Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION6

(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 -- Pat Robertson
  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 5.4% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 23.9% 29.3%
Mostly unfavorable 30% 59.3%
Very unfavorable 17.4% 76.7%
Never heard of 15.1% 91.8%
Can't rate 8.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 5.5% 5.3% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 25.6% 22.4% 23.9%
Mostly unfavorable 31.6% 28.5% 30.0%
Very unfavorable 18.5% 16.3% 17.4%
Never heard of 11.8% 17.9% 15.1%
Can't rate 6.9% 9.6% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 9.4% 3.4% 4.1% 5.5%
Mostly favorable 30.2% 19.7% 23.3% 24.1%
Mostly unfavorable 28.2% 31.7% 30.5% 30.2%
Very unfavorable 10.2% 23.5% 18.1% 17.6%
Never heard of 13.7% 15.7% 14.2% 14.6%
Can't rate 8.3% 6.0% 9.8% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 4.1% 5.0% 6.6% 5.3%
Mostly favorable 24.0% 25.3% 23.0% 24.2%
Mostly unfavorable 28.1% 32.2% 28.2% 29.9%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 15.8% 22.5% 17.2%
Never heard of 24.3% 13.9% 10.0% 15.1%
Can't rate 7.3% 7.7% 9.7% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 5.5% 5.5% 5.6% 5.1% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 26.5% 18.9% 28.7% 19.9% 24.0%
Mostly unfavorable 32.0% 29.3% 21.1% 28.7% 29.9%
Very unfavorable 16.2% 19.6% 21.1% 17.0% 17.3%
Never heard of 12.1% 17.3% 12.6% 21.2% 15.1%
Can't rate 7.6% 9.4% 11.1% 8.2% 8.3%
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 6.3% 7.2% 5.0% 2.2% 2.8% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 21.3% 27.0% 23.5% 25.6% 16.8% 24.0%
Mostly unfavorable 24.0% 26.0% 32.8% 35.6% 38.7% 30.0%
Very unfavorable 16.1% 13.7% 15.6% 20.5% 32.4% 17.2%
Never heard of 25.1% 16.5% 15.0% 7.0% 4.0% 15.1%
Can't rate 7.2% 9.6% 8.1% 9.1% 5.3% 8.3%
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 5.2% 7.8% 3.5% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 25.0% 17.9% 21.7% 24.1%
Mostly unfavorable 30.7% 25.7% 24.7% 29.9%
Very unfavorable 16.8% 19.3% 20.7% 17.2%
Never heard of 13.6% 24.1% 21.7% 15.1%
Can't rate 8.7% 5.3% 7.6% 8.3%
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 6.3% 4.9% 4.2% 3.1% 4.8%
Mostly favorable 23.2% 24.9% 24.5% 23.8% 24.3%
Mostly unfavorable 24.8% 28.2% 36.5% 39.3% 31.0%
Very unfavorable 16.0% 16.4% 17.9% 21.3% 17.3%
Never heard of 21.7% 16.9% 9.1% 6.1% 14.6%
Can't rate 8.1% 8.7% 7.8% 6.3% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 5.5% 4.9% 6.9% 3.4% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 20.8% 25.1% 27.1% 20.6% 23.9%
Mostly unfavorable 33.5% 30.6% 26.8% 30.8% 30.0%
Very unfavorable 16.1% 17.1% 17.4% 18.9% 17.4%
Never heard of 15.7% 12.5% 14.4% 18.4% 15.1%
Can't rate 8.5% 9.8% 7.4% 8.0% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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