Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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PRESTHRT

(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 terrorist threats?
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 58.1% 58.1%
Disapprove 36.9% 95%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 100.1%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Approve 58.2% 56.3% 62.9% 61.2% 53.5% 52.3% 57.8%
Disapprove 38.0% 38.2% 35.3% 36.7% 40.6% 35.1% 37.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 5.5% 1.7% 2.1% 6.0% 12.5% 5.1%
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 68.2% 62.7% 63.7% 59.5% 50.0% 42.9% 58.7%
Disapprove 24.6% 31.9% 32.5% 37.9% 46.5% 54.1% 37.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 5.4% 3.8% 2.7% 3.5% 3.1% 4.3%
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 38.5% 60.3% 63.6% 59.9% 58.2%
Disapprove 50.9% 35.9% 32.7% 34.7% 36.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 3.8% 3.7% 5.3% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 59.8% 56.5% 58.1%
Disapprove 36.0% 37.6% 36.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 5.9% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Approve 90.9% 31.1% 62.4% 59.1%
Disapprove 7.2% 64.4% 31.7% 36.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 4.5% 6.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Approve 64.2% 25.8% 54.6% 58.5%
Disapprove 31.4% 64.8% 39.7% 36.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 9.3% 5.7% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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