Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION5

(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 -- Pope John Paul II
  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 28.4% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 47.7% 76.1%
Mostly unfavorable 8.9% 85%
Very unfavorable 3.9% 88.9%
Never heard of 1.1% 90%
Can't rate 10% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 26.8% 29.8% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 48.5% 47.0% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 9.7% 8.2% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 4.1% 3.7% 3.9%
Never heard of 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
Can't rate 9.7% 10.2% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 28.6% 32.3% 24.8% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 52.1% 44.7% 48.6% 48.3%
Mostly unfavorable 6.7% 10.1% 9.3% 8.8%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 3.6% 4.8% 3.8%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.9% 1.2% 0.9%
Can't rate 9.2% 8.3% 11.3% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 26.2% 26.8% 32.4% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 47.8% 51.4% 43.0% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 9.8% 9.2% 7.8% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 5.5% 3.8% 3.1% 4.0%
Never heard of 2.5% 0.7% 0.7% 1.1%
Can't rate 8.2% 8.2% 13.0% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 27.0% 28.1% 37.1% 29.0% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 51.2% 46.7% 37.7% 43.8% 47.6%
Mostly unfavorable 8.4% 9.5% 7.0% 10.3% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 3.2% 5.0% 2.6% 5.3% 3.9%
Never heard of 0.5% 0.0% 1.8% 2.9% 1.1%
Can't rate 9.7% 10.6% 13.7% 8.7% 9.9%
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 34.5% 30.4% 27.2% 21.9% 23.9% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 37.1% 48.4% 49.5% 56.7% 46.0% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 7.5% 6.9% 9.8% 8.3% 16.3% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 5.2% 4.4% 2.7% 3.4% 4.5% 3.9%
Never heard of 4.6% 0.7% 0.3% 0.6% 0.3% 1.1%
Can't rate 11.2% 9.2% 10.5% 9.1% 9.0% 9.9%
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 28.2% 30.5% 32.3% 28.6%
Mostly favorable 49.0% 39.4% 38.4% 47.5%
Mostly unfavorable 8.4% 11.9% 11.6% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 3.4% 7.1% 6.1% 3.9%
Never heard of 0.8% 2.8% 4.0% 1.1%
Can't rate 10.2% 8.3% 7.6% 9.9%
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 32.5% 28.6% 26.0% 24.9% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 41.3% 48.0% 52.7% 53.1% 48.3%
Mostly unfavorable 7.8% 9.5% 8.0% 11.7% 9.0%
Very unfavorable 4.4% 3.7% 3.6% 3.3% 3.8%
Never heard of 2.4% 1.1% 0.6% 0.4% 1.2%
Can't rate 11.7% 9.1% 9.1% 6.5% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 32.2% 29.3% 30.2% 20.7% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 46.2% 47.3% 46.1% 52.3% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 7.8% 8.8% 8.9% 10.0% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 3.4% 4.3% 3.4% 4.9% 3.9%
Never heard of 1.0% 0.4% 0.4% 3.2% 1.1%
Can't rate 9.4% 10.0% 11.0% 9.0% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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