Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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

Do you believe that it is proper or improper for journalists to ask politicians how their religious beliefs affect their opinions on issues of the day? (q29)
  1) Proper
  2) Improper
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Proper 57.8% 57.8%
Improper 37.3% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 99.9%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Proper 62.1% 62.7% 63.2% 59.4% 56.0% 45.3% 58.0%
Improper 33.0% 34.1% 32.6% 38.0% 39.8% 45.1% 37.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 3.2% 4.2% 2.7% 4.2% 9.7% 4.8%
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
Proper 65.3% 62.6% 57.6% 58.6% 47.8% 53.0% 0.0% 58.1%
Improper 29.2% 33.3% 38.0% 37.0% 47.2% 41.3% 0.0% 37.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 4.0% 4.3% 4.4% 5.0% 5.7% 0.0% 4.7%
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
Proper 52.5% 50.9% 61.1% 66.5% 58.0%
Improper 39.4% 42.5% 35.3% 31.8% 37.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.2% 6.6% 3.6% 1.8% 4.7%
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
Proper 52.3% 54.1% 58.2% 62.3% 66.4% 66.8% 59.7%
Improper 42.0% 41.1% 37.1% 36.0% 30.8% 32.1% 36.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 4.8% 4.6% 1.7% 2.8% 1.1% 3.6%
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
Proper 60.3% 56.3% 44.8% 58.2% 57.9%
Improper 36.6% 36.7% 40.2% 37.9% 37.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 7.1% 15.1% 3.9% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Proper 57.4% 58.3% 57.9%
Improper 38.7% 36.0% 37.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 5.7% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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