U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii 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 39.6% 39.6%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 53.9% 93.5%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) .8% 94.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.7% 100%
Total N = 401

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The government should do more to protect morality in society 38.7% 40.3% 39.5%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 57.1% 50.8% 54.0%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 0.7% 1.0% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 7.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
401


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
The government should do more to protect morality in society 46.1% 46.7% 28.1% 39.4%
I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue 46.6% 47.0% 67.7% 54.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.1% 0.7% 0.3% 0.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.2% 5.6% 3.8% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
363



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