Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPEVANG

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

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Evangelical Christians?
  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 13.2% 13.2%
Mostly favorable 42.4% 55.6%
Mostly unfavorable 13% 68.6%
Very unfavorable 5% 73.6%
Never heard of 7.1% 80.7%
Can't rate 16.8% 97.5%
Refused 2.5% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 11.8% 13.2% 12.7% 10.1% 15.6% 17.3% 13.3%
Mostly favorable 42.2% 41.7% 45.2% 47.0% 41.1% 34.7% 42.3%
Mostly unfavorable 14.4% 16.0% 11.6% 17.1% 7.6% 10.3% 13.1%
Very unfavorable 5.8% 6.9% 5.5% 3.0% 6.0% 3.5% 5.1%
Never heard of 6.5% 7.4% 7.2% 8.4% 7.6% 5.1% 7.1%
Can't rate 15.9% 13.9% 15.0% 12.3% 18.9% 26.1% 16.8%
Refused 3.4% 0.9% 2.7% 2.1% 3.2% 3.0% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 11.7% 14.6% 13.2%
Mostly favorable 42.8% 41.9% 42.4%
Mostly unfavorable 14.9% 11.2% 13.0%
Very unfavorable 6.0% 4.1% 5.0%
Never heard of 5.8% 8.3% 7.1%
Can't rate 15.2% 18.4% 16.8%
Refused 3.6% 1.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 17.0% 12.5% 10.6% 14.4% 13.4%
Mostly favorable 47.9% 41.3% 43.1% 26.3% 42.9%
Mostly unfavorable 9.8% 13.2% 16.6% 13.6% 13.2%
Very unfavorable 2.2% 6.5% 6.5% 6.8% 5.2%
Never heard of 5.4% 8.6% 5.6% 8.1% 6.6%
Can't rate 15.8% 16.1% 15.6% 25.8% 16.5%
Refused 2.0% 1.8% 2.0% 5.1% 2.2%
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 14.6% 12.5% 13.4% 12.1% 13.2% 13.2% 13.2%
Mostly favorable 40.3% 43.4% 44.8% 50.0% 50.7% 29.5% 42.4%
Mostly unfavorable 11.3% 12.8% 11.7% 14.3% 19.7% 12.9% 13.0%
Very unfavorable 5.7% 5.1% 5.6% 1.9% 4.3% 5.1% 5.0%
Never heard of 7.2% 7.9% 6.2% 6.2% 2.0% 10.6% 7.1%
Can't rate 19.0% 16.6% 16.2% 11.5% 8.2% 24.0% 16.9%
Refused 1.9% 1.6% 2.1% 4.0% 2.0% 4.7% 2.5%
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 14.4% 13.4% 14.7% 11.0% 13.3%
Mostly favorable 36.8% 40.9% 43.6% 46.6% 42.4%
Mostly unfavorable 8.9% 10.5% 13.1% 18.5% 12.9%
Very unfavorable 7.5% 4.2% 5.2% 4.8% 5.0%
Never heard of 10.7% 8.2% 5.4% 5.1% 7.1%
Can't rate 20.2% 19.8% 15.7% 11.4% 16.7%
Refused 1.6% 2.9% 2.2% 2.6% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 14.5% 9.2% 18.8% 11.4% 13.2%
Mostly favorable 42.1% 49.0% 28.4% 43.0% 42.4%
Mostly unfavorable 12.7% 10.8% 11.6% 15.9% 13.0%
Very unfavorable 3.8% 6.5% 3.0% 7.4% 5.0%
Never heard of 7.8% 6.8% 8.9% 4.8% 7.0%
Can't rate 16.2% 16.1% 27.7% 14.7% 16.8%
Refused 2.9% 1.6% 1.7% 2.6% 2.5%
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 28.5% 14.1% 15.3% 7.3% 5.7% 6.5% 13.2%
Mostly favorable 37.9% 49.3% 47.2% 45.2% 40.3% 20.1% 42.4%
Mostly unfavorable 7.6% 10.5% 11.0% 15.7% 15.9% 23.5% 13.1%
Very unfavorable 4.2% 1.8% 4.2% 4.6% 7.5% 13.9% 5.1%
Never heard of 6.3% 6.7% 7.5% 6.4% 7.8% 8.0% 7.0%
Can't rate 14.4% 15.6% 12.5% 18.7% 20.7% 22.8% 16.9%
Refused 1.1% 2.0% 2.5% 2.1% 2.1% 5.2% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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