Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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BLAME_A

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

If WRKTOG_A = 2: Who do you think is most to blame for them not working together? [Choices 1 and 2 read in a random order] (Q111)
  1) Barack Obama
  2) Republican leaders in Congress
  3) Both (VOL.)
  4) Neither (VOL.)
  5) Other (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Barack Obama 27.7% 27.7%
Republican leaders in Congress 45.7% 73.4%
Both (VOL.) 14.6% 88%
Neither (VOL.) 2.2% 90.2%
Other (VOL.) 3.7% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6% 99.9%
Total N = 1407

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Barack Obama 22.4% 27.2% 30.1% 28.7% 29.1% 27.0% 27.8%
Republican leaders in Congress 45.8% 42.6% 42.2% 46.5% 45.7% 51.3% 45.9%
Both (VOL.) 17.0% 17.2% 11.9% 16.0% 14.3% 11.2% 14.3%
Neither (VOL.) 6.3% 1.3% 2.6% 0.8% 3.0% 1.5% 2.2%
Other (VOL.) 1.3% 5.5% 6.7% 2.1% 3.4% 2.3% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.2% 6.1% 6.5% 5.9% 4.5% 6.7% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1388


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
Barack Obama 22.3% 26.0% 18.6% 28.3% 35.6% 35.0% 27.4%
Republican leaders in Congress 58.2% 47.4% 53.0% 44.0% 37.3% 41.0% 47.0%
Both (VOL.) 13.6% 16.3% 14.2% 14.3% 17.3% 14.0% 14.7%
Neither (VOL.) 1.0% 0.0% 5.0% 2.3% 3.5% 1.7% 2.5%
Other (VOL.) 0.7% 1.6% 3.3% 5.8% 2.9% 3.6% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 8.7% 6.0% 5.3% 3.2% 4.6% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1181


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Barack Obama 30.1% 23.3% 25.9% 34.1% 20.4% 27.8%
Republican leaders in Congress 42.3% 57.5% 54.0% 43.9% 46.9% 45.6%
Both (VOL.) 15.0% 15.6% 10.4% 10.1% 17.7% 14.6%
Neither (VOL.) 2.1% 0.0% 2.3% 1.2% 3.9% 2.2%
Other (VOL.) 4.2% 0.0% 2.7% 2.4% 4.7% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.3% 3.7% 4.7% 8.3% 6.4% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1399


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Barack Obama 30.2% 25.3% 29.5% 21.5% 23.3% 27.5%
Republican leaders in Congress 42.5% 50.9% 38.3% 61.9% 53.2% 46.2%
Both (VOL.) 15.8% 9.6% 17.8% 8.1% 15.3% 14.3%
Neither (VOL.) 2.0% 3.4% 2.5% 0.0% 1.7% 2.3%
Other (VOL.) 3.4% 1.9% 6.0% 8.5% 3.2% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 8.8% 6.0% 0.0% 3.2% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1383


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
Barack Obama 17.0% 30.5% 26.3% 35.1% 21.6% 27.7%
Republican leaders in Congress 62.0% 49.1% 39.9% 37.0% 50.5% 45.7%
Both (VOL.) 10.5% 11.8% 17.3% 17.5% 14.4% 14.6%
Neither (VOL.) 4.4% 0.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.3% 2.2%
Other (VOL.) 0.0% 1.6% 5.4% 4.1% 6.9% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 6.2% 8.4% 3.6% 4.3% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1405


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Barack Obama 29.8% 25.3% 27.6%
Republican leaders in Congress 43.5% 48.1% 45.7%
Both (VOL.) 15.4% 13.8% 14.6%
Neither (VOL.) 2.9% 1.5% 2.2%
Other (VOL.) 4.6% 2.8% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 8.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1407


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Barack Obama 55.9% 42.7% 15.2% 10.0% 4.4% 28.0%
Republican leaders in Congress 18.9% 32.0% 51.1% 75.1% 79.9% 45.5%
Both (VOL.) 18.3% 14.0% 17.4% 11.1% 5.6% 14.8%
Neither (VOL.) 1.2% 2.0% 3.1% 0.6% 2.8% 2.2%
Other (VOL.) 1.0% 4.3% 5.2% 0.0% 1.3% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.7% 5.0% 7.9% 3.2% 6.0% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1357