Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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VIEWHLTH

(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 the U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes? [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 25.1% 25.1%
Favor 38.9% 64%
Oppose 20.3% 84.3%
Strongly oppose 9.6% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Stongly favor 27.6% 19.2% 26.7% 30.4% 30.6% 15.8% 25.0%
Favor 41.9% 44.1% 41.6% 41.8% 24.9% 35.2% 38.9%
Oppose 19.5% 22.4% 18.0% 13.3% 25.6% 26.1% 20.4%
Strongly oppose 6.6% 8.5% 8.9% 10.5% 12.8% 10.6% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 5.7% 4.8% 4.0% 6.1% 12.3% 6.1%
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 22.2% 27.2% 27.7% 26.5% 22.3% 19.8% 24.9%
Favor 25.6% 34.8% 48.4% 41.9% 45.5% 41.6% 39.0%
Oppose 25.9% 18.5% 14.8% 21.7% 20.4% 21.8% 20.3%
Strongly oppose 17.5% 12.0% 8.4% 6.0% 4.8% 7.8% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 7.5% 0.6% 3.9% 7.0% 9.1% 6.1%
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 28.5% 22.1% 23.3% 28.8% 25.0%
Favor 31.0% 39.9% 40.8% 39.5% 38.9%
Oppose 22.7% 20.9% 22.0% 17.3% 20.4%
Strongly oppose 7.6% 10.6% 8.1% 10.3% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 6.5% 5.8% 4.1% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Stongly favor 23.4% 26.7% 25.1%
Favor 36.0% 41.6% 38.9%
Oppose 24.0% 17.0% 20.4%
Strongly oppose 12.2% 7.1% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 7.7% 6.1%
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 27.7% 24.4% 26.5% 28.2% 26.8% 25.7% 26.7%
Favor 36.1% 46.2% 41.0% 40.9% 38.3% 35.7% 39.5%
Oppose 22.0% 16.7% 16.4% 18.9% 18.7% 23.8% 19.3%
Strongly oppose 6.5% 6.8% 9.4% 7.7% 12.3% 11.9% 9.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 5.9% 6.7% 4.3% 3.8% 3.0% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Stongly favor 12.1% 39.1% 23.1% 24.9%
Favor 38.0% 37.1% 42.4% 39.1%
Oppose 28.7% 14.4% 18.6% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 14.3% 5.3% 9.9% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 4.2% 6.0% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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