Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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PRESECON

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

Thinking about the president... do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the economy?
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 41.6% 41.6%
Disapprove 52.5% 94.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 100%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Approve 36.2% 38.2% 50.9% 44.0% 39.9% 35.5% 41.5%
Disapprove 54.5% 55.6% 47.4% 50.5% 51.8% 58.4% 52.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 6.1% 1.7% 5.5% 8.3% 6.1% 5.8%
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
Approve 54.7% 44.7% 43.9% 39.2% 34.9% 29.9% 41.6%
Disapprove 37.7% 49.6% 50.2% 56.9% 55.7% 66.0% 52.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 5.7% 5.9% 3.8% 9.4% 4.1% 6.0%
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
Approve 30.9% 38.7% 48.8% 44.8% 41.7%
Disapprove 61.3% 54.9% 45.3% 51.0% 52.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 6.4% 5.9% 4.2% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 44.7% 39.0% 41.7%
Disapprove 52.8% 52.1% 52.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 8.9% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Approve 84.1% 10.0% 41.4% 42.6%
Disapprove 12.7% 85.9% 52.2% 52.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 4.0% 6.4% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Approve 48.2% 5.5% 38.8% 42.1%
Disapprove 46.3% 83.0% 58.9% 52.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 11.5% 2.3% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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