Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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RELCATH

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

Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 23.5% 23.5%
Mostly favorable 49.4% 72.9%
Mostly unfavorable 10.5% 83.4%
Very unfavorable 3.9% 87.3%
Can't rate 10% 97.3%
Refused 2.7% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very favorable 29.0% 27.4% 18.9% 19.9% 26.9% 22.6% 23.6%
Mostly favorable 42.6% 45.4% 56.3% 50.2% 52.2% 49.3% 49.7%
Mostly unfavorable 14.3% 13.2% 10.9% 12.9% 3.7% 6.2% 10.4%
Very unfavorable 8.5% 3.5% 1.6% 4.4% 3.4% 3.2% 3.9%
Can't rate 5.5% 9.7% 8.7% 9.3% 10.8% 14.4% 9.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.7% 3.6% 3.3% 3.0% 4.4% 2.6%
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
Very favorable 20.9% 30.7% 26.8% 25.1% 12.4% 19.8% 23.8%
Mostly favorable 43.6% 50.2% 51.9% 52.0% 55.7% 39.1% 49.4%
Mostly unfavorable 13.1% 5.8% 10.6% 10.6% 10.5% 18.1% 10.5%
Very unfavorable 7.5% 3.8% 0.0% 2.4% 3.8% 7.8% 4.0%
Can't rate 12.1% 7.2% 9.0% 7.7% 12.4% 13.6% 9.7%
Refused 2.8% 2.4% 1.6% 2.2% 5.1% 1.6% 2.6%
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
Very favorable 27.1% 24.3% 23.0% 21.5% 23.6%
Mostly favorable 39.7% 45.7% 52.9% 56.7% 49.6%
Mostly unfavorable 11.2% 10.0% 13.5% 7.4% 10.3%
Very unfavorable 10.5% 5.9% 1.2% 0.7% 4.0%
Can't rate 8.7% 11.2% 8.1% 10.5% 10.0%
Refused 2.9% 3.0% 1.4% 3.2% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 20.6% 26.2% 23.5%
Mostly favorable 50.7% 48.2% 49.4%
Mostly unfavorable 10.2% 10.7% 10.5%
Very unfavorable 4.4% 3.6% 4.0%
Can't rate 11.3% 8.7% 10.0%
Refused 2.7% 2.6% 2.7%
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
Very favorable 33.2% 22.6% 18.5% 16.1% 22.2% 26.8% 23.1%
Mostly favorable 36.0% 50.2% 52.7% 59.1% 60.3% 52.4% 51.1%
Mostly unfavorable 15.5% 10.9% 12.8% 5.3% 4.3% 11.9% 10.6%
Very unfavorable 4.9% 4.1% 4.7% 5.9% 2.1% 1.9% 4.1%
Can't rate 7.9% 9.0% 9.5% 9.6% 9.4% 4.8% 8.4%
Refused 2.5% 3.2% 1.8% 4.0% 1.7% 2.2% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 24.4% 27.0% 19.2% 23.6%
Mostly favorable 51.8% 48.9% 52.5% 51.0%
Mostly unfavorable 11.5% 10.2% 9.7% 10.5%
Very unfavorable 2.1% 4.7% 5.5% 4.1%
Can't rate 8.0% 7.5% 10.0% 8.4%
Refused 2.2% 1.7% 3.1% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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