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Does the respondent oppose the public display of religious symbols?

Below are 13 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q39L from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..l. Allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces (Q39L)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50229.8
2) Agree62537.1
3) Disagree20612.2
4) Strongly disagree23413.9
5) Undecided1187.0
TOTAL1685100.0


DISPREL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q37l. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces? (DISPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1438.9
2) Disagree26116.2
3) Agree63839.7
4) Strongly agree46128.7
8) Undecided1056.5
Missing40 
TOTAL1,608100.0


TNGODLAW from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

In your opinion, is a display of the Ten Commandments in a public building primarily an acknowledgement of God or primarily a statement about the roots of our laws? (TNGODLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Primarily an acknowledgement of God36136.0
2) Primarily a statement about the root of our laws52452.2
3) Neither545.4
9) Dont know/Refused646.4
TOTAL1003100.0


PBDPST10 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

Now, please also tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Government officials should be allowed to post the Ten Commandments inside public buildings when they are displayed as one document among many historical documents. (PBDPST10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66666.4
2) Mildly agree18618.5
3) Mildly disagree363.6
4) Strongly disagree939.3
9) Dont know/Refused222.2
TOTAL1003100.0


TNCOMGOV from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2004

Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: Government officials should be allowed to post the Ten Commandments inside government buildings. (TNCOMGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50250.0
2) Mildly agree18318.2
3) Mildly disagree10310.3
4) Strongly disagree18618.5
98) Dont know252.5
99) Refused40.4
TOTAL1,003100.0


FRREL1 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997

Im going to read you some ways people might exercise their First Amendment right of freedom of religion. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree that someone should be free to do it. People should be allowed to display religious symbols on government property. Do you agree or disagree that people should be free to do this? PROBE: do you strongly or mildly (agree/disagree)? (FRREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28427.7
2) Mildly agree20119.6
3) Mildly disagree20419.9
4) Strongly disagree29228.5
9) Dont know/Refused444.3
TOTAL1025100.0


SUPRELIG from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] As I read some issues the Supreme Court may rule on over the coming years, please tell me how important each issue is to you personally. Are court decisions on whether to allow religious displays on government property very important, fairly important, not too important, or not at all important to you? (SUPRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important72654.9
2) Fairly important33024.9
3) Not too important14611.0
4) Not at all important1037.8
9) Dont know/Refused181.4
Missing1,372 
TOTAL1,323100.0


W_10COMM from News Interest Index, October 2003

[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The recent removal of a monument of the Ten Commandments from an Alabama courthouse (W_10COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57839.8
2) No82456.8
9) Dont know/Refused493.4
Missing1,220 
TOTAL1,451100.0


TENCOMM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

Do you believe that it is proper or improper for the Ten Commandments to be displayed in a government building? (TENCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Proper2,40572.0
2) Improper78023.4
9) Dont know/Refused1534.6
TOTAL3,338100.0


STATE1D from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999

Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - A copy of the Ten Commandments should be posted in all city court rooms. (STATE1D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34042.2
2) Somewhat agree18723.2
3) Somewhat disagree10312.8
4) Strongly disagree16820.8
8) Dont know50.6
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0


CNDLCHNG from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO WISHED TO CHANGE THEIR ANSWER REGARDING WHETHER A MANGER SHOULD BE ALLOWED ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY FOR CHRISTMAS, AFTER ASKED IF CANDLES SHOULD BE ALLOWED ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY FOR A JEWISH CELEBRATION: Did you want to change your response to the question on the manger scene? (CNDLCHNG)
TOTAL%
0) No Change3,33999.3
1) Wants change240.7
TOTAL3363100.0


GOVCNDLE from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with the following statement? - Its okay for a city government to put up candles on government property for a Jewish religious celebration. (GOVCNDLE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree2,44672.7
2) Disagree68220.3
8) Dont know2357.0
TOTAL3363100.0


GOVMNGER from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with the following statement? - Its okay for a city government to put up a manger scene on government property at Christmas. (GOVMNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Agree2,47573.6
2) Disagree64919.3
8) Dont know2387.1
TOTAL3362100.0




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