Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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COMMABOR

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

Do you believe that it is proper or improper for Catholic church leaders to deny communion to Catholic politicians whose views on abortion and other life issues go against church teachings?
  1) Proper
  2) Improper
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Proper 22.1% 22.1%
Improper 63.5% 85.6%
Don't know/Refused 14.4% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Proper 29.1% 22.7% 22.6% 19.8% 22.1% 19.3% 22.2%
Improper 61.1% 67.7% 67.4% 66.7% 58.3% 56.8% 63.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 9.6% 10.0% 13.5% 19.6% 23.9% 14.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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
Proper 33.2% 28.7% 17.6% 19.3% 14.5% 16.5% 22.3%
Improper 41.3% 56.9% 71.9% 71.5% 74.6% 68.5% 63.9%
Don't know/Refused 25.6% 14.4% 10.5% 9.1% 10.8% 14.9% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Proper 18.7% 22.0% 24.1% 22.6% 22.2%
Improper 61.2% 63.1% 63.3% 65.7% 63.6%
Don't know/Refused 20.1% 14.9% 12.6% 11.7% 14.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Proper 26.9% 17.7% 22.1%
Improper 59.3% 67.3% 63.5%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 15.0% 14.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Proper 34.2% 13.3% 20.6% 22.4%
Improper 52.7% 72.5% 67.1% 64.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.2% 14.2% 12.3% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Proper 22.6% 17.9% 23.2% 22.2%
Improper 63.9% 61.6% 63.2% 63.6%
Don't know/Refused 13.5% 20.4% 13.6% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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