Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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


OPMUSLIM

(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 Muslim Americans 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 11% 11%
Mostly favorable 38.8% 49.8%
Mostly unfavorable 13.2% 63%
Very unfavorable 8.1% 71.1%
Never heard of 2.1% 73.2%
Can't rate 21.2% 94.4%
Refused 5.5% 99.9%
Total N = 974

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.5% 11.5% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 43.0% 35.3% 38.8%
Mostly unfavorable 15.0% 11.8% 13.2%
Very unfavorable 8.5% 7.8% 8.1%
Never heard of 1.8% 2.4% 2.1%
Can't rate 16.2% 25.3% 21.2%
Refused 5.0% 5.9% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
974


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 8.8% 12.9% 12.8% 12.5% 9.7% 7.5% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 50.5% 45.3% 40.1% 42.9% 34.9% 26.7% 39.0%
Mostly unfavorable 12.7% 13.7% 12.5% 12.9% 14.7% 13.5% 13.3%
Very unfavorable 13.7% 6.7% 7.1% 7.4% 10.2% 7.8% 8.1%
Never heard of 1.5% 0.6% 2.2% 1.9% 0.0% 4.9% 2.0%
Can't rate 9.8% 18.4% 18.7% 17.1% 26.5% 30.0% 20.9%
Refused 2.9% 2.4% 6.6% 5.1% 4.0% 9.6% 5.6%
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 13.6% 9.2% 7.5% 15.4% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 24.2% 36.0% 42.5% 45.6% 38.8%
Mostly unfavorable 15.9% 11.1% 14.6% 13.4% 13.2%
Very unfavorable 15.0% 10.2% 5.8% 4.5% 8.1%
Never heard of 3.1% 2.3% 2.5% 1.1% 2.1%
Can't rate 20.6% 24.8% 22.9% 15.2% 21.1%
Refused 7.5% 6.4% 4.2% 4.8% 5.5%
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 11.6% 9.3% 12.4% 11.0% 11.1%
Mostly favorable 36.6% 45.7% 40.5% 41.3% 39.3%
Mostly unfavorable 14.4% 11.7% 8.1% 14.5% 13.4%
Very unfavorable 8.8% 5.2% 10.3% 14.0% 8.3%
Never heard of 2.0% 2.3% 1.1% 1.2% 2.0%
Can't rate 21.5% 20.7% 20.0% 16.9% 21.0%
Refused 5.1% 5.0% 7.6% 1.2% 5.0%
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 9.0% 13.5% 10.9% 11.7% 6.6% 11.6% 11.1%
Mostly favorable 24.7% 43.9% 44.3% 39.5% 45.4% 33.3% 39.2%
Mostly unfavorable 14.1% 11.3% 14.9% 13.5% 12.3% 17.1% 13.4%
Very unfavorable 15.6% 5.5% 5.7% 7.2% 3.5% 13.2% 8.0%
Never heard of 1.7% 2.6% 3.8% 1.0% 0.6% 2.3% 2.1%
Can't rate 29.6% 19.0% 16.2% 21.1% 23.7% 19.0% 21.2%
Refused 5.3% 4.1% 4.2% 5.9% 7.9% 3.5% 5.0%
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 12.0% 11.3% 11.1% 11.1% 11.2%
Mostly favorable 31.0% 35.8% 38.6% 48.4% 39.2%
Mostly unfavorable 26.4% 15.3% 12.4% 8.2% 13.5%
Very unfavorable 17.6% 10.0% 5.0% 8.5% 8.2%
Never heard of 0.0% 2.1% 1.9% 3.5% 2.1%
Can't rate 13.0% 18.3% 24.9% 17.5% 20.5%
Refused 0.0% 7.3% 6.2% 2.8% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
948



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