Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPUNION

(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: labor unions?
  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 14.9% 14.9%
Mostly favorable 43.7% 58.6%
Mostly unfavorable 23.5% 82.1%
Very unfavorable 8.9% 91%
Never heard of 1.3% 92.3%
Can't rate 6.8% 99.1%
Refused .8% 99.9%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 16.4% 11.6% 13.5% 11.1% 21.0% 19.4% 15.0%
Mostly favorable 49.7% 51.8% 44.7% 43.0% 37.6% 33.7% 43.6%
Mostly unfavorable 15.8% 22.5% 27.0% 25.9% 26.1% 22.2% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 6.3% 6.6% 8.4% 12.3% 10.4% 9.1% 8.9%
Never heard of 4.8% 1.3% 0.4% 0.9% 0.2% 1.3% 1.3%
Can't rate 7.1% 5.2% 5.1% 6.6% 4.6% 12.3% 6.8%
Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.9% 0.1% 0.0% 2.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 17.1% 12.9% 14.9%
Mostly favorable 41.5% 45.7% 43.7%
Mostly unfavorable 25.1% 22.0% 23.5%
Very unfavorable 11.1% 6.9% 8.9%
Never heard of 0.8% 1.9% 1.4%
Can't rate 3.6% 9.8% 6.8%
Refused 0.9% 0.7% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 10.2% 21.6% 14.1% 11.0% 15.1%
Mostly favorable 37.8% 50.2% 46.8% 28.7% 43.9%
Mostly unfavorable 30.7% 17.1% 24.1% 24.1% 24.0%
Very unfavorable 13.6% 4.1% 7.8% 15.6% 9.0%
Never heard of 1.5% 0.5% 0.8% 3.4% 1.1%
Can't rate 5.2% 6.1% 6.2% 14.3% 6.4%
Refused 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 3.0% 0.6%
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 18.5% 17.4% 14.1% 13.4% 7.2% 13.2% 14.9%
Mostly favorable 41.5% 45.3% 47.4% 45.5% 43.1% 36.1% 43.7%
Mostly unfavorable 18.7% 22.8% 26.1% 28.3% 32.7% 17.8% 23.5%
Very unfavorable 8.5% 7.0% 8.1% 8.7% 14.4% 11.2% 8.9%
Never heard of 2.8% 0.8% 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 3.2% 1.3%
Can't rate 8.9% 6.6% 3.3% 3.4% 2.6% 15.7% 6.9%
Refused 1.1% 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 2.8% 0.8%
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 20.5% 17.4% 13.5% 9.7% 14.9%
Mostly favorable 36.2% 44.3% 45.5% 45.2% 43.7%
Mostly unfavorable 17.9% 19.5% 25.7% 30.7% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 10.2% 8.5% 8.7% 9.2% 9.0%
Never heard of 3.0% 1.7% 1.0% 0.2% 1.3%
Can't rate 9.3% 8.5% 5.4% 4.0% 6.7%
Refused 3.0% 0.3% 0.1% 1.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 14.1% 15.8% 17.5% 15.0% 14.9%
Mostly favorable 41.3% 41.9% 35.8% 53.3% 43.7%
Mostly unfavorable 26.8% 25.6% 16.2% 17.5% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 10.7% 8.5% 7.6% 5.6% 8.9%
Never heard of 0.7% 1.9% 2.0% 2.0% 1.3%
Can't rate 5.5% 5.6% 19.2% 6.2% 6.8%
Refused 0.9% 0.5% 1.7% 0.4% 0.8%
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 14.8% 14.5% 15.0% 15.7% 17.7% 9.2% 14.8%
Mostly favorable 34.9% 42.5% 45.2% 47.5% 47.3% 45.2% 43.7%
Mostly unfavorable 28.8% 23.1% 25.1% 21.4% 19.1% 26.5% 23.7%
Very unfavorable 11.3% 9.7% 7.5% 8.5% 6.8% 11.1% 9.0%
Never heard of 0.4% 2.1% 1.2% 1.2% 0.9% 2.5% 1.4%
Can't rate 8.5% 7.3% 5.8% 5.7% 8.2% 4.0% 6.8%
Refused 1.5% 0.8% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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