Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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ETHPUBOF

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of public officials in Washington these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards?
  1) Very high
  2) High
  3) Low
  4) Very low
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very high 2.5% 2.5%
High 31.3% 33.8%
Low 43.1% 76.9%
Very low 17.1% 94%
Don't know 6% 100%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very high 1.7% 1.9% 2.8% 2.7% 1.4% 4.3% 2.6%
High 37.2% 32.5% 27.8% 30.7% 35.9% 26.4% 31.2%
Low 41.9% 45.9% 48.2% 41.1% 38.7% 41.5% 43.3%
Very low 15.0% 16.6% 17.3% 22.0% 15.2% 16.1% 17.3%
Don't know 4.3% 3.2% 3.9% 3.6% 8.8% 11.7% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very high 1.8% 3.2% 2.5%
High 29.5% 32.9% 31.3%
Low 43.4% 42.8% 43.1%
Very low 21.7% 12.8% 17.1%
Don't know 3.5% 8.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very high 3.3% 2.9% 0.8% 5.8% 2.6%
High 39.5% 27.2% 26.9% 29.1% 31.2%
Low 36.3% 49.7% 46.8% 38.8% 43.8%
Very low 15.7% 16.0% 20.3% 15.5% 17.1%
Don't know 5.2% 4.2% 5.3% 10.7% 5.2%
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 high 2.5% 2.4% 2.2% 3.8% 3.6% 1.9% 2.5%
High 38.5% 24.1% 34.1% 30.0% 44.0% 24.8% 31.3%
Low 40.4% 47.9% 41.4% 48.8% 36.7% 40.7% 43.1%
Very low 14.2% 21.3% 16.9% 16.9% 10.2% 16.7% 17.0%
Don't know 4.4% 4.3% 5.4% 0.6% 5.4% 15.9% 6.0%
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 high 3.6% 2.9% 2.1% 2.2% 2.6%
High 38.6% 26.3% 32.3% 34.1% 31.4%
Low 32.1% 47.6% 44.8% 40.6% 43.0%
Very low 18.5% 17.6% 15.8% 17.1% 17.2%
Don't know 7.2% 5.7% 5.1% 6.1% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very high 2.9% 4.6% 1.4% 0.5% 2.6%
High 32.0% 28.3% 31.9% 31.5% 31.2%
Low 45.5% 43.2% 29.0% 42.6% 43.2%
Very low 14.3% 20.7% 21.0% 19.7% 17.2%
Don't know 5.3% 3.3% 16.7% 5.7% 5.9%
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 high 2.4% 3.6% 2.4% 1.5% 2.7% 1.8% 2.5%
High 32.8% 34.4% 36.3% 32.9% 30.1% 12.1% 31.5%
Low 37.2% 44.9% 39.1% 45.9% 41.1% 53.9% 43.1%
Very low 20.0% 10.5% 19.4% 17.2% 18.5% 24.2% 17.2%
Don't know 7.6% 6.6% 2.8% 2.4% 7.5% 7.9% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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