Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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NATIVITY

(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. -- Allowing Christmas nativity scenes and Christmas carols in public schools during the holidays
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 45.1% 45.1%
Favor 45% 90.1%
Oppose 5.4% 95.5%
Strongly oppose 2.6% 98.1%
Don't know 1.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 40.6% 49.2% 45.1%
Favor 48.1% 42.3% 45.0%
Oppose 6.3% 4.6% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 2.9% 2.4% 2.6%
Don't know 2.1% 1.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 54.3% 42.2% 41.6% 45.6%
Favor 39.2% 47.1% 47.6% 44.9%
Oppose 4.0% 6.5% 5.6% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 1.0% 3.2% 3.0% 2.5%
Don't know 1.5% 1.1% 2.2% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 40.6% 47.5% 45.1% 45.0%
Favor 47.2% 42.3% 47.0% 45.0%
Oppose 7.0% 5.6% 4.2% 5.5%
Strongly oppose 4.0% 2.4% 2.1% 2.6%
Don't know 1.2% 2.2% 1.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 48.2% 48.6% 41.2% 37.5% 45.1%
Favor 44.1% 42.9% 50.0% 46.6% 45.0%
Oppose 4.1% 3.2% 5.8% 9.5% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 1.8% 3.5% 1.2% 4.5% 2.6%
Don't know 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.9% 1.8%
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 45.2% 50.7% 44.8% 35.8% 37.2% 45.1%
Favor 46.1% 42.6% 45.2% 51.5% 43.7% 45.1%
Oppose 4.4% 4.0% 6.4% 6.6% 8.0% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 3.5% 0.8% 2.1% 4.4% 7.3% 2.6%
Don't know 0.8% 2.0% 1.5% 1.8% 3.8% 1.8%
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 46.4% 36.9% 38.4% 45.0%
Favor 45.1% 46.1% 45.5% 45.2%
Oppose 4.8% 8.0% 10.6% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 1.9% 7.1% 5.1% 2.6%
Don't know 1.8% 1.8% 0.5% 1.8%
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 45.9% 47.4% 45.2% 39.3% 45.4%
Favor 45.5% 44.9% 45.7% 44.8% 45.2%
Oppose 4.7% 4.1% 4.7% 10.0% 5.2%
Strongly oppose 2.9% 2.0% 2.5% 4.4% 2.7%
Don't know 1.0% 1.6% 1.9% 1.5% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 41.0% 45.0% 48.0% 44.8% 45.1%
Favor 47.5% 45.4% 43.5% 44.7% 45.0%
Oppose 5.1% 6.3% 4.7% 5.7% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 3.5% 1.8% 1.9% 3.8% 2.6%
Don't know 2.7% 1.5% 1.9% 1.1% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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