Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION3

(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 -- Louis Farrakhan
  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 3.1% 3.1%
Mostly favorable 12.8% 15.9%
Mostly unfavorable 24.5% 40.4%
Very unfavorable 30.1% 70.5%
Never heard of 21.4% 91.9%
Can't rate 8.2% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 4.1% 2.2% 3.1%
Mostly favorable 11.6% 13.9% 12.8%
Mostly unfavorable 27.7% 21.6% 24.5%
Very unfavorable 34.7% 25.9% 30.1%
Never heard of 15.5% 26.7% 21.4%
Can't rate 6.4% 9.7% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 2.2% 4.1% 3.2% 3.2%
Mostly favorable 8.2% 17.2% 12.1% 12.7%
Mostly unfavorable 22.2% 25.0% 26.7% 24.8%
Very unfavorable 37.8% 24.4% 30.0% 30.4%
Never heard of 22.2% 20.6% 20.0% 20.9%
Can't rate 7.3% 8.7% 8.1% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 6.2% 2.2% 2.0% 3.1%
Mostly favorable 22.2% 11.6% 8.2% 13.0%
Mostly unfavorable 23.3% 28.6% 19.8% 24.4%
Very unfavorable 21.6% 28.5% 38.0% 30.1%
Never heard of 20.9% 21.2% 22.3% 21.5%
Can't rate 5.7% 7.8% 9.7% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 2.1% 2.2% 2.9% 6.1% 3.1%
Mostly favorable 8.1% 16.9% 7.3% 22.7% 12.8%
Mostly unfavorable 25.2% 22.8% 23.1% 24.2% 24.5%
Very unfavorable 33.7% 26.3% 27.8% 25.1% 30.1%
Never heard of 22.6% 22.1% 27.2% 16.1% 21.3%
Can't rate 8.3% 9.7% 11.7% 5.8% 8.2%
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 5.5% 3.2% 1.8% 3.0% 2.3% 3.0%
Mostly favorable 11.5% 12.1% 14.8% 13.7% 10.1% 12.8%
Mostly unfavorable 14.5% 23.2% 26.5% 29.2% 33.9% 24.5%
Very unfavorable 18.7% 25.6% 34.1% 36.4% 46.0% 30.1%
Never heard of 39.8% 27.0% 15.3% 9.7% 3.0% 21.3%
Can't rate 10.0% 8.9% 7.5% 8.0% 4.8% 8.2%
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 1.4% 16.3% 4.0% 3.1%
Mostly favorable 10.4% 31.0% 15.7% 12.8%
Mostly unfavorable 24.5% 20.4% 31.8% 24.4%
Very unfavorable 32.3% 17.7% 19.7% 30.2%
Never heard of 23.3% 6.4% 21.2% 21.4%
Can't rate 8.1% 8.3% 7.6% 8.1%
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 3.9% 3.7% 1.7% 1.7% 2.9%
Mostly favorable 17.1% 13.0% 8.9% 14.0% 13.0%
Mostly unfavorable 17.7% 24.7% 29.4% 33.5% 25.4%
Very unfavorable 23.0% 27.6% 35.8% 36.0% 29.7%
Never heard of 30.7% 22.6% 16.7% 7.5% 21.1%
Can't rate 7.7% 8.5% 7.6% 7.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 3.5% 2.4% 4.0% 2.2% 3.1%
Mostly favorable 13.3% 12.7% 12.9% 12.4% 12.8%
Mostly unfavorable 25.7% 22.3% 22.5% 29.1% 24.5%
Very unfavorable 34.4% 30.9% 29.6% 25.6% 30.1%
Never heard of 15.0% 21.9% 23.6% 23.5% 21.4%
Can't rate 8.1% 10.0% 7.4% 7.3% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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