Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION1

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

Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Bill Clinton
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  6) Can't rate

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 15.8% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 45.5% 61.3%
Mostly unfavorable 22.9% 84.2%
Very unfavorable 14% 98.2%
Never heard of 0% 98.2%
Can't rate 1.7% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 13.6% 17.8% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 45.7% 45.3% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 23.1% 22.8% 22.9%
Very unfavorable 16.1% 12.1% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.5% 2.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 5.0% 31.7% 9.8% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 24.5% 57.8% 52.1% 45.7%
Mostly unfavorable 41.1% 7.0% 23.4% 23.1%
Very unfavorable 27.9% 2.7% 12.8% 13.9%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.5% 0.9% 1.9% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 11.2% 13.8% 21.3% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 50.3% 46.0% 41.4% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 24.7% 26.3% 17.7% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 12.6% 12.3% 17.0% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.0% 1.5% 2.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 12.7% 22.8% 27.2% 14.8% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 43.1% 46.7% 40.1% 52.1% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 27.2% 19.9% 15.5% 17.8% 22.9%
Very unfavorable 15.4% 9.4% 12.9% 13.7% 13.9%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.7% 1.2% 4.4% 1.4% 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
Very favorable 23.4% 16.0% 13.1% 11.9% 15.1% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 40.9% 45.7% 45.6% 44.9% 54.0% 45.6%
Mostly unfavorable 19.8% 21.3% 27.8% 27.0% 15.1% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 12.3% 15.1% 12.6% 14.7% 14.3% 13.8%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 3.7% 1.9% 0.8% 1.4% 1.5% 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
Very favorable 13.3% 33.7% 20.2% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 45.1% 47.2% 47.5% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 24.6% 11.9% 18.7% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 15.2% 5.3% 11.6% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.8% 1.4% 2.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Very favorable 21.2% 16.4% 13.2% 11.1% 16.0%
Mostly favorable 44.7% 46.3% 48.7% 40.8% 45.8%
Mostly unfavorable 19.0% 22.7% 24.8% 29.7% 23.3%
Very unfavorable 12.5% 13.5% 12.3% 17.8% 13.5%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 2.5% 1.1% 0.9% 0.6% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 17.5% 12.7% 18.1% 14.1% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 48.9% 50.0% 39.3% 46.9% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 19.8% 21.3% 25.6% 23.5% 22.9%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 14.7% 14.4% 14.2% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.6% 1.2% 2.5% 1.3% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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