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ABC News Poll, Religion and Politics, 2004 - Analysis

KICKMETD (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. Punching or kicking the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE]
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Acceptable in some cases9829.2%29.2%
2) Unacceptable in all cases23268.8%98.0%
8) DK/No opinion72.0%100.0%
Missing674
Total Unweighted N = 331





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 2930 to 3940 to 4950 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases46.8%
22
24.1%
7
33.3%
20
27.0%
17
25.7%
19
20.7%
12
129.3%
97
Unacceptable in all cases53.2%
25
75.9%
22
65.0%
39
68.3%
43
73.0%
54
79.3%
46
269.2%
229
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.7%
1
4.8%
3
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
11.5%
5
Missing424713514818510767810
Total 100%
47
100%
29
100%
60
100%
63
100%
74
100%
58
   
331

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolGraduated high schoolSome collegeGraduated collegePost graduateMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases22.0%
13
26.8%
30
34.2%
25
36.7%
22
23.3%
7
129.0%
97
Unacceptable in all cases74.6%
44
71.4%
80
64.4%
47
63.3%
38
73.3%
22
069.2%
231
DK/No opinion3.4%
2
1.8%
2
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
3.3%
1
11.8%
6
Missing45185178184786764
Total 100%
59
100%
112
100%
73
100%
60
100%
30
   
334

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 A DemocratA RepublicanAn independentOtherMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases23.5%
28
34.3%
34
30.5%
29
36.8%
7
129.5%
98
Unacceptable in all cases75.6%
90
63.6%
63
67.4%
64
57.9%
11
468.7%
228
DK/No opinion0.8%
1
2.0%
2
2.1%
2
5.3%
1
11.8%
6
Missing221193207446809
Total 100%
119
100%
99
100%
95
100%
19
   
332

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases28.7%
72
30.6%
26
029.2%
98
Unacceptable in all cases69.7%
175
65.9%
56
068.8%
231
DK/No opinion1.6%
4
3.5%
3
02.1%
7
Missing4991756740
Total 100%
251
100%
85
   
336

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackWhite HispanicAsianOther raceMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases30.6%
79
2.8%
1
47.8%
11
0.0%
0
28.6%
4
328.7%
95
Unacceptable in all cases67.1%
173
94.4%
34
52.2%
12
0.0%
0
71.4%
10
369.2%
229
DK/No opinion2.3%
6
2.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
02.1%
7
Missing530533811336809
Total 100%
258
100%
36
100%
23
100%
0
100%
14
   
331

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicChristian (non Protestant/Catholic)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases30.4%
48
32.9%
24
25.0%
10
20.0%
3
22.2%
10
228.7%
95
Unacceptable in all cases66.5%
105
67.1%
49
75.0%
30
73.3%
11
75.6%
34
369.2%
229
DK/No opinion3.2%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.7%
1
2.2%
1
02.1%
7
Missing29916768319767912
Total 100%
158
100%
73
100%
40
100%
15
100%
45
   
331

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