Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DEMS_A

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

Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q140B) [Note: DEMS_A was read immediately before GOP_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 12% 12%
Mostly favorable 37.1% 49.1%
Mostly unfavorable 24.7% 73.8%
Very unfavorable 15.8% 89.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) .1% 89.7%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.8% 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 10.4% 12.1% 14.6% 13.5% 10.4% 9.1% 11.8%
Mostly favorable 44.7% 38.3% 35.9% 31.5% 34.7% 40.1% 37.1%
Mostly unfavorable 23.8% 27.2% 27.0% 26.0% 23.0% 21.1% 24.8%
Very unfavorable 11.1% 10.1% 13.6% 16.2% 23.1% 20.8% 15.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 5.5% 8.6% 5.9% 8.3% 6.1% 5.5% 6.7%
Refused (VOL.) 4.5% 3.6% 3.1% 4.1% 2.7% 3.2% 3.5%
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 19.4% 18.3% 11.5% 10.4% 7.7% 5.5% 12.4%
Mostly favorable 36.5% 33.0% 39.4% 39.7% 31.3% 38.9% 36.9%
Mostly unfavorable 15.9% 23.1% 22.0% 27.8% 33.7% 34.5% 25.3%
Very unfavorable 13.7% 14.6% 15.5% 16.7% 20.8% 17.3% 16.1%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 8.9% 3.8% 10.8% 3.6% 5.3% 2.8% 6.4%
Refused (VOL.) 5.0% 7.2% 0.8% 1.8% 1.2% 1.1% 2.8%
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 9.9% 19.1% 15.5% 10.8% 13.2% 12.0%
Mostly favorable 34.4% 42.5% 31.1% 36.1% 44.8% 37.0%
Mostly unfavorable 28.4% 11.1% 19.6% 23.1% 23.6% 24.8%
Very unfavorable 18.4% 12.3% 19.8% 17.6% 8.3% 15.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.3% 7.8% 8.8% 7.4% 6.8% 6.9%
Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 7.1% 5.3% 4.4% 3.3% 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 12.9% 12.0% 11.5% 9.6% 11.9% 12.2%
Mostly favorable 32.7% 42.0% 27.9% 64.4% 41.0% 36.9%
Mostly unfavorable 25.6% 23.8% 31.6% 12.0% 20.5% 24.7%
Very unfavorable 18.4% 11.9% 18.4% 9.6% 14.6% 15.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.9% 6.5% 8.0% 2.9% 7.2% 6.9%
Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 3.7% 2.6% 1.6% 4.7% 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 20.7% 13.8% 8.5% 8.5% 8.7% 11.9%
Mostly favorable 33.4% 34.1% 37.3% 41.0% 44.1% 37.1%
Mostly unfavorable 14.0% 22.6% 30.1% 25.4% 30.1% 24.7%
Very unfavorable 13.8% 16.4% 15.4% 20.3% 11.2% 15.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 12.3% 8.7% 4.8% 3.3% 4.9% 6.9%
Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 4.4% 3.9% 1.5% 1.0% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 11.9% 12.1% 12.0%
Mostly favorable 33.0% 40.9% 37.1%
Mostly unfavorable 26.0% 23.4% 24.7%
Very unfavorable 19.8% 12.0% 15.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 6.3% 7.3% 6.8%
Refused (VOL.) 2.8% 4.1% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 5.6% 9.6% 12.0% 19.7% 9.5% 11.7%
Mostly favorable 15.0% 24.4% 45.3% 53.0% 57.2% 37.8%
Mostly unfavorable 31.6% 31.4% 25.1% 14.8% 13.3% 25.4%
Very unfavorable 45.1% 25.5% 8.0% 4.6% 11.7% 16.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 2.3% 4.7% 7.1% 4.9% 5.0% 5.5%
Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 4.1% 2.5% 3.1% 2.7% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908