Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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GOP_A

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

Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q140A) [Note: GOP_A was read immediately after DEMS_A for random respondents.]
  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 6.5% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 33.5% 40%
Mostly unfavorable 31.8% 71.8%
Very unfavorable 17.9% 89.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) .2% 89.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.6% 96.5%
Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 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
Very favorable 8.3% 6.5% 9.7% 6.4% 3.8% 4.8% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 42.6% 28.7% 39.2% 28.6% 32.5% 31.9% 33.6%
Mostly unfavorable 27.0% 34.9% 31.2% 33.5% 32.8% 30.9% 31.9%
Very unfavorable 12.8% 20.0% 13.1% 17.8% 21.0% 21.7% 17.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.3% 6.5% 4.9% 7.6% 5.5% 7.7% 6.4%
Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 3.4% 1.9% 5.3% 4.4% 2.5% 3.4%
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
Very favorable 11.7% 7.6% 4.7% 5.5% 5.1% 3.5% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 22.2% 27.9% 36.4% 33.5% 41.2% 42.4% 33.4%
Mostly unfavorable 27.1% 30.1% 29.5% 38.2% 33.9% 37.7% 32.3%
Very unfavorable 24.1% 23.2% 17.7% 14.8% 14.8% 14.1% 18.4%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.4% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 9.1% 3.6% 9.3% 7.3% 4.0% 1.8% 6.3%
Refused (VOL.) 5.4% 6.9% 2.4% 0.7% 1.1% 0.4% 2.9%
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
Very favorable 6.0% 2.4% 7.8% 8.3% 7.9% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 36.2% 16.5% 26.5% 32.8% 36.6% 33.6%
Mostly unfavorable 32.9% 33.9% 29.7% 24.7% 31.6% 31.8%
Very unfavorable 15.8% 32.1% 21.5% 22.0% 15.2% 17.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.9% 8.0% 8.5% 9.1% 6.0% 6.6%
Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 7.1% 6.0% 3.0% 2.7% 3.4%
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
Very favorable 5.6% 8.1% 7.4% 4.0% 6.5% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 36.7% 31.2% 37.8% 29.3% 25.9% 33.5%
Mostly unfavorable 28.1% 35.0% 32.5% 33.0% 35.9% 31.9%
Very unfavorable 17.8% 16.1% 14.3% 27.7% 20.8% 17.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 7.7% 5.8% 6.4% 4.5% 6.1% 6.6%
Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 3.5% 1.5% 1.6% 4.4% 3.4%
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
Very favorable 7.4% 9.3% 6.0% 5.0% 1.2% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 25.3% 30.1% 39.5% 40.3% 29.8% 33.5%
Mostly unfavorable 22.3% 30.9% 30.5% 36.9% 41.2% 31.7%
Very unfavorable 24.0% 17.4% 16.1% 12.7% 23.2% 17.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.6% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 13.7% 7.7% 5.0% 3.2% 3.3% 6.6%
Refused (VOL.) 6.8% 4.1% 3.0% 2.0% 1.2% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 7.6% 5.6% 6.5%
Mostly favorable 32.6% 34.3% 33.5%
Mostly unfavorable 31.3% 32.2% 31.8%
Very unfavorable 19.9% 16.1% 17.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 4.8% 8.2% 6.6%
Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 12.8% 6.8% 4.4% 6.9% 7.4% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 41.5% 45.4% 31.6% 18.2% 18.2% 34.2%
Mostly unfavorable 23.8% 28.3% 37.1% 37.9% 34.1% 33.0%
Very unfavorable 14.8% 11.1% 19.0% 28.0% 32.7% 18.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate (VOL.) 7.2% 4.0% 6.0% 6.1% 2.9% 5.2%
Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 3.9% 1.9% 2.4% 4.7% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908