% 0.2% 0.5%
Can't rate 18.3% 24.3% 21.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1001


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 8.2% 8.8% 8.8% 8.6%
Mostly favorable 32.8% 41.4% 40.2% 38.2%
Mostly unfavorable 25.1% 14.4% 19.9% 19.8%
Very unfavorable 17.3% 12.7% 6.7% 12.1%
Never heard of 0.5% 0.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Can't rate 16.1% 22.7% 23.6% 20.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 8.3% 4.8% 10.7% 12.2% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 36.3% 39.6% 25.4% 44.2% 37.6%
Mostly unfavorable 21.5% 14.3% 13.0% 19.3% 19.2%
Very unfavorable 14.1% 12.5% 12.4% 7.8% 12.3%
Never heard of 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.5%
Can't rate 19.2% 28.9% 38.4% 15.6% 21.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
992



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