ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Politics and International Relations, 2005

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POPEFROM

[IF RELIGION=4] Would you personally prefer to have the next pope come from a country in the developed world, especially Europe, where almost all previous popes have come from or from a country in the developing world, especially South America or Africa, where the church is growing the fastest? [Note: asked only of Catholics]
  1) Developed world (Europe)
  2) Developing world (South America/Africa)
  3) No difference
  8) DK/No opinion

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Developed world (Europe) 84 38.2% 38.2% -1.03
Developing world (South America/Africa) 43 19.5% 57.7% -.08
No difference 91 41.4% 99.1% .86
DK/No opinion 2 .9% 100% 5.59

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Developed world (Europe) 44.1%
15
51.6%
16
32.7%
16
34.7%
25
32.1%
9
37.9%
81
Developing world (South America/Africa) 29.4%
10
9.7%
3
18.4%
9
19.4%
14
17.9%
5
19.2%
41
No difference 23.5%
8
38.7%
12
49.0%
24
44.4%
32
50.0%
14
42.1%
90
DK/No opinion 2.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.9%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
34
100.0%
31
100.0%
49
100.0%
72
100.0%
28

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school grad Graduated high school or technical school Some college Graduated College Post-graduate TOTAL
Developed world (Europe) 33.3%
3
49.1%
26
37.1%
26
30.2%
16
37.5%
12
38.2%
83
Developing world (South America/Africa) 44.4%
4
13.2%
7
21.4%
15
18.9%
10
18.8%
6
19.4%
42
No difference 11.1%
1
35.8%
19
41.4%
29
50.9%
27
43.8%
14
41.5%
90
DK/No opinion 11.1%
1
1.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
9
100.0%
53
100.0%
70
100.0%
53
100.0%
32

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Developed world (Europe) 37.9%
50
38.6%
34
38.2%
84
Developing world (South America/Africa) 15.9%
21
25.0%
22
19.5%
43
No difference 46.2%
61
34.1%
30
41.4%
91
DK/No opinion 0.0%
0
2.3%
2
0.9%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
132
100.0%
88

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Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 35 thousand dollars 35 to 50 thousand 50 to 75 thousand 75 to 100 thousand More than 100 thousand TOTAL
Developed world (Europe) 35.3%
12
47.1%
16
36.8%
14
47.4%
18
30.6%
11
39.4%
71
Developing world (South America/Africa) 26.5%
9
17.6%
6
18.4%
7
10.5%
4
16.7%
6
17.8%
32
No difference 35.3%
12
35.3%
12
44.7%
17
39.5%
15
52.8%
19
41.7%
75
DK/No opinion 2.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
34
100.0%
34
100.0%
38
100.0%
38
100.0%
36

180


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Hispanic Asian Other race TOTAL
Developed world (Europe) 38.4%
68
0.0%
0
34.6%
9
0.0%
0
66.7%
6
38.2%
83
Developing world (South America/Africa) 18.1%
32
100.0%
3
26.9%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
19.4%
42
No difference 43.5%
77
0.0%
0
34.6%
9
100.0%
2
22.2%
2
41.5%
90
DK/No opinion 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.8%
1
0.0%
0
11.1%
1
0.9%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
177
100.0%
3
100.0%
26
100.0%
2
100.0%
9

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast (Census Division 1,2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4) South (Census Division 5,6,7) West (Census Division 8,9) TOTAL
Developed world (Europe) 46.1%
35
27.1%
13
34.4%
21
42.9%
15
38.2%
84
Developing world (South America/Africa) 10.5%
8
25.0%
12
26.2%
16
20.0%
7
19.5%
43
No difference 43.4%
33
47.9%
23
39.3%
24
31.4%
11
41.4%
91
DK/No opinion 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.7%
2
0.9%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
76
100.0%
48
100.0%
61
100.0%
35

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