Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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OBAMAP_B

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (If respondent said that it depends, question was asked again and prefaced with the word 'Overall') (Q201)
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 51.8% 51.8%
Disapprove 36.5% 88.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Approve 62.4% 57.4% 47.7% 48.2% 52.5% 45.4% 51.8%
Disapprove 25.5% 28.8% 40.7% 41.2% 35.9% 43.9% 36.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.1% 13.8% 11.6% 10.6% 11.6% 10.7% 11.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


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
Approve 59.5% 52.3% 55.5% 44.8% 51.7% 49.9% 52.4%
Disapprove 25.3% 30.7% 32.4% 46.4% 37.6% 44.0% 36.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.2% 17.0% 12.1% 8.8% 10.7% 6.0% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Approve 46.2% 62.3% 64.8% 48.6% 57.5% 51.6%
Disapprove 43.5% 22.4% 23.9% 39.5% 28.0% 36.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.4% 15.4% 11.3% 11.8% 14.5% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Approve 45.2% 53.6% 47.1% 78.7% 60.7% 52.0%
Disapprove 43.8% 37.2% 39.6% 12.6% 24.6% 36.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.0% 9.1% 13.3% 8.7% 14.7% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Approve 58.4% 46.2% 51.4% 52.0% 59.4% 51.8%
Disapprove 24.6% 38.2% 37.8% 40.8% 37.2% 36.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.0% 15.7% 10.7% 7.2% 3.4% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 48.9% 54.5% 51.8%
Disapprove 39.7% 33.5% 36.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.4% 12.0% 11.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Approve 22.5% 30.9% 61.8% 76.7% 83.2% 52.1%
Disapprove 73.7% 58.7% 26.0% 12.6% 12.5% 37.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 10.4% 12.2% 10.8% 4.3% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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