Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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VIEWEUTH

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

I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives? [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Stongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Stongly favor 17.8% 17.8%
Favor 33% 50.8%
Oppose 24% 74.8%
Strongly oppose 16.1% 90.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Stongly favor 18.0% 11.0% 17.8% 18.0% 26.9% 16.7% 17.7%
Favor 27.9% 38.9% 39.4% 38.9% 23.2% 24.0% 33.2%
Oppose 30.5% 20.2% 23.2% 21.3% 21.2% 30.2% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 16.2% 20.2% 9.8% 14.3% 22.2% 16.1% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 9.7% 9.8% 7.5% 6.4% 12.9% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
985


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
Stongly favor 10.6% 15.4% 11.6% 19.6% 21.8% 32.5% 17.8%
Favor 13.4% 25.8% 42.9% 39.4% 42.0% 41.6% 33.1%
Oppose 28.8% 29.2% 26.8% 20.5% 19.2% 12.8% 23.9%
Strongly oppose 35.9% 18.3% 13.9% 10.6% 8.0% 7.4% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.3% 11.3% 4.8% 9.9% 9.0% 5.8% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Stongly favor 13.7% 15.9% 18.1% 22.2% 17.8%
Favor 23.7% 30.8% 33.9% 39.3% 32.9%
Oppose 29.9% 28.2% 20.8% 18.1% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 16.5% 15.3% 19.8% 13.7% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused 16.2% 10.0% 7.3% 6.6% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Stongly favor 17.0% 18.5% 17.8%
Favor 37.5% 28.8% 33.0%
Oppose 22.3% 25.5% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 15.4% 16.7% 16.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 10.5% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Stongly favor 14.2% 25.3% 18.9% 17.0% 17.5% 20.8% 18.5%
Favor 34.7% 25.3% 30.8% 36.8% 34.2% 46.1% 34.6%
Oppose 23.2% 25.3% 20.2% 24.8% 25.6% 19.0% 22.7%
Strongly oppose 19.7% 14.5% 20.7% 12.7% 15.0% 10.0% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 9.5% 9.4% 8.7% 7.7% 4.1% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Stongly favor 13.3% 20.8% 21.1% 18.4%
Favor 30.8% 29.7% 38.5% 32.9%
Oppose 25.3% 24.6% 22.0% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 22.3% 14.9% 12.3% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 9.9% 6.0% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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