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ABC News Poll, Religion and Politics, 2004 - Analysis

SLEPMETD (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. Not allowing the suspect to sleep. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE]
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Acceptable in some cases22366.4%66.4%
2) Unacceptable in all cases11032.8%99.2%
8) DK/No opinion30.9%100.1%
Missing671
Total Unweighted N = 334





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 2930 to 3940 to 4950 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases58.1%
25
67.7%
21
65.8%
48
71.2%
42
70.0%
56
56.3%
27
365.6%
219
Unacceptable in all cases41.9%
18
32.3%
10
32.9%
24
27.1%
16
28.8%
23
41.7%
20
033.2%
111
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
1.7%
1
1.3%
1
2.1%
1
01.2%
4
Missing505212314617711267411
Total 100%
43
100%
31
100%
73
100%
59
100%
80
100%
48
   
334

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolGraduated high schoolSome collegeGraduated collegePost graduateMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases52.9%
27
67.9%
74
64.5%
49
72.4%
55
69.6%
16
166.0%
221
Unacceptable in all cases47.1%
24
31.2%
34
34.2%
26
26.3%
20
30.4%
7
033.1%
111
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
0.9%
1
1.3%
1
1.3%
1
0.0%
0
00.9%
3
Missing52180180167876725
Total 100%
51
100%
109
100%
76
100%
76
100%
23
   
335

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 A DemocratA RepublicanAn independentOtherMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases64.3%
74
72.2%
57
63.4%
71
71.4%
20
166.5%
222
Unacceptable in all cases35.7%
41
26.6%
21
35.7%
40
25.0%
7
232.6%
109
DK/No opinion0.0%
0
1.3%
1
0.9%
1
3.6%
1
00.9%
3
Missing2202161933067412
Total 100%
115
100%
79
100%
112
100%
28
   
334

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases67.5%
158
63.7%
65
066.4%
223
Unacceptable in all cases32.1%
75
34.3%
35
032.7%
110
DK/No opinion0.4%
1
2.0%
2
00.9%
3
Missing5101616710
Total 100%
234
100%
102
   
336

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackWhite HispanicAsianOther raceMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases66.0%
163
55.9%
19
69.2%
18
60.0%
3
81.0%
17
466.1%
220
Unacceptable in all cases33.2%
82
44.1%
15
26.9%
7
40.0%
2
19.0%
4
133.0%
110
DK/No opinion0.8%
2
0.0%
0
3.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.9%
3
Missing533513873267610
Total 100%
247
100%
34
100%
26
100%
5
100%
21
   
333

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicChristian (non Protestant/Catholic)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Acceptable in some cases68.4%
91
61.4%
51
86.0%
37
50.0%
3
60.7%
37
467.2%
219
Unacceptable in all cases30.8%
41
37.3%
31
14.0%
6
33.3%
2
37.7%
23
331.6%
103
DK/No opinion0.8%
1
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
16.7%
1
1.6%
1
01.2%
4
Missing32415464388167810
Total 100%
133
100%
83
100%
43
100%
6
100%
61
   
326

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