Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVTAXCT

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

Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: an across the board income tax cut.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 28% 28%
Favor 39.4% 67.4%
Oppose 16.6% 84%
Strongly oppose 7.5% 91.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 31.9% 24.6% 28.0%
Favor 38.2% 40.6% 39.4%
Oppose 16.7% 16.5% 16.6%
Strongly oppose 6.9% 8.0% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 10.4% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 41.1% 19.1% 27.4% 21.4% 28.0%
Favor 45.1% 35.6% 38.3% 41.4% 39.6%
Oppose 6.8% 22.9% 19.9% 12.8% 16.6%
Strongly oppose 3.1% 12.2% 5.6% 8.1% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 10.2% 8.8% 16.2% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


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
Strongly favor 20.7% 22.2% 34.1% 37.6% 42.7% 28.7%
Favor 39.8% 42.5% 40.4% 36.3% 31.4% 39.7%
Oppose 18.5% 18.3% 15.0% 17.3% 16.4% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 10.0% 8.0% 5.4% 4.7% 6.6% 7.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 8.9% 5.0% 4.1% 2.9% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


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
Strongly favor 14.8% 28.8% 35.3% 30.9% 31.4% 29.9% 28.0%
Favor 39.7% 40.9% 39.6% 40.1% 38.7% 34.9% 39.6%
Oppose 15.8% 15.5% 10.6% 16.4% 18.3% 21.6% 16.5%
Strongly oppose 9.9% 8.2% 3.4% 5.2% 6.4% 9.9% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused 19.8% 6.6% 11.1% 7.4% 5.1% 3.7% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 33.0% 27.6% 17.6% 20.6% 28.0%
Favor 40.7% 37.6% 46.4% 36.2% 39.5%
Oppose 14.2% 16.8% 17.0% 21.7% 16.6%
Strongly oppose 5.5% 8.0% 6.7% 11.7% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 10.1% 12.3% 9.8% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 21.8% 29.6% 32.9% 33.5% 23.8% 28.1%
Favor 39.4% 41.4% 38.9% 37.6% 40.3% 39.5%
Oppose 19.5% 14.3% 15.0% 16.6% 16.1% 16.4%
Strongly oppose 8.8% 8.8% 6.6% 5.4% 6.8% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 5.9% 6.6% 6.9% 13.0% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


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
Strongly favor 27.7% 30.1% 25.7% 31.9% 27.2% 19.7% 28.1%
Favor 43.9% 39.3% 42.3% 36.1% 35.9% 39.3% 39.6%
Oppose 11.4% 14.0% 18.3% 18.1% 19.2% 25.7% 16.6%
Strongly oppose 6.3% 7.1% 6.8% 8.5% 8.4% 6.6% 7.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 9.4% 6.9% 5.4% 9.2% 8.7% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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