Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of journalists 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 5.1% 5.1%
High 39.3% 44.4%
Low 37% 81.4%
Very low 10.9% 92.3%
Don't know 7.8% 100.1%
Total N = 944

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very high 3.0% 7.4% 5.9% 4.5% 4.1% 5.3% 5.2%
High 37.2% 30.3% 45.1% 50.2% 40.8% 29.7% 39.3%
Low 42.9% 38.7% 32.1% 32.3% 39.4% 40.6% 37.0%
Very low 11.7% 15.8% 11.0% 7.3% 8.3% 10.9% 10.9%
Don't know 5.2% 7.7% 5.9% 5.7% 7.3% 13.5% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
933


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very high 4.5% 5.7% 5.1%
High 38.0% 40.5% 39.3%
Low 39.3% 34.8% 36.9%
Very low 12.9% 9.1% 10.9%
Don't know 5.3% 9.9% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
944


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very high 6.2% 2.8% 6.6% 3.0% 5.0%
High 30.8% 48.7% 40.3% 33.8% 39.7%
Low 43.7% 33.0% 34.6% 42.1% 37.3%
Very low 13.3% 8.3% 10.5% 11.3% 10.7%
Don't know 6.2% 7.1% 8.1% 9.8% 7.3%
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 high 7.2% 4.3% 5.9% 4.3% 4.3% 2.9% 5.1%
High 41.2% 37.7% 44.9% 38.5% 44.6% 27.6% 39.3%
Low 34.5% 37.9% 34.6% 43.5% 35.3% 39.3% 36.9%
Very low 8.3% 14.0% 9.4% 9.9% 13.7% 11.4% 10.9%
Don't know 8.8% 6.2% 5.2% 3.7% 2.2% 18.8% 7.8%
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 high 6.9% 5.8% 3.9% 3.9% 5.0%
High 31.3% 36.4% 44.3% 43.2% 39.3%
Low 35.5% 38.5% 35.1% 37.1% 36.9%
Very low 10.0% 11.3% 12.2% 10.0% 11.0%
Don't know 16.2% 8.1% 4.4% 5.7% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
940


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very high 5.0% 4.8% 7.4% 4.7% 5.1%
High 39.2% 42.8% 37.4% 38.0% 39.3%
Low 36.8% 38.3% 35.6% 36.8% 36.9%
Very low 11.8% 7.9% 4.9% 13.5% 10.9%
Don't know 7.3% 6.2% 14.7% 7.0% 7.7%
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 high 3.6% 5.2% 2.9% 7.4% 6.6% 5.0% 5.2%
High 32.8% 39.7% 44.2% 43.8% 37.1% 34.8% 39.5%
Low 37.9% 39.3% 37.8% 34.9% 35.3% 37.3% 37.2%
Very low 16.6% 7.2% 7.4% 9.5% 12.5% 20.5% 11.0%
Don't know 9.1% 8.5% 7.7% 4.4% 8.5% 2.5% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935



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