Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPBSNSS

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

I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. What is your overall opinion of: business corporations?
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 9.6% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 51.8% 61.4%
Mostly unfavorable 23.1% 84.5%
Very unfavorable 6% 90.5%
Never heard of .9% 91.4%
Can't rate 7% 98.4%
Refused 1.5% 99.9%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 12.7% 10.7% 9.4% 9.0% 6.2% 9.8% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 59.4% 57.5% 54.4% 49.0% 54.3% 38.0% 51.8%
Mostly unfavorable 14.2% 20.5% 26.1% 28.1% 23.6% 23.4% 23.2%
Very unfavorable 5.4% 3.9% 5.8% 6.6% 6.9% 7.8% 6.0%
Never heard of 2.2% 0.8% 1.4% 0.0% 0.2% 1.2% 0.9%
Can't rate 5.2% 6.6% 2.4% 6.1% 7.2% 15.4% 7.0%
Refused 1.1% 0.0% 0.5% 1.2% 1.6% 4.5% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 11.4% 7.9% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 48.9% 54.5% 51.8%
Mostly unfavorable 24.9% 21.5% 23.1%
Very unfavorable 7.6% 4.6% 6.0%
Never heard of 0.6% 1.2% 0.9%
Can't rate 5.1% 8.7% 7.0%
Refused 1.4% 1.6% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 10.1% 9.0% 10.0% 8.9% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 60.9% 48.1% 49.1% 42.1% 52.0%
Mostly unfavorable 17.9% 27.8% 24.9% 21.7% 23.4%
Very unfavorable 2.2% 8.3% 7.2% 8.9% 6.1%
Never heard of 1.6% 0.5% 0.6% 1.3% 0.9%
Can't rate 5.7% 5.5% 6.6% 16.2% 6.6%
Refused 1.6% 0.8% 1.6% 0.9% 1.3%
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
Very favorable 10.7% 9.6% 8.5% 10.6% 8.2% 10.0% 9.5%
Mostly favorable 44.0% 48.6% 59.5% 57.8% 64.5% 42.9% 51.9%
Mostly unfavorable 20.6% 26.3% 23.1% 27.2% 18.8% 21.0% 23.1%
Very unfavorable 8.8% 8.1% 3.8% 1.3% 3.3% 7.6% 6.0%
Never heard of 1.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.9% 0.7% 1.1% 0.9%
Can't rate 11.9% 5.8% 3.4% 2.2% 4.3% 13.8% 7.0%
Refused 2.5% 1.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.3% 3.6% 1.5%
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
Very favorable 9.4% 9.9% 10.9% 8.2% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 36.8% 50.2% 56.3% 58.5% 51.9%
Mostly unfavorable 21.3% 24.0% 21.9% 24.2% 23.1%
Very unfavorable 11.6% 5.8% 5.4% 3.9% 6.1%
Never heard of 1.4% 1.4% 0.9% 0.0% 0.9%
Can't rate 16.3% 7.4% 3.5% 4.0% 6.9%
Refused 3.1% 1.4% 1.2% 1.2% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 8.4% 12.7% 6.3% 11.1% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 55.3% 45.1% 36.8% 54.5% 51.8%
Mostly unfavorable 24.2% 27.7% 21.4% 18.0% 23.1%
Very unfavorable 4.5% 7.7% 10.5% 6.7% 6.1%
Never heard of 0.6% 1.4% 1.0% 1.2% 0.9%
Can't rate 5.9% 3.9% 20.4% 6.6% 7.0%
Refused 1.0% 1.4% 3.6% 1.9% 1.5%
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
Very favorable 7.7% 9.8% 9.5% 10.4% 8.6% 12.3% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 53.1% 58.0% 56.1% 47.0% 50.2% 37.1% 51.8%
Mostly unfavorable 21.4% 18.7% 19.8% 30.1% 24.1% 29.4% 23.2%
Very unfavorable 6.5% 4.8% 6.0% 6.3% 5.9% 9.5% 6.1%
Never heard of 0.2% 1.8% 1.3% 0.9% 0.4% 0.0% 0.9%
Can't rate 8.5% 6.2% 5.8% 4.2% 9.8% 9.5% 7.0%
Refused 2.6% 0.8% 1.5% 1.0% 1.1% 2.1% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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