Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVLUTH

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2A. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Lutherans 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 12.6% 12.6%
Mostly favorable 51.6% 64.2%
Mostly unfavorable 8.6% 72.8%
Very unfavorable 2.3% 75.1%
Never heard of 3.7% 78.8%
Can't rate 18.5% 97.3%
Refused 2.8% 100.1%
Total N = 491

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 13.5% 11.6% 12.6%
Mostly favorable 54.1% 48.9% 51.5%
Mostly unfavorable 8.4% 8.9% 8.7%
Very unfavorable 2.5% 2.2% 2.3%
Never heard of 2.3% 5.1% 3.7%
Can't rate 17.4% 19.5% 18.5%
Refused 1.8% 3.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
491


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 11.9% 12.1% 11.2% 22.6% 12.6%
Mostly favorable 62.3% 46.1% 55.4% 31.0% 51.6%
Mostly unfavorable 5.8% 11.0% 9.1% 4.8% 8.7%
Very unfavorable 1.3% 3.6% 2.1% 0.0% 2.3%
Never heard of 2.9% 3.6% 4.9% 3.6% 3.7%
Can't rate 11.6% 20.7% 16.1% 35.7% 18.2%
Refused 4.2% 3.0% 1.1% 2.4% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
490


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 13.3% 15.8% 6.2% 35.9% 9.3% 13.2%
Mostly favorable 35.9% 50.3% 60.6% 51.6% 68.6% 52.3%
Mostly unfavorable 14.4% 9.5% 9.1% 0.0% 2.3% 9.0%
Very unfavorable 4.4% 1.6% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8%
Never heard of 3.3% 3.2% 2.6% 4.7% 2.3% 3.0%
Can't rate 28.7% 17.4% 16.8% 7.8% 17.4% 18.8%
Refused 0.0% 2.2% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
403


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 8.7% 12.7% 14.5% 14.8% 9.1% 19.1% 12.5%
Mostly favorable 29.6% 49.4% 54.5% 57.0% 63.1% 63.8% 51.4%
Mostly unfavorable 18.9% 7.1% 7.3% 9.1% 4.8% 0.0% 8.6%
Very unfavorable 7.1% 2.3% 5.5% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 2.3%
Never heard of 5.1% 5.6% 0.0% 2.7% 2.1% 2.1% 3.7%
Can't rate 28.1% 18.6% 18.2% 14.8% 18.7% 8.5% 18.5%
Refused 2.6% 4.2% 0.0% 1.5% 2.1% 4.3% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
488


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 14.9% 8.2% 12.0% 10.8% 12.6%
Mostly favorable 52.3% 51.4% 46.7% 51.4% 51.5%
Mostly unfavorable 6.8% 8.7% 4.3% 13.7% 8.6%
Very unfavorable 2.3% 6.6% 0.0% 0.7% 2.4%
Never heard of 3.8% 2.7% 6.5% 3.2% 3.7%
Can't rate 16.9% 22.4% 21.7% 18.0% 18.4%
Refused 3.0% 0.0% 8.7% 2.2% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
489


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 11.0% 8.3% 12.1% 14.5% 19.0% 12.8%
Mostly favorable 50.3% 44.7% 64.8% 51.4% 49.1% 51.5%
Mostly unfavorable 16.1% 10.5% 4.4% 5.0% 2.3% 8.3%
Very unfavorable 2.1% 1.8% 1.6% 4.1% 2.3% 2.4%
Never heard of 5.1% 6.6% 2.2% 2.7% 1.9% 3.9%
Can't rate 14.7% 23.2% 14.8% 21.4% 19.0% 18.5%
Refused 0.7% 4.8% 0.0% 0.9% 6.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
482


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 15.3% 14.4% 19.8% 7.4% 3.7% 11.0% 12.6%
Mostly favorable 55.7% 50.6% 52.8% 55.4% 54.7% 21.9% 51.4%
Mostly unfavorable 7.7% 10.0% 2.4% 11.8% 7.5% 17.8% 8.7%
Very unfavorable 2.2% 1.6% 0.9% 4.4% 3.1% 2.7% 2.3%
Never heard of 1.1% 2.2% 5.2% 8.3% 3.1% 2.7% 3.8%
Can't rate 16.9% 18.8% 15.1% 11.8% 26.7% 30.1% 18.4%
Refused 1.1% 2.5% 3.8% 1.0% 1.2% 13.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
490



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