Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPMUSLM

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

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Muslims?
  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 6.8% 6.8%
Mostly favorable 40.1% 46.9%
Mostly unfavorable 18.1% 65%
Very unfavorable 10.5% 75.5%
Never heard of .9% 76.4%
Can't rate 20.3% 96.7%
Refused 3.2% 99.9%
Total N = 944

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 5.2% 12.7% 6.4% 3.0% 9.7% 5.6% 7.0%
Mostly favorable 48.3% 44.7% 37.0% 51.5% 35.5% 24.1% 40.2%
Mostly unfavorable 17.7% 17.7% 21.1% 18.5% 12.4% 17.2% 17.8%
Very unfavorable 8.2% 11.2% 7.5% 11.2% 13.8% 13.2% 10.7%
Never heard of 0.9% 0.6% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6% 0.8%
Can't rate 15.5% 11.5% 24.7% 15.2% 21.7% 32.7% 20.4%
Refused 4.3% 1.6% 2.6% 0.6% 6.9% 4.6% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
933


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 6.4% 7.4% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 39.9% 40.3% 40.1%
Mostly unfavorable 21.4% 15.2% 18.1%
Very unfavorable 10.1% 11.0% 10.5%
Never heard of 0.5% 1.2% 0.8%
Can't rate 17.9% 22.6% 20.3%
Refused 3.9% 2.5% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
944


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 5.6% 7.3% 8.3% 7.6% 7.1%
Mostly favorable 37.9% 42.6% 42.4% 34.8% 40.5%
Mostly unfavorable 20.8% 18.8% 17.8% 11.4% 18.5%
Very unfavorable 11.5% 9.8% 9.5% 18.2% 10.8%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.4% 0.9% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 20.2% 19.0% 19.4% 22.7% 19.8%
Refused 3.7% 2.3% 1.7% 5.3% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
918


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 6.1% 8.7% 5.9% 8.2% 7.9% 5.5% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 33.7% 36.9% 46.2% 42.8% 55.7% 33.5% 40.1%
Mostly unfavorable 18.8% 19.6% 18.1% 21.4% 20.0% 12.1% 18.1%
Very unfavorable 12.4% 11.3% 8.9% 9.4% 7.9% 11.8% 10.6%
Never heard of 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 0.8%
Can't rate 24.0% 21.5% 18.7% 16.4% 5.0% 26.5% 20.3%
Refused 3.0% 1.9% 2.2% 1.9% 3.6% 7.7% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
944


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Very favorable 2.3% 6.8% 7.9% 8.5% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 28.1% 35.8% 40.9% 52.4% 40.1%
Mostly unfavorable 21.9% 16.3% 20.3% 16.6% 18.1%
Very unfavorable 12.7% 11.7% 11.3% 7.2% 10.6%
Never heard of 4.6% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Can't rate 28.5% 25.1% 16.6% 12.0% 20.2%
Refused 1.9% 3.8% 3.0% 3.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
940


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 5.2% 9.6% 3.7% 9.6% 6.8%
Mostly favorable 40.7% 37.7% 23.9% 46.3% 40.0%
Mostly unfavorable 16.7% 21.2% 17.2% 19.6% 18.2%
Very unfavorable 11.3% 11.3% 14.1% 7.2% 10.6%
Never heard of 0.8% 0.0% 3.7% 0.5% 0.8%
Can't rate 21.7% 18.2% 34.4% 13.6% 20.4%
Refused 3.6% 2.1% 3.1% 3.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
938


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 7.5% 7.8% 6.1% 8.3% 5.5% 5.0% 7.0%
Mostly favorable 30.7% 40.1% 48.7% 41.1% 39.1% 37.9% 40.1%
Mostly unfavorable 17.3% 17.2% 16.6% 20.7% 19.9% 17.4% 18.2%
Very unfavorable 17.3% 13.1% 10.5% 4.4% 8.9% 9.3% 10.6%
Never heard of 0.8% 1.3% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Can't rate 23.6% 17.0% 14.3% 21.9% 24.4% 26.1% 20.3%
Refused 2.8% 3.5% 3.8% 1.8% 2.2% 4.3% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935



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