Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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BUSHVAL

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

From what you've read and heard, would you say George W. Bush has moral values that are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34AAF1)
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal
  5) Very liberal
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 23.5% 23.5%
Conservative 37.8% 61.3%
Moderate 15% 76.3%
Liberal 7.8% 84.1%
Very liberal 6.6% 90.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 99.9%
Total N = 1440

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Very conservative 22.1% 27.1% 26.4% 17.6% 16.7% 23.5%
Conservative 38.8% 39.0% 37.3% 35.1% 39.6% 37.9%
Moderate 13.7% 13.7% 15.3% 17.6% 17.7% 15.0%
Liberal 9.1% 7.1% 8.5% 7.1% 5.2% 7.8%
Very liberal 7.8% 5.3% 5.2% 9.2% 8.3% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 7.8% 7.3% 13.4% 12.5% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1413


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 conservative 17.9% 18.4% 26.9% 25.4% 20.6% 40.4% 23.6%
Conservative 48.9% 37.6% 42.2% 35.5% 33.2% 29.1% 38.0%
Moderate 16.8% 14.7% 17.7% 11.7% 20.6% 6.4% 15.1%
Liberal 3.3% 10.7% 5.6% 8.6% 7.6% 7.1% 7.6%
Very liberal 7.1% 7.5% 3.6% 8.6% 5.4% 7.1% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 11.2% 4.0% 10.2% 12.6% 9.9% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1424


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 conservative 10.8% 19.0% 22.8% 33.6% 43.2% 23.5%
Conservative 26.9% 35.6% 41.6% 46.4% 40.4% 38.0%
Moderate 19.8% 16.6% 15.6% 9.4% 9.6% 14.9%
Liberal 14.6% 9.2% 6.6% 3.8% 2.7% 7.8%
Very liberal 17.0% 6.8% 5.4% 1.7% 2.1% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 12.8% 8.1% 5.1% 2.1% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1421


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 conservative 16.4% 16.3% 20.1% 21.5% 34.3% 34.9% 23.2%
Conservative 28.6% 39.8% 33.1% 48.3% 44.8% 45.3% 38.9%
Moderate 18.1% 14.5% 19.3% 17.1% 12.6% 8.6% 15.4%
Liberal 7.7% 10.2% 11.0% 6.3% 4.2% 3.9% 7.4%
Very liberal 13.6% 11.4% 6.7% 2.4% 1.4% 1.7% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 15.7% 7.8% 9.8% 4.4% 2.8% 5.6% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1268


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Very conservative 25.6% 12.1% 26.1% 37.4% 23.8%
Conservative 35.1% 43.2% 38.0% 34.6% 38.5%
Moderate 15.7% 17.8% 17.3% 7.6% 15.2%
Liberal 6.6% 11.2% 6.7% 5.2% 7.8%
Very liberal 9.1% 6.8% 5.5% 6.2% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 9.0% 6.4% 9.0% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Very conservative 18.4% 22.6% 28.9% 37.1% 23.5%
Conservative 44.2% 35.4% 33.0% 28.1% 38.2%
Moderate 14.6% 17.0% 14.7% 11.8% 14.9%
Liberal 7.4% 8.4% 9.2% 6.2% 7.8%
Very liberal 6.3% 7.5% 6.4% 7.3% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 9.2% 7.8% 9.6% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1400


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 24.1% 23.1% 23.6%
Conservative 35.2% 40.2% 37.8%
Moderate 15.5% 14.4% 15.0%
Liberal 8.8% 6.7% 7.8%
Very liberal 7.3% 6.1% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 9.4% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1440



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