Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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MORALAFG

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think the United States has a moral responsibility to come to the aid of Afghanistan to help it recover from the war, or doesn't the United States have a moral responsibility to do this?
  1) U.S. has a moral responsibility.
  2) No responsibility
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 49.6% 49.6%
No responsibility 39.4% 89%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 100.1%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 45.3% 48.3% 50.3% 50.1% 43.8% 58.2% 49.8%
No responsibility 45.7% 41.3% 41.0% 39.5% 43.3% 26.4% 39.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 10.5% 8.8% 10.4% 12.9% 15.4% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 52.6% 46.8% 49.6%
No responsibility 39.4% 39.3% 39.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 14.0% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 52.5% 45.2% 52.3% 45.6% 49.7%
No responsibility 38.1% 43.4% 39.1% 33.0% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 11.4% 8.6% 21.4% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1026


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
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 48.0% 48.2% 51.4% 53.1% 62.7% 40.1% 49.6%
No responsibility 37.5% 39.6% 40.1% 38.8% 33.1% 44.0% 39.4%
Don't know/Refused 14.5% 12.2% 8.5% 8.1% 4.2% 16.0% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 40.6% 42.6% 56.8% 58.1% 49.7%
No responsibility 45.8% 43.9% 33.9% 34.3% 39.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 13.5% 9.3% 7.6% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 52.0% 52.1% 43.6% 43.8% 49.6%
No responsibility 37.1% 41.8% 37.9% 42.9% 39.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 6.1% 18.6% 13.3% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052


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
U.S. has a moral responsibility. 55.2% 55.4% 45.2% 47.3% 45.2% 47.0% 49.8%
No responsibility 30.7% 32.6% 43.8% 42.7% 45.2% 47.6% 39.3%
Don't know/Refused 14.1% 12.1% 11.0% 10.0% 9.7% 5.5% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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