Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DEMS_B

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

Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q212B)
  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 11% 11%
Mostly favorable 37% 48%
Mostly unfavorable 23.6% 71.6%
Very unfavorable 18.6% 90.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0% 90.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.6% 95.8%
Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 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 13.2% 9.8% 10.6% 11.0% 12.4% 10.2% 11.1%
Mostly favorable 45.9% 44.0% 34.1% 33.7% 36.0% 29.8% 36.9%
Mostly unfavorable 23.7% 18.5% 27.4% 25.4% 23.6% 23.5% 23.7%
Very unfavorable 7.9% 12.7% 20.8% 21.0% 19.7% 27.3% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.5% 6.7% 5.1% 5.4% 6.1% 4.6% 5.4%
Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 8.3% 1.9% 3.6% 2.1% 4.5% 4.2%
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 15.0% 14.5% 14.8% 8.0% 9.4% 7.3% 11.6%
Mostly favorable 40.5% 36.5% 41.3% 36.6% 38.2% 33.9% 38.0%
Mostly unfavorable 16.3% 15.3% 23.4% 29.2% 28.4% 30.1% 24.0%
Very unfavorable 14.9% 14.2% 13.0% 21.4% 20.2% 24.8% 18.0%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.2% 8.6% 6.0% 3.6% 1.7% 2.2% 4.6%
Refused (VOL.) 7.9% 10.9% 1.4% 1.2% 2.2% 1.7% 3.9%
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 9.6% 15.8% 13.7% 14.3% 10.7% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 32.3% 46.4% 44.8% 33.2% 43.9% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 25.4% 18.3% 18.5% 19.0% 25.0% 23.7%
Very unfavorable 22.6% 8.4% 14.8% 20.7% 12.4% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.4% 5.2% 3.7% 7.8% 3.5% 5.5%
Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 5.9% 4.2% 5.0% 4.4% 4.2%
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 11.1% 11.5% 10.9% 15.1% 8.2% 10.9%
Mostly favorable 33.2% 36.3% 31.6% 45.4% 48.6% 37.1%
Mostly unfavorable 24.4% 24.3% 25.0% 19.1% 21.1% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 22.4% 17.6% 23.0% 8.1% 11.8% 18.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.5% 3.7% 5.0% 9.1% 6.8% 5.4%
Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 6.5% 4.5% 3.1% 3.3% 4.2%
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 21.1% 10.7% 7.8% 8.3% 11.7% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 29.0% 35.7% 41.0% 36.1% 41.2% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 13.2% 22.8% 25.6% 30.4% 24.3% 23.7%
Very unfavorable 15.4% 18.7% 18.1% 20.6% 20.1% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 9.0% 7.9% 4.2% 3.2% 1.6% 5.5%
Refused (VOL.) 12.2% 4.0% 3.3% 1.4% 1.1% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 9.5% 12.5% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 32.8% 40.9% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 25.8% 21.5% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 22.4% 15.0% 18.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.0% 6.1% 5.6%
Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 3.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 8.7% 7.1% 10.3% 18.2% 20.0% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 9.6% 21.5% 49.5% 56.1% 45.6% 37.7%
Mostly unfavorable 23.3% 33.7% 21.4% 14.6% 20.0% 24.5%
Very unfavorable 51.7% 29.1% 10.0% 5.5% 9.5% 19.0%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate (VOL.) 3.3% 3.7% 7.3% 2.6% 1.3% 4.6%
Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 5.0% 1.6% 2.8% 3.6% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893