Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVSPRCT

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the Supreme Court is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 15.1% 15.1%
Mostly favorable 57.4% 72.5%
Mostly unfavorable 14.7% 87.2%
Very unfavorable 5.2% 92.4%
Never heard of .1% 92.5%
Can't rate 5.9% 98.4%
Refused 1.5% 99.9%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 16.6% 13.7% 15.1%
Mostly favorable 55.1% 59.6% 57.5%
Mostly unfavorable 15.1% 14.3% 14.7%
Very unfavorable 5.8% 4.7% 5.2%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Can't rate 5.8% 6.1% 6.0%
Refused 1.6% 1.4% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 18.5% 13.9% 15.0% 8.0% 15.1%
Mostly favorable 65.2% 52.6% 57.7% 55.4% 57.7%
Mostly unfavorable 9.4% 19.3% 15.8% 9.1% 14.8%
Very unfavorable 1.9% 7.4% 4.0% 9.1% 5.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 3.4% 5.7% 6.1% 13.7% 5.8%
Refused 1.5% 1.1% 0.8% 4.6% 1.4%
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
Very favorable 17.0% 16.5% 14.6% 16.1% 12.2% 15.6%
Mostly favorable 49.0% 58.8% 64.0% 58.4% 65.2% 58.8%
Mostly unfavorable 19.9% 14.7% 14.1% 15.3% 10.5% 15.3%
Very unfavorable 6.1% 5.2% 3.0% 2.9% 8.8% 4.9%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 6.6% 4.1% 4.0% 5.8% 3.3% 4.7%
Refused 1.2% 0.7% 0.4% 1.5% 0.0% 0.7%
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
Very favorable 18.9% 13.3% 12.5% 14.3% 15.5% 16.5% 15.0%
Mostly favorable 37.9% 58.6% 64.3% 65.1% 63.3% 56.5% 57.7%
Mostly unfavorable 21.3% 13.0% 16.1% 12.3% 13.9% 17.0% 14.8%
Very unfavorable 6.7% 6.0% 0.9% 3.3% 5.2% 6.5% 5.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 13.3% 7.0% 3.6% 4.2% 1.6% 2.0% 6.0%
Refused 1.9% 1.9% 2.7% 0.7% 0.0% 1.5% 1.3%
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
Very favorable 16.2% 10.6% 8.8% 17.9% 15.2%
Mostly favorable 58.4% 59.9% 47.8% 56.8% 57.5%
Mostly unfavorable 13.9% 16.6% 13.7% 15.8% 14.8%
Very unfavorable 5.0% 3.4% 10.4% 5.3% 5.2%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1%
Can't rate 5.3% 7.4% 15.4% 2.6% 5.8%
Refused 1.2% 2.1% 3.8% 1.1% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 20.0% 14.3% 11.7% 16.0% 12.1% 15.1%
Mostly favorable 61.6% 58.6% 61.9% 50.6% 52.9% 57.3%
Mostly unfavorable 12.1% 15.9% 13.9% 17.8% 14.9% 14.8%
Very unfavorable 2.3% 4.8% 6.2% 5.2% 7.7% 5.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 3.0% 4.6% 5.0% 9.0% 9.1% 6.0%
Refused 0.9% 1.6% 1.2% 0.9% 3.3% 1.5%
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
Very favorable 12.9% 16.6% 17.4% 15.7% 14.0% 11.0% 15.2%
Mostly favorable 53.6% 57.6% 58.4% 60.7% 52.8% 65.9% 57.4%
Mostly unfavorable 21.3% 13.6% 11.2% 11.0% 19.9% 9.8% 14.8%
Very unfavorable 4.2% 5.9% 4.4% 4.2% 5.6% 7.3% 5.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 6.5% 3.9% 7.8% 7.1% 6.2% 6.1% 6.0%
Refused 1.5% 2.2% 0.5% 1.3% 1.4% 0.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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