Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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

All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] the U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes? (Q25A)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 29.5% 29.5%
Favor 33.4% 62.9%
Oppose 20.6% 83.5%
Strongly oppose 13.3% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 100.2%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 27.6% 28.2% 32.7% 30.2% 26.6% 29.5%
Favor 35.7% 34.5% 33.1% 28.9% 33.5% 33.4%
Oppose 22.0% 18.0% 20.4% 23.3% 20.7% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 11.4% 15.9% 11.6% 14.3% 11.8% 13.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.4% 2.2% 3.4% 7.4% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
Strongly favor 31.5% 25.6% 26.9% 29.6% 29.0% 41.6% 29.5%
Favor 24.5% 35.6% 35.2% 34.7% 36.5% 29.7% 33.4%
Oppose 23.8% 20.8% 19.7% 20.2% 19.7% 18.9% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 15.2% 14.2% 14.6% 12.8% 12.2% 8.4% 13.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 3.8% 3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 1.4% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Strongly favor 36.9% 27.1% 28.0% 28.9% 30.7% 29.4%
Favor 31.9% 35.2% 32.1% 32.8% 33.0% 33.4%
Oppose 17.1% 22.7% 21.5% 19.6% 17.7% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 9.0% 11.3% 15.6% 16.4% 15.7% 13.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 3.0% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 31.9% 37.8% 27.4% 29.6% 26.6% 25.8% 29.7%
Favor 33.3% 32.1% 39.1% 35.2% 31.8% 28.6% 33.7%
Oppose 19.9% 20.4% 17.2% 19.2% 23.4% 21.7% 20.0%
Strongly oppose 10.0% 7.5% 14.0% 13.6% 15.6% 21.5% 13.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 2.1% 2.3% 2.4% 2.6% 2.4% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 25.2% 23.7% 26.4% 45.5% 29.2%
Favor 26.0% 33.3% 41.1% 34.5% 34.6%
Oppose 16.9% 23.9% 20.0% 11.0% 18.9%
Strongly oppose 26.0% 17.1% 8.8% 4.1% 13.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 2.0% 3.8% 4.8% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Strongly favor 25.8% 32.1% 32.2% 31.9% 29.3%
Favor 31.4% 35.2% 35.0% 35.8% 33.6%
Oppose 23.0% 18.6% 15.9% 20.1% 20.3%
Strongly oppose 15.8% 11.1% 13.9% 10.2% 13.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 3.0% 3.0% 2.1% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 29.5% 29.4% 29.5%
Favor 29.6% 36.9% 33.3%
Oppose 22.2% 19.0% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 16.2% 10.5% 13.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 4.3% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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