Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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POLITREL

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

Thinking again about candidates and elections… How do you feel about this statement? It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk about how religious they are. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? [Ask if FORM = 1.]
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 11.8% 11.8%
Mostly agree 28.6% 40.4%
Mostly disagree 33.7% 74.1%
Completely disagree 21.7% 95.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 100%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Completely agree 6.6% 12.5% 10.6% 16.5% 14.6% 8.9% 11.8%
Mostly agree 37.6% 22.8% 32.7% 24.7% 25.5% 30.0% 28.6%
Mostly disagree 24.9% 37.7% 30.7% 33.2% 36.3% 38.1% 33.7%
Completely disagree 28.9% 24.9% 23.3% 20.9% 20.3% 13.3% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 2.1% 2.7% 4.7% 3.3% 9.6% 4.1%
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
Completely agree 7.5% 7.6% 8.7% 12.2% 16.2% 25.7% 11.9%
Mostly agree 26.4% 25.9% 26.2% 27.1% 40.0% 26.8% 28.4%
Mostly disagree 36.3% 34.0% 36.5% 39.2% 21.7% 29.6% 33.5%
Completely disagree 22.6% 28.0% 24.6% 18.5% 18.7% 12.8% 21.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 4.5% 4.0% 3.0% 3.4% 5.0% 4.4%
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
Completely agree 2.3% 12.2% 11.5% 16.4% 11.8%
Mostly agree 31.8% 26.1% 27.8% 31.1% 28.6%
Mostly disagree 35.9% 33.7% 31.9% 34.1% 33.7%
Completely disagree 25.9% 24.0% 23.2% 15.2% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.0% 5.6% 3.3% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 12.6% 11.2% 11.8%
Mostly agree 29.2% 27.9% 28.6%
Mostly disagree 32.9% 34.3% 33.6%
Completely disagree 22.0% 21.5% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 5.2% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 7.8% 15.7% 11.9% 11.8%
Mostly agree 21.6% 36.7% 28.6% 28.9%
Mostly disagree 36.2% 28.8% 34.1% 33.0%
Completely disagree 29.3% 15.3% 22.0% 22.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 3.5% 3.4% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 13.2% 5.2% 11.1% 12.0%
Mostly agree 28.4% 25.3% 32.1% 28.7%
Mostly disagree 31.8% 39.7% 36.5% 33.4%
Completely disagree 22.1% 24.7% 17.9% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 5.2% 2.4% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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