Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION4

(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 -- Bob Dole
  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 9.7% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 42.1% 51.8%
Mostly unfavorable 27.5% 79.3%
Very unfavorable 14.8% 94.1%
Never heard of .3% 94.4%
Can't rate 5.6% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.4% 9.2% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 44.3% 40.2% 42.1%
Mostly unfavorable 27.2% 27.7% 27.5%
Very unfavorable 12.4% 16.9% 14.8%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
Can't rate 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 21.1% 3.6% 6.5% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 61.6% 23.7% 44.7% 42.5%
Mostly unfavorable 12.0% 38.1% 30.8% 27.6%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 27.3% 12.3% 14.7%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
Can't rate 2.2% 7.1% 5.3% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 6.0% 8.6% 13.6% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 43.9% 43.6% 39.2% 42.2%
Mostly unfavorable 29.8% 28.6% 24.1% 27.3%
Very unfavorable 14.9% 13.8% 16.4% 14.9%
Never heard of 0.6% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 4.8% 5.3% 6.8% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 11.2% 8.9% 10.8% 6.6% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 44.5% 39.9% 37.1% 39.9% 42.1%
Mostly unfavorable 26.5% 28.1% 26.0% 29.7% 27.5%
Very unfavorable 13.0% 17.3% 17.8% 16.4% 14.8%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3%
Can't rate 4.5% 5.9% 8.2% 7.1% 5.6%
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 11.5% 10.4% 9.9% 5.6% 8.8% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 32.2% 42.3% 42.8% 54.1% 41.7% 42.2%
Mostly unfavorable 18.8% 25.6% 31.8% 27.4% 36.2% 27.5%
Very unfavorable 27.0% 15.3% 10.8% 10.1% 10.3% 14.8%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Can't rate 10.3% 5.8% 4.6% 2.8% 3.0% 5.5%
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 10.1% 5.3% 12.6% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 46.2% 15.8% 29.3% 42.2%
Mostly unfavorable 26.2% 34.9% 33.3% 27.4%
Very unfavorable 12.7% 29.4% 18.7% 14.8%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.7% 1.5% 0.3%
Can't rate 4.6% 14.0% 4.5% 5.6%
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 12.5% 8.5% 6.3% 10.7% 9.2%
Mostly favorable 33.6% 45.8% 47.2% 43.5% 42.9%
Mostly unfavorable 27.0% 25.7% 30.0% 33.3% 28.1%
Very unfavorable 20.1% 14.2% 11.9% 10.7% 14.6%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Can't rate 6.2% 5.6% 4.6% 1.9% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 9.0% 7.7% 12.2% 8.9% 9.7%
Mostly favorable 42.3% 43.8% 42.3% 39.8% 42.1%
Mostly unfavorable 29.9% 28.9% 23.6% 29.5% 27.5%
Very unfavorable 10.2% 16.0% 15.8% 16.4% 14.8%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
Can't rate 8.2% 3.1% 6.1% 5.1% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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