Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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CHPOLVWS

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. In your opinion, should the churches 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) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 45.4% 45.4%
Should express views 48.2% 93.6%
No opinion 6.3% 99.9%
Total N = 1023

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 50.7% 40.5% 45.4%
Should express views 45.2% 51.1% 48.2%
No opinion 4.1% 8.4% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1023


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Should keep out 43.4% 48.9% 42.5% 48.5% 45.4%
Should express views 52.1% 46.4% 48.2% 41.5% 48.2%
No opinion 4.5% 4.8% 9.3% 9.9% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1023


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
Should keep out 48.0% 41.4% 46.0% 41.4% 47.0% 44.7%
Should express views 49.0% 52.0% 49.6% 55.4% 51.0% 50.8%
No opinion 3.0% 6.6% 4.4% 3.2% 2.0% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
861


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
Should keep out 44.1% 48.2% 37.2% 46.7% 45.1% 40.0% 45.5%
Should express views 45.7% 44.4% 59.6% 49.8% 49.0% 54.9% 48.3%
No opinion 10.2% 7.4% 3.2% 3.5% 6.0% 5.1% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1020


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Should keep out 43.8% 48.2% 61.7% 40.8% 45.3%
Should express views 48.4% 45.9% 32.0% 56.3% 48.5%
No opinion 7.8% 5.9% 6.3% 2.9% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1017


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Should keep out 40.8% 40.9% 43.5% 49.1% 58.3% 45.4%
Should express views 52.3% 52.2% 53.1% 44.2% 33.8% 48.4%
No opinion 6.9% 6.9% 3.3% 6.7% 7.9% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1010


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
Should keep out 27.9% 39.9% 50.9% 47.9% 51.3% 68.5% 45.0%
Should express views 67.6% 53.4% 42.4% 47.4% 41.9% 21.5% 48.8%
No opinion 4.5% 6.7% 6.7% 4.6% 6.9% 9.9% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011



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