Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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CLRGYPOL

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

Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 27.8% 27.8%
No 65.4% 93.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 99.9%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 30.0% 25.9% 27.8%
No 64.5% 66.3% 65.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 7.8% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Yes 32.0% 25.3% 28.9% 19.8% 27.9%
No 62.1% 67.6% 64.9% 71.8% 65.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 7.1% 6.2% 8.4% 6.6%
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
Yes 25.7% 27.7% 27.8% 34.9% 38.5% 28.9%
No 65.8% 65.9% 67.3% 62.4% 55.7% 65.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 6.4% 4.9% 2.7% 5.8% 6.1%
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
Yes 21.0% 22.9% 29.8% 31.9% 29.4% 42.3% 27.9%
No 68.2% 69.8% 66.8% 62.5% 65.9% 52.6% 65.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 7.3% 3.4% 5.6% 4.7% 5.1% 6.6%
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
Yes 27.6% 26.6% 12.8% 34.3% 27.9%
No 66.6% 66.7% 79.9% 57.3% 65.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 6.7% 7.3% 8.4% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 33.4% 33.0% 27.9% 29.0% 12.4% 28.0%
No 54.9% 61.0% 67.7% 66.6% 81.7% 65.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 5.9% 4.5% 4.4% 5.9% 6.7%
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
Yes 36.1% 28.7% 23.7% 26.9% 25.6% 22.8% 27.9%
No 57.2% 66.2% 71.9% 64.6% 67.2% 66.5% 65.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 5.1% 4.4% 8.6% 7.2% 10.7% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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