Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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ETHRELLD

(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 religious leaders 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 5% 5%
High 50.2% 55.2%
Low 29.5% 84.7%
Very low 6.3% 91%
Don't know 9% 100%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very high 9.9% 3.5% 4.1% 3.0% 4.6% 6.4% 5.0%
High 50.2% 53.2% 44.6% 53.0% 55.8% 47.2% 50.2%
Low 27.0% 27.2% 39.4% 30.7% 24.0% 24.4% 29.6%
Very low 6.4% 9.5% 5.9% 7.1% 5.1% 4.3% 6.5%
Don't know 6.4% 6.6% 5.9% 6.3% 10.6% 17.7% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very high 4.9% 5.1% 5.0%
High 48.8% 51.3% 50.1%
Low 32.3% 26.9% 29.5%
Very low 7.5% 5.2% 6.3%
Don't know 6.5% 11.4% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very high 6.6% 5.4% 2.8% 5.8% 5.1%
High 54.6% 54.3% 45.7% 32.0% 50.5%
Low 27.8% 27.5% 34.2% 31.1% 29.9%
Very low 4.0% 6.3% 7.7% 11.7% 6.3%
Don't know 7.0% 6.3% 9.6% 19.4% 8.3%
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 8.4% 2.6% 5.2% 5.6% 6.0% 4.3% 5.0%
High 53.1% 47.3% 52.7% 50.0% 58.4% 43.2% 50.2%
Low 29.1% 35.2% 28.4% 35.6% 20.5% 23.3% 29.6%
Very low 3.6% 7.7% 5.9% 3.1% 7.2% 8.6% 6.3%
Don't know 5.8% 7.1% 7.8% 5.6% 7.8% 20.6% 9.0%
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 3.2% 5.6% 6.3% 3.9% 5.0%
High 46.8% 46.7% 54.1% 53.2% 50.1%
Low 26.6% 32.4% 29.7% 26.8% 29.6%
Very low 8.5% 6.6% 3.9% 7.4% 6.4%
Don't know 14.9% 8.7% 6.0% 8.7% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very high 4.8% 4.5% 2.9% 6.7% 5.0%
High 51.2% 49.1% 49.6% 49.3% 50.2%
Low 29.9% 30.6% 25.2% 29.6% 29.6%
Very low 5.4% 9.7% 5.8% 5.9% 6.3%
Don't know 8.7% 6.1% 16.5% 8.6% 8.8%
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 11.4% 5.7% 2.4% 1.8% 4.1% 3.0% 4.9%
High 52.8% 60.7% 51.9% 53.6% 43.8% 21.0% 50.3%
Low 19.0% 24.3% 30.8% 29.7% 35.9% 49.7% 29.7%
Very low 6.2% 2.5% 7.6% 6.4% 7.2% 13.2% 6.4%
Don't know 10.7% 6.8% 7.3% 8.5% 9.0% 13.2% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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