Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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MILFORCE

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

Do you agree or disagree that the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 69% 69%
Disagree 21.2% 90.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Agree 57.0% 76.6% 72.0% 70.3% 72.1% 60.1% 68.8%
Disagree 33.5% 16.2% 20.5% 19.9% 20.8% 21.1% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 7.2% 7.5% 9.8% 7.0% 18.8% 9.9%
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
Agree 70.3% 68.4% 67.7% 72.9% 67.8% 65.6% 69.0%
Disagree 17.5% 19.3% 24.8% 21.5% 22.3% 25.4% 21.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 12.3% 7.4% 5.6% 9.9% 9.0% 9.6%
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
Agree 48.7% 67.7% 73.4% 76.3% 68.9%
Disagree 35.7% 20.9% 17.5% 18.0% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 11.4% 9.1% 5.8% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Agree 76.0% 62.6% 69.0%
Disagree 19.4% 22.7% 21.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 14.7% 9.9%
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
Agree 58.2% 62.4% 73.9% 74.6% 84.6% 72.1% 70.6%
Disagree 32.3% 22.6% 17.3% 15.8% 12.4% 23.4% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 14.9% 8.8% 9.6% 3.0% 4.5% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Agree 84.5% 60.9% 64.1% 69.8%
Disagree 9.0% 27.6% 26.7% 21.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 11.5% 9.2% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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