Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ORGCONGR

(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 Congress 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 6.2% 6.2%
Mostly favorable 42.4% 48.6%
Mostly unfavorable 29.2% 77.8%
Very unfavorable 11.2% 89%
Never heard of .5% 89.5%
Can't rate 9.7% 99.2%
Refused .8% 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 8.9% 6.9% 5.0% 5.0% 3.6% 8.4% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 51.5% 47.4% 40.8% 39.3% 39.5% 39.5% 42.7%
Mostly unfavorable 17.5% 24.3% 31.4% 40.7% 36.6% 22.7% 29.3%
Very unfavorable 7.6% 10.6% 12.2% 11.0% 17.0% 9.0% 11.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.2% 0.0% 1.1% 0.4%
Can't rate 13.1% 9.8% 9.2% 3.3% 2.9% 18.8% 9.5%
Refused 1.4% 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.7%
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 5.5% 5.0% 6.5% 7.0% 7.8% 7.6% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 44.8% 44.6% 47.6% 43.4% 41.4% 29.0% 42.7%
Mostly unfavorable 25.2% 27.6% 30.0% 30.6% 29.3% 35.3% 29.2%
Very unfavorable 11.6% 11.8% 5.5% 9.7% 11.8% 17.0% 11.0%
Never heard of 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 9.0% 9.4% 9.8% 8.8% 9.3% 11.2% 9.5%
Refused 0.6% 1.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.7%
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 4.3% 8.4% 5.1% 5.1% 6.2%
Mostly favorable 33.9% 45.6% 41.4% 42.7% 42.4%
Mostly unfavorable 23.6% 24.5% 33.5% 33.9% 29.2%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 10.8% 10.9% 11.5% 11.2%
Never heard of 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.5%
Can't rate 22.4% 9.4% 8.3% 6.1% 9.7%
Refused 0.0% 1.2% 0.8% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 7.8% 4.7% 6.2%
Mostly favorable 41.4% 43.5% 42.5%
Mostly unfavorable 27.9% 30.4% 29.2%
Very unfavorable 14.7% 7.9% 11.2%
Never heard of 0.8% 0.1% 0.5%
Can't rate 6.5% 12.6% 9.6%
Refused 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
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 6.3% 10.3% 5.8% 6.2% 5.6% 5.9% 6.6%
Mostly favorable 37.1% 43.1% 45.1% 42.9% 48.5% 39.9% 42.5%
Mostly unfavorable 28.8% 28.6% 27.1% 28.1% 26.0% 37.3% 29.3%
Very unfavorable 9.6% 6.9% 11.9% 17.0% 14.7% 9.2% 11.6%
Never heard of 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3%
Can't rate 16.5% 11.1% 9.2% 5.2% 4.8% 6.3% 9.2%
Refused 0.5% 0.0% 0.9% 0.6% 0.0% 1.3% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 9.9% 5.6% 3.0% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 50.7% 42.4% 35.1% 43.2%
Mostly unfavorable 23.4% 29.4% 39.4% 30.2%
Very unfavorable 7.7% 12.8% 14.9% 11.6%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 7.0% 9.6% 7.0% 7.9%
Refused 1.3% 0.1% 0.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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