Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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PASSED_A

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

If the health care bills being proposed by Barack Obama and Congress are passed into law, would you be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] [Form 1 only] (Q118)
  1) Very happy
  2) Pleased
  3) Disappointed
  4) Angry
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very happy 14.8% 14.8%
Pleased 28.7% 43.5%
Disappointed 22.3% 65.8%
Angry 17.9% 83.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.3% 100%
Total N = 1011

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 happy 20.4% 12.7% 11.8% 11.7% 15.4% 17.2% 14.5%
Pleased 40.1% 32.8% 30.1% 23.3% 24.1% 24.8% 28.8%
Disappointed 17.5% 18.4% 22.7% 26.0% 27.4% 22.1% 22.5%
Angry 8.2% 13.0% 19.5% 21.1% 20.8% 23.0% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.7% 23.0% 15.9% 17.8% 12.3% 12.9% 16.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


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 happy 19.8% 15.0% 13.0% 17.7% 10.6% 11.9% 15.0%
Pleased 31.8% 27.4% 34.3% 30.7% 23.0% 19.7% 28.6%
Disappointed 19.6% 24.8% 20.7% 22.9% 27.6% 23.1% 22.5%
Angry 9.3% 11.8% 17.5% 14.5% 24.7% 31.6% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.5% 20.9% 14.5% 14.3% 14.1% 13.8% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
824


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very happy 12.2% 18.7% 14.4% 19.2% 17.7% 14.7%
Pleased 26.6% 37.1% 27.2% 12.9% 36.4% 28.8%
Disappointed 23.7% 20.6% 22.8% 23.3% 19.1% 22.3%
Angry 23.4% 9.0% 9.7% 30.3% 9.8% 17.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.1% 14.6% 26.0% 14.3% 16.9% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1006


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Very happy 13.5% 15.5% 14.1% 14.6% 16.5% 14.7%
Pleased 25.3% 32.9% 24.7% 31.4% 35.4% 29.0%
Disappointed 22.5% 24.3% 21.1% 18.4% 19.1% 21.9%
Angry 21.3% 17.4% 23.6% 8.6% 9.6% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.4% 10.0% 16.5% 27.0% 19.4% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
995


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 happy 21.6% 13.0% 10.5% 16.9% 18.2% 14.8%
Pleased 34.8% 28.4% 29.6% 21.6% 31.4% 28.8%
Disappointed 19.2% 24.9% 24.5% 16.5% 22.6% 22.3%
Angry 7.8% 15.6% 17.2% 31.6% 18.4% 17.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.6% 18.1% 18.2% 13.4% 9.4% 16.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very happy 12.6% 17.0% 14.8%
Pleased 27.8% 29.5% 28.7%
Disappointed 24.1% 20.5% 22.3%
Angry 19.3% 16.6% 17.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.2% 16.4% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1011


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very happy 7.0% 8.2% 14.5% 21.5% 41.4% 14.6%
Pleased 10.6% 26.6% 32.3% 42.3% 30.7% 29.9%
Disappointed 24.8% 24.5% 22.9% 15.8% 17.6% 22.2%
Angry 54.5% 26.6% 10.2% 5.7% 1.4% 18.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 14.0% 20.2% 14.7% 9.0% 15.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
959