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ABC News Poll, Religion and Politics, 2004 - Analysis

TORTPOLI (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Just your best guess, do you think the U.S. government as a matter of policy is or is not using torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Is using torture50750.8%50.8%
2) Is not using torture43243.4%94.2%
8) DK/No opinion585.8%100.0%
Missing8
Total Unweighted N = 997





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 2930 to 3940 to 4950 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Is using torture56.0%
65
55.2%
53
53.9%
103
54.6%
106
48.3%
111
40.9%
63
451.1%
501
Is not using torture40.5%
47
41.7%
40
42.4%
81
39.7%
77
46.1%
106
47.4%
73
843.2%
424
DK/No opinion3.4%
4
3.1%
3
3.7%
7
5.7%
11
5.7%
13
11.7%
18
15.7%
56
Missing002113211
Total 100%
116
100%
96
100%
191
100%
194
100%
230
100%
154
   
981

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolGraduated high schoolSome collegeGraduated collegePost graduateMissingTotal
Is using torture46.2%
73
49.8%
157
53.4%
119
51.2%
106
56.3%
49
250.9%
504
Is not using torture48.7%
77
44.1%
139
40.4%
90
43.5%
90
39.1%
34
243.4%
430
DK/No opinion5.1%
8
6.0%
19
6.3%
14
5.3%
11
4.6%
4
25.7%
56
Missing04130140
Total 100%
158
100%
315
100%
223
100%
207
100%
87
   
990

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 A DemocratA RepublicanAn independentOtherMissingTotal
Is using torture62.8%
219
35.6%
98
52.3%
156
51.6%
32
251.3%
505
Is not using torture32.7%
114
57.8%
159
43.0%
128
37.1%
23
843.1%
424
DK/No opinion4.6%
16
6.5%
18
4.7%
14
11.3%
7
45.6%
55
Missing1420221
Total 100%
349
100%
275
100%
298
100%
62
   
984

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Is using torture50.1%
367
52.8%
140
050.9%
507
Is not using torture44.1%
323
41.1%
109
043.3%
432
DK/No opinion5.7%
42
6.0%
16
05.8%
58
Missing7180
Total 100%
732
100%
265
   
997

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackWhite HispanicAsianOther raceMissingTotal
Is using torture48.9%
370
64.6%
64
44.1%
30
88.9%
8
52.9%
27
750.8%
499
Is not using torture45.0%
340
30.3%
30
50.0%
34
11.1%
1
39.2%
20
843.2%
425
DK/No opinion6.1%
46
5.1%
5
5.9%
4
0.0%
0
7.8%
4
06.0%
59
Missing51101230
Total 100%
756
100%
99
100%
68
100%
9
100%
51
   
983

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicChristian (non Protestant/Catholic)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Is using torture44.9%
203
52.2%
117
47.4%
55
60.5%
23
66.9%
97
850.8%
495
Is not using torture48.0%
217
42.9%
96
48.3%
56
34.2%
13
28.3%
41
843.4%
423
DK/No opinion7.1%
32
4.9%
11
4.3%
5
5.3%
2
4.8%
7
05.8%
57
Missing33100241
Total 100%
452
100%
224
100%
116
100%
38
100%
145
   
975

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