Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVPRESB

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2B. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Presbyterians 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 11.5% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 55.4% 66.9%
Mostly unfavorable 6.4% 73.3%
Very unfavorable 2.5% 75.8%
Never heard of 3% 78.8%
Can't rate 19.1% 97.9%
Refused 2.1% 100%
Total N = 527

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.0% 12.7% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 55.5% 55.4% 55.5%
Mostly unfavorable 4.6% 7.9% 6.4%
Very unfavorable 3.9% 1.3% 2.5%
Never heard of 2.8% 3.1% 3.0%
Can't rate 21.4% 17.2% 19.1%
Refused 1.8% 2.4% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
527


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very favorable 15.6% 12.2% 8.4% 5.5% 11.7%
Mostly favorable 61.2% 54.8% 55.4% 38.5% 55.6%
Mostly unfavorable 4.2% 6.7% 9.0% 5.5% 6.5%
Very unfavorable 0.8% 0.7% 6.6% 0.0% 2.3%
Never heard of 3.4% 3.1% 1.2% 2.2% 2.6%
Can't rate 12.8% 20.8% 18.3% 40.7% 19.2%
Refused 2.0% 1.7% 1.2% 7.7% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
523


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 14.8% 8.8% 9.5% 14.9% 10.6% 11.0%
Mostly favorable 45.2% 58.2% 60.8% 56.8% 64.9% 56.5%
Mostly unfavorable 9.6% 8.5% 6.1% 8.1% 2.1% 7.4%
Very unfavorable 4.3% 2.0% 1.4% 6.8% 5.3% 3.0%
Never heard of 4.3% 3.7% 1.0% 0.0% 5.3% 2.9%
Can't rate 21.3% 18.7% 19.9% 9.5% 11.7% 18.3%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 1.4% 4.1% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
433


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 15.7% 7.8% 18.6% 12.8% 6.6% 16.5% 11.3%
Mostly favorable 40.4% 54.3% 50.8% 56.2% 72.5% 57.8% 55.6%
Mostly unfavorable 9.6% 8.3% 8.5% 4.6% 3.3% 3.7% 6.5%
Very unfavorable 4.5% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 2.3%
Never heard of 11.8% 2.3% 0.0% 1.8% 1.1% 0.0% 3.1%
Can't rate 14.0% 21.1% 22.0% 21.4% 16.5% 17.4% 19.1%
Refused 3.9% 2.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 1.8% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
522


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very favorable 11.5% 5.1% 31.5% 9.7% 11.5%
Mostly favorable 57.4% 58.7% 42.7% 53.4% 55.6%
Mostly unfavorable 5.7% 7.7% 3.4% 9.0% 6.6%
Very unfavorable 2.5% 4.1% 0.0% 2.1% 2.5%
Never heard of 2.1% 4.1% 2.2% 2.8% 2.6%
Can't rate 18.3% 20.4% 14.6% 21.7% 19.2%
Refused 2.5% 0.0% 5.6% 1.4% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
525


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 6.4% 11.1% 9.1% 11.7% 20.1% 11.4%
Mostly favorable 54.7% 59.6% 55.0% 58.6% 52.8% 56.2%
Mostly unfavorable 11.6% 4.1% 7.7% 5.0% 3.7% 6.5%
Very unfavorable 3.7% 2.2% 4.1% 2.3% 0.0% 2.5%
Never heard of 3.7% 2.6% 2.7% 2.3% 3.3% 2.9%
Can't rate 18.4% 20.4% 19.1% 16.7% 16.8% 18.4%
Refused 1.5% 0.0% 2.3% 3.6% 3.3% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
517


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 14.9% 16.6% 7.1% 4.5% 11.3% 6.6% 11.4%
Mostly favorable 51.6% 60.3% 65.5% 64.6% 44.3% 34.1% 55.6%
Mostly unfavorable 6.3% 4.9% 3.6% 6.7% 9.3% 12.1% 6.5%
Very unfavorable 5.0% 0.0% 5.1% 0.6% 2.6% 0.0% 2.2%
Never heard of 5.0% 2.5% 1.0% 0.6% 6.7% 2.2% 3.1%
Can't rate 14.5% 15.1% 14.7% 21.9% 22.2% 41.8% 19.1%
Refused 2.7% 0.6% 3.0% 1.1% 3.6% 3.3% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
522



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