Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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DECIRAQ

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

Now thinkng about Iraq… Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq?
  1) Right decision
  2) Wrong decision
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Right decision 53.6% 53.6%
Wrong decision 40.7% 94.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Right decision 53.7% 53.5% 60.6% 54.6% 53.1% 43.6% 53.5%
Wrong decision 38.5% 41.2% 35.2% 41.8% 44.1% 45.6% 40.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 5.3% 4.2% 3.6% 2.8% 10.8% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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
Right decision 62.6% 55.8% 54.1% 54.6% 48.8% 43.1% 53.7%
Wrong decision 29.1% 39.1% 41.2% 41.2% 43.1% 52.9% 40.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 5.1% 4.7% 4.2% 8.2% 4.0% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Right decision 49.5% 55.4% 57.8% 49.3% 53.6%
Wrong decision 39.0% 38.2% 39.3% 46.1% 40.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 6.4% 2.9% 4.6% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Right decision 58.8% 48.8% 53.6%
Wrong decision 37.4% 43.7% 40.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 7.4% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Right decision 86.6% 26.2% 51.2% 53.7%
Wrong decision 10.3% 68.1% 43.1% 41.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 5.7% 5.7% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Right decision 60.0% 27.7% 43.2% 53.9%
Wrong decision 34.7% 59.8% 55.4% 40.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 12.6% 1.4% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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