Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPMUSAM

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

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Muslim Americans?
  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 8.2% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 46.4% 54.6%
Mostly unfavorable 14.4% 69%
Very unfavorable 7.8% 76.8%
Never heard of 1.5% 78.3%
Can't rate 18.6% 96.9%
Refused 3.2% 100.1%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 9.1% 11.1% 7.8% 7.8% 5.5% 7.4% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 50.4% 47.0% 50.1% 53.7% 41.5% 35.6% 46.8%
Mostly unfavorable 16.8% 14.9% 16.0% 11.6% 14.7% 13.4% 14.5%
Very unfavorable 4.7% 6.3% 7.5% 4.8% 12.9% 12.1% 7.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5% 1.8% 2.3% 1.5%
Can't rate 16.8% 20.0% 16.0% 12.8% 21.7% 24.2% 18.3%
Refused 2.2% 0.6% 2.6% 4.8% 1.8% 5.0% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.1% 8.2% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 47.1% 45.8% 46.4%
Mostly unfavorable 16.1% 12.9% 14.4%
Very unfavorable 7.5% 8.0% 7.8%
Never heard of 1.1% 1.7% 1.4%
Can't rate 16.7% 20.3% 18.6%
Refused 3.3% 3.1% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 7.5% 7.3% 9.8% 7.8% 8.1%
Mostly favorable 48.1% 52.5% 43.0% 30.4% 46.9%
Mostly unfavorable 14.2% 13.2% 16.5% 14.7% 14.7%
Very unfavorable 9.0% 7.1% 6.0% 14.7% 7.8%
Never heard of 0.9% 0.7% 2.4% 2.9% 1.4%
Can't rate 17.0% 17.1% 19.9% 25.5% 18.4%
Refused 3.3% 2.2% 2.3% 3.9% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1026


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 8.0% 8.1% 11.9% 5.6% 3.6% 6.6% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 44.6% 45.3% 45.9% 53.8% 62.0% 36.4% 46.4%
Mostly unfavorable 10.9% 18.1% 14.5% 17.5% 11.4% 10.9% 14.4%
Very unfavorable 12.0% 7.7% 6.7% 3.1% 4.2% 10.9% 7.8%
Never heard of 5.4% 1.0% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2% 1.6% 1.5%
Can't rate 18.5% 17.7% 18.2% 16.3% 15.1% 24.4% 18.5%
Refused 0.7% 2.0% 2.6% 3.8% 2.4% 9.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Very favorable 6.0% 7.8% 10.0% 8.5% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 33.3% 42.9% 50.5% 55.3% 46.5%
Mostly unfavorable 11.2% 16.9% 13.2% 13.2% 14.3%
Very unfavorable 16.9% 8.2% 6.9% 3.0% 7.8%
Never heard of 5.6% 1.3% 0.7% 0.2% 1.5%
Can't rate 23.7% 18.4% 16.7% 17.4% 18.5%
Refused 3.2% 4.3% 2.1% 2.4% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 8.5% 5.8% 10.0% 8.9% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 45.0% 47.9% 30.7% 53.9% 46.4%
Mostly unfavorable 14.4% 13.9% 13.6% 15.0% 14.4%
Very unfavorable 7.2% 10.6% 13.6% 4.9% 7.8%
Never heard of 0.9% 4.2% 2.9% 0.0% 1.4%
Can't rate 20.2% 15.8% 27.1% 14.3% 18.6%
Refused 3.8% 1.8% 2.1% 3.0% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052


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 11.8% 4.6% 11.1% 7.6% 7.6% 7.3% 8.1%
Mostly favorable 37.4% 53.5% 46.7% 50.0% 51.2% 29.7% 46.6%
Mostly unfavorable 18.3% 13.4% 15.2% 13.6% 13.1% 13.3% 14.5%
Very unfavorable 14.5% 7.1% 3.8% 5.8% 5.9% 12.1% 7.8%
Never heard of 0.7% 1.1% 2.8% 1.5% 1.0% 1.8% 1.4%
Can't rate 14.2% 17.8% 17.6% 18.5% 19.4% 29.1% 18.6%
Refused 3.1% 2.5% 2.8% 3.0% 1.7% 6.7% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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