Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ORGACLU

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

Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  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 8.4% 8.4%
Mostly favorable 29.6% 38%
Mostly unfavorable 20.7% 58.7%
Very unfavorable 13.9% 72.6%
Never heard of 11.8% 84.4%
Can't rate 14.4% 98.8%
Refused 1.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very favorable 12.3% 7.2% 8.7% 10.0% 9.1% 4.5% 8.5%
Mostly favorable 29.8% 26.3% 30.7% 35.4% 39.3% 19.8% 30.0%
Mostly unfavorable 13.7% 17.2% 21.1% 20.7% 21.1% 26.5% 20.2%
Very unfavorable 4.1% 12.5% 12.4% 18.1% 18.2% 18.2% 14.1%
Never heard of 24.3% 18.8% 8.7% 6.2% 2.9% 11.5% 11.8%
Can't rate 15.8% 15.9% 17.6% 7.8% 8.4% 19.3% 14.3%
Refused 0.0% 2.1% 0.9% 1.9% 1.1% 0.3% 1.1%
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
Very favorable 7.1% 5.3% 9.4% 10.4% 9.6% 12.1% 8.5%
Mostly favorable 28.7% 22.6% 33.9% 32.9% 35.4% 28.7% 29.6%
Mostly unfavorable 21.6% 27.8% 23.1% 20.4% 12.7% 8.1% 20.5%
Very unfavorable 16.8% 17.2% 7.8% 11.4% 14.3% 13.5% 13.8%
Never heard of 7.1% 14.4% 9.1% 11.4% 14.3% 13.0% 11.9%
Can't rate 16.8% 12.0% 14.3% 11.8% 13.7% 24.2% 14.5%
Refused 1.9% 0.7% 2.3% 1.6% 0.0% 0.4% 1.1%
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
Very favorable 5.9% 11.5% 7.0% 6.3% 8.3%
Mostly favorable 22.8% 26.1% 29.1% 37.8% 29.6%
Mostly unfavorable 23.6% 19.5% 19.8% 21.9% 20.7%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 12.8% 13.6% 16.3% 13.9%
Never heard of 20.5% 14.1% 12.8% 4.3% 11.8%
Can't rate 15.0% 14.8% 16.8% 11.7% 14.4%
Refused 0.0% 1.2% 0.9% 1.7% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 6.8% 9.9% 8.4%
Mostly favorable 28.9% 30.4% 29.7%
Mostly unfavorable 23.5% 18.0% 20.7%
Very unfavorable 19.3% 8.9% 13.9%
Never heard of 10.5% 13.1% 11.8%
Can't rate 9.5% 19.0% 14.4%
Refused 1.5% 0.7% 1.1%
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
Very favorable 11.4% 13.3% 7.8% 10.7% 3.9% 4.6% 8.8%
Mostly favorable 25.9% 28.1% 29.1% 31.3% 39.7% 32.0% 30.5%
Mostly unfavorable 15.3% 10.6% 23.3% 23.9% 23.7% 27.7% 20.9%
Very unfavorable 11.7% 11.4% 14.1% 15.3% 14.7% 18.2% 14.2%
Never heard of 14.7% 19.4% 11.0% 5.2% 4.7% 6.9% 10.5%
Can't rate 19.9% 17.1% 13.2% 12.6% 10.8% 10.2% 14.1%
Refused 1.1% 0.0% 1.3% 0.9% 2.6% 0.3% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 3.4% 10.9% 11.4% 8.4%
Mostly favorable 21.6% 38.4% 36.1% 31.7%
Mostly unfavorable 30.2% 14.7% 18.5% 21.3%
Very unfavorable 25.8% 6.6% 10.4% 14.5%
Never heard of 7.6% 11.5% 10.2% 9.7%
Can't rate 11.1% 16.5% 13.2% 13.6%
Refused 0.4% 1.4% 0.3% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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