Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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FARLIB

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

Do you think that liberals have gone too far in trying to keep religion out of the schools and the government, or don't you think liberals have gone too far? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far.
  2) Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 66.9% 66.9%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 27.6% 94.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 50.0% 66.3% 66.4% 65.4% 76.2% 74.9% 66.8%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 47.8% 27.4% 27.4% 29.4% 20.8% 16.4% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 6.2% 6.2% 5.1% 3.0% 8.8% 5.5%
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
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 84.1% 75.7% 72.6% 67.9% 47.5% 41.0% 67.1%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 13.1% 20.3% 21.0% 27.1% 45.9% 50.8% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 3.9% 6.5% 5.1% 6.7% 8.2% 5.2%
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
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 73.4% 75.3% 64.8% 53.7% 66.8%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 14.0% 18.8% 32.1% 42.5% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 5.9% 3.1% 3.7% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 64.0% 69.7% 66.9%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 29.7% 25.7% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 4.6% 5.4%
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
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 68.7% 72.9% 76.4% 64.4% 63.9% 48.7% 66.8%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 24.8% 19.9% 19.1% 31.9% 32.6% 47.6% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 7.2% 4.5% 3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 81.4% 56.5% 64.9% 67.5%
Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 12.7% 37.9% 32.0% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 5.6% 3.1% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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