Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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REPCON_B

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

How much confidence do you have in Republican 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? (Q220C)
  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 7.5% 7.5%
A fair amount of confidence 32.4% 39.9%
Not too much confidence 35.7% 75.6%
No confidence at all 20.8% 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 9.7% 10.9% 8.2% 5.5% 3.3% 7.2% 7.4%
A fair amount of confidence 37.2% 33.4% 30.3% 29.0% 28.3% 37.9% 32.5%
Not too much confidence 37.1% 34.3% 38.2% 39.0% 36.4% 28.0% 35.6%
No confidence at all 15.4% 17.8% 20.6% 21.8% 25.5% 23.9% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.6% 3.5% 2.6% 4.6% 6.5% 3.0% 3.6%
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
A great deal of confidence 11.3% 10.7% 10.6% 3.1% 3.4% 5.8% 7.7%
A fair amount of confidence 27.3% 25.4% 33.9% 39.2% 36.1% 36.1% 33.2%
Not too much confidence 34.9% 34.4% 32.9% 39.5% 33.9% 34.9% 35.1%
No confidence at all 20.0% 25.4% 19.8% 16.5% 24.2% 21.5% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.4% 4.2% 2.8% 1.7% 2.4% 1.7% 3.1%
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 8.6% 10.9% 4.6% 4.2% 5.7% 7.4%
A fair amount of confidence 33.5% 28.1% 26.3% 32.6% 33.9% 32.4%
Not too much confidence 35.5% 37.0% 35.0% 32.5% 37.5% 35.7%
No confidence at all 19.4% 19.3% 30.8% 23.7% 19.0% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 4.7% 3.3% 7.0% 3.9% 3.7%
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
A great deal of confidence 8.2% 9.4% 5.9% 9.3% 3.9% 7.5%
A fair amount of confidence 36.9% 30.5% 39.5% 18.8% 23.2% 32.3%
Not too much confidence 34.5% 37.9% 32.4% 35.0% 39.6% 35.9%
No confidence at all 17.9% 17.9% 18.4% 32.1% 29.7% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 4.3% 3.8% 4.8% 3.6% 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 20.1% 6.4% 6.2% 3.9% 3.6% 7.4%
A fair amount of confidence 24.9% 33.4% 36.4% 33.8% 27.3% 32.4%
Not too much confidence 28.5% 36.4% 36.3% 38.9% 36.9% 35.8%
No confidence at all 19.4% 18.5% 18.7% 22.0% 31.9% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 5.4% 2.4% 1.5% 0.3% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal of confidence 7.7% 7.3% 7.5%
A fair amount of confidence 30.7% 33.9% 32.4%
Not too much confidence 36.1% 35.4% 35.7%
No confidence at all 21.5% 20.1% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 3.3% 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 13.9% 9.6% 5.2% 4.5% 8.8% 7.5%
A fair amount of confidence 39.8% 42.8% 32.4% 20.8% 18.3% 33.7%
Not too much confidence 33.9% 31.7% 41.3% 38.2% 24.8% 35.9%
No confidence at all 10.9% 12.0% 18.0% 35.2% 45.7% 20.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 3.9% 3.1% 1.2% 2.4% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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