Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION8

(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 -- Christian Coalition
  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 10.1% 10.1%
Mostly favorable 34.7% 44.8%
Mostly unfavorable 23% 67.8%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 80%
Never heard of 6.2% 86.2%
Can't rate 13.7% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 9.9% 10.3% 10.1%
Mostly favorable 35.3% 34.3% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 25.1% 21.1% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 13.7% 10.8% 12.2%
Never heard of 4.0% 8.3% 6.2%
Can't rate 12.1% 15.2% 13.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 12.7% 9.5% 8.3% 10.0%
Mostly favorable 41.0% 30.9% 34.0% 35.0%
Mostly unfavorable 18.8% 24.2% 26.7% 23.4%
Very unfavorable 8.4% 14.2% 13.5% 12.2%
Never heard of 5.1% 7.6% 5.6% 6.2%
Can't rate 14.0% 13.7% 11.9% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 10.7% 9.5% 10.5% 10.1%
Mostly favorable 40.0% 35.3% 30.2% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 18.6% 26.0% 22.3% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 11.5% 11.9% 12.9% 12.2%
Never heard of 8.0% 4.8% 7.0% 6.3%
Can't rate 11.3% 12.5% 17.1% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 10.0% 9.0% 9.6% 11.2% 10.1%
Mostly favorable 35.7% 33.8% 24.9% 36.5% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 22.6% 30.2% 24.0% 19.1% 22.9%
Very unfavorable 11.9% 10.6% 8.8% 14.9% 12.2%
Never heard of 5.8% 7.0% 9.6% 5.8% 6.3%
Can't rate 14.1% 9.4% 23.1% 12.5% 13.8%
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 11.8% 12.9% 10.2% 3.2% 6.0% 10.1%
Mostly favorable 25.9% 39.9% 36.8% 37.0% 21.4% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 19.4% 17.7% 24.4% 31.8% 32.9% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 9.3% 9.8% 9.8% 14.5% 29.4% 12.2%
Never heard of 13.8% 5.8% 5.9% 2.2% 1.0% 6.2%
Can't rate 19.8% 13.9% 12.8% 11.3% 9.3% 13.8%
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 9.2% 18.6% 8.6% 10.2%
Mostly favorable 34.4% 37.2% 33.8% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 23.3% 20.0% 25.3% 23.1%
Very unfavorable 12.6% 7.8% 13.1% 12.1%
Never heard of 5.9% 8.7% 6.1% 6.2%
Can't rate 14.5% 7.8% 13.1% 13.8%
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 12.8% 9.8% 7.8% 6.9% 9.6%
Mostly favorable 34.9% 39.7% 34.2% 28.9% 35.7%
Mostly unfavorable 18.6% 24.1% 25.5% 28.9% 23.7%
Very unfavorable 9.5% 9.0% 14.3% 22.4% 12.3%
Never heard of 10.0% 4.9% 4.9% 3.1% 6.0%
Can't rate 14.3% 12.5% 13.2% 9.8% 12.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 7.2% 8.7% 14.3% 7.8% 10.1%
Mostly favorable 34.5% 35.8% 36.4% 31.1% 34.7%
Mostly unfavorable 26.4% 22.9% 20.7% 23.5% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 13.1% 10.9% 9.5% 16.9% 12.2%
Never heard of 4.2% 6.6% 7.1% 6.4% 6.2%
Can't rate 14.5% 15.0% 12.0% 14.2% 13.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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