Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GOVCELL

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

Do you think the federal government should or should not fund stem cell research?
  1) Should
  2) Should not
  3) Depends
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should 43.1% 43.1%
Should not 34.8% 77.9%
Depends 4.2% 82.1%
No opinion 17.9% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Should 47.4% 46.8% 45.0% 45.9% 37.7% 34.8% 43.2%
Should not 28.0% 34.7% 34.7% 34.2% 35.9% 41.0% 35.0%
Depends 1.1% 3.0% 4.2% 4.4% 8.3% 4.3% 4.1%
No opinion 23.5% 15.5% 16.0% 15.5% 18.2% 19.9% 17.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should 46.9% 39.6% 43.1%
Should not 34.6% 35.0% 34.8%
Depends 2.6% 5.6% 4.2%
No opinion 15.9% 19.7% 17.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Should 42.0% 45.6% 46.8% 26.6% 43.6%
Should not 39.1% 32.7% 34.4% 32.9% 35.2%
Depends 4.1% 4.3% 3.4% 5.9% 4.1%
No opinion 14.8% 17.4% 15.3% 34.6% 17.1%
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
Should 33.9% 39.3% 46.4% 53.7% 62.3% 37.7% 43.1%
Should not 38.1% 40.9% 34.9% 25.8% 27.9% 29.8% 34.8%
Depends 4.5% 3.7% 4.7% 8.4% 1.6% 2.8% 4.2%
No opinion 23.5% 16.1% 14.1% 12.1% 8.2% 29.6% 17.9%
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
Should 30.5% 33.9% 45.3% 61.5% 43.2%
Should not 42.3% 40.4% 33.2% 24.5% 34.9%
Depends 2.8% 4.8% 5.9% 2.6% 4.2%
No opinion 24.4% 20.9% 15.6% 11.4% 17.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Should 43.5% 39.5% 31.3% 49.5% 43.2%
Should not 35.6% 37.3% 38.5% 30.5% 35.0%
Depends 4.8% 4.0% 5.6% 2.0% 4.1%
No opinion 16.1% 19.2% 24.7% 18.0% 17.8%
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
Should 24.1% 36.5% 51.2% 48.6% 53.1% 53.7% 43.5%
Should not 49.2% 39.8% 32.4% 31.5% 25.3% 25.3% 34.9%
Depends 9.0% 4.2% 2.2% 3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 4.1%
No opinion 17.7% 19.5% 14.3% 16.3% 18.7% 18.5% 17.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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