Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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MEDIAREL

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Do you think the news media is fair in its portrayal of people who share your religious faith, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 45.3% 45.3%
No 41.3% 86.6%
Don't know 13.5% 100.1%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 44.7% 45.7% 45.3%
No 43.6% 39.2% 41.3%
Don't know 11.6% 15.1% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Yes 37.5% 49.6% 50.9% 36.8% 45.5%
No 50.1% 35.4% 39.9% 38.5% 41.0%
Don't know 12.4% 15.0% 9.2% 24.7% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1013


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 50.2% 41.4% 49.1% 45.3% 54.7% 47.1%
No 36.3% 47.3% 43.9% 40.1% 32.6% 42.0%
Don't know 13.4% 11.3% 7.0% 14.6% 12.7% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
836


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Yes 43.4% 42.4% 47.8% 43.1% 52.9% 52.2% 45.5%
No 40.7% 44.5% 40.0% 43.3% 36.8% 35.3% 41.4%
Don't know 16.0% 13.0% 12.2% 13.6% 10.4% 12.4% 13.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1010


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 44.6% 48.0% 37.0% 48.2% 45.4%
No 40.5% 42.7% 42.5% 41.2% 41.2%
Don't know 14.9% 9.2% 20.4% 10.6% 13.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 47.7% 44.9% 49.9% 44.6% 41.3% 45.7%
No 44.1% 40.0% 39.9% 42.3% 39.9% 41.4%
Don't know 8.2% 15.1% 10.2% 13.1% 18.9% 12.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
999


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Yes 31.8% 44.7% 52.3% 53.5% 48.7% 38.4% 45.4%
No 59.6% 38.5% 35.9% 36.5% 38.3% 39.6% 41.4%
Don't know 8.7% 16.8% 11.7% 10.0% 13.0% 22.0% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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