Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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OPCATHOL

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

Now I'd like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics 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 28.7% 28.7%
Mostly favorable 48.8% 77.5%
Mostly unfavorable 6.3% 83.8%
Very unfavorable 3.5% 87.3%
Never heard of .1% 87.4%
Can't rate 7.8% 95.2%
Refused 4.8% 100%
Total N = 974

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 29.3% 28.3% 28.7%
Mostly favorable 50.2% 47.6% 48.8%
Mostly unfavorable 6.3% 6.3% 6.3%
Very unfavorable 2.9% 4.0% 3.5%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 7.3% 8.2% 7.8%
Refused 3.8% 5.6% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
974


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 30.2% 23.4% 27.9% 30.0% 29.0% 32.2% 28.7%
Mostly favorable 43.4% 54.0% 47.7% 49.3% 48.9% 47.1% 48.8%
Mostly unfavorable 11.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6.5% 7.5% 4.0% 6.4%
Very unfavorable 4.4% 6.1% 4.0% 2.8% 3.5% 1.3% 3.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 6.8% 6.7% 11.0% 5.5% 8.6% 6.2% 7.6%
Refused 3.9% 3.7% 3.3% 5.3% 2.4% 9.3% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
962


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Very favorable 35.8% 30.5% 25.6% 26.4% 28.8%
Mostly favorable 34.6% 47.6% 50.6% 54.9% 48.7%
Mostly unfavorable 7.0% 5.2% 7.2% 6.7% 6.3%
Very unfavorable 7.3% 4.5% 2.5% 1.5% 3.5%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
Can't rate 10.9% 7.9% 8.0% 6.2% 7.8%
Refused 4.5% 4.3% 6.1% 4.0% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
971


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion or atheist TOTAL
Very favorable 25.9% 46.4% 23.1% 5.8% 29.4%
Mostly favorable 53.2% 39.9% 44.6% 49.7% 49.2%
Mostly unfavorable 5.3% 2.1% 12.4% 22.2% 6.1%
Very unfavorable 2.7% 2.4% 3.8% 12.3% 3.3%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 8.8% 5.5% 4.8% 7.6% 7.6%
Refused 3.9% 3.7% 11.3% 2.3% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
938


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 28.2% 38.0% 23.4% 26.5% 23.7% 25.7% 29.1%
Mostly favorable 41.7% 46.9% 59.4% 54.1% 48.4% 42.0% 49.2%
Mostly unfavorable 7.7% 4.0% 1.9% 5.1% 8.9% 17.1% 6.2%
Very unfavorable 5.3% 1.4% 3.6% 3.7% 2.8% 4.7% 3.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 11.8% 6.0% 6.1% 8.8% 9.2% 5.8% 7.8%
Refused 5.3% 3.4% 5.7% 1.8% 7.0% 4.7% 4.3%
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
Very favorable 36.6% 30.5% 28.9% 24.3% 29.0%
Mostly favorable 45.4% 45.5% 50.4% 53.5% 49.2%
Mostly unfavorable 11.6% 5.8% 5.0% 7.3% 6.2%
Very unfavorable 2.3% 5.1% 2.6% 4.3% 3.7%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 2.8% 7.9% 8.4% 6.4% 7.4%
Refused 1.4% 4.8% 4.7% 4.2% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
948



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