Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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LAWOPA

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

Now, 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 [READ AND RANDOMIZE;]? Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose? The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (Q3a)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 29.1% 29.1%
Favor 33.2% 62.3%
Oppose 20.6% 82.9%
Strongly oppose 11% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 100%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 22.4% 32.2% 29.3% 30.1% 30.6% 27.8% 29.1%
Favor 30.4% 27.3% 36.5% 33.2% 35.3% 35.8% 33.3%
Oppose 27.0% 22.4% 18.3% 21.2% 19.7% 17.2% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 15.9% 13.6% 9.9% 10.0% 10.0% 9.0% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 4.5% 5.9% 5.5% 4.4% 10.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2958


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never Don't know/Refused (VOL.) TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.5% 25.1% 29.4% 27.7% 33.3% 28.9% 0.0% 29.0%
Favor 30.9% 33.5% 32.7% 33.3% 35.5% 34.9% 0.0% 33.4%
Oppose 18.8% 22.3% 21.7% 22.2% 17.9% 18.0% 0.0% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 9.7% 13.5% 12.2% 9.8% 8.8% 10.6% 0.0% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.1% 5.6% 3.9% 7.0% 4.4% 7.7% 0.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2962


Education (I-EDUC)

None, grade one to eight, or high school incomplete (Grades 9-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or Some college, no four-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Strongly favor 27.0% 30.8% 33.7% 23.9% 29.1%
Favor 18.1% 36.0% 33.4% 36.9% 33.3%
Oppose 23.8% 19.1% 19.5% 22.0% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 20.8% 7.9% 8.1% 12.9% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.2% 6.2% 5.2% 4.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2976


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 26.9% 28.2% 32.9% 30.8% 28.3% 28.9% 29.6%
Favor 28.5% 28.5% 37.4% 34.4% 35.5% 36.9% 33.8%
Oppose 24.6% 25.5% 17.6% 21.8% 19.0% 18.2% 20.9%
Strongly oppose 12.1% 14.2% 6.8% 8.2% 12.5% 12.9% 10.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.9% 3.6% 5.3% 4.8% 4.7% 3.1% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2564


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.0% 29.5% 23.9% 23.1% 29.0%
Favor 35.4% 32.4% 32.4% 28.7% 33.2%
Oppose 18.7% 16.4% 22.4% 27.8% 20.7%
Strongly oppose 9.3% 13.9% 8.9% 14.8% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 7.8% 12.4% 5.6% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.5% 25.9% 29.1%
Favor 32.4% 34.0% 33.2%
Oppose 19.8% 21.3% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 9.9% 12.0% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.4% 6.7% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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