Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ISSDEATH

(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 when they were under the age of 18? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 11.8% 11.8%
Favor 24.6% 36.4%
Oppose 35.3% 71.7%
Strongly oppose 19.2% 90.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 6.8% 9.0% 9.4% 15.4% 19.2% 11.7% 11.8%
Favor 20.2% 27.6% 27.7% 25.6% 22.8% 23.2% 24.9%
Oppose 41.4% 25.5% 38.9% 33.4% 38.0% 37.7% 35.5%
Strongly oppose 26.7% 26.8% 16.0% 16.4% 14.1% 13.7% 18.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 11.1% 8.0% 9.2% 5.8% 13.7% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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 6.1% 10.1% 9.8% 13.7% 12.8% 20.9% 11.7%
Favor 21.3% 23.6% 18.3% 27.7% 28.7% 29.8% 24.7%
Oppose 36.5% 38.4% 37.9% 34.2% 31.5% 28.4% 35.2%
Strongly oppose 28.4% 18.7% 26.1% 16.3% 13.4% 14.2% 19.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 9.2% 7.8% 8.1% 13.7% 6.7% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.6% 15.5% 9.8% 7.4% 11.8%
Favor 18.9% 25.2% 25.4% 25.5% 24.6%
Oppose 38.6% 31.8% 33.5% 40.1% 35.3%
Strongly oppose 17.3% 19.0% 22.0% 17.8% 19.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 8.3% 9.4% 9.2% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 16.6% 7.3% 11.8%
Favor 29.9% 19.7% 24.6%
Oppose 28.8% 41.3% 35.3%
Strongly oppose 16.3% 21.8% 19.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 9.8% 9.1%
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 10.1% 14.5% 13.6% 8.9% 9.1% 11.9% 11.5%
Favor 22.1% 25.6% 19.0% 34.8% 27.7% 29.7% 25.9%
Oppose 37.4% 29.4% 40.5% 32.6% 39.8% 38.9% 36.8%
Strongly oppose 19.9% 17.9% 19.5% 20.3% 17.7% 11.2% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 12.6% 7.4% 3.4% 5.6% 8.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 15.0% 6.8% 12.8% 11.5%
Favor 30.9% 19.3% 25.2% 25.1%
Oppose 33.1% 41.0% 33.5% 36.0%
Strongly oppose 11.8% 26.3% 21.0% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 6.6% 7.5% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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