Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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RELMUSL

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

Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans 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
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 8.8% 8.8%
Mostly favorable 45.6% 54.4%
Mostly unfavorable 15.7% 70.1%
Very unfavorable 9% 79.1%
Never heard of .5% 79.6%
Can't rate 17.6% 97.2%
Refused 2.8% 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 13.7% 12.7% 8.2% 6.1% 9.4% 4.7% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 49.4% 42.4% 52.5% 48.7% 46.0% 35.4% 45.9%
Mostly unfavorable 12.9% 12.5% 14.6% 18.3% 17.4% 17.5% 15.6%
Very unfavorable 15.9% 8.5% 6.2% 8.2% 5.4% 12.0% 9.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.5% 1.3% 0.9% 0.6%
Can't rate 8.1% 22.2% 14.8% 14.1% 18.8% 25.1% 17.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.7% 3.7% 4.2% 1.7% 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 8.1% 7.2% 9.4% 10.6% 9.2% 9.8% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 37.8% 49.8% 45.5% 46.5% 47.5% 41.2% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 22.8% 16.3% 15.5% 15.7% 10.8% 12.7% 15.8%
Very unfavorable 13.4% 8.4% 5.5% 6.5% 8.9% 13.9% 9.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.5% 1.6% 0.5%
Can't rate 14.7% 15.2% 22.9% 18.1% 16.9% 19.6% 17.5%
Refused 3.1% 3.1% 1.3% 2.7% 4.1% 1.2% 2.7%
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 12.9% 6.4% 9.5% 10.0% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 27.7% 39.1% 54.2% 55.5% 45.6%
Mostly unfavorable 19.4% 20.6% 11.6% 10.2% 15.5%
Very unfavorable 17.3% 11.9% 5.2% 4.4% 9.0%
Never heard of 2.9% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 15.1% 18.7% 18.9% 16.1% 17.6%
Refused 4.7% 2.8% 0.6% 3.9% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.8% 8.7% 8.8%
Mostly favorable 44.9% 46.1% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 18.2% 13.4% 15.7%
Very unfavorable 9.9% 8.2% 9.0%
Never heard of 0.5% 0.7% 0.6%
Can't rate 15.1% 20.0% 17.6%
Refused 2.7% 2.9% 2.8%
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 15.8% 6.4% 7.2% 5.0% 9.4% 10.0% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 39.6% 41.4% 44.9% 49.1% 55.8% 51.5% 46.5%
Mostly unfavorable 14.2% 11.8% 16.2% 18.3% 13.3% 17.0% 15.4%
Very unfavorable 14.2% 10.9% 8.1% 8.4% 5.2% 5.9% 9.0%
Never heard of 1.4% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.7%
Can't rate 13.4% 26.4% 20.2% 15.5% 13.3% 11.5% 16.6%
Refused 1.4% 3.2% 2.5% 3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 6.1% 13.4% 7.2% 9.0%
Mostly favorable 42.2% 48.0% 48.1% 46.1%
Mostly unfavorable 21.9% 11.5% 15.1% 16.1%
Very unfavorable 8.4% 9.3% 9.6% 9.1%
Never heard of 0.6% 0.3% 0.6% 0.5%
Can't rate 17.9% 15.9% 17.6% 17.1%
Refused 3.0% 1.6% 1.8% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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