Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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RELYMUCH

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

Do you think George W. Bush relies on his religious beliefs too much, too little, or about the right amount when making policy decisions? [Ask if FORM = 1.]
  1) Too much
  2) Too little
  3) About the right amount
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Too much 14.9% 14.9%
Too little 20.6% 35.5%
About the right amount 53.2% 88.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 100.1%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Too much 22.4% 13.8% 15.0% 17.4% 17.1% 7.0% 15.1%
Too little 20.4% 20.7% 24.2% 19.6% 17.1% 18.5% 20.3%
About the right amount 50.5% 54.1% 53.1% 51.6% 56.4% 54.6% 53.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 11.4% 7.7% 11.4% 9.5% 19.9% 11.2%
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
Too much 8.1% 9.0% 9.6% 17.0% 26.7% 25.7% 15.0%
Too little 21.8% 20.4% 23.9% 17.3% 28.0% 12.8% 20.8%
About the right amount 62.1% 62.0% 62.5% 50.5% 30.1% 42.5% 53.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 8.6% 4.0% 15.2% 15.3% 19.0% 11.2%
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
Too much 10.0% 11.6% 15.8% 21.0% 14.9%
Too little 31.8% 21.0% 20.4% 14.3% 20.5%
About the right amount 44.1% 57.0% 54.1% 51.9% 53.2%
Don't know/Refused 14.1% 10.4% 9.7% 12.9% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Too much 17.7% 12.3% 14.9%
Too little 19.1% 21.9% 20.6%
About the right amount 52.8% 53.5% 53.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 12.2% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Too much 5.4% 24.5% 16.3% 15.4%
Too little 6.7% 32.5% 23.6% 20.8%
About the right amount 78.2% 30.7% 50.1% 53.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 12.2% 10.0% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Too much 13.7% 14.9% 20.6% 14.9%
Too little 16.8% 38.9% 25.4% 20.6%
About the right amount 57.9% 33.1% 44.8% 53.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.5% 13.1% 9.1% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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