Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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USDEMOC

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

In your opinion, should the United States work to promote democracy around the world, or shouldn't the United States do this? [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Yes, should work to promote democracy
  2) No, shouldn't work to promote democracy
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, should work to promote democracy 59.5% 59.5%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 31.4% 90.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes, should work to promote democracy 63.0% 62.0% 61.9% 60.8% 52.2% 55.5% 59.5%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 30.8% 30.6% 26.5% 31.4% 39.1% 33.1% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 7.4% 11.6% 7.8% 8.7% 11.5% 9.0%
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
Yes, should work to promote democracy 66.1% 63.5% 56.0% 67.1% 52.0% 44.2% 59.8%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 21.9% 27.1% 40.7% 26.7% 36.4% 46.0% 31.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 9.4% 3.3% 6.3% 11.5% 9.8% 8.6%
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
Yes, should work to promote democracy 48.2% 59.6% 62.3% 61.6% 59.5%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 29.4% 32.0% 29.9% 32.6% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 22.4% 8.3% 7.7% 5.8% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, should work to promote democracy 63.4% 55.9% 59.5%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 29.5% 33.1% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 11.0% 9.1%
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, should work to promote democracy 55.7% 54.4% 62.3% 59.9% 68.8% 62.5% 60.4%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 31.7% 39.8% 29.6% 32.7% 26.0% 30.9% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 5.7% 8.1% 7.4% 5.2% 6.6% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, should work to promote democracy 72.4% 53.2% 54.5% 60.4%
No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 23.4% 38.5% 33.7% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 8.3% 11.8% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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