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Opinion of Jews (Demographic Patterns)

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


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

  18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + Missing TOTAL
Very favorable 15.5%
37
20.1%
64
13.9%
57
16.1%
61
20.5%
55
22.2%
80
3 17.9%
354
Mostly favorable 52.7%
126
56.3%
179
59.4%
243
66.8%
253
56.0%
150
51.2%
185
17 57.5%
1136
Mostly unfavorable 10.5%
25
6.6%
21
8.1%
33
2.9%
11
3.7%
10
6.4%
23
0 6.2%
123
Very unfavorable 2.9%
7
2.8%
9
1.7%
7
0.8%
3
2.2%
6
2.2%
8
0 2.0%
40
Never heard of 0.8%
2
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0 0.3%
5
Can't rate 15.1%
36
12.3%
39
13.4%
55
11.6%
44
13.8%
37
14.7%
53
5 13.4%
264
Refused 2.5%
6
1.6%
5
3.4%
14
1.3%
5
3.7%
10
3.3%
12
3 2.6%
52
TOTAL 100%
239
100%
318
100%
409
100%
379
100%
268
100%
361
28 1974

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

  Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 15.2%
140
20.1%
217
17.8%
357
Mostly favorable 58.5%
539
56.9%
614
57.6%
1153
Mostly unfavorable 7.4%
68
5.1%
55
6.1%
123
Very unfavorable 2.8%
26
1.3%
14
2.0%
40
Never heard of 0.3%
3
0.2%
2
0.2%
5
Can't rate 12.5%
115
14.3%
154
13.4%
269
Refused 3.4%
31
2.2%
24
2.7%
55
TOTAL 100%
922
100%
1080
2002

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

  Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other party Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 19.8%
129
15.8%
94
17.9%
103
19.8%
24
0.0%
0
13.0%
7
17.8%
357
Mostly favorable 59.7%
390
60.3%
358
57.5%
331
43.8%
53
50.0%
2
35.2%
19
57.6%
1153
Mostly unfavorable 5.1%
33
7.1%
42
6.6%
38
8.3%
10
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.1%
123
Very unfavorable 0.8%
5
2.5%
15
2.4%
14
1.7%
2
0.0%
0
7.4%
4
2.0%
40
Never heard of 0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.7%
2
0.2%
5
Can't rate 11.9%
78
11.8%
70
13.9%
80
21.5%
26
0.0%
0
27.8%
15
13.4%
269
Refused 2.6%
17
2.4%
14
1.6%
9
5.0%
6
50.0%
2
13.0%
7
2.7%
55
TOTAL 100%
653
100%
594
100%
576
100%
121
100%
4
100%
54
2002

Opinion of Jews 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 20.2%
63
18.2%
86
16.1%
84
18.5%
37
16.4%
32
18.2%
55
17.8%
357
Mostly favorable 52.2%
163
55.5%
262
61.2%
319
68.0%
136
65.6%
128
48.0%
145
57.6%
1153
Mostly unfavorable 9.0%
28
5.1%
24
6.7%
35
4.5%
9
6.7%
13
4.6%
14
6.1%
123
Very unfavorable 3.2%
10
2.3%
11
1.2%
6
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
3.6%
11
2.0%
40
Never heard of 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.2%
5
Can't rate 14.1%
44
16.5%
78
11.9%
62
6.0%
12
8.7%
17
18.5%
56
13.4%
269
Refused 1.3%
4
1.9%
9
2.7%
14
2.0%
4
2.6%
5
6.3%
19
2.7%
55
TOTAL 100%
312
100%
472
100%
521
100%
200
100%
195
100%
302
2002

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

  Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 14.2%
26
18.3%
118
16.6%
87
19.5%
125
12.5%
1
17.8%
357
Mostly favorable 44.8%
82
53.3%
344
61.3%
322
63.0%
403
25.0%
2
57.6%
1153
Mostly unfavorable 8.7%
16
7.0%
45
5.7%
30
5.0%
32
0.0%
0
6.1%
123
Very unfavorable 6.0%
11
1.7%
11
2.1%
11
1.1%
7
0.0%
0
2.0%
40
Never heard of 1.1%
2
0.3%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Can't rate 23.0%
42
15.6%
101
12.2%
64
8.9%
57
62.5%
5
13.4%
269
Refused 2.2%
4
3.9%
25
1.9%
10
2.5%
16
0.0%
0
2.7%
55
TOTAL 100%
183
100%
646
100%
525
100%
640
100%
8
2002

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

  Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 19.2%
202
16.2%
45
12.2%
6
23.6%
42
14.1%
61
8.3%
1
17.8%
357
Mostly favorable 58.6%
616
59.9%
166
67.3%
33
44.9%
80
57.1%
248
83.3%
10
57.6%
1153
Mostly unfavorable 4.6%
48
6.1%
17
8.2%
4
7.9%
14
9.2%
40
0.0%
0
6.1%
123
Very unfavorable 1.5%
16
1.8%
5
0.0%
0
3.9%
7
2.8%
12
0.0%
0
2.0%
40
Never heard of 0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Can't rate 12.7%
134
14.1%
39
8.2%
4
17.4%
31
13.8%
60
8.3%
1
13.4%
269
Refused 3.1%
33
1.8%
5
4.1%
2
2.2%
4
2.5%
11
0.0%
0
2.7%
55
TOTAL 100%
1052
100%
277
100%
49
100%
178
100%
434
100%
12
2002

Opinion of Jews by Church 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 27.0%
84
16.4%
87
17.7%
57
18.7%
67
12.6%
37
12.3%
21
4 17.8%
353
Mostly favorable 48.6%
151
64.1%
341
62.4%
201
57.3%
205
58.0%
170
47.4%
81
4 57.8%
1149
Mostly unfavorable 5.1%
16
4.7%
25
4.3%
14
6.7%
24
7.8%
23
12.3%
21
0 6.2%
123
Very unfavorable 2.3%
7
1.1%
6
2.2%
7
2.0%
7
2.4%
7
3.5%
6
0 2.0%
40
Never heard of 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0 0.3%
5
Can't rate 13.8%
43
10.9%
58
10.9%
35
13.4%
48
16.7%
49
19.3%
33
3 13.4%
266
Refused 3.2%
10
2.4%
13
2.5%
8
1.4%
5
2.4%
7
4.7%
8
4 2.6%
51
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 Americaís struggle with religion in the post 9-11 climate. The second report examined the publicís attitudes about genetic research.