Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FROBAM_B

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

Do you feel that the Obama administration is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250F)
  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 37.1% 37.1%
Neutral toward religion 35.5% 72.6%
Unfriendly toward religion 17.1% 89.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.3% 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
Friendly toward religion 43.0% 39.1% 38.5% 32.6% 40.2% 32.1% 37.2%
Neutral toward religion 42.9% 37.0% 37.7% 35.7% 33.9% 27.4% 35.6%
Unfriendly toward religion 8.9% 15.4% 16.2% 19.8% 17.1% 22.7% 17.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 8.4% 7.6% 12.0% 8.9% 17.7% 10.2%
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 36.0% 47.1% 37.1% 33.0% 37.5% 36.2% 37.4%
Neutral toward religion 36.5% 30.7% 38.8% 42.0% 40.6% 34.7% 37.4%
Unfriendly toward religion 16.6% 13.3% 14.5% 18.4% 15.5% 23.1% 17.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.8% 8.9% 9.6% 6.7% 6.3% 6.0% 8.2%
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 33.8% 40.7% 42.9% 31.0% 44.3% 37.2%
Neutral toward religion 36.5% 36.6% 30.5% 27.1% 38.1% 35.5%
Unfriendly toward religion 20.0% 14.3% 13.4% 16.7% 12.2% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 8.4% 13.3% 25.2% 5.4% 10.2%
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 33.8% 38.3% 33.2% 45.5% 43.6% 37.2%
Neutral toward religion 33.6% 39.5% 35.7% 36.4% 36.2% 35.8%
Unfriendly toward religion 22.0% 14.9% 23.7% 6.8% 6.0% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.6% 7.2% 7.4% 11.2% 14.2% 10.1%
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 43.5% 36.5% 33.1% 37.9% 40.0% 37.1%
Neutral toward religion 24.5% 33.1% 42.1% 35.1% 40.2% 35.7%
Unfriendly toward religion 15.6% 18.4% 16.6% 17.7% 15.7% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.4% 12.0% 8.2% 9.3% 4.0% 10.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Friendly toward religion 36.9% 37.2% 37.1%
Neutral toward religion 35.3% 35.7% 35.5%
Unfriendly toward religion 19.3% 15.1% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.5% 12.0% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Friendly toward religion 14.7% 25.5% 42.7% 56.4% 49.3% 37.4%
Neutral toward religion 31.7% 37.5% 40.7% 30.9% 34.2% 36.9%
Unfriendly toward religion 47.0% 27.3% 8.4% 6.8% 7.5% 17.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.5% 9.6% 8.1% 5.9% 9.0% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893