Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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HINDUS_A

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

Is your overall opinion of Hindus very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141G)
  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 6.3% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 33.1% 39.4%
Mostly unfavorable 12.8% 52.2%
Very unfavorable 8.5% 60.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.9% 62.6%
Can't rate (VOL.) 30.6% 93.2%
Refused (VOL.) 6.8% 100%
Total N = 1011

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 5.6% 7.5% 4.7% 6.9% 8.0% 5.5% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 44.3% 32.0% 37.3% 34.9% 32.4% 20.1% 33.2%
Mostly unfavorable 15.0% 13.0% 17.0% 8.7% 10.1% 13.2% 12.8%
Very unfavorable 13.0% 9.0% 5.9% 7.2% 10.6% 7.3% 8.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.4% 4.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 4.0% 1.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 17.9% 30.6% 28.1% 34.3% 29.3% 40.4% 30.7%
Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 4.0% 6.2% 8.0% 8.8% 9.6% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


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 2.2% 7.5% 7.7% 5.1% 5.5% 8.8% 6.0%
Mostly favorable 22.6% 29.3% 29.8% 41.3% 39.4% 52.3% 34.5%
Mostly unfavorable 20.9% 16.9% 11.3% 11.4% 10.4% 7.0% 13.4%
Very unfavorable 12.0% 12.0% 9.8% 8.4% 1.1% 2.4% 8.1%
Never heard of (VOL.) 1.5% 1.8% 4.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6%
Can't rate (VOL.) 30.9% 24.0% 32.0% 32.6% 40.3% 22.6% 30.3%
Refused (VOL.) 10.1% 8.4% 4.6% 1.1% 3.3% 7.0% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
824


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 6.9% 2.5% 5.2% 5.2% 7.1% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 34.7% 25.5% 25.0% 15.3% 42.4% 33.2%
Mostly unfavorable 12.0% 12.1% 14.3% 13.6% 13.8% 12.8%
Very unfavorable 9.4% 10.3% 5.5% 8.0% 7.6% 8.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.3% 4.4% 0.0% 3.1% 1.0% 1.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 27.9% 41.1% 40.9% 42.9% 23.5% 30.5%
Refused (VOL.) 6.9% 4.0% 9.0% 11.8% 4.7% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1006


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 3.6% 10.0% 8.4% 11.4% 4.5% 6.2%
Mostly favorable 27.6% 33.1% 27.0% 54.9% 42.0% 32.6%
Mostly unfavorable 15.3% 9.2% 15.5% 10.9% 10.3% 12.8%
Very unfavorable 8.0% 13.1% 9.6% 3.8% 5.1% 8.7%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.3% 1.0% 2.8% 0.0% 1.8% 1.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 34.5% 30.8% 32.9% 13.6% 26.9% 31.1%
Refused (VOL.) 8.7% 2.7% 3.8% 5.4% 9.4% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
995


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 4.6% 4.2% 6.0% 12.0% 6.4% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 16.6% 23.7% 34.3% 45.9% 61.8% 33.3%
Mostly unfavorable 12.7% 17.6% 15.1% 4.1% 6.2% 12.8%
Very unfavorable 18.9% 8.0% 9.0% 2.7% 3.8% 8.4%
Never heard of (VOL.) 9.6% 1.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 1.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 33.0% 35.6% 29.4% 29.7% 17.3% 30.7%
Refused (VOL.) 4.7% 9.7% 5.5% 5.5% 4.5% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 5.7% 6.9% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 35.7% 30.8% 33.1%
Mostly unfavorable 10.9% 14.6% 12.8%
Very unfavorable 8.8% 8.3% 8.5%
Never heard of (VOL.) 2.1% 1.6% 1.9%
Can't rate (VOL.) 30.2% 31.0% 30.6%
Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 7.0% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1011


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 6.4% 4.5% 6.5% 9.1% 9.7% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 28.4% 27.5% 35.5% 45.8% 49.7% 34.6%
Mostly unfavorable 10.7% 16.2% 10.8% 9.1% 9.4% 12.4%
Very unfavorable 11.6% 10.8% 7.0% 5.0% 9.4% 8.6%
Never heard of (VOL.) 0.9% 2.2% 1.3% 1.3% 0.0% 1.5%
Can't rate (VOL.) 31.2% 34.6% 31.8% 21.0% 21.9% 30.5%
Refused (VOL.) 10.7% 4.3% 7.3% 8.6% 0.0% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
959