Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


MORMON_A

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

Is your overall opinion of Mormons very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141D)
  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 9.3% 9.3%
Mostly favorable 34.2% 43.5%
Mostly unfavorable 16.6% 60.1%
Very unfavorable 9.7% 69.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.3% 71.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 22% 93.1%
Refused (VOL.) 6.9% 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 5.7% 10.4% 11.7% 8.4% 7.9% 11.0% 9.3%
Mostly favorable 38.3% 29.3% 29.9% 35.8% 42.3% 32.3% 34.3%
Mostly unfavorable 20.7% 18.1% 20.8% 13.1% 14.3% 14.1% 16.7%
Very unfavorable 15.0% 9.4% 10.4% 8.4% 8.7% 7.1% 9.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.5% 2.0% 1.5% 1.7% 0.3% 0.9% 1.3%
Can't rate (VOL.) 15.1% 26.8% 17.4% 25.0% 19.5% 25.9% 21.9%
Refused (VOL.) 3.6% 4.0% 8.4% 7.6% 6.9% 8.7% 6.7%
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 8.0% 9.7% 8.1% 10.9% 8.1% 11.0% 9.2%
Mostly favorable 21.7% 30.6% 30.6% 44.8% 43.0% 46.6% 35.1%
Mostly unfavorable 18.6% 14.8% 22.9% 18.3% 14.2% 13.4% 17.5%
Very unfavorable 14.3% 12.2% 8.7% 6.7% 5.3% 8.1% 9.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.5% 0.0% 1.4% 0.5% 3.3% 0.0% 1.3%
Can't rate (VOL.) 25.9% 23.6% 23.1% 16.5% 20.8% 16.2% 21.3%
Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 9.1% 5.2% 2.3% 5.4% 4.7% 6.0%
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 11.9% 10.1% 6.9% 7.6% 5.0% 9.4%
Mostly favorable 34.4% 18.1% 35.1% 27.8% 40.2% 34.3%
Mostly unfavorable 16.5% 20.0% 13.1% 14.2% 18.5% 16.6%
Very unfavorable 8.9% 17.4% 10.5% 8.1% 9.0% 9.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.2% 2.4% 0.6% 0.0% 2.0% 1.3%
Can't rate (VOL.) 20.9% 24.0% 26.0% 29.5% 19.3% 21.9%
Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 8.0% 7.8% 12.7% 5.9% 6.8%
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 7.1% 11.0% 16.8% 11.7% 4.3% 9.3%
Mostly favorable 32.5% 38.4% 31.7% 35.7% 33.8% 34.1%
Mostly unfavorable 18.4% 12.8% 19.1% 25.6% 14.0% 16.8%
Very unfavorable 9.6% 10.9% 6.7% 2.1% 13.3% 9.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.6% 0.3% 2.2% 3.7% 0.6% 1.3%
Can't rate (VOL.) 24.7% 20.3% 19.3% 16.3% 22.5% 22.1%
Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 6.2% 4.3% 4.8% 11.4% 6.6%
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 8.6% 6.4% 10.3% 12.9% 11.4% 9.4%
Mostly favorable 21.1% 29.4% 38.4% 42.4% 43.8% 34.3%
Mostly unfavorable 18.8% 18.1% 14.0% 15.8% 16.3% 16.5%
Very unfavorable 16.6% 10.8% 8.9% 5.4% 5.7% 9.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.5% 1.0% 1.7% 1.1% 0.0% 1.3%
Can't rate (VOL.) 27.4% 25.6% 19.0% 17.9% 17.8% 22.0%
Refused (VOL.) 5.1% 8.7% 7.6% 4.4% 5.1% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.2% 8.5% 9.3%
Mostly favorable 34.7% 33.8% 34.2%
Mostly unfavorable 15.3% 17.7% 16.6%
Very unfavorable 9.9% 9.4% 9.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.0% 1.6% 1.3%
Can't rate (VOL.) 21.4% 22.6% 22.0%
Refused (VOL.) 7.4% 6.4% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 14.8% 10.2% 8.4% 8.4% 9.0% 9.5%
Mostly favorable 29.6% 33.4% 38.3% 36.8% 28.8% 35.1%
Mostly unfavorable 11.3% 17.5% 16.1% 18.6% 23.6% 17.1%
Very unfavorable 13.1% 9.2% 9.7% 7.5% 14.6% 9.8%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.0% 0.9% 1.3% 1.9% 0.0% 1.1%
Can't rate (VOL.) 23.8% 22.6% 20.7% 19.9% 18.9% 21.3%
Refused (VOL.) 7.4% 6.2% 5.5% 6.8% 5.2% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908