Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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KERRELY

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

If John Kerry becomes president, how much do you think he will rely on his own religious beliefs in making policy decisions - a great deal, a fair amount, or not very much? [Ask if FORM = 2.]
  1) A great deal
  2) A fair amount
  3) Not very much
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A great deal 9.8% 9.8%
A fair amount 32.7% 42.5%
Not very much 45.9% 88.4%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 100%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
A great deal 5.7% 12.6% 12.9% 8.8% 5.0% 11.4% 9.9%
A fair amount 47.2% 23.9% 37.4% 31.7% 38.4% 24.3% 33.1%
Not very much 40.1% 52.6% 43.4% 47.6% 43.4% 46.1% 45.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 10.9% 6.3% 11.9% 13.2% 18.2% 11.2%
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
A great deal 13.1% 12.1% 8.9% 7.1% 8.3% 7.6% 9.7%
A fair amount 26.3% 33.3% 41.8% 38.6% 33.5% 20.3% 33.1%
Not very much 44.5% 44.0% 37.1% 44.5% 50.0% 59.9% 46.0%
Don't know/Refused 16.1% 10.6% 12.2% 9.7% 8.3% 12.2% 11.3%
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
A great deal 17.0% 10.4% 7.9% 7.1% 9.8%
A fair amount 34.4% 34.7% 32.7% 29.6% 32.8%
Not very much 29.8% 45.6% 48.3% 52.8% 46.1%
Don't know/Refused 18.8% 9.3% 11.1% 10.5% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal 10.0% 9.6% 9.8%
A fair amount 30.5% 34.8% 32.7%
Not very much 50.0% 42.1% 45.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 13.4% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
A great deal 5.8% 13.6% 7.3% 9.3%
A fair amount 17.7% 43.4% 34.1% 32.6%
Not very much 61.0% 33.5% 51.5% 47.4%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 9.4% 7.1% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
A great deal 7.2% 19.8% 15.3% 9.8%
A fair amount 31.0% 41.8% 35.9% 32.9%
Not very much 50.1% 25.8% 39.3% 45.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.8% 12.6% 9.5% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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