Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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OPMURDER

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

I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 32.8% 32.8%
Favor 34.1% 66.9%
Oppose 16.4% 83.3%
Strongly oppose 9.2% 92.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 99.9%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Strongly favor 34.1% 34.0% 33.8% 33.3% 41.0% 25.5% 33.3%
Favor 33.2% 37.1% 38.7% 30.4% 24.0% 36.9% 34.0%
Oppose 16.4% 15.2% 14.2% 19.3% 15.2% 16.8% 16.2%
Strongly oppose 13.8% 7.9% 6.4% 8.9% 11.5% 10.4% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 5.7% 7.0% 8.0% 8.3% 10.4% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 37.6% 28.3% 32.8%
Favor 35.5% 32.9% 34.2%
Oppose 13.5% 19.2% 16.4%
Strongly oppose 7.8% 10.5% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 9.1% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 39.5% 28.5% 31.0% 31.1% 33.0%
Favor 40.0% 31.6% 31.3% 32.0% 34.3%
Oppose 10.8% 19.6% 18.8% 17.5% 16.4%
Strongly oppose 4.2% 13.6% 12.2% 1.0% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 6.5% 6.8% 18.4% 7.0%
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
Strongly favor 34.2% 32.3% 31.5% 30.6% 37.3% 33.3% 32.8%
Favor 26.5% 34.6% 40.8% 36.9% 30.1% 30.6% 34.2%
Oppose 17.1% 15.4% 15.4% 19.4% 16.3% 17.4% 16.4%
Strongly oppose 10.9% 10.0% 8.9% 9.4% 9.0% 6.6% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.3% 7.7% 3.5% 3.8% 7.2% 12.0% 7.4%
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
Strongly favor 28.1% 34.5% 42.7% 24.3% 33.0%
Favor 26.5% 36.3% 31.1% 38.4% 34.2%
Oppose 19.3% 14.2% 14.2% 20.6% 16.5%
Strongly oppose 14.5% 8.2% 7.9% 8.9% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 6.7% 4.2% 7.8% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 34.8% 31.5% 31.7% 30.3% 32.9%
Favor 37.1% 32.1% 27.3% 31.5% 34.2%
Oppose 14.4% 19.4% 18.7% 16.7% 16.2%
Strongly oppose 7.8% 7.6% 8.6% 14.5% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 9.4% 13.7% 6.9% 7.4%
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
Strongly favor 35.2% 27.2% 28.6% 36.1% 36.9% 37.3% 32.8%
Favor 28.3% 34.0% 39.0% 37.6% 36.6% 27.1% 34.3%
Oppose 16.2% 19.7% 17.6% 15.2% 13.1% 12.7% 16.3%
Strongly oppose 10.3% 10.0% 10.0% 5.2% 7.2% 15.7% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 9.1% 4.8% 6.1% 6.2% 7.2% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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