News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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SANDCONS

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

As you may have heard, Sandra Day O'Connor recently retired from the Supreme Court. Just your impression… was Sandra Day O'Connor mostly conservative, mostly liberal, or middle-of-the-road in her judgments on the Court?
  1) Mostly conservative
  2) Mostly liberal
  3) Middle of the road
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Mostly conservative 12.9% 12.9%
Mostly liberal 10.3% 23.2%
Middle of the road 50.6% 73.8%
Don't know/Refused 26.1% 99.9%
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
Mostly conservative 13.8% 15.0% 13.5% 11.0% 10.2% 13.1%
Mostly liberal 12.5% 12.2% 6.7% 10.0% 8.1% 10.4%
Middle of the road 50.1% 50.4% 52.1% 47.6% 53.6% 50.5%
Don't know/Refused 23.6% 22.4% 27.7% 31.4% 28.1% 26.0%
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
Mostly conservative 14.2% 11.9% 12.2% 12.4% 13.0%
Mostly liberal 10.0% 12.3% 8.2% 8.7% 10.2%
Middle of the road 42.0% 48.8% 62.9% 72.1% 50.6%
Don't know/Refused 33.8% 27.0% 16.7% 6.7% 26.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Mostly conservative 10.6% 15.0% 12.9%
Mostly liberal 11.1% 9.7% 10.4%
Middle of the road 53.2% 48.2% 50.6%
Don't know/Refused 25.0% 27.1% 26.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Mostly conservative 17.1% 12.8% 13.3% 8.8% 12.9%
Mostly liberal 8.9% 12.3% 10.2% 9.9% 10.3%
Middle of the road 49.8% 46.8% 49.7% 56.6% 50.6%
Don't know/Refused 24.2% 28.2% 26.8% 24.7% 26.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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