Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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EXPFAITH

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

Do you think there has been too much, too little or the right amount of expressions of religious faith and prayer by political leaders? [Asked only if SAMPSPLT = 1.]
  1) Too much
  2) Too little
  3) Right amount
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Too much 26.3% 26.3%
Too little 38.4% 64.7%
Right amount 27.1% 91.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 100%
Total N = 499

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Too much 26.7% 22.0% 24.2% 29.5% 32.1% 23.0% 26.2%
Too little 45.3% 42.2% 40.7% 38.5% 34.0% 29.3% 38.4%
Right amount 23.6% 30.1% 20.6% 29.5% 23.7% 34.5% 27.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 5.8% 14.4% 2.5% 10.3% 13.2% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
487


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
Too much 7.4% 15.7% 36.6% 34.0% 22.9% 50.9% 26.0%
Too little 72.4% 46.3% 26.8% 34.9% 27.7% 11.2% 38.5%
Right amount 16.0% 29.4% 25.5% 27.4% 41.6% 19.0% 27.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 8.6% 11.1% 3.8% 7.8% 19.0% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
493


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Too much 29.9% 20.5% 22.4% 36.4% 26.3%
Too little 49.6% 41.6% 37.8% 29.3% 38.4%
Right amount 11.8% 30.1% 31.3% 25.8% 27.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 7.8% 8.5% 8.5% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
497


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Too much 26.0% 26.7% 26.4%
Too little 38.4% 38.2% 38.3%
Right amount 26.9% 27.3% 27.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 7.8% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
499


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
Too much 25.4% 24.4% 25.3% 16.9% 26.5% 34.6% 25.5%
Too little 36.8% 41.7% 45.8% 35.1% 40.2% 26.8% 38.1%
Right amount 24.9% 26.0% 22.7% 45.9% 26.5% 26.8% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.0% 7.9% 6.2% 2.0% 6.9% 11.8% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
433


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Too much 14.8% 34.5% 31.3% 26.4%
Too little 48.6% 33.6% 33.1% 39.0%
Right amount 31.4% 23.6% 24.3% 26.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 8.3% 11.3% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
466



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