Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FRDEM_B

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

As I name some groups, please tell me whether you feel each one is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion. First, do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250A) [Note: FRDEM_B through FRSCI_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.]
  1) Friendly toward religion
  2) Neutral toward religion
  3) Unfriendly toward religion
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Friendly toward religion 28.9% 28.9%
Neutral toward religion 38.7% 67.6%
Unfriendly toward religion 21.8% 89.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.7% 100.1%
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
Friendly toward religion 29.8% 29.1% 30.6% 25.1% 32.9% 26.8% 28.9%
Neutral toward religion 46.6% 39.5% 42.9% 39.9% 34.8% 30.6% 38.9%
Unfriendly toward religion 16.3% 21.8% 21.1% 24.4% 21.9% 23.2% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.3% 9.6% 5.5% 10.7% 10.5% 19.4% 10.5%
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
Friendly toward religion 26.4% 30.0% 30.4% 22.2% 30.8% 31.1% 28.5%
Neutral toward religion 32.1% 42.1% 44.7% 51.1% 43.5% 33.3% 41.1%
Unfriendly toward religion 26.5% 18.0% 15.3% 19.9% 20.3% 28.8% 21.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.9% 9.9% 9.6% 6.9% 5.5% 6.9% 9.0%
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
Friendly toward religion 26.6% 36.4% 31.0% 36.1% 28.7% 28.8%
Neutral toward religion 39.1% 43.4% 36.0% 27.9% 42.0% 38.9%
Unfriendly toward religion 24.0% 14.0% 20.7% 14.3% 21.3% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.3% 6.1% 12.4% 21.7% 8.0% 10.6%
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
Friendly toward religion 28.3% 24.4% 20.6% 47.7% 35.6% 28.9%
Neutral toward religion 36.6% 43.4% 41.3% 29.7% 39.4% 38.8%
Unfriendly toward religion 25.0% 22.6% 33.1% 6.0% 10.4% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.1% 9.6% 5.1% 16.6% 14.5% 10.5%
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
Friendly toward religion 28.0% 24.8% 27.0% 35.8% 35.1% 28.9%
Neutral toward religion 28.2% 41.5% 43.0% 35.1% 39.7% 38.9%
Unfriendly toward religion 24.1% 21.4% 21.4% 21.4% 21.3% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.7% 12.3% 8.6% 7.7% 3.8% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Friendly toward religion 26.1% 31.4% 28.9%
Neutral toward religion 40.0% 37.5% 38.7%
Unfriendly toward religion 25.8% 18.0% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.1% 13.1% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Friendly toward religion 11.7% 16.8% 34.4% 48.2% 39.4% 29.3%
Neutral toward religion 28.7% 40.6% 44.6% 37.4% 35.9% 40.2%
Unfriendly toward religion 51.9% 31.9% 14.1% 8.7% 13.8% 22.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.7% 10.7% 7.0% 5.8% 10.8% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893