Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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OBAMAP

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (If respondent said that it depends, question was asked again and prefaced with the word 'Overall') (Combination of OBAMAP_A and OBAMAP_B)
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 51.3% 51.3%
Disapprove 37.4% 88.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.3% 100%
Total N = 2010

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Approve 63.7% 48.7% 51.8% 49.0% 49.3% 46.9% 51.1%
Disapprove 28.5% 34.0% 38.1% 38.2% 43.5% 41.9% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.8% 17.3% 10.1% 12.8% 7.2% 11.2% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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
Approve 60.8% 49.0% 56.0% 52.1% 42.6% 44.8% 52.0%
Disapprove 25.1% 34.4% 32.1% 43.0% 47.8% 49.5% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.0% 16.6% 12.0% 4.9% 9.6% 5.7% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1652


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Approve 45.1% 60.1% 49.2% 51.2% 63.6% 51.1%
Disapprove 44.2% 29.9% 34.6% 36.6% 26.2% 37.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.7% 10.1% 16.2% 12.1% 10.2% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1999


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Approve 46.9% 56.4% 42.6% 67.6% 59.9% 51.5%
Disapprove 41.0% 32.0% 47.9% 23.9% 30.0% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.1% 11.6% 9.4% 8.5% 10.1% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


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
Approve 58.2% 50.8% 44.5% 48.4% 62.9% 51.1%
Disapprove 26.5% 37.4% 42.6% 44.0% 29.9% 37.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.3% 11.7% 12.9% 7.6% 7.2% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 47.7% 54.6% 51.3%
Disapprove 42.0% 33.1% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.3% 12.3% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Approve 21.1% 35.1% 60.9% 72.8% 72.2% 51.7%
Disapprove 77.0% 55.3% 26.6% 14.0% 22.7% 38.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 9.6% 12.5% 13.2% 5.1% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908