Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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JOBDEMOC

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

How good a job is the Democratic Party doing these days in standing up for its traditional positions on such things as protecting the interests of minorities, helping the poor and needy, and representing working people -- would you say the Party is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job or a poor job?
  1) Excellent
  2) Good
  3) Only fair
  4) Poor
  9) Don't know/refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Excellent 11.6% 11.6%
Good 51.7% 63.3%
Only fair 32.4% 95.7%
Poor 3.6% 99.3%
Don't know/refused .8% 100.1%
Total N = 968

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent 11.0% 12.0% 11.6%
Good 49.1% 53.5% 51.7%
Only fair 35.3% 30.3% 32.4%
Poor 4.2% 3.1% 3.6%
Don't know/refused 0.4% 1.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
968


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Excellent 7.3% 12.8% 11.7% 10.5% 10.1% 14.8% 11.7%
Good 54.9% 55.3% 50.0% 46.2% 48.7% 56.9% 51.8%
Only fair 35.6% 30.7% 32.6% 40.5% 32.6% 24.1% 32.2%
Poor 2.1% 1.2% 5.2% 2.4% 7.1% 2.4% 3.5%
Don't know/refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.4% 1.5% 1.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
955


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Excellent 15.4% 14.4% 11.1% 6.3% 11.6%
Good 47.9% 48.3% 51.9% 58.1% 51.7%
Only fair 28.7% 33.5% 34.3% 31.6% 32.5%
Poor 7.1% 3.3% 1.4% 3.6% 3.5%
Don't know/refused 0.9% 0.5% 1.4% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
967


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion or atheist TOTAL
Excellent 11.9% 11.8% 13.2% 9.8% 11.8%
Good 51.6% 50.2% 52.6% 54.7% 51.6%
Only fair 32.4% 33.5% 28.9% 29.4% 32.2%
Poor 3.0% 3.9% 5.3% 6.1% 3.6%
Don't know/refused 1.1% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935


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
Excellent 16.0% 11.7% 12.7% 11.1% 8.0% 9.0% 11.5%
Good 53.6% 56.4% 48.5% 47.9% 50.3% 51.7% 51.8%
Only fair 28.3% 28.5% 35.8% 35.6% 34.5% 34.6% 32.5%
Poor 2.1% 2.8% 2.4% 4.7% 4.6% 4.7% 3.5%
Don't know/refused 0.0% 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 2.5% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
963


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Excellent 35.3% 10.1% 11.1% 9.6% 11.3%
Good 27.5% 60.7% 48.3% 54.8% 51.8%
Only fair 37.3% 26.8% 36.6% 29.6% 32.6%
Poor 0.0% 2.4% 3.3% 5.0% 3.6%
Don't know/refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 1.0% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
942



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