Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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

Just your best guess, would you say that most business executives try to obey the laws governing their profession or would you say most business executives try to find a way around the laws governing their profession?
  1) Try to obey the laws
  2) Try to find a way around the laws
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Try to obey the laws 35.4% 35.4%
Try to find a way around the laws 57.7% 93.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Try to obey the laws 33.0% 32.4% 35.5% 39.5% 36.4% 34.7% 35.3%
Try to find a way around the laws 62.1% 62.5% 59.5% 56.8% 54.8% 51.5% 58.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.8% 8.8% 13.8% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Try to obey the laws 36.5% 34.3% 35.4%
Try to find a way around the laws 58.4% 57.0% 57.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 8.6% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Try to obey the laws 47.5% 29.1% 32.7% 24.9% 35.6%
Try to find a way around the laws 46.8% 64.9% 61.6% 64.6% 58.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 6.0% 5.8% 10.5% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


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
Try to obey the laws 29.2% 28.2% 41.2% 46.1% 52.1% 28.9% 35.4%
Try to find a way around the laws 62.8% 67.8% 53.9% 49.2% 42.6% 54.5% 57.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 3.9% 5.0% 4.7% 5.2% 16.6% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Try to obey the laws 21.5% 29.1% 38.5% 49.2% 35.4%
Try to find a way around the laws 65.3% 65.3% 56.6% 44.1% 57.8%
Don't know/Refused 13.2% 5.7% 4.9% 6.7% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Try to obey the laws 39.2% 30.1% 31.4% 32.6% 35.4%
Try to find a way around the laws 54.4% 65.1% 51.5% 62.5% 57.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 4.8% 17.2% 4.9% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


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
Try to obey the laws 37.1% 38.3% 36.2% 34.2% 34.5% 27.9% 35.5%
Try to find a way around the laws 54.4% 54.5% 58.5% 60.5% 59.6% 62.9% 57.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 7.2% 5.3% 5.2% 5.9% 9.2% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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