U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q9

(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) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 45.6% 45.6%
Should express views 49.8% 95.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.6% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Should keep out 40.9% 43.1% 44.0% 48.8% 51.6% 45.6%
Should express views 55.1% 52.4% 52.0% 47.0% 42.4% 49.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 4.5% 4.0% 4.2% 6.0% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 47.9% 43.4% 45.6%
Should express views 47.7% 51.7% 49.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.3% 4.9% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Should keep out 38.7% 49.1% 48.0% 47.5% 52.2% 45.9%
Should express views 57.6% 46.8% 48.0% 43.9% 41.6% 49.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 8.5% 6.1% 4.2%
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
Should keep out 41.2% 45.1% 46.8% 50.2% 49.6% 54.9% 46.0%
Should express views 53.9% 50.9% 50.1% 46.6% 48.2% 41.1% 50.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.0% 4.0% 3.1% 3.2% 2.2% 4.0% 3.9%
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
Should keep out 38.5% 44.5% 44.6% 47.2% 48.5% 50.5% 45.6%
Should express views 53.6% 50.9% 49.5% 48.9% 48.3% 46.2% 49.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.8% 4.6% 6.0% 3.8% 3.2% 3.3% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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