Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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PPLPOPE

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

Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of Pope Benedict the sixteenth is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 10% 10%
Mostly favorable 34.3% 44.3%
Mostly unfavorable 7.2% 51.5%
Very unfavorable 3.8% 55.3%
Never heard of 3.4% 58.7%
Can't rate 39.8% 98.5%
Refused 1.5% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very favorable 7.3% 12.7% 9.1% 10.5% 9.7% 10.0% 10.0%
Mostly favorable 34.8% 32.2% 36.0% 35.0% 36.9% 32.0% 34.4%
Mostly unfavorable 17.6% 5.5% 5.9% 4.2% 7.4% 6.7% 7.3%
Very unfavorable 2.9% 6.5% 3.4% 2.1% 2.7% 4.1% 3.7%
Never heard of 4.4% 5.0% 2.1% 3.3% 3.7% 3.2% 3.5%
Can't rate 33.0% 37.2% 42.4% 43.0% 37.9% 40.8% 39.5%
Refused 0.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.9% 1.7% 3.2% 1.5%
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
Very favorable 12.8% 12.3% 8.4% 9.4% 5.1% 10.2% 10.0%
Mostly favorable 27.5% 39.6% 38.7% 41.9% 30.0% 19.3% 34.5%
Mostly unfavorable 5.9% 7.4% 8.1% 4.3% 8.6% 10.2% 7.2%
Very unfavorable 2.8% 2.2% 4.8% 3.6% 1.6% 10.7% 3.8%
Never heard of 4.4% 3.4% 3.2% 2.2% 4.2% 3.7% 3.4%
Can't rate 45.3% 32.7% 36.1% 37.3% 49.2% 44.7% 39.6%
Refused 1.3% 2.4% 0.6% 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 1.5%
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
Very favorable 11.8% 11.1% 8.5% 8.8% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 26.2% 33.0% 38.0% 37.1% 34.4%
Mostly unfavorable 11.1% 5.8% 8.1% 6.4% 7.2%
Very unfavorable 3.2% 2.8% 4.0% 5.1% 3.8%
Never heard of 5.7% 3.3% 5.0% 1.4% 3.5%
Can't rate 37.6% 43.4% 35.3% 39.4% 39.7%
Refused 4.3% 0.6% 1.2% 1.9% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.7% 9.3% 10.0%
Mostly favorable 34.8% 33.8% 34.3%
Mostly unfavorable 6.8% 7.6% 7.2%
Very unfavorable 4.0% 3.6% 3.8%
Never heard of 2.9% 3.9% 3.4%
Can't rate 39.2% 40.3% 39.8%
Refused 1.6% 1.5% 1.5%
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
Very favorable 15.3% 7.3% 11.7% 8.7% 10.2% 6.7% 10.5%
Mostly favorable 33.0% 41.6% 32.0% 33.2% 40.4% 38.4% 35.5%
Mostly unfavorable 10.6% 1.4% 8.6% 7.5% 6.4% 6.7% 7.4%
Very unfavorable 2.5% 5.5% 5.2% 2.8% 4.3% 5.6% 4.2%
Never heard of 4.6% 3.7% 5.2% 1.2% 1.7% 4.1% 3.6%
Can't rate 34.1% 38.8% 35.8% 45.0% 35.7% 37.7% 37.7%
Refused 0.0% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.3% 0.7% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 12.8% 10.5% 9.0% 10.8%
Mostly favorable 39.5% 36.2% 30.1% 35.3%
Mostly unfavorable 4.6% 8.5% 8.2% 7.1%
Very unfavorable 2.4% 6.5% 2.8% 3.9%
Never heard of 2.1% 2.9% 5.4% 3.4%
Can't rate 36.7% 35.1% 42.9% 38.1%
Refused 2.1% 0.4% 1.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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