Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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TENCOMM

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

Do you believe that it is proper or improper for the Ten Commandments to be displayed in a government building?
  1) Proper
  2) Improper
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Proper 72% 72%
Improper 23.4% 95.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Proper 72.1% 65.4% 76.2% 70.8% 71.3% 76.9% 72.2%
Improper 21.3% 29.8% 20.8% 24.4% 25.6% 17.7% 23.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 4.8% 2.9% 4.8% 3.0% 5.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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
Proper 88.8% 78.9% 75.4% 68.8% 64.9% 48.3% 72.1%
Improper 7.2% 16.2% 20.7% 26.8% 31.0% 45.6% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 4.8% 3.9% 4.3% 4.1% 6.1% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Proper 78.7% 80.6% 74.1% 55.1% 72.1%
Improper 19.2% 15.3% 22.6% 37.4% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 4.1% 3.3% 7.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Proper 70.1% 73.8% 72.0%
Improper 25.0% 21.8% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 4.3% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Proper 86.2% 64.0% 68.2% 72.6%
Improper 10.9% 33.0% 26.4% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 3.0% 5.4% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Proper 73.3% 72.5% 68.1% 72.4%
Improper 22.0% 20.4% 30.5% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 7.0% 1.4% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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