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: Defending the country from future terrorist attacks? [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 46.6% 46.6%
John Kerry 39.4% 86%
Neither 4.2% 90.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 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 46.5% 39.6% 55.5% 51.1% 44.5% 38.0% 46.4%
John Kerry 39.9% 49.1% 35.9% 35.5% 44.0% 35.5% 39.6%
Neither 1.9% 5.5% 2.9% 5.5% 2.3% 5.7% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 5.8% 5.7% 8.0% 9.2% 20.8% 9.9%
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 57.2% 48.9% 46.8% 49.4% 42.7% 33.0% 47.1%
John Kerry 30.9% 39.0% 40.9% 39.3% 42.7% 46.2% 39.6%
Neither 3.0% 2.0% 4.6% 2.1% 4.3% 11.2% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 10.1% 7.6% 9.2% 10.2% 9.6% 9.4%
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 37.9% 45.4% 50.7% 48.7% 46.6%
John Kerry 42.9% 39.5% 37.1% 39.8% 39.4%
Neither 6.4% 3.4% 4.0% 4.4% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.8% 11.7% 8.2% 7.1% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush 51.2% 42.3% 46.5%
John Kerry 35.3% 43.3% 39.5%
Neither 4.7% 3.7% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 10.7% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush 89.3% 12.9% 50.8% 48.0%
John Kerry 4.4% 75.4% 35.5% 41.5%
Neither 2.2% 2.4% 5.3% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 9.2% 8.5% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush 53.4% 10.4% 42.2% 46.9%
John Kerry 32.9% 71.6% 47.9% 39.4%
Neither 3.0% 8.7% 4.9% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 9.3% 4.9% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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