Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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OBCON_B

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

How much confidence do you have in Barack Obama to do the right thing when it comes to dealing with health care reform - a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all? (Q220A) [Note: OBCON_B through REPCON_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.]
  1) A great deal of confidence
  2) A fair amount of confidence
  3) Not too much confidence
  4) No confidence at all
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A great deal of confidence 25.6% 25.6%
A fair amount of confidence 29.7% 55.3%
Not too much confidence 20.5% 75.8%
No confidence at all 21.7% 97.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 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
A great deal of confidence 31.7% 25.3% 25.5% 21.1% 29.3% 23.8% 25.7%
A fair amount of confidence 36.8% 38.2% 24.6% 25.0% 28.9% 25.5% 29.5%
Not too much confidence 20.8% 19.7% 25.0% 22.6% 17.3% 17.6% 20.6%
No confidence at all 10.6% 13.9% 23.4% 27.1% 22.3% 29.5% 21.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 2.9% 1.4% 4.2% 2.3% 3.6% 2.5%
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
A great deal of confidence 29.0% 31.1% 33.3% 18.2% 20.5% 17.0% 25.1%
A fair amount of confidence 34.1% 30.3% 26.7% 31.1% 31.9% 32.0% 30.8%
Not too much confidence 18.8% 18.6% 23.6% 22.4% 22.3% 19.2% 21.0%
No confidence at all 14.4% 17.4% 14.6% 26.1% 22.8% 29.7% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 2.6% 1.8% 2.2% 2.5% 2.1% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A great deal of confidence 22.9% 31.0% 34.5% 22.9% 26.9% 25.5%
A fair amount of confidence 24.7% 40.7% 31.6% 30.5% 38.0% 29.6%
Not too much confidence 22.8% 19.9% 15.9% 17.7% 18.1% 20.6%
No confidence at all 27.4% 5.0% 14.7% 23.8% 14.6% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 3.4% 3.2% 5.2% 2.3% 2.6%
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
A great deal of confidence 23.3% 25.0% 25.6% 40.8% 27.6% 25.7%
A fair amount of confidence 24.5% 29.9% 28.0% 36.4% 39.2% 29.5%
Not too much confidence 23.1% 21.9% 19.0% 10.1% 17.1% 20.5%
No confidence at all 27.2% 20.3% 26.0% 7.7% 12.9% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 2.9% 1.4% 5.0% 3.2% 2.5%
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
A great deal of confidence 32.9% 23.6% 24.3% 23.1% 29.3% 25.7%
A fair amount of confidence 31.9% 28.7% 29.4% 31.2% 27.8% 29.6%
Not too much confidence 13.1% 22.3% 21.4% 23.1% 19.2% 20.6%
No confidence at all 16.4% 21.6% 23.1% 22.4% 23.5% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 3.8% 1.7% 0.2% 0.2% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal of confidence 21.4% 29.5% 25.6%
A fair amount of confidence 30.2% 29.1% 29.6%
Not too much confidence 20.0% 21.0% 20.5%
No confidence at all 25.9% 17.9% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 2.6% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A great deal of confidence 16.5% 14.9% 26.9% 42.9% 39.6% 25.5%
A fair amount of confidence 7.4% 21.4% 37.6% 37.1% 36.4% 29.5%
Not too much confidence 17.8% 26.6% 22.0% 12.4% 11.6% 20.9%
No confidence at all 56.8% 35.6% 11.6% 6.2% 10.1% 22.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 1.5% 2.1% 1.4% 2.4% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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