Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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IMPREDUC

(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 education? [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 33.6% 33.6%
John Kerry 51.8% 85.4%
Neither 3.4% 88.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.3% 100.1%
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 31.5% 20.8% 38.3% 40.9% 38.1% 29.7% 33.4%
John Kerry 54.0% 66.9% 53.0% 46.6% 48.2% 43.7% 52.1%
Neither 3.3% 3.4% 1.4% 5.2% 2.3% 3.6% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.3% 8.9% 7.2% 7.3% 11.5% 22.9% 11.2%
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 47.3% 44.7% 32.8% 27.6% 26.8% 16.8% 33.9%
John Kerry 37.1% 43.0% 54.2% 60.5% 59.4% 63.5% 52.2%
Neither 5.5% 1.7% 0.8% 3.6% 5.1% 5.1% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 10.6% 12.2% 8.3% 8.7% 14.7% 10.5%
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 24.3% 34.6% 36.0% 34.5% 33.6%
John Kerry 52.3% 50.6% 51.9% 52.8% 51.7%
Neither 2.3% 3.2% 3.2% 4.2% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused 21.1% 11.6% 8.9% 8.5% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush 33.6% 33.6% 33.6%
John Kerry 52.2% 51.4% 51.8%
Neither 4.0% 2.7% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 12.3% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush 75.7% 7.0% 27.7% 34.8%
John Kerry 12.9% 84.3% 58.4% 54.1%
Neither 4.2% 0.8% 2.7% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 7.9% 11.2% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush 38.8% 7.7% 28.5% 33.8%
John Kerry 45.3% 82.4% 59.7% 51.5%
Neither 3.6% 0.5% 3.4% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 9.3% 8.4% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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