Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ISSEUTH

(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 assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 12.1% 12.1%
Favor 31.5% 43.6%
Oppose 27.1% 70.7%
Strongly oppose 21.3% 92%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 16.1% 8.5% 8.2% 16.6% 17.1% 7.8% 12.0%
Favor 28.1% 33.7% 36.6% 30.9% 41.5% 21.3% 31.9%
Oppose 33.6% 24.4% 26.5% 26.1% 19.3% 33.1% 27.2%
Strongly oppose 16.8% 27.1% 20.1% 20.0% 13.1% 26.6% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 6.4% 8.5% 6.4% 9.1% 11.2% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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
Strongly favor 1.9% 7.2% 10.4% 17.4% 16.5% 24.7% 12.1%
Favor 13.9% 23.3% 37.1% 35.4% 43.8% 44.8% 31.6%
Oppose 32.4% 32.7% 32.9% 22.7% 20.8% 16.1% 27.2%
Strongly oppose 45.3% 29.6% 11.4% 17.8% 6.8% 7.6% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 7.2% 8.1% 6.7% 12.1% 6.7% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Strongly favor 5.9% 12.5% 12.3% 13.8% 12.1%
Favor 17.6% 28.8% 29.6% 42.6% 31.5%
Oppose 35.3% 27.8% 25.1% 24.7% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 32.2% 22.6% 25.5% 11.3% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 8.3% 7.5% 7.6% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.0% 10.4% 12.1%
Favor 33.7% 29.4% 31.5%
Oppose 23.2% 30.7% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 19.9% 22.5% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 7.0% 8.1%
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
Strongly favor 11.7% 15.2% 8.8% 10.2% 15.7% 12.5% 11.9%
Favor 30.1% 22.4% 28.3% 38.6% 36.5% 40.5% 32.5%
Oppose 30.1% 32.3% 31.0% 24.7% 28.7% 21.7% 28.2%
Strongly oppose 19.1% 24.7% 24.0% 21.6% 12.2% 17.8% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 5.3% 7.9% 4.9% 7.0% 7.6% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.6% 13.4% 16.8% 12.7%
Favor 28.6% 31.6% 33.8% 31.2%
Oppose 26.9% 30.3% 24.0% 27.2%
Strongly oppose 28.5% 18.2% 17.8% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 6.5% 7.5% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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