Opinion of Evangelical Christians
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Opinion of Evangelical Christians (Demographic Patterns)

Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: evangelical Christians? (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)


Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Age (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + Missing TOTAL
Very favorable 13.0%
31
12.6%
40
13.0%
53
10.3%
39
16.4%
44
16.6%
60
1 13.5%
267
Mostly favorable 43.1%
103
42.8%
136
46.2%
189
49.1%
186
43.3%
116
35.5%
128
14 43.5%
858
Mostly unfavorable 14.2%
34
15.7%
50
12.7%
52
16.6%
63
7.8%
21
10.5%
38
2 13.1%
258
Very unfavorable 5.0%
12
6.3%
20
4.9%
20
3.2%
12
5.2%
14
3.6%
13
1 4.6%
91
Never heard of 5.9%
14
7.2%
23
5.9%
24
7.7%
29
7.1%
19
5.0%
18
3 6.4%
127
Can't rate 15.9%
38
14.2%
45
14.7%
60
11.3%
43
17.2%
46
25.2%
91
6 16.4%
323
Refused 2.9%
7
1.3%
4
2.7%
11
1.8%
7
3.0%
8
3.6%
13
1 2.5%
50
TOTAL 100%
239
100%
318
100%
409
100%
379
100%
268
100%
361
28 1974

Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Gender (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 11.8%
109
14.7%
159
13.4%
268
Mostly favorable 44.3%
408
43.0%
464
43.6%
872
Mostly unfavorable 15.3%
141
11.0%
119
13%
260
Very unfavorable 5.5%
51
3.8%
41
4.6%
92
Never heard of 5.3%
49
7.5%
81
6.5%
130
Can't rate 14.1%
130
18.4%
199
16.4%
329
Refused 3.7%
34
1.6%
17
2.5%
51
TOTAL 100%
922
100%
1080
2002

Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Political party (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  Republican Democrat Independent No preference Missing TOTAL
Very favorable 17.5%
114
11.6%
69
10.9%
63
15.7%
19
3 13.6%
265
Mostly favorable 48.5%
317
42.1%
250
44.3%
255
28.1%
34
16 44%
856
Mostly unfavorable 9.5%
62
13.6%
81
17.0%
98
14.0%
17
2 13.3%
258
Very unfavorable 1.8%
12
6.6%
39
5.9%
34
5.8%
7
0 4.7%
92
Never heard of 4.9%
32
7.9%
47
5.2%
30
7.4%
9
12 6.1%
118
Can't rate 15.8%
103
16.2%
96
14.6%
84
24.0%
29
17 16%
312
Refused 2.0%
13
2.0%
12
2.1%
12
5.0%
6
8 2.2%
43
TOTAL 100%
653
100%
594
100%
576
100%
121
58 1944

Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Household income (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 15.4%
48
12.7%
60
13.8%
72
12.0%
24
12.3%
24
13.2%
40
13.4%
268
Mostly favorable 40.4%
126
44.5%
210
46.3%
241
52.0%
104
49.7%
97
31.1%
94
43.6%
872
Mostly unfavorable 10.9%
34
12.3%
58
12.3%
64
14.5%
29
19.5%
38
12.3%
37
13%
260
Very unfavorable 5.1%
16
4.4%
21
5.4%
28
2.0%
4
4.6%
9
4.6%
14
4.6%
92
Never heard of 7.1%
22
7.4%
35
5.6%
29
5.5%
11
2.1%
4
9.6%
29
6.5%
130
Can't rate 18.9%
59
16.9%
80
14.6%
76
10.5%
21
9.7%
19
24.5%
74
16.4%
329
Refused 2.2%
7
1.7%
8
2.1%
11
3.5%
7
2.1%
4
4.6%
14
2.5%
51
TOTAL 100%
312
100%
472
100%
521
100%
200
100%
195
100%
302
2002

Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Education (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + Missing TOTAL
Very favorable 14.8%
27
14.1%
91
14.5%
76
11.6%
74
0 13.4%
268
Mostly favorable 36.6%
67
40.9%
264
45.7%
240
46.9%
300
1 43.7%
871
Mostly unfavorable 8.7%
16
9.9%
64
12.4%
65
17.7%
113
2 12.9%
258
Very unfavorable 7.1%
13
3.7%
24
4.6%
24
4.8%
31
0 4.6%
92
Never heard of 10.9%
20
7.7%
50
5.5%
29
4.7%
30
1 6.5%
129
Can't rate 20.2%
37
20.6%
133
15.2%
80
11.7%
75
4 16.3%
325
Refused 1.6%
3
3.1%
20
2.1%
11
2.7%
17
0 2.6%
51
TOTAL 100%
183
100%
646
100%
525
100%
640
8 1994

Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Marital status (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married Missing TOTAL
Very favorable 14.7%
155
9.8%
32
18.0%
32
11.1%
48
1 13.4%
267
Mostly favorable 43.9%
462
49.7%
162
30.9%
55
43.3%
188
5 43.6%
867
Mostly unfavorable 12.5%
132
11.0%
36
10.1%
18
16.8%
73
1 13%
259
Very unfavorable 3.5%
37
5.5%
18
3.4%
6
7.1%
31
0 4.6%
92
Never heard of 6.9%
73
6.1%
20
8.4%
15
4.6%
20
2 6.4%
128
Can't rate 15.5%
163
16.0%
52
27.0%
48
14.5%
63
3 16.4%
326
Refused 2.9%
30
1.8%
6
2.2%
4
2.5%
11
0 2.6%
51
TOTAL 100%
1052
100%
326
100%
178
100%
434
12 1990

Opinion of Evangelical Christians by Worship attendance (Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002)

  More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never Missing TOTAL
Very favorable 29.6%
92
14.1%
75
14.0%
45
7.8%
28
5.5%
16
6.4%
11
1 13.4%
267
Mostly favorable 38.3%
119
49.8%
265
50.0%
161
44.1%
158
42.3%
124
23.4%
40
5 43.6%
867
Mostly unfavorable 7.7%
24
10.3%
55
11.2%
36
15.6%
56
16.4%
48
24.0%
41
0 13.1%
260
Very unfavorable 2.9%
9
1.5%
8
3.7%
12
4.5%
16
7.8%
23
14.0%
24
0 4.6%
92
Never heard of 6.1%
19
6.2%
33
6.5%
21
6.7%
24
6.8%
20
5.8%
10
3 6.4%
127
Can't rate 14.1%
44
15.8%
84
12.4%
40
19.0%
68
18.8%
55
21.1%
36
2 16.5%
327
Refused 1.3%
4
2.3%
12
2.2%
7
2.2%
8
2.4%
7
5.3%
9
4 2.4%
47
TOTAL 100%
311
100%
532
100%
322
100%
358
100%
293
100%
171
15 1987

Notes

This project investigated the public's attitudes on religion and public life. The survey was commissioned by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press (www.people-press.org) and produced two reports. The first report addressed America's struggle with religion in the post 9-11 climate. The second report examined the public's attitudes about genetic research.




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