Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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IMPRFOR

(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: Making wise decisions about foreign policy? [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 40.7% 40.7%
John Kerry 46.8% 87.5%
Neither 3.1% 90.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 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 34.0% 29.4% 47.6% 46.5% 41.7% 40.1% 40.5%
John Kerry 50.5% 63.1% 46.1% 41.3% 45.0% 36.9% 47.0%
Neither 2.8% 1.7% 2.6% 7.0% 1.4% 2.2% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused 12.7% 5.8% 3.7% 5.2% 11.9% 20.8% 9.4%
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 51.3% 44.0% 38.8% 40.7% 36.2% 29.3% 40.7%
John Kerry 33.9% 44.7% 48.5% 49.9% 49.6% 58.1% 47.1%
Neither 2.5% 1.2% 3.8% 3.5% 4.3% 5.1% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.3% 10.1% 8.9% 5.9% 9.8% 7.6% 9.0%
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 33.0% 42.1% 42.8% 40.7% 40.7%
John Kerry 44.5% 43.2% 48.8% 51.1% 46.8%
Neither 4.1% 3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused 18.3% 11.2% 5.7% 5.8% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush 44.1% 37.5% 40.7%
John Kerry 44.6% 48.6% 46.7%
Neither 4.3% 2.1% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 11.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush 83.7% 11.0% 37.8% 41.8%
John Kerry 10.7% 78.9% 50.1% 49.0%
Neither 2.2% 1.9% 2.3% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 8.1% 9.8% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush 47.3% 11.5% 31.9% 41.0%
John Kerry 40.6% 71.0% 59.7% 46.9%
Neither 2.7% 4.9% 3.4% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 12.6% 4.9% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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