Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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FAVISLAM

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

Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Favorable
  2) Unfavorable
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favorable 40.8% 40.8%
Unfavorable 36.3% 77.1%
No opinion 23% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Favorable 46.3% 42.4% 49.2% 41.4% 39.1% 26.0% 41.0%
Unfavorable 43.4% 32.7% 30.9% 38.1% 39.7% 38.3% 36.6%
No opinion 10.3% 24.9% 19.9% 20.6% 21.2% 35.7% 22.4%
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
Favorable 31.3% 38.5% 50.8% 43.5% 43.1% 39.1% 40.9%
Unfavorable 49.7% 38.4% 30.9% 30.7% 34.5% 34.6% 36.5%
No opinion 19.1% 23.1% 18.3% 25.8% 22.4% 26.3% 22.6%
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
Favorable 25.2% 32.0% 46.3% 55.4% 40.8%
Unfavorable 46.8% 39.9% 32.3% 29.7% 36.2%
No opinion 28.1% 28.1% 21.3% 14.9% 23.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favorable 43.8% 37.9% 40.8%
Unfavorable 37.4% 35.2% 36.3%
No opinion 18.8% 26.9% 23.0%
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
Favorable 37.4% 36.2% 39.6% 44.6% 49.6% 54.4% 43.0%
Unfavorable 39.1% 33.0% 39.1% 33.7% 31.6% 38.1% 36.4%
No opinion 23.5% 30.8% 21.3% 21.7% 18.8% 7.4% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Favorable 33.7% 50.4% 41.3% 41.9%
Unfavorable 47.1% 28.9% 35.9% 37.2%
No opinion 19.2% 20.7% 22.8% 20.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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