Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GRPNOREL

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

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: people who are not religious?
  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 9.1% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 41.9% 51%
Mostly unfavorable 18.5% 69.5%
Very unfavorable 11% 80.5%
Never heard of .2% 80.7%
Can't rate 14.9% 95.6%
Refused 4.4% 100%
Total N = 944

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very favorable 15.1% 10.2% 9.0% 6.0% 7.9% 6.6% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 42.7% 46.7% 43.3% 47.1% 41.4% 31.0% 42.3%
Mostly unfavorable 13.4% 18.6% 16.4% 18.1% 18.1% 25.1% 18.4%
Very unfavorable 12.5% 12.1% 9.2% 11.5% 6.0% 14.2% 11.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.2%
Can't rate 11.6% 10.5% 18.7% 14.5% 18.1% 15.2% 14.9%
Refused 4.7% 1.9% 3.1% 2.7% 8.4% 7.3% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
933


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 9.6% 8.7% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 44.6% 39.4% 41.9%
Mostly unfavorable 19.3% 17.7% 18.5%
Very unfavorable 6.9% 14.7% 11.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Can't rate 14.8% 15.1% 15.0%
Refused 4.7% 4.1% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
944


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 5.6% 8.3% 11.9% 12.8% 9.0%
Mostly favorable 45.5% 43.4% 43.2% 26.3% 42.7%
Mostly unfavorable 25.2% 17.9% 14.7% 11.3% 18.5%
Very unfavorable 9.1% 11.2% 11.4% 21.1% 11.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 10.6% 14.3% 15.9% 23.3% 14.4%
Refused 4.0% 5.0% 2.4% 5.3% 3.9%
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 8.9% 9.5% 8.1% 11.3% 6.5% 10.7% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 31.1% 46.6% 44.2% 52.8% 54.0% 32.4% 41.9%
Mostly unfavorable 20.8% 16.9% 17.9% 10.1% 23.7% 21.0% 18.5%
Very unfavorable 19.2% 7.4% 10.0% 9.4% 8.6% 9.9% 11.0%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.2%
Can't rate 14.4% 17.6% 15.5% 13.2% 4.3% 17.3% 15.0%
Refused 5.3% 2.1% 4.4% 3.1% 2.9% 8.1% 4.4%
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 9.3% 9.6% 7.6% 9.6% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 35.5% 38.3% 44.0% 49.2% 42.0%
Mostly unfavorable 13.5% 19.8% 21.8% 16.4% 18.5%
Very unfavorable 15.4% 13.0% 9.0% 7.7% 11.0%
Never heard of 0.8% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 21.6% 15.1% 14.1% 11.2% 14.8%
Refused 3.9% 4.3% 3.2% 5.9% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
940


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 7.5% 11.4% 4.2% 12.9% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 43.9% 36.6% 27.9% 47.0% 42.0%
Mostly unfavorable 19.8% 19.0% 25.5% 12.6% 18.5%
Very unfavorable 9.9% 14.1% 20.6% 7.7% 11.0%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Can't rate 15.1% 13.8% 15.2% 15.0% 14.9%
Refused 3.6% 5.2% 6.7% 4.7% 4.4%
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 10.6% 8.7% 5.8% 10.4% 8.8% 14.4% 9.3%
Mostly favorable 30.3% 32.6% 48.1% 48.2% 53.3% 45.6% 42.2%
Mostly unfavorable 20.5% 24.1% 20.2% 17.2% 11.8% 11.3% 18.6%
Very unfavorable 19.3% 14.8% 12.5% 5.6% 4.4% 5.6% 10.9%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 16.1% 13.5% 9.6% 16.3% 17.3% 17.5% 14.6%
Refused 3.1% 5.9% 3.5% 2.4% 4.4% 5.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935



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