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ABC News Poll, Religion and Politics, 2004 - Analysis

FOODMETD (Weighted by WEIGHT)

As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Withholding food and water. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE]
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Acceptable in some cases12837.9%37.9%
2) Unacceptable in all cases20560.9%98.8%
8) DK/No opinion41.3%100.0%
Missing670
Total Unweighted N = 335





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 2930 to 3940 to 4950 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases29.5%
13
38.7%
12
33.8%
25
44.1%
26
45.6%
36
33.3%
16
038.2%
128
Unacceptable in all cases70.5%
31
61.3%
19
64.9%
48
55.9%
33
51.9%
41
64.6%
31
360.6%
203
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
2.5%
2
2.1%
1
01.2%
4
Missing505212214617711267311
Total 100%
44
100%
31
100%
74
100%
59
100%
79
100%
48
   
335

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolGraduated high schoolSome collegeGraduated collegePost graduateMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases39.2%
20
42.2%
46
31.6%
24
40.3%
31
34.8%
8
038.4%
129
Unacceptable in all cases58.8%
30
57.8%
63
67.1%
51
58.4%
45
60.9%
14
160.4%
203
DK/No opinion2.0%
1
0.0%
0
1.3%
1
1.3%
1
4.3%
1
01.2%
4
Missing52180180166876715
Total 100%
51
100%
109
100%
76
100%
77
100%
23
   
336

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 A DemocratA RepublicanAn independentOtherMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases24.6%
28
48.1%
38
43.8%
49
46.4%
13
038.4%
128
Unacceptable in all cases74.6%
85
50.6%
40
54.5%
61
53.6%
15
360.4%
201
DK/No opinion0.9%
1
1.3%
1
1.8%
2
0.0%
0
01.2%
4
Missing2202161923067312
Total 100%
114
100%
79
100%
112
100%
28
   
333

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases40.0%
94
33.3%
34
038.0%
128
Unacceptable in all cases58.7%
138
65.7%
67
060.8%
205
DK/No opinion1.3%
3
1.0%
1
01.2%
4
Missing5091616700
Total 100%
235
100%
102
   
337

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackWhite HispanicAsianOther raceMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases36.8%
91
26.5%
9
38.5%
10
40.0%
2
63.6%
14
337.7%
126
Unacceptable in all cases61.9%
153
70.6%
24
61.5%
16
60.0%
3
36.4%
8
261.1%
204
DK/No opinion1.2%
3
2.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
01.2%
4
Missing532513873267510
Total 100%
247
100%
34
100%
26
100%
5
100%
22
   
334

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicChristian (non Protestant/Catholic)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases40.6%
54
39.5%
32
56.8%
25
33.3%
2
21.7%
13
138.9%
126
Unacceptable in all cases57.9%
77
60.5%
49
40.9%
18
66.7%
4
76.7%
46
659.9%
194
DK/No opinion1.5%
2
0.0%
0
2.3%
1
0.0%
0
1.7%
1
01.2%
4
Missing32315464388167710
Total 100%
133
100%
81
100%
44
100%
6
100%
60
   
324

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