Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that, in the future, the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another?
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 36.3% 36.3%
Mostly agree 38% 74.3%
Mostly disagree 10.7% 85%
Completely disagree 6% 91%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 100.1%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 43.2% 30.0% 36.3%
Mostly agree 35.8% 40.0% 38.0%
Mostly disagree 9.8% 11.4% 10.7%
Completely disagree 6.0% 6.0% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 12.5% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Completely agree 38.9% 34.9% 37.3% 30.8% 36.4%
Mostly agree 37.8% 39.4% 37.9% 32.6% 38.0%
Mostly disagree 9.2% 11.3% 11.5% 10.5% 10.7%
Completely disagree 6.0% 4.8% 7.4% 6.1% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 9.6% 5.9% 20.1% 9.0%
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
Completely agree 32.4% 34.7% 40.4% 36.7% 46.8% 37.3%
Mostly agree 32.5% 39.3% 39.4% 51.7% 33.4% 38.3%
Mostly disagree 14.5% 11.6% 10.6% 3.7% 8.9% 11.0%
Completely disagree 10.3% 6.2% 4.2% 5.4% 4.7% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 8.2% 5.4% 2.4% 6.1% 7.1%
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
Completely agree 31.7% 34.6% 26.9% 40.8% 37.5% 41.1% 36.3%
Mostly agree 31.4% 39.0% 36.1% 37.2% 41.6% 41.7% 37.9%
Mostly disagree 11.3% 11.9% 13.5% 9.1% 10.5% 8.5% 10.7%
Completely disagree 6.5% 6.0% 10.1% 5.8% 5.6% 4.1% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 19.0% 8.6% 13.5% 7.1% 4.8% 4.6% 9.1%
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
Completely agree 38.0% 34.2% 34.6% 35.1% 36.4%
Mostly agree 38.5% 37.0% 31.2% 39.6% 38.0%
Mostly disagree 9.1% 11.6% 11.8% 13.5% 10.7%
Completely disagree 5.4% 7.3% 5.3% 6.5% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 9.9% 17.1% 5.3% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 32.4% 36.2% 39.1% 41.7% 33.8% 36.5%
Mostly agree 39.8% 40.2% 36.6% 36.6% 34.7% 37.8%
Mostly disagree 14.4% 9.7% 9.5% 8.1% 10.8% 10.7%
Completely disagree 6.0% 6.7% 6.4% 6.2% 4.5% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 7.1% 8.4% 7.5% 16.2% 9.0%
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
Completely agree 32.6% 34.7% 35.6% 37.5% 42.6% 38.8% 36.4%
Mostly agree 40.0% 37.4% 39.5% 41.9% 35.7% 28.4% 38.1%
Mostly disagree 8.8% 10.4% 11.7% 10.2% 12.6% 10.1% 10.6%
Completely disagree 6.0% 6.9% 5.9% 3.9% 4.6% 10.7% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 10.7% 7.2% 6.6% 4.6% 11.9% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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