Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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CHRELECT

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

During political elections, should churches and other houses of worship come out in favor of one candidate over another, or shouldn't they do this? [Ask if FORM =2.]
  1) Should come out in favor of candidates
  2) Should not come out in favor of candidates
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should come out in favor of candidates 24.9% 24.9%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 65.4% 90.3%
No opinion 9.7% 100%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Should come out in favor of candidates 23.9% 24.5% 34.5% 23.2% 17.0% 20.4% 24.6%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 64.8% 63.6% 57.8% 67.3% 81.2% 63.9% 65.6%
No opinion 11.3% 11.9% 7.8% 9.5% 1.8% 15.7% 9.8%
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
Should come out in favor of candidates 44.1% 30.4% 19.5% 23.4% 12.6% 18.2% 25.2%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 47.5% 61.2% 72.5% 72.4% 74.8% 65.7% 65.7%
No opinion 8.5% 8.4% 8.1% 4.2% 12.6% 16.2% 9.1%
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
Should come out in favor of candidates 11.5% 29.2% 23.0% 26.9% 24.8%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 67.4% 64.6% 66.8% 64.1% 65.4%
No opinion 21.1% 6.3% 10.1% 8.9% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should come out in favor of candidates 26.3% 23.6% 24.9%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 64.0% 66.7% 65.4%
No opinion 9.7% 9.7% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Should come out in favor of candidates 38.6% 20.3% 20.6% 26.3%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 53.5% 70.2% 72.7% 65.5%
No opinion 7.8% 9.6% 6.7% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Should come out in favor of candidates 23.8% 33.0% 24.8% 24.9%
Should not come out in favor of candidates 66.9% 60.4% 61.1% 65.3%
No opinion 9.3% 6.6% 14.1% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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