Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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CHRCHOUT

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

In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters - or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? [Ask if FORM = 1.]
  1) Should keep out
  2) Should express views
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 44% 44%
Should express views 51.1% 95.1%
No opinion 4.9% 100%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Should keep out 38.8% 39.1% 37.5% 53.5% 54.5% 42.6% 44.1%
Should express views 55.6% 56.1% 58.1% 41.8% 41.7% 51.1% 51.0%
No opinion 5.6% 4.8% 4.4% 4.7% 3.8% 6.3% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731


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
Should keep out 25.1% 33.6% 44.8% 53.5% 48.1% 66.9% 44.0%
Should express views 69.7% 62.6% 52.8% 42.2% 45.1% 26.4% 51.4%
No opinion 5.2% 3.8% 2.4% 4.3% 6.8% 6.7% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
733


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Should keep out 38.2% 43.0% 43.1% 49.1% 44.0%
Should express views 55.9% 50.9% 51.8% 48.4% 51.1%
No opinion 5.9% 6.0% 5.1% 2.6% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 43.5% 44.5% 44.0%
Should express views 51.3% 50.8% 51.1%
No opinion 5.2% 4.7% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Should keep out 36.7% 50.5% 45.1% 44.0%
Should express views 58.2% 45.4% 50.4% 51.4%
No opinion 5.1% 4.2% 4.4% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Should keep out 47.3% 25.7% 40.9% 44.0%
Should express views 49.7% 60.0% 50.8% 51.0%
No opinion 2.9% 14.3% 8.3% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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