Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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GOP_B

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

Thinking more generally... Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q212A) [Note: GOP_B, DEMS_B and CONG_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.]
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of (VOL.)
  8) Can't rate (VOL.)
  9) Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 6.4% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 33.9% 40.3%
Mostly unfavorable 31.3% 71.6%
Very unfavorable 18.5% 90.1%
Never heard of (VOL.) .1% 90.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.7% 94.9%
Refused (VOL.) 5.1% 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
Very favorable 8.1% 7.0% 8.9% 3.6% 5.1% 6.6% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 36.8% 37.2% 34.9% 34.3% 26.3% 32.7% 33.8%
Mostly unfavorable 31.3% 30.2% 32.8% 31.9% 32.8% 29.5% 31.4%
Very unfavorable 15.3% 12.2% 17.5% 19.6% 25.6% 21.3% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.1% 3.9% 3.9% 4.9% 6.2% 4.0% 4.6%
Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 9.4% 2.0% 5.7% 3.4% 5.9% 5.1%
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
Very favorable 9.4% 8.7% 7.8% 5.4% 5.6% 5.5% 7.1%
Mostly favorable 30.3% 30.2% 38.6% 33.8% 40.2% 34.7% 34.8%
Mostly unfavorable 25.1% 22.7% 27.0% 38.4% 31.8% 40.5% 31.1%
Very unfavorable 22.6% 21.4% 19.0% 18.8% 15.8% 16.2% 19.0%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.3% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.8% 3.1% 4.8% 3.2% 3.4% 2.2% 3.8%
Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 13.2% 2.9% 0.4% 3.1% 0.8% 4.1%
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
Very favorable 5.7% 12.2% 5.4% 5.3% 7.3% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 36.9% 29.9% 27.7% 27.7% 32.5% 33.9%
Mostly unfavorable 31.4% 26.2% 31.5% 25.7% 33.9% 31.2%
Very unfavorable 16.6% 17.7% 26.2% 26.9% 17.5% 18.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.4% 5.2% 4.3% 8.3% 4.2% 4.7%
Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 8.8% 4.5% 6.1% 4.6% 5.1%
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
Very favorable 6.7% 7.1% 9.8% 5.6% 2.8% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 37.9% 36.6% 34.4% 20.7% 25.5% 34.0%
Mostly unfavorable 29.4% 29.6% 37.2% 33.1% 34.3% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 17.6% 14.6% 11.3% 31.5% 26.6% 18.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.2% 4.1% 3.6% 6.4% 5.9% 4.5%
Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 7.9% 3.7% 1.4% 4.8% 4.9%
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
Very favorable 11.4% 6.9% 6.3% 4.6% 2.4% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 29.8% 32.5% 37.8% 34.0% 33.1% 33.9%
Mostly unfavorable 21.4% 30.9% 28.7% 39.9% 38.5% 31.4%
Very unfavorable 15.2% 18.3% 19.8% 15.7% 24.3% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.8% 6.5% 3.7% 3.4% 1.3% 4.6%
Refused (VOL.) 15.3% 4.9% 3.8% 2.4% 0.4% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.2% 4.7% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 34.0% 33.8% 33.9%
Mostly unfavorable 31.4% 31.2% 31.3%
Very unfavorable 17.2% 19.8% 18.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 3.8% 5.5% 4.7%
Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 4.9% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 10.5% 8.5% 6.5% 0.6% 4.9% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 54.3% 45.8% 29.9% 22.4% 17.8% 35.2%
Mostly unfavorable 19.1% 26.0% 37.4% 38.2% 29.6% 31.8%
Very unfavorable 11.7% 11.3% 16.9% 31.3% 42.7% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 1.8% 3.0% 5.8% 3.5% 0.0% 3.8%
Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 5.4% 3.5% 3.9% 5.1% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893