Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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RELATHEI

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

Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God 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 7.3% 7.3%
Mostly favorable 28.4% 35.7%
Mostly unfavorable 22% 57.7%
Very unfavorable 27.8% 85.5%
Never heard of 0% 85.5%
Can't rate 12.2% 97.7%
Refused 2.3% 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 14.3% 10.7% 6.6% 2.6% 7.0% 5.3% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 30.9% 27.1% 34.4% 32.9% 28.4% 15.5% 28.6%
Mostly unfavorable 17.3% 22.4% 24.8% 23.8% 16.7% 25.1% 22.2%
Very unfavorable 30.5% 24.6% 21.6% 24.8% 30.8% 38.6% 27.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 7.0% 14.4% 10.0% 13.6% 13.7% 12.3% 12.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.7% 2.5% 2.3% 3.3% 3.2% 2.1%
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
Very favorable 3.1% 4.4% 5.8% 7.2% 7.6% 22.0% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 13.1% 25.1% 28.6% 30.7% 39.0% 36.7% 28.2%
Mostly unfavorable 29.7% 25.1% 23.2% 23.2% 14.9% 11.4% 22.1%
Very unfavorable 44.4% 34.2% 28.9% 26.1% 15.6% 10.2% 28.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 8.4% 8.4% 11.9% 10.6% 21.3% 16.3% 12.1%
Refused 1.3% 2.7% 1.6% 2.2% 1.6% 3.3% 2.1%
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 4.0% 6.0% 7.5% 10.7% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 19.9% 21.5% 29.8% 40.7% 28.4%
Mostly unfavorable 14.1% 24.4% 24.6% 20.3% 22.0%
Very unfavorable 48.7% 34.1% 24.8% 11.4% 27.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 11.6% 11.3% 12.1% 14.2% 12.3%
Refused 1.8% 2.7% 1.2% 2.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.5% 6.4% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 30.8% 26.1% 28.4%
Mostly unfavorable 22.9% 21.1% 22.0%
Very unfavorable 23.0% 32.2% 27.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 12.1% 12.4% 12.2%
Refused 2.7% 1.8% 2.3%
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 7.4% 3.2% 6.7% 4.3% 9.8% 13.8% 7.4%
Mostly favorable 16.9% 22.2% 30.5% 33.4% 35.9% 41.0% 29.5%
Mostly unfavorable 24.8% 27.6% 23.8% 26.0% 20.9% 16.4% 23.4%
Very unfavorable 37.9% 28.1% 27.1% 21.7% 22.2% 16.4% 26.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 12.0% 17.2% 10.1% 11.8% 9.4% 10.8% 11.6%
Refused 1.1% 1.8% 1.8% 2.8% 1.7% 1.5% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 5.0% 9.9% 7.7% 7.6%
Mostly favorable 24.1% 30.6% 34.4% 29.6%
Mostly unfavorable 26.1% 21.4% 19.7% 22.5%
Very unfavorable 33.7% 24.4% 24.3% 27.5%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 8.4% 11.6% 12.5% 10.8%
Refused 2.7% 2.0% 1.4% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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