Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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

On a different subject… in your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters - or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Should keep out
  2) Should express views
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 44.5% 44.5%
Should express views 50.6% 95.1%
No opinion 4.9% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Should keep out 38.4% 35.5% 42.1% 43.5% 52.7% 55.2% 44.2%
Should express views 54.5% 61.5% 54.7% 53.0% 43.3% 35.0% 50.8%
No opinion 7.2% 2.9% 3.2% 3.6% 4.0% 9.8% 5.0%
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
Should keep out 26.5% 38.2% 45.6% 52.1% 54.8% 55.6% 44.6%
Should express views 67.7% 58.6% 51.8% 40.2% 41.1% 38.1% 50.6%
No opinion 5.8% 3.3% 2.6% 7.7% 4.0% 6.3% 4.8%
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
Should keep out 36.6% 46.0% 41.4% 48.4% 44.5%
Should express views 50.0% 48.9% 56.3% 48.2% 50.6%
No opinion 13.4% 5.1% 2.3% 3.5% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 44.5% 44.6% 44.5%
Should express views 51.0% 50.2% 50.6%
No opinion 4.4% 5.3% 4.9%
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
Should keep out 39.6% 44.7% 44.8% 40.9% 43.0% 56.1% 44.7%
Should express views 51.4% 53.8% 52.0% 56.0% 52.2% 41.9% 51.2%
No opinion 9.0% 1.5% 3.1% 3.1% 4.8% 2.0% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Should keep out 39.5% 48.9% 46.7% 44.9%
Should express views 57.0% 46.8% 49.7% 51.3%
No opinion 3.5% 4.3% 3.7% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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