Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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VIEWDTH

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

I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 31.8% 31.8%
Favor 36.3% 68.1%
Oppose 16.3% 84.4%
Strongly oppose 8.2% 92.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.2% 28.2% 30.1% 36.2% 41.4% 30.8% 31.9%
Favor 27.5% 42.1% 45.9% 28.5% 35.0% 36.7% 36.5%
Oppose 24.2% 15.0% 13.9% 19.6% 10.1% 15.2% 16.2%
Strongly oppose 16.1% 8.5% 3.9% 7.5% 9.8% 7.0% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 6.2% 6.2% 8.2% 3.7% 10.3% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
985


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
Strongly favor 37.7% 28.6% 28.7% 32.1% 28.7% 42.4% 32.2%
Favor 32.4% 38.7% 40.3% 37.0% 37.6% 27.2% 36.2%
Oppose 13.7% 15.9% 14.8% 17.6% 18.5% 17.3% 16.3%
Strongly oppose 9.0% 8.4% 9.4% 6.8% 6.4% 8.6% 8.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 8.4% 6.8% 6.5% 8.9% 4.5% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Strongly favor 28.4% 36.3% 30.0% 28.9% 31.8%
Favor 32.7% 37.8% 34.0% 37.9% 36.3%
Oppose 14.7% 13.7% 17.9% 18.6% 16.1%
Strongly oppose 13.3% 5.8% 7.5% 9.8% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 6.4% 10.6% 4.7% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 34.2% 29.6% 31.8%
Favor 36.2% 36.4% 36.3%
Oppose 16.5% 16.0% 16.3%
Strongly oppose 6.8% 9.4% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 8.6% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.2% 32.1% 34.8% 28.0% 37.2% 37.0% 32.2%
Favor 33.0% 36.7% 38.7% 47.2% 32.5% 33.0% 37.2%
Oppose 21.8% 14.5% 17.1% 15.2% 5.6% 19.6% 16.3%
Strongly oppose 8.4% 8.1% 4.7% 5.0% 16.2% 8.5% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 8.6% 4.7% 4.7% 8.5% 1.9% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 40.9% 22.3% 32.5% 31.8%
Favor 42.8% 29.5% 36.8% 36.3%
Oppose 7.5% 25.4% 18.2% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 3.4% 12.5% 7.6% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 10.3% 4.9% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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