Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship 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 43.4% 43.4%
Should express views 50.6% 94%
No opinion 6% 100%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 45.0% 42.0% 43.4%
Should express views 48.8% 52.3% 50.6%
No opinion 6.2% 5.8% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Should keep out 36.6% 43.9% 48.4% 50.0% 43.5%
Should express views 59.5% 49.7% 46.5% 36.8% 50.7%
No opinion 3.9% 6.4% 5.2% 13.2% 5.9%
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
Should keep out 37.5% 45.7% 48.8% 44.2% 41.1% 44.3%
Should express views 54.7% 49.4% 47.0% 52.2% 54.4% 50.5%
No opinion 7.8% 4.9% 4.2% 3.6% 4.4% 5.2%
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
Should keep out 39.9% 43.2% 38.1% 44.6% 46.0% 44.5% 43.3%
Should express views 47.6% 49.9% 52.2% 53.6% 51.2% 51.5% 50.8%
No opinion 12.5% 6.9% 9.7% 1.8% 2.7% 4.0% 5.9%
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
Should keep out 42.6% 45.1% 47.5% 42.8% 43.4%
Should express views 52.2% 49.3% 40.3% 52.3% 50.8%
No opinion 5.3% 5.5% 12.2% 4.9% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Should keep out 34.8% 42.2% 51.0% 45.9% 47.0% 43.5%
Should express views 61.4% 53.4% 44.8% 50.5% 38.8% 50.6%
No opinion 3.8% 4.4% 4.2% 3.6% 14.3% 5.9%
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
Should keep out 28.9% 35.9% 53.2% 42.4% 56.3% 59.4% 43.5%
Should express views 63.2% 56.2% 43.9% 53.4% 38.9% 35.2% 50.7%
No opinion 8.0% 7.9% 2.9% 4.2% 4.8% 5.5% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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