Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DEMCON_B

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

How much confidence do you have in Democratic leaders in Congress 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? (Q220B)
  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 11.8% 11.8%
A fair amount of confidence 33.2% 45%
Not too much confidence 27.9% 72.9%
No confidence at all 23.5% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.6% 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 13.9% 12.0% 14.6% 10.5% 10.7% 9.7% 11.9%
A fair amount of confidence 40.0% 32.8% 30.8% 32.7% 33.9% 29.9% 33.1%
Not too much confidence 33.2% 31.3% 27.2% 25.6% 25.8% 26.0% 28.0%
No confidence at all 11.9% 17.6% 26.6% 27.3% 24.3% 31.2% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 6.2% 0.8% 3.9% 5.2% 3.2% 3.5%
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 13.5% 18.5% 17.2% 7.9% 8.2% 7.4% 12.2%
A fair amount of confidence 36.6% 35.0% 34.1% 34.3% 33.2% 30.4% 33.9%
Not too much confidence 25.8% 25.1% 26.6% 31.5% 27.3% 29.8% 27.8%
No confidence at all 18.8% 14.1% 18.9% 25.3% 28.4% 30.7% 22.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 7.3% 3.1% 1.0% 2.9% 1.6% 3.4%
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 10.0% 14.7% 16.3% 12.5% 13.0% 11.8%
A fair amount of confidence 28.3% 39.6% 43.1% 34.0% 38.2% 33.0%
Not too much confidence 28.9% 28.7% 16.8% 29.0% 30.8% 28.0%
No confidence at all 29.1% 15.4% 20.4% 18.9% 14.8% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 1.6% 3.4% 5.7% 3.2% 3.6%
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 11.8% 14.2% 9.7% 22.6% 5.7% 11.6%
A fair amount of confidence 31.7% 26.9% 33.1% 42.0% 42.9% 33.3%
Not too much confidence 26.6% 30.6% 28.0% 25.5% 29.0% 28.1%
No confidence at all 26.5% 24.3% 25.5% 7.9% 19.5% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 4.0% 3.6% 2.1% 2.9% 3.4%
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
A great deal of confidence 16.3% 12.3% 10.1% 10.7% 11.1% 11.8%
A fair amount of confidence 29.3% 34.5% 32.6% 32.0% 37.1% 33.2%
Not too much confidence 29.2% 25.6% 31.5% 28.3% 24.2% 28.0%
No confidence at all 16.3% 22.7% 23.9% 28.5% 26.8% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 4.9% 1.9% 0.6% 1.0% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal of confidence 9.8% 13.8% 11.8%
A fair amount of confidence 29.6% 36.5% 33.2%
Not too much confidence 27.7% 28.1% 27.9%
No confidence at all 29.8% 17.7% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 3.9% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A great deal of confidence 11.2% 8.1% 10.2% 20.6% 22.6% 12.1%
A fair amount of confidence 11.2% 20.5% 42.7% 47.1% 40.1% 33.3%
Not too much confidence 15.2% 31.2% 32.0% 21.1% 25.4% 28.1%
No confidence at all 61.6% 36.2% 13.3% 8.9% 7.1% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 4.1% 1.8% 2.3% 4.9% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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