Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FAIL_A

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

If the health care bills being proposed by Barack Obama and Congress fail to pass into law, would you be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] [Form 2 only] (Q119)
  1) Very happy
  2) Pleased
  3) Disappointed
  4) Angry
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very happy 18.4% 18.4%
Pleased 21% 39.4%
Disappointed 30.7% 70.1%
Angry 8.8% 78.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21% 99.9%
Total N = 999

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 17.2% 17.7% 17.6% 17.2% 18.9% 22.0% 18.5%
Pleased 29.6% 15.6% 24.3% 20.6% 22.8% 16.0% 21.3%
Disappointed 31.0% 30.1% 29.8% 32.9% 27.9% 33.2% 30.9%
Angry 4.0% 9.9% 10.3% 9.2% 8.2% 10.0% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.2% 26.6% 18.0% 20.2% 22.2% 18.8% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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 7.3% 18.2% 12.6% 21.5% 27.3% 28.5% 18.3%
Pleased 17.1% 10.9% 32.6% 26.1% 16.9% 22.9% 21.7%
Disappointed 31.6% 35.2% 36.2% 32.2% 23.8% 26.4% 31.1%
Angry 19.2% 3.6% 6.9% 4.7% 7.5% 6.8% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 24.8% 32.1% 11.7% 15.4% 24.4% 15.5% 20.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
828


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very happy 21.2% 14.1% 21.2% 16.3% 12.4% 18.5%
Pleased 20.6% 11.7% 25.6% 10.4% 25.1% 21.1%
Disappointed 26.7% 38.7% 29.1% 43.3% 34.6% 30.4%
Angry 9.4% 16.4% 7.6% 10.4% 6.0% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 22.2% 19.1% 16.5% 19.6% 21.9% 21.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
993


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 18.9% 11.3% 29.7% 12.6% 19.1% 18.6%
Pleased 21.5% 23.1% 22.9% 15.2% 16.2% 21.1%
Disappointed 29.1% 32.5% 25.4% 54.5% 32.6% 30.9%
Angry 9.3% 8.6% 5.5% 2.1% 14.3% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.2% 24.5% 16.4% 15.7% 17.8% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
979


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 12.7% 17.2% 22.0% 21.1% 17.0% 18.5%
Pleased 14.9% 24.2% 17.8% 24.4% 22.6% 21.0%
Disappointed 34.1% 25.5% 31.2% 34.1% 35.1% 30.6%
Angry 16.3% 11.9% 2.8% 6.5% 8.8% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 22.0% 21.3% 26.1% 13.9% 16.5% 21.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
997


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very happy 20.4% 16.5% 18.4%
Pleased 25.0% 17.3% 21.0%
Disappointed 25.9% 35.2% 30.7%
Angry 9.6% 8.1% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.2% 22.8% 21.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
999


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very happy 55.6% 31.6% 9.4% 5.5% 7.9% 19.2%
Pleased 15.1% 25.0% 23.5% 17.4% 9.8% 21.7%
Disappointed 12.2% 21.3% 32.4% 52.0% 52.6% 31.6%
Angry 7.9% 8.5% 7.9% 10.7% 17.3% 9.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.3% 13.6% 26.8% 14.4% 12.4% 18.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
949