Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPPROT

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

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Protestants?
  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 54.3% 73.7%
Mostly unfavorable 6% 79.7%
Very unfavorable 2% 81.7%
Never heard of 1.4% 83.1%
Can't rate 14.4% 97.5%
Refused 2.4% 99.9%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 14.0% 16.7% 13.9% 15.1% 27.0% 32.7% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 50.4% 49.6% 58.1% 65.2% 49.8% 48.4% 54.3%
Mostly unfavorable 9.3% 8.8% 5.9% 4.5% 6.7% 2.2% 6.1%
Very unfavorable 3.4% 3.1% 1.8% 1.3% 2.1% 0.8% 2.0%
Never heard of 1.7% 2.5% 0.6% 2.8% 0.2% 0.7% 1.5%
Can't rate 18.8% 17.2% 17.1% 10.3% 10.8% 11.9% 14.4%
Refused 2.4% 2.0% 2.6% 0.6% 3.5% 3.3% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 16.9% 21.8% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 54.5% 54.2% 54.3%
Mostly unfavorable 7.2% 4.9% 6.0%
Very unfavorable 2.8% 1.2% 2.0%
Never heard of 1.3% 1.5% 1.4%
Can't rate 13.9% 14.8% 14.4%
Refused 3.3% 1.5% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 22.6% 18.9% 16.1% 23.0% 19.5%
Mostly favorable 58.2% 56.0% 55.8% 31.9% 55.0%
Mostly unfavorable 4.8% 6.5% 6.8% 8.1% 6.2%
Very unfavorable 1.3% 2.2% 2.6% 2.1% 2.0%
Never heard of 1.0% 1.6% 1.0% 3.8% 1.4%
Can't rate 10.1% 12.5% 16.0% 26.8% 13.8%
Refused 1.9% 2.2% 1.7% 4.3% 2.1%
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 20.0% 20.3% 16.0% 21.2% 16.7% 23.8% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 50.0% 50.4% 61.2% 64.8% 65.6% 41.6% 54.3%
Mostly unfavorable 5.8% 8.0% 6.1% 4.7% 6.6% 3.2% 6.0%
Very unfavorable 3.3% 3.2% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 2.0%
Never heard of 2.7% 1.7% 0.5% 0.9% 0.0% 2.1% 1.4%
Can't rate 16.0% 15.1% 12.1% 7.2% 9.2% 22.7% 14.4%
Refused 2.2% 1.3% 2.3% 1.2% 2.0% 5.5% 2.4%
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% 20.0% 19.4% 17.8% 19.4%
Mostly favorable 38.3% 52.7% 56.4% 64.0% 54.4%
Mostly unfavorable 10.7% 5.7% 6.4% 3.6% 6.0%
Very unfavorable 2.2% 2.5% 2.4% 0.8% 2.0%
Never heard of 5.3% 1.4% 0.5% 0.4% 1.5%
Can't rate 19.7% 15.4% 13.3% 10.7% 14.3%
Refused 3.4% 2.3% 1.6% 2.7% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 20.8% 18.4% 28.4% 14.0% 19.5%
Mostly favorable 55.1% 55.5% 48.8% 53.5% 54.3%
Mostly unfavorable 5.0% 5.0% 5.3% 9.4% 6.0%
Very unfavorable 1.1% 3.1% 1.0% 3.6% 2.0%
Never heard of 1.5% 1.1% 2.3% 1.3% 1.4%
Can't rate 14.0% 15.6% 10.2% 15.7% 14.4%
Refused 2.5% 1.3% 4.0% 2.4% 2.4%
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 31.5% 24.1% 15.6% 16.0% 14.1% 10.7% 19.5%
Mostly favorable 45.7% 58.0% 61.1% 57.4% 56.1% 39.1% 54.5%
Mostly unfavorable 6.6% 3.0% 6.0% 6.3% 6.8% 11.6% 6.0%
Very unfavorable 1.8% 1.1% 2.3% 1.9% 2.0% 4.6% 2.0%
Never heard of 0.2% 1.4% 1.5% 2.2% 1.3% 2.1% 1.4%
Can't rate 12.9% 9.9% 12.0% 15.1% 16.8% 26.6% 14.3%
Refused 1.3% 2.4% 1.5% 1.0% 3.0% 5.2% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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