Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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FAVISLAM

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam?
  1) Favorable
  2) Unfavorable
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favorable 37.6% 37.6%
Unfavorable 33% 70.6%
No opinion 29.4% 100%
Total N = 944

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Favorable 51.3% 44.0% 31.5% 45.2% 33.2% 24.8% 37.9%
Unfavorable 31.9% 29.1% 38.2% 33.3% 25.3% 37.0% 33.1%
No opinion 16.8% 26.9% 30.3% 21.5% 41.5% 38.3% 29.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
933


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favorable 41.6% 34.0% 37.6%
Unfavorable 35.1% 31.1% 33.0%
No opinion 23.3% 34.9% 29.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
944


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Favorable 36.8% 39.6% 39.6% 30.8% 38.1%
Unfavorable 41.8% 29.7% 31.9% 25.6% 33.6%
No opinion 21.4% 30.7% 28.4% 43.6% 28.2%
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
Favorable 32.0% 31.6% 43.3% 52.2% 53.2% 27.9% 37.6%
Unfavorable 33.7% 33.5% 33.3% 32.3% 26.6% 34.6% 33.0%
No opinion 34.3% 34.9% 23.5% 15.5% 20.1% 37.5% 29.4%
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
Favorable 25.9% 30.0% 41.1% 52.0% 37.6%
Unfavorable 34.4% 34.1% 33.0% 31.2% 33.1%
No opinion 39.8% 35.9% 25.9% 16.8% 29.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
940


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Favorable 35.0% 38.5% 20.1% 49.2% 37.6%
Unfavorable 32.6% 36.1% 32.9% 32.4% 33.2%
No opinion 32.3% 25.4% 47.0% 18.4% 29.2%
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
Favorable 37.4% 37.1% 40.9% 37.5% 36.2% 37.5% 37.8%
Unfavorable 39.0% 36.0% 29.7% 26.8% 37.6% 30.0% 33.3%
No opinion 23.6% 26.9% 29.4% 35.7% 26.2% 32.5% 28.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935



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