Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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REPFAV

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

Would you say your overall opinion of the Republican Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q28B)
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 9.1% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 34% 43.1%
Mostly unfavorable 30.9% 74%
Very unfavorable 18.2% 92.2%
Never heard of .9% 93.1%
Can't rate 5.7% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Very favorable 9.9% 10.1% 7.9% 9.4% 6.9% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 32.6% 33.7% 36.0% 31.0% 39.4% 34.1%
Mostly unfavorable 33.1% 31.0% 30.9% 28.7% 28.6% 30.9%
Very unfavorable 16.4% 16.1% 19.9% 23.1% 16.3% 18.4%
Never heard of 1.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.8% 0.5% 0.9%
Can't rate 5.3% 7.0% 4.0% 5.9% 6.9% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.4% 0.6% 1.0% 1.5% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
Very favorable 10.1% 10.5% 11.2% 8.9% 6.6% 5.7% 9.2%
Mostly favorable 40.8% 38.4% 36.6% 32.8% 29.3% 19.2% 34.1%
Mostly unfavorable 28.7% 27.8% 28.3% 35.8% 33.6% 34.7% 31.0%
Very unfavorable 12.1% 16.8% 18.2% 18.1% 21.1% 26.9% 18.3%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.9% 0.6% 0.2% 2.1% 1.3% 0.8%
Can't rate 7.5% 4.5% 4.2% 3.4% 7.0% 10.1% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9% 0.2% 2.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Very favorable 9.8% 10.7% 9.5% 6.8% 5.7% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 31.0% 35.1% 36.9% 34.3% 28.3% 34.1%
Mostly unfavorable 23.8% 26.9% 32.0% 38.1% 40.0% 30.8%
Very unfavorable 20.7% 19.4% 15.1% 16.6% 21.3% 18.3%
Never heard of 3.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9%
Can't rate 9.8% 5.7% 5.0% 3.6% 4.0% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.6% 1.0% 0.4% 0.7% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very favorable 10.2% 12.6% 7.2% 7.3% 11.1% 7.6% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 29.1% 29.0% 37.7% 37.0% 33.9% 37.8% 34.2%
Mostly unfavorable 28.7% 28.4% 29.2% 36.1% 32.6% 34.3% 31.4%
Very unfavorable 20.0% 21.0% 18.8% 15.8% 18.9% 16.1% 18.4%
Never heard of 2.0% 1.5% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.9%
Can't rate 9.1% 7.5% 4.9% 3.1% 2.9% 3.1% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.0% 1.5% 0.7% 0.7% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 16.9% 12.7% 5.2% 4.5% 9.5%
Mostly favorable 43.6% 44.1% 32.5% 13.8% 34.3%
Mostly unfavorable 19.8% 24.3% 39.3% 41.0% 31.5%
Very unfavorable 14.0% 11.6% 16.6% 35.5% 18.4%
Never heard of 0.4% 1.1% 0.5% 1.4% 0.9%
Can't rate 5.3% 4.8% 5.9% 3.1% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.7% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Very favorable 10.0% 10.1% 8.7% 5.7% 9.2%
Mostly favorable 38.8% 34.8% 33.0% 19.1% 34.1%
Mostly unfavorable 28.2% 31.6% 29.7% 41.5% 31.1%
Very unfavorable 16.7% 16.0% 20.2% 24.3% 18.1%
Never heard of 0.6% 0.8% 1.3% 1.3% 0.8%
Can't rate 4.2% 6.0% 7.2% 6.5% 5.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.7% 0.0% 1.6% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 9.1% 9.1% 9.1%
Mostly favorable 34.8% 33.4% 34.0%
Mostly unfavorable 31.0% 30.9% 30.9%
Very unfavorable 17.9% 18.5% 18.2%
Never heard of 0.6% 1.0% 0.8%
Can't rate 5.3% 6.1% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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