Was going into Iraq the right decision?
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Was going into Iraq the right decision? (Demographic Patterns)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about world events: Going to war in Iraq was the right decision. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Was going into Iraq the right decision? by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Strongly disagree33.2%
89
31.1%
158
33.4%
151
31.0%
84
42.6%
52
32.9%
534
Disagree23.5%
63
19.7%
100
19.7%
89
17.7%
48
17.2%
21
19.8%
321
Agree19.4%
52
23.8%
121
21.2%
96
25.1%
68
21.3%
26
22.4%
363
Strongly agree17.9%
48
18.3%
93
19.0%
86
16.2%
44
10.7%
13
17.5%
284
Undecided6.0%
16
7.1%
36
6.6%
30
10.0%
27
8.2%
10
7.3%
119
Missing53103728
TOTAL 100.0%
268
100.0%
508
100.0%
452
100.0%
271
100.0%
122

1621



Was going into Iraq the right decision? by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree52.3%
195
34.6%
158
26.3%
75
20.5%
99

7
33.0%
527
Disagree17.4%
65
22.4%
102
18.9%
54
18.8%
91

8
19.5%
312
Agree15.3%
57
19.5%
89
27.7%
79
28.3%
137

1
22.7%
362
Strongly agree9.7%
36
15.8%
72
17.2%
49
25.8%
125

2
17.6%
282
Undecided5.4%
20
7.7%
35
9.8%
28
6.6%
32

3
7.2%
115
Missing4949026
TOTAL 100.0%
373
100.0%
456
100.0%
285
100.0%
484

21

1598



Was going into Iraq the right decision? by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree34.2%
41
27.5%
125
28.5%
172
37.9%
81
52.0%
104

11
32.9%
523
Disagree29.2%
35
19.8%
90
21.2%
128
16.8%
36
12.5%
25

6
19.7%
314
Agree17.5%
21
18.7%
85
26.7%
161
26.2%
56
17.5%
35

4
22.5%
358
Strongly agree10.0%
12
24.0%
109
16.6%
100
15.0%
32
13.0%
26

5
17.5%
279
Undecided9.2%
11
9.9%
45
7.0%
42
4.2%
9
5.0%
10

3
7.4%
117
Missing511711025
TOTAL 100.0%
120
100.0%
454
100.0%
603
100.0%
214
100.0%
200

29

1591



Was going into Iraq the right decision? by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree59.7%
353
35.5%
125
5.2%
32
47.2%
17

7
33.0%
527
Disagree24.7%
146
21.6%
76
14.1%
87
11.1%
4

7
19.6%
313
Agree6.8%
40
19.6%
69
40.2%
249
0.0%
0

4
22.4%
358
Strongly agree3.9%
23
13.9%
49
32.3%
200
27.8%
10

2
17.6%
282
Undecided4.9%
29
9.4%
33
8.2%
51
13.9%
5

1
7.4%
118
Missing612009
TOTAL 100.0%
591
100.0%
352
100.0%
619
100.0%
36

21

1598



Was going into Iraq the right decision? by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strongly disagree33.5%
254
32.4%
279
32.9%
533
Disagree17.5%
133
21.7%
187
19.8%
320
Agree23.5%
178
21.5%
185
22.4%
363
Strongly agree19.6%
149
15.7%
135
17.5%
284
Undecided5.9%
45
8.7%
75
7.4%
120
Missing161127
TOTAL 100.0%
759
100.0%
861

1620



Was going into Iraq the right decision? by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree25.1%
230
33.4%
116
48.4%
15
66.7%
120
37.5%
36

17
32.9%
517
Disagree20.0%
183
20.7%
72
9.7%
3
15.0%
27
19.8%
19

18
19.4%
304
Agree25.6%
235
24.5%
85
25.8%
8
6.7%
12
18.8%
18

6
22.8%
358
Strongly agree20.4%
187
14.4%
50
12.9%
4
9.4%
17
19.8%
19

7
17.6%
277
Undecided8.9%
82
6.9%
24
3.2%
1
2.2%
4
4.2%
4

4
7.3%
115
Missing166000022
TOTAL 100.0%
917
100.0%
347
100.0%
31
100.0%
180
100.0%
96

52

1571



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.