U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q5A

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

Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right.
  1) The government should do more to protect morality in society
  2) I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The government should do more to protect morality in society 39.9% 39.9%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 51.6% 91.5%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.5% 95%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.1% 100.1%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
The government should do more to protect morality in society 45.1% 42.8% 39.0% 34.6% 39.2% 39.9%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 47.9% 50.3% 53.3% 57.5% 47.5% 51.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.1% 3.1% 3.6% 3.7% 4.6% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.8% 3.8% 4.1% 4.3% 8.7% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The government should do more to protect morality in society 36.3% 43.1% 39.9%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 56.0% 47.5% 51.6%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.3% 3.6% 3.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.3% 5.8% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
The government should do more to protect morality in society 48.8% 36.4% 35.0% 43.7% 19.5% 39.7%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 43.4% 56.4% 57.5% 39.8% 71.8% 52.3%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 6.6% 1.6% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.2% 4.4% 4.2% 9.8% 7.1% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
The government should do more to protect morality in society 47.0% 41.6% 37.6% 35.0% 32.1% 29.0% 39.8%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 43.5% 51.3% 56.4% 59.3% 62.5% 64.1% 52.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.1% 3.2% 3.4% 2.9% 3.1% 3.4% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.5% 4.0% 2.6% 2.8% 2.4% 3.5% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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
The government should do more to protect morality in society 47.0% 44.7% 41.7% 39.6% 33.4% 25.5% 39.8%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 39.9% 46.6% 48.4% 52.8% 60.2% 67.9% 51.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.7% 3.2% 4.9% 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 10.3% 5.5% 4.9% 3.8% 2.7% 2.9% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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