News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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CHRCHOUT

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters...or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions?
  1) Should keep out
  2) Should express views
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 45% 45%
Should express views 50.3% 95.3%
No opinion 4.7% 100%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Should keep out 33.6% 45.6% 47.1% 56.7% 65.8% 45.0%
Should express views 59.5% 50.8% 49.3% 40.5% 32.5% 50.4%
No opinion 7.0% 3.6% 3.6% 2.7% 1.7% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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
Should keep out 44.4% 45.3% 47.7% 43.3% 45.1%
Should express views 49.0% 51.4% 49.3% 54.7% 50.4%
No opinion 6.6% 3.3% 3.1% 2.0% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 46.1% 44.1% 45.0%
Should express views 48.7% 51.7% 50.3%
No opinion 5.2% 4.2% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Should keep out 52.1% 42.2% 37.4% 54.4% 45.1%
Should express views 45.2% 52.7% 57.2% 40.7% 50.3%
No opinion 2.7% 5.1% 5.3% 4.9% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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