Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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

Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates - George W. Bush or John Kerry - do you think would do the best job of: Improving the health care system? [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  1) George W. Bush
  2) John Kerry
  3) Neither
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
George W. Bush 28.1% 28.1%
John Kerry 54.4% 82.5%
Neither 5.2% 87.7%
Don't know/Refused 12.3% 100%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
George W. Bush 20.2% 21.8% 30.7% 32.4% 28.4% 30.8% 27.9%
John Kerry 62.9% 58.0% 58.7% 50.8% 54.6% 45.2% 54.8%
Neither 4.2% 5.5% 2.9% 9.8% 3.2% 4.7% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.7% 14.7% 7.7% 7.0% 13.8% 19.4% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
761


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
George W. Bush 39.8% 37.6% 23.2% 23.1% 23.5% 13.1% 27.9%
John Kerry 41.5% 47.8% 55.3% 63.9% 58.4% 66.2% 55.0%
Neither 8.5% 4.7% 5.1% 3.6% 6.3% 5.1% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 9.9% 16.5% 9.5% 11.8% 15.7% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
762


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
George W. Bush 24.4% 28.5% 29.0% 28.2% 28.0%
John Kerry 54.8% 53.4% 53.2% 56.7% 54.4%
Neither 6.0% 4.8% 5.7% 5.1% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 14.7% 13.3% 12.1% 10.0% 12.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush 27.8% 28.3% 28.1%
John Kerry 56.3% 52.7% 54.4%
Neither 5.3% 5.2% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 13.8% 12.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush 64.1% 4.9% 23.6% 29.1%
John Kerry 18.1% 85.3% 58.5% 56.2%
Neither 6.9% 1.6% 4.6% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 8.3% 13.3% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush 32.3% 6.6% 24.3% 28.3%
John Kerry 49.2% 79.1% 62.4% 54.5%
Neither 5.5% 3.3% 4.9% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.0% 11.0% 8.4% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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