Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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PRESRELI

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

Thinking again about candidates and elections… How do you feel about this statement: It's important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? [Ask if FORM = 2.]
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 29% 29%
Mostly agree 40.8% 69.8%
Mostly disagree 15.3% 85.1%
Completely disagree 10.5% 95.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 100%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Completely agree 22.1% 21.8% 37.5% 26.3% 31.2% 33.3% 29.1%
Mostly agree 37.6% 39.8% 38.0% 43.1% 41.7% 42.7% 40.5%
Mostly disagree 18.3% 22.1% 12.1% 18.7% 12.4% 9.3% 15.5%
Completely disagree 18.3% 12.2% 9.2% 10.1% 11.0% 4.7% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 4.1% 3.2% 1.8% 3.7% 10.0% 4.4%
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
Completely agree 62.9% 43.7% 27.8% 17.4% 9.4% 7.7% 29.4%
Mostly agree 27.4% 42.5% 50.2% 47.8% 41.6% 30.1% 40.9%
Mostly disagree 2.1% 6.4% 13.9% 23.6% 24.7% 26.5% 15.5%
Completely disagree 2.5% 2.5% 3.8% 9.1% 22.0% 29.6% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 4.9% 4.2% 2.1% 2.4% 6.1% 4.0%
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
Completely agree 24.3% 31.4% 31.0% 25.8% 28.9%
Mostly agree 46.3% 41.5% 43.7% 34.3% 40.7%
Mostly disagree 8.3% 14.9% 12.4% 22.0% 15.3%
Completely disagree 10.6% 8.5% 10.7% 13.4% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 3.7% 2.2% 4.5% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 28.4% 29.4% 28.9%
Mostly agree 41.5% 40.3% 40.9%
Mostly disagree 13.7% 16.7% 15.3%
Completely disagree 12.3% 8.8% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 4.8% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 44.4% 21.2% 24.5% 29.5%
Mostly agree 40.2% 44.0% 39.4% 41.5%
Mostly disagree 7.5% 16.2% 22.2% 15.1%
Completely disagree 4.4% 13.9% 12.1% 10.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 4.7% 1.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 28.6% 38.8% 25.5% 29.2%
Mostly agree 41.5% 34.4% 44.5% 41.2%
Mostly disagree 15.3% 15.3% 14.8% 15.2%
Completely disagree 10.4% 3.8% 12.9% 10.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 7.7% 2.3% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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