Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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GOP

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

Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Combination of GOP_A and GOP_B)
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of (VOL.)
  8) Can't rate (VOL.)
  9) Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 6.5% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 33.7% 40.2%
Mostly unfavorable 31.5% 71.7%
Very unfavorable 18.2% 89.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) .2% 90.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.6% 95.7%
Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 100%
Total N = 4013

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Very favorable 8.2% 6.7% 9.3% 5.0% 4.4% 5.7% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 39.7% 33.2% 37.1% 31.5% 29.3% 32.3% 33.7%
Mostly unfavorable 29.2% 32.5% 32.0% 32.7% 32.8% 30.2% 31.7%
Very unfavorable 14.0% 15.9% 15.3% 18.7% 23.4% 21.5% 18.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.6% 5.1% 4.4% 6.2% 5.8% 5.9% 5.5%
Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 6.5% 1.9% 5.5% 3.9% 4.2% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3951


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
Very favorable 10.7% 8.1% 6.2% 5.4% 5.4% 4.6% 6.8%
Mostly favorable 25.7% 29.1% 37.5% 33.6% 40.7% 38.5% 34.1%
Mostly unfavorable 26.2% 26.4% 28.2% 38.3% 32.9% 39.1% 31.7%
Very unfavorable 23.5% 22.3% 18.4% 16.9% 15.3% 15.2% 18.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.4% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 7.6% 3.4% 7.0% 5.1% 3.7% 2.0% 5.1%
Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 10.1% 2.7% 0.6% 2.1% 0.7% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 5.9% 7.1% 6.7% 6.6% 7.6% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 36.5% 23.1% 27.0% 30.0% 34.6% 33.7%
Mostly unfavorable 32.1% 30.1% 30.5% 25.2% 32.7% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 16.2% 25.1% 23.6% 24.6% 16.3% 18.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.2% 6.6% 6.6% 8.6% 5.1% 5.6%
Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 7.9% 5.4% 4.8% 3.6% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Very favorable 6.2% 7.6% 8.5% 4.9% 4.6% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 37.3% 33.9% 36.3% 24.3% 25.7% 33.7%
Mostly unfavorable 28.7% 32.3% 34.6% 33.1% 35.0% 31.7%
Very unfavorable 17.7% 15.4% 13.0% 29.8% 23.9% 18.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.7% 0.2% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.9% 5.0% 5.1% 5.7% 6.0% 5.6%
Refused (VOL.) 4.1% 5.7% 2.5% 1.5% 4.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3954


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
Very favorable 9.4% 8.1% 6.1% 4.8% 1.8% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 27.5% 31.2% 38.6% 37.1% 31.5% 33.7%
Mostly unfavorable 21.9% 30.9% 29.5% 38.4% 39.8% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 19.7% 17.8% 18.0% 14.2% 23.7% 18.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 10.3% 7.1% 4.3% 3.3% 2.3% 5.6%
Refused (VOL.) 11.0% 4.5% 3.4% 2.2% 0.8% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 7.9% 5.2% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 33.3% 34.1% 33.7%
Mostly unfavorable 31.4% 31.7% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 18.5% 17.9% 18.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.3% 6.8% 5.6%
Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 4.2% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 11.6% 7.6% 5.5% 3.6% 6.2% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 48.0% 45.6% 30.8% 20.4% 18.1% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 21.4% 27.2% 37.3% 38.0% 31.8% 32.4%
Very unfavorable 13.2% 11.2% 18.0% 29.7% 37.6% 18.4%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.5% 3.5% 5.9% 4.8% 1.5% 4.5%
Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 4.7% 2.7% 3.2% 4.9% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801