Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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JEWISH_A

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

Is your overall opinion of Jews very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141B)
  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 17.4% 17.4%
Mostly favorable 46% 63.4%
Mostly unfavorable 6.9% 70.3%
Very unfavorable 3.9% 74.2%
Never heard of (VOL.) .8% 75%
Can't rate (VOL.) 18.4% 93.4%
Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 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 16.0% 17.3% 14.3% 19.3% 17.3% 19.9% 17.4%
Mostly favorable 52.5% 38.9% 44.8% 46.0% 52.5% 44.5% 46.2%
Mostly unfavorable 8.7% 11.2% 8.7% 3.6% 5.2% 5.4% 7.0%
Very unfavorable 5.8% 3.6% 5.0% 1.6% 3.5% 4.4% 3.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.0% 1.6% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.9% 0.8%
Can't rate (VOL.) 12.2% 23.2% 18.5% 20.6% 14.9% 18.4% 18.3%
Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 4.3% 8.7% 8.2% 6.6% 6.7% 6.5%
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 14.9% 13.6% 16.0% 18.4% 13.1% 22.5% 16.5%
Mostly favorable 35.2% 43.1% 47.8% 58.0% 57.3% 56.2% 48.6%
Mostly unfavorable 9.5% 8.1% 6.9% 7.3% 5.0% 4.4% 7.0%
Very unfavorable 6.8% 6.8% 3.6% 1.6% 0.8% 2.7% 3.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.4% 0.6% 0.5% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.7%
Can't rate (VOL.) 21.8% 19.9% 21.0% 12.2% 18.2% 9.9% 17.5%
Refused (VOL.) 10.5% 8.0% 4.2% 2.5% 3.8% 4.3% 5.7%
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 19.4% 15.1% 19.3% 14.4% 13.3% 17.4%
Mostly favorable 47.8% 34.4% 38.8% 41.3% 51.2% 46.2%
Mostly unfavorable 5.5% 5.9% 8.2% 9.8% 9.1% 6.9%
Very unfavorable 3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 2.8% 4.6% 3.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.8% 0.0% 1.3% 1.3% 0.7% 0.8%
Can't rate (VOL.) 16.4% 34.0% 19.6% 22.9% 16.5% 18.4%
Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 6.6% 8.8% 7.4% 4.8% 6.5%
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 16.3% 14.8% 21.9% 24.5% 17.4% 17.4%
Mostly favorable 47.5% 49.8% 43.6% 57.4% 36.8% 46.1%
Mostly unfavorable 5.6% 8.0% 7.0% 3.2% 9.7% 6.9%
Very unfavorable 3.1% 4.9% 2.1% 4.5% 5.3% 3.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.9% 0.2% 2.1% 0.0% 0.6% 0.8%
Can't rate (VOL.) 20.6% 16.4% 17.9% 7.2% 21.1% 18.7%
Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 5.9% 5.5% 3.2% 9.2% 6.3%
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 18.5% 14.9% 16.7% 19.4% 22.1% 17.4%
Mostly favorable 24.2% 41.2% 54.8% 54.7% 54.2% 46.1%
Mostly unfavorable 14.7% 8.2% 3.8% 5.2% 3.3% 6.9%
Very unfavorable 8.4% 5.3% 2.2% 0.1% 3.3% 3.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.7% 0.2% 1.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.8%
Can't rate (VOL.) 23.4% 22.8% 13.7% 16.6% 13.5% 18.4%
Refused (VOL.) 8.1% 7.4% 7.6% 3.6% 3.5% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 17.1% 17.7% 17.4%
Mostly favorable 46.4% 45.7% 46.0%
Mostly unfavorable 6.2% 7.6% 6.9%
Very unfavorable 5.1% 2.7% 3.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.5% 1.0% 0.8%
Can't rate (VOL.) 17.6% 19.2% 18.4%
Refused (VOL.) 7.2% 6.0% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 23.0% 16.0% 20.0% 13.7% 18.2% 17.8%
Mostly favorable 43.3% 46.9% 48.8% 54.7% 41.2% 48.1%
Mostly unfavorable 5.1% 8.1% 6.3% 5.2% 8.8% 6.8%
Very unfavorable 4.3% 3.5% 3.1% 4.0% 10.1% 3.9%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.5% 0.2% 2.6% 0.0% 0.6%
Can't rate (VOL.) 15.4% 19.5% 16.4% 13.7% 16.8% 17.0%
Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 5.5% 5.2% 6.2% 4.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908