Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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

[ASK ONLY IF DQFORM=2 'FORM 2'] Between now and the 2004 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates - their education, age, religion, race, and so on. Are there any reasons why you might not vote for a Muslim for president if he or she were nominated by the party you usually prefer?
  1) Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for
  2) No, no reasons
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 31.5% 31.5%
No, no reasons 58% 89.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 100.1%
Total N = 1001

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 19.7% 32.5% 31.2% 31.1% 39.8% 31.5%
No, no reasons 73.1% 62.2% 60.4% 56.5% 42.7% 58.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 5.3% 8.4% 12.4% 17.6% 10.6%
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
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 43.2% 36.4% 26.1% 26.3% 26.5% 22.5% 31.6%
No, no reasons 44.4% 54.1% 61.8% 65.0% 65.6% 64.5% 58.1%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 9.5% 12.0% 8.7% 7.9% 13.0% 10.3%
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
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 27.5% 30.4% 35.8% 31.5% 29.7% 31.5%
No, no reasons 50.3% 59.2% 57.7% 62.0% 60.0% 58.0%
Don't know/Refused 22.1% 10.4% 6.5% 6.6% 10.3% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
991


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 31.2% 31.8% 31.5%
No, no reasons 59.0% 57.0% 58.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 11.2% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1001


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 42.0% 26.5% 28.2% 32.2%
No, no reasons 48.7% 63.5% 62.2% 58.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 10.0% 9.6% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, there are reasons NOT to vote for 34.5% 30.9% 35.6% 23.3% 31.5%
No, no reasons 56.2% 55.5% 45.8% 68.9% 58.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 13.6% 18.6% 7.8% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
992



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