Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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USAIDAFG

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

Do you think the United States should come to the aid of Afghanistan to help it recover from the war, or should the United States not get involved?
  1) U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan.
  2) U.S. should not get involved.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 48.9% 48.9%
U.S. should not get involved. 43.4% 92.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 100%
Total N = 944

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 43.7% 49.8% 46.7% 52.7% 52.1% 48.2% 48.9%
U.S. should not get involved. 48.5% 45.8% 46.7% 40.9% 38.2% 40.6% 43.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 4.3% 6.7% 6.4% 9.7% 11.2% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
933


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 56.8% 41.6% 48.9%
U.S. should not get involved. 38.7% 47.7% 43.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 10.6% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
944


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 54.1% 41.4% 50.8% 49.6% 48.7%
U.S. should not get involved. 40.7% 49.9% 41.7% 42.1% 44.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 8.7% 7.5% 8.3% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
918


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. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 33.8% 50.1% 56.1% 58.8% 57.6% 44.5% 48.9%
U.S. should not get involved. 54.8% 43.5% 39.8% 35.0% 38.1% 42.3% 43.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 6.4% 4.1% 6.3% 4.3% 13.2% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
944


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 36.3% 40.9% 53.6% 63.3% 49.0%
U.S. should not get involved. 51.7% 49.3% 41.3% 32.8% 43.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 9.7% 5.1% 3.9% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
940


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 49.2% 48.1% 36.0% 53.0% 48.7%
U.S. should not get involved. 44.3% 44.3% 48.8% 40.0% 43.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 7.6% 15.2% 7.0% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
938


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. should come to the aid of Afghanistan. 45.1% 52.0% 45.7% 51.9% 46.5% 48.8% 48.8%
U.S. should not get involved. 43.5% 40.2% 44.4% 41.9% 50.2% 44.4% 43.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.5% 7.9% 9.9% 6.2% 3.3% 6.9% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935



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