Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPCATH

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

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Catholics?
  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 19.4% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 54.8% 74.2%
Mostly unfavorable 9.1% 83.3%
Very unfavorable 3.6% 86.9%
Never heard of .2% 87.1%
Can't rate 10.8% 97.9%
Refused 2.1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 24.6% 17.0% 19.2% 16.8% 20.2% 21.0% 19.5%
Mostly favorable 53.2% 55.9% 54.6% 62.5% 52.0% 49.3% 54.9%
Mostly unfavorable 7.5% 10.7% 10.2% 7.8% 8.7% 8.8% 9.1%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 4.2% 2.8% 3.5% 3.4% 4.5% 3.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.7% 0.2%
Can't rate 9.5% 11.5% 11.8% 8.1% 11.7% 12.5% 10.9%
Refused 2.2% 0.8% 1.4% 0.9% 3.9% 3.3% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 16.4% 22.1% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 55.3% 54.4% 54.8%
Mostly unfavorable 9.8% 8.4% 9.1%
Very unfavorable 4.3% 3.0% 3.6%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Can't rate 11.3% 10.3% 10.8%
Refused 2.7% 1.6% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 20.6% 20.0% 18.9% 12.3% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 58.1% 56.3% 53.6% 44.3% 55.2%
Mostly unfavorable 8.4% 7.6% 11.6% 11.5% 9.3%
Very unfavorable 2.3% 4.4% 3.6% 5.1% 3.5%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 8.6% 9.6% 10.8% 23.4% 10.6%
Refused 2.0% 1.8% 1.3% 3.4% 1.8%
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 20.6% 19.7% 16.6% 22.7% 20.0% 19.8% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 49.3% 53.2% 59.2% 60.4% 63.9% 47.6% 54.8%
Mostly unfavorable 9.4% 9.6% 9.8% 10.0% 9.5% 5.8% 9.1%
Very unfavorable 6.6% 4.3% 2.4% 0.3% 0.0% 4.9% 3.6%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Can't rate 12.9% 11.1% 10.6% 5.6% 5.2% 14.9% 10.9%
Refused 0.9% 1.9% 1.4% 0.9% 1.3% 6.6% 2.1%
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
Very favorable 17.5% 19.2% 20.5% 19.9% 19.5%
Mostly favorable 45.3% 54.2% 54.3% 61.5% 54.8%
Mostly unfavorable 8.5% 8.6% 10.2% 9.0% 9.1%
Very unfavorable 6.7% 3.8% 3.8% 1.2% 3.5%
Never heard of 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 17.7% 11.7% 9.6% 6.6% 10.8%
Refused 3.0% 2.5% 1.6% 1.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 19.7% 19.0% 22.5% 18.4% 19.5%
Mostly favorable 55.5% 56.0% 42.4% 56.8% 54.8%
Mostly unfavorable 8.9% 9.0% 10.6% 8.8% 9.0%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 4.2% 6.3% 3.4% 3.6%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 10.1% 10.6% 15.6% 10.8% 10.8%
Refused 2.6% 1.1% 1.3% 1.9% 2.1%
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
Very favorable 17.9% 24.5% 21.9% 20.6% 15.9% 6.8% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 50.0% 59.8% 57.8% 58.1% 53.7% 41.8% 55.1%
Mostly unfavorable 13.8% 3.6% 5.1% 8.5% 11.2% 20.6% 9.0%
Very unfavorable 5.2% 2.3% 4.0% 1.6% 3.9% 7.1% 3.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.1%
Can't rate 12.2% 7.5% 9.3% 10.6% 13.0% 17.8% 10.9%
Refused 0.9% 2.3% 1.5% 0.6% 2.3% 4.9% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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