Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


OPCONGR

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

Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations. Would you say your overall opinion of Congress is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 8% 8%
Mostly favorable 52.7% 60.7%
Mostly unfavorable 26.4% 87.1%
Very unfavorable 5.3% 92.4%
Never heard of .2% 92.6%
Can't rate 6.4% 99%
Refused 1% 100%
Total N = 1025

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 8.8% 7.2% 8.0%
Mostly favorable 49.6% 55.5% 52.7%
Mostly unfavorable 29.9% 23.2% 26.4%
Very unfavorable 6.5% 4.3% 5.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Can't rate 4.3% 8.5% 6.4%
Refused 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1025


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 6.6% 13.1% 5.4% 4.9% 8.0% 10.8% 8.1%
Mostly favorable 64.9% 55.5% 54.0% 58.0% 49.3% 43.3% 52.8%
Mostly unfavorable 20.6% 20.1% 28.8% 28.8% 27.8% 28.1% 26.5%
Very unfavorable 3.5% 6.2% 3.8% 4.8% 5.2% 6.6% 5.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 2.6% 3.5% 6.7% 3.5% 9.2% 9.2% 6.2%
Refused 1.8% 0.9% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Very favorable 18.6% 6.4% 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Mostly favorable 44.7% 51.0% 57.9% 54.1% 52.7%
Mostly unfavorable 17.8% 28.5% 25.0% 28.5% 26.4%
Very unfavorable 6.7% 5.9% 5.4% 4.1% 5.4%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Can't rate 10.2% 6.5% 5.4% 5.5% 6.4%
Refused 1.9% 1.4% 0.3% 0.6% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1023


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion or atheist TOTAL
Very favorable 7.1% 13.9% 3.8% 3.7% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 55.2% 48.6% 53.2% 40.5% 52.5%
Mostly unfavorable 25.2% 25.4% 30.0% 36.8% 26.4%
Very unfavorable 4.7% 6.2% 8.4% 4.2% 5.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 7.0% 5.2% 2.5% 11.1% 6.5%
Refused 0.8% 0.6% 1.3% 3.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
993


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 favorable 12.2% 8.1% 4.7% 8.9% 7.1% 3.2% 7.9%
Mostly favorable 53.2% 55.3% 56.8% 53.4% 48.9% 38.6% 52.9%
Mostly unfavorable 18.9% 24.5% 25.7% 26.6% 34.7% 37.6% 26.4%
Very unfavorable 7.7% 4.6% 5.1% 4.2% 4.8% 6.9% 5.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 7.7% 7.2% 4.9% 5.4% 3.9% 10.1% 6.3%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 2.7% 1.4% 0.0% 3.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1020


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 13.8% 8.7% 7.7% 5.4% 8.2%
Mostly favorable 56.5% 57.4% 51.4% 49.4% 53.4%
Mostly unfavorable 20.1% 22.4% 28.6% 31.9% 26.4%
Very unfavorable 3.2% 3.8% 6.0% 6.1% 5.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 6.4% 7.1% 5.0% 6.5% 6.1%
Refused 0.0% 0.6% 0.9% 0.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
986



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