Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DEMS

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

Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Combination of DEMS_A and DEMS_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 11.5% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 37% 48.5%
Mostly unfavorable 24.1% 72.6%
Very unfavorable 17.2% 89.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) .1% 89.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.2% 96.1%
Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 99.9%
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 11.8% 10.9% 12.6% 12.3% 11.4% 9.7% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 45.4% 41.3% 35.0% 32.6% 35.4% 35.0% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 23.7% 22.7% 27.1% 25.7% 23.4% 22.3% 24.3%
Very unfavorable 9.5% 11.4% 17.1% 18.6% 21.4% 24.0% 17.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.0% 7.6% 5.5% 6.8% 6.1% 5.1% 6.1%
Refused (VOL.) 4.7% 6.1% 2.5% 3.8% 2.4% 3.8% 3.9%
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 17.5% 16.4% 13.1% 9.2% 8.6% 6.4% 12.0%
Mostly favorable 38.2% 34.7% 40.3% 38.1% 34.8% 36.4% 37.4%
Mostly unfavorable 16.1% 19.2% 22.7% 28.5% 31.0% 32.2% 24.6%
Very unfavorable 14.2% 14.4% 14.3% 19.1% 20.5% 21.1% 17.0%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 7.3% 6.2% 8.4% 3.6% 3.4% 2.5% 5.5%
Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 9.1% 1.1% 1.5% 1.7% 1.4% 3.3%
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 9.8% 17.4% 14.7% 12.7% 12.0% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 33.3% 44.4% 37.3% 34.5% 44.4% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 26.9% 14.6% 19.1% 20.9% 24.3% 24.2%
Very unfavorable 20.5% 10.5% 17.5% 19.3% 10.3% 17.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.3% 6.5% 6.5% 7.6% 5.2% 6.2%
Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 6.5% 4.8% 4.7% 3.8% 3.8%
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 12.0% 11.7% 11.2% 12.7% 10.1% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 33.0% 39.2% 29.5% 53.7% 45.0% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 25.0% 24.1% 28.6% 16.1% 20.8% 24.1%
Very unfavorable 20.5% 14.8% 20.4% 8.6% 13.2% 17.3%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.1% 5.1% 6.7% 6.5% 7.0% 6.1%
Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 5.1% 3.5% 2.4% 4.0% 3.8%
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 20.9% 12.3% 8.1% 8.4% 10.3% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 31.2% 34.9% 39.2% 38.5% 42.6% 37.1%
Mostly unfavorable 13.6% 22.7% 27.8% 27.9% 27.1% 24.2%
Very unfavorable 14.6% 17.5% 16.8% 20.5% 15.8% 17.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 10.7% 8.3% 4.4% 3.2% 3.3% 6.2%
Refused (VOL.) 8.6% 4.2% 3.6% 1.4% 1.0% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.7% 12.3% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 32.9% 40.9% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 25.9% 22.5% 24.1%
Very unfavorable 21.1% 13.5% 17.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.6% 6.7% 6.2%
Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 4.0% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 7.2% 8.4% 11.2% 18.9% 14.7% 11.4%
Mostly favorable 12.2% 23.0% 47.3% 54.6% 51.6% 37.8%
Mostly unfavorable 27.3% 32.5% 23.3% 14.7% 16.5% 24.9%
Very unfavorable 48.4% 27.3% 9.0% 5.1% 10.6% 17.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 2.8% 4.2% 7.2% 3.7% 3.2% 5.0%
Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 4.5% 2.0% 2.9% 3.1% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801