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ABC News Poll, Religion and Politics, 2004 - Analysis

HEATMETD (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. Exposing the suspect to extreme heat or cold.[QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE]
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Acceptable in some cases13540.1%40.1%
2) Unacceptable in all cases19457.9%98.0%
8) DK/No opinion72.0%100.0%
Missing675
Total Unweighted N = 330





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 2930 to 3940 to 4950 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases39.6%
19
60.0%
18
32.2%
19
31.7%
20
51.4%
38
32.8%
19
240.1%
133
Unacceptable in all cases60.4%
29
36.7%
11
64.4%
38
65.1%
41
47.3%
35
65.5%
38
257.8%
192
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
3.3%
1
3.4%
2
3.2%
2
1.4%
1
1.7%
1
02.1%
7
Missing424713614818510767910
Total 100%
48
100%
30
100%
59
100%
63
100%
74
100%
58
   
332

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolGraduated high schoolSome collegeGraduated collegePost graduateMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases33.3%
20
38.4%
43
43.1%
31
49.2%
30
31.0%
9
139.8%
133
Unacceptable in all cases66.7%
40
59.8%
67
55.6%
40
49.2%
30
62.1%
18
058.4%
195
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
1.8%
2
1.4%
1
1.6%
1
6.9%
2
11.8%
6
Missing45185179184786774
Total 100%
60
100%
112
100%
72
100%
61
100%
29
   
334

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 A DemocratA RepublicanAn independentOtherMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases35.3%
42
48.5%
48
41.5%
39
22.2%
4
140.3%
133
Unacceptable in all cases63.0%
75
49.5%
49
57.4%
54
72.2%
13
357.9%
191
DK/No opinion1.7%
2
2.0%
2
1.1%
1
5.6%
1
21.8%
6
Missing221193208446819
Total 100%
119
100%
99
100%
94
100%
18
   
330

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases40.6%
102
38.8%
33
040.2%
135
Unacceptable in all cases57.8%
145
57.6%
49
057.7%
194
DK/No opinion1.6%
4
3.5%
3
02.1%
7
Missing5001756750
Total 100%
251
100%
85
   
336

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackWhite HispanicAsianOther raceMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases45.5%
117
25.0%
9
12.5%
3
0.0%
0
21.4%
3
339.9%
132
Unacceptable in all cases52.9%
136
72.2%
26
83.3%
20
0.0%
0
78.6%
11
258.3%
193
DK/No opinion1.6%
4
2.8%
1
4.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
11.8%
6
Missing531533811336819
Total 100%
257
100%
36
100%
24
100%
0
100%
14
   
331

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicChristian (non Protestant/Catholic)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases39.5%
62
39.7%
29
42.5%
17
26.7%
4
41.3%
19
239.6%
131
Unacceptable in all cases58.0%
91
60.3%
44
57.5%
23
66.7%
10
54.3%
25
258.3%
193
DK/No opinion2.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.7%
1
4.3%
2
12.1%
7
Missing30016768319768012
Total 100%
157
100%
73
100%
40
100%
15
100%
46
   
331

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