Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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SRVMEN

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

Would you favor or oppose requiring all young men to give one year of service to the nation - either in the military forces, or in non-military work here or abroad, such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or in a local community or city service program?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 57.2% 57.2%
Oppose 38.6% 95.8%
No opinion 4.2% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Favor 44.0% 47.2% 50.9% 67.5% 68.0% 67.2% 57.2%
Oppose 52.8% 50.3% 43.2% 29.5% 28.0% 28.0% 38.8%
No opinion 3.2% 2.5% 5.9% 3.0% 3.9% 4.8% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 60.4% 54.3% 57.2%
Oppose 36.6% 40.5% 38.6%
No opinion 3.0% 5.2% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Favor 58.9% 58.3% 58.2% 43.5% 57.4%
Oppose 37.9% 38.7% 38.4% 48.5% 39.0%
No opinion 3.2% 3.0% 3.4% 8.0% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Favor 61.2% 55.3% 57.8% 63.2% 57.7% 50.9% 57.2%
Oppose 33.1% 41.1% 38.2% 36.1% 40.3% 42.3% 38.6%
No opinion 5.7% 3.6% 4.0% 0.6% 2.0% 6.8% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Favor 59.4% 57.9% 57.2% 55.4% 57.3%
Oppose 32.5% 37.8% 40.9% 40.9% 38.6%
No opinion 8.1% 4.4% 1.8% 3.7% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Favor 58.8% 57.8% 68.3% 49.3% 57.3%
Oppose 37.5% 37.4% 24.4% 47.2% 38.6%
No opinion 3.6% 4.8% 7.3% 3.5% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Favor 61.3% 59.0% 59.0% 57.1% 56.0% 47.1% 57.4%
Oppose 36.2% 37.0% 36.7% 39.6% 39.6% 46.8% 38.6%
No opinion 2.6% 4.0% 4.3% 3.3% 4.5% 6.2% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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