Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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HLTHFV_B

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

As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress? (Q216)
  1) Generally favor
  2) Generally oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Generally favor 39.4% 39.4%
Generally oppose 45.9% 85.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.7% 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
Generally favor 43.1% 42.7% 41.9% 38.4% 41.7% 30.1% 39.5%
Generally oppose 37.7% 42.5% 48.2% 47.9% 43.5% 53.6% 45.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.3% 14.8% 10.0% 13.7% 14.8% 16.3% 14.6%
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
Generally favor 50.7% 44.9% 40.0% 35.3% 39.2% 37.9% 41.1%
Generally oppose 31.4% 36.9% 45.9% 51.7% 48.1% 54.3% 45.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.9% 18.2% 14.2% 13.0% 12.7% 7.8% 13.8%
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
Generally favor 33.5% 58.1% 44.7% 41.9% 45.5% 39.3%
Generally oppose 53.6% 29.2% 37.4% 40.0% 37.6% 46.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.0% 12.7% 17.9% 18.1% 16.9% 14.7%
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
Generally favor 34.4% 38.8% 36.5% 70.0% 45.0% 39.5%
Generally oppose 51.2% 47.4% 49.9% 19.0% 37.8% 46.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.4% 13.8% 13.6% 11.0% 17.2% 14.5%
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
Generally favor 49.3% 34.7% 36.2% 39.9% 46.7% 39.3%
Generally oppose 29.7% 46.9% 50.9% 49.2% 46.4% 46.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.1% 18.4% 13.0% 10.9% 6.8% 14.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Generally favor 39.0% 39.7% 39.4%
Generally oppose 48.7% 43.4% 45.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.3% 16.9% 14.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Generally favor 18.1% 22.6% 44.7% 60.8% 72.9% 39.6%
Generally oppose 75.4% 66.7% 39.1% 22.5% 18.3% 47.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.5% 10.7% 16.2% 16.7% 8.8% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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