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Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? (Demographic Patterns)

In general, do you think religious leaders should or should not try to influence politicians in their positions on the issues? (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)


Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Region (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  Northeast (Census Division 1,2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4) South (Census Division 5,6,7) West (Census Division 8,9) TOTAL
Should 28.7%
56
37.4%
85
39.8%
144
33.8%
74
35.8%
359
Should not 70.8%
138
60.4%
137
58.6%
212
63.9%
140
62.5%
627
DK/No opinion 0.5%
1
2.2%
5
1.7%
6
2.3%
5
1.7%
17
Missing 0 1 1 0 2
TOTAL 100%
195
100%
227
100%
362
100%
219
1003

Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Gender (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  Male Female TOTAL
Should 38.5%
185
33.3%
174
35.8%
359
Should not 60.3%
290
64.6%
337
62.5%
627
DK/No opinion 1.2%
6
2.1%
11
1.7%
17
Missing 1 1 2
TOTAL 100%
481
100%
522
1003

Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Age (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  18-30 31-44 45-60 61+ Missing TOTAL
Should 34.4%
54
33.4%
97
41.2%
133
31.4%
69
6 35.7%
353
Should not 64.3%
101
65.2%
189
56.7%
183
67.3%
148
6 62.7%
621
DK/No opinion 1.3%
2
1.4%
4
2.2%
7
1.4%
3
1 1.6%
16
Missing 0 0 1 0 1 2
TOTAL 100%
157
100%
290
100%
323
100%
220
14 990

Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Race (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  White Black Hispanic Other Missing TOTAL
Should 36.9%
292
41.3%
33
25.9%
15
25.4%
15
4 35.9%
355
Should not 61.4%
486
57.5%
46
72.4%
42
71.2%
42
11 62.3%
616
DK/No opinion 1.6%
13
1.3%
1
1.7%
1
3.4%
2
0 1.7%
17
Missing 1 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 100%
791
100%
80
100%
58
100%
59
15 988

Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Education (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  Less HS HS Grad Some Coll Coll Grad Post Grad Missing TOTAL
Should 34.7%
26
30.8%
86
34.3%
92
40.9%
106
41.0%
48
1 35.9%
358
Should not 65.3%
49
67.7%
189
63.4%
170
57.5%
149
56.4%
66
4 62.4%
623
DK/No opinion 0.0%
0
1.4%
4
2.2%
6
1.5%
4
2.6%
3
0 1.7%
17
Missing 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
TOTAL 100%
75
100%
279
100%
268
100%
259
100%
117
6 998

Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Religion (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  Protest Catholic ChrNonProt OtherNonCh None Missing TOTAL
Should 39.4%
181
35.8%
86
47.6%
49
21.3%
10
20.4%
28
5 35.9%
354
Should not 58.0%
266
63.8%
153
51.5%
53
78.7%
37
78.8%
108
10 62.6%
617
DK/No opinion 2.6%
12
0.4%
1
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
2 1.5%
15
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 100%
459
100%
240
100%
103
100%
47
100%
137
17 986

Should religious leaders try to influence politicians? by Church (ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004)

  1 per week Few month Less often Never Missing TOTAL
Should 52.8%
188
34.8%
63
24.2%
97
15.4%
8
3 36%
356
Should not 45.5%
162
63.0%
114
74.1%
297
84.6%
44
10 62.3%
617
DK/No opinion 1.7%
6
2.2%
4
1.7%
7
0.0%
0
0 1.7%
17
Missing 0 0 1 0 1 2
TOTAL 100%
356
100%
181
100%
401
100%
52
14 990

Notes

In this May 2004 ABC News/Washington Post poll, a random national sample of 1,005 Americans were asked to give their views on the relationship between religion and politics. Questions were also asked concerning the 2004 election. Demographic variables include: Gender, age, race, income, religion and education.




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