Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

In dealing with important issues facing the country, are [Barack Obama] and [Republican leaders in Congress] working together or not working together? (Q110) [Order of bracketed text was reversed for random respondents]
  1) Working together
  2) Not working together
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Working together 24% 24%
Not working together 62.7% 86.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.3% 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
Working together 35.1% 24.8% 30.4% 22.6% 16.5% 14.7% 23.8%
Not working together 46.4% 54.4% 59.7% 66.2% 74.0% 73.5% 62.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.5% 20.8% 10.0% 11.2% 9.4% 11.8% 13.3%
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
Working together 36.3% 27.4% 20.5% 18.8% 21.5% 14.6% 23.7%
Not working together 44.9% 57.0% 66.8% 70.7% 69.5% 80.4% 64.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.8% 15.6% 12.7% 10.5% 9.0% 5.0% 12.3%
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
Working together 21.4% 28.0% 19.5% 19.0% 32.6% 24.0%
Not working together 69.3% 52.2% 66.6% 63.8% 48.1% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.3% 19.8% 14.0% 17.3% 19.2% 13.3%
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
Working together 20.6% 28.1% 23.0% 26.6% 25.6% 23.8%
Not working together 65.4% 61.9% 64.0% 59.3% 58.0% 62.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.0% 10.1% 12.9% 14.1% 16.4% 13.3%
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
Working together 39.1% 26.2% 17.4% 20.4% 18.8% 23.9%
Not working together 43.4% 60.0% 66.1% 72.2% 73.6% 62.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.5% 13.9% 16.4% 7.5% 7.6% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Working together 22.3% 25.6% 24.0%
Not working together 66.9% 58.8% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.8% 15.6% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Working together 11.0% 20.2% 24.9% 33.1% 34.3% 24.1%
Not working together 81.0% 70.0% 61.5% 51.2% 57.4% 64.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.0% 9.8% 13.6% 15.6% 8.3% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908