Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Denying welfare benefits to unwed teenagers who have children
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 10.9% 10.9%
Favor 24.5% 35.4%
Oppose 40.2% 75.6%
Strongly oppose 16.3% 91.9%
Don't know 8.1% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.8% 11.0% 10.9%
Favor 27.0% 22.3% 24.5%
Oppose 38.6% 41.5% 40.2%
Strongly oppose 17.0% 15.7% 16.3%
Don't know 6.6% 9.4% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.7% 9.9% 8.6% 10.9%
Favor 27.6% 21.8% 25.4% 24.8%
Oppose 36.9% 41.3% 42.0% 40.2%
Strongly oppose 14.9% 16.8% 16.9% 16.3%
Don't know 6.0% 10.2% 7.1% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.3% 11.4% 11.8% 11.0%
Favor 28.4% 24.0% 21.8% 24.3%
Oppose 42.0% 41.8% 37.5% 40.4%
Strongly oppose 16.9% 15.7% 16.5% 16.3%
Don't know 3.4% 7.1% 12.4% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.4% 9.7% 14.3% 7.4% 11.0%
Favor 25.8% 22.8% 16.7% 25.3% 24.5%
Oppose 38.9% 44.1% 40.4% 40.7% 40.2%
Strongly oppose 14.7% 15.7% 13.2% 21.1% 16.2%
Don't know 8.3% 7.7% 15.5% 5.5% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.1% 9.2% 13.0% 10.9% 12.8% 11.0%
Favor 18.5% 23.8% 26.2% 30.2% 25.4% 24.6%
Oppose 36.9% 41.5% 41.0% 38.4% 40.2% 40.1%
Strongly oppose 23.3% 16.7% 12.6% 13.3% 16.8% 16.2%
Don't know 11.2% 8.7% 7.2% 7.2% 4.8% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.6% 6.7% 10.6% 11.0%
Favor 25.3% 17.4% 26.8% 24.6%
Oppose 40.0% 42.0% 41.4% 40.3%
Strongly oppose 15.2% 23.2% 17.7% 16.1%
Don't know 7.9% 10.8% 3.5% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.4% 8.7% 11.5% 14.0% 11.0%
Favor 22.1% 25.1% 27.0% 27.6% 25.2%
Oppose 42.5% 41.5% 41.3% 38.5% 41.3%
Strongly oppose 14.9% 16.4% 14.1% 13.8% 15.1%
Don't know 8.1% 8.4% 6.1% 6.1% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.7% 12.5% 9.4% 10.9% 10.9%
Favor 26.3% 24.4% 23.1% 25.0% 24.5%
Oppose 38.1% 43.7% 39.8% 38.6% 40.2%
Strongly oppose 17.4% 11.0% 17.7% 19.2% 16.3%
Don't know 6.6% 8.4% 9.9% 6.3% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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