Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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HELPWAR

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

Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism?
  1) Helped
  2) Hurt
  3) No effect
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Helped 45.1% 45.1%
Hurt 43.8% 88.9%
No effect 3.9% 92.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Helped 42.9% 45.6% 51.1% 47.6% 47.1% 33.8% 45.0%
Hurt 47.3% 45.8% 41.8% 42.3% 45.9% 42.2% 43.9%
No effect 3.2% 6.0% 2.5% 3.9% 3.0% 5.1% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 2.6% 4.7% 6.2% 4.0% 18.9% 7.1%
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
Helped 55.2% 48.6% 45.7% 45.0% 37.6% 36.7% 45.3%
Hurt 31.2% 40.7% 44.1% 46.2% 50.6% 52.1% 43.8%
No effect 2.7% 2.7% 4.9% 3.6% 5.5% 5.3% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 8.0% 5.3% 5.2% 6.3% 5.9% 7.0%
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
Helped 30.4% 46.8% 46.9% 48.3% 45.1%
Hurt 52.5% 40.3% 44.5% 43.8% 43.8%
No effect 5.0% 4.2% 3.8% 3.3% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 12.1% 8.7% 4.8% 4.6% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Helped 50.7% 39.8% 45.0%
Hurt 40.8% 46.5% 43.8%
No effect 3.7% 4.1% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 9.6% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Helped 74.8% 22.8% 42.0% 45.8%
Hurt 17.3% 64.4% 48.5% 44.0%
No effect 2.7% 4.9% 3.9% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 7.9% 5.6% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Helped 50.4% 18.2% 38.3% 45.0%
Hurt 38.3% 67.5% 53.0% 43.7%
No effect 4.1% 3.1% 4.1% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 11.2% 4.7% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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