Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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OBMAVAL

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

From what you've read and heard, would you say Barack Obama has moral values that are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34ACF1)
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal
  5) Very liberal
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 6% 6%
Conservative 14.4% 20.4%
Moderate 22% 42.4%
Liberal 32.1% 74.5%
Very liberal 16.1% 90.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 100%
Total N = 1440

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Very conservative 7.8% 6.3% 4.9% 7.5% 1.0% 6.1%
Conservative 16.7% 14.5% 13.5% 13.8% 12.4% 14.4%
Moderate 18.3% 22.3% 24.9% 23.8% 16.5% 22.0%
Liberal 38.6% 31.0% 34.3% 24.2% 26.8% 32.1%
Very liberal 13.1% 16.5% 13.5% 21.3% 21.6% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 9.4% 8.8% 9.6% 21.6% 9.3%
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 9.3% 6.7% 4.4% 5.5% 4.9% 5.7% 6.0%
Conservative 13.2% 15.8% 16.5% 12.9% 14.3% 10.7% 14.3%
Moderate 16.5% 21.7% 25.0% 20.4% 17.4% 35.0% 22.0%
Liberal 30.8% 28.2% 33.1% 35.3% 37.5% 28.6% 32.1%
Very liberal 22.0% 18.0% 16.1% 16.1% 13.8% 8.6% 16.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 9.7% 4.8% 9.8% 12.1% 11.4% 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 12.3% 8.4% 3.9% 1.7% 1.4% 6.1%
Conservative 24.5% 13.9% 15.3% 9.8% 6.8% 14.4%
Moderate 17.9% 21.3% 22.5% 21.7% 29.5% 22.0%
Liberal 14.6% 30.7% 35.0% 45.1% 34.2% 32.1%
Very liberal 17.0% 12.7% 16.8% 17.0% 24.7% 16.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 12.9% 6.6% 4.7% 3.4% 9.2%
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 10.5% 7.8% 7.9% 2.9% 2.8% 1.3% 5.9%
Conservative 19.2% 17.4% 14.6% 12.1% 10.4% 12.0% 14.6%
Moderate 17.8% 25.1% 23.6% 22.8% 28.5% 25.3% 23.2%
Liberal 22.6% 26.3% 31.9% 38.3% 38.2% 36.9% 31.8%
Very liberal 15.0% 14.4% 12.2% 17.0% 16.7% 19.7% 15.7%
Don't know/Refused 15.0% 9.0% 9.8% 6.8% 3.5% 4.7% 8.8%
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 15.6% 3.5% 3.8% 5.2% 6.0%
Conservative 16.5% 22.6% 10.2% 6.9% 14.6%
Moderate 9.9% 18.2% 34.4% 21.0% 22.2%
Liberal 19.8% 28.7% 31.1% 50.3% 32.3%
Very liberal 27.6% 16.2% 13.1% 12.1% 16.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 10.7% 7.4% 4.5% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Very conservative 5.8% 6.7% 8.2% 4.5% 6.3%
Conservative 14.6% 18.7% 11.4% 10.1% 14.6%
Moderate 20.1% 24.6% 18.3% 28.5% 22.0%
Liberal 32.3% 27.7% 33.8% 35.8% 31.8%
Very liberal 18.9% 12.0% 17.4% 13.4% 16.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 10.3% 11.0% 7.8% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1400


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 6.0% 6.1% 6.0%
Conservative 12.1% 16.5% 14.4%
Moderate 20.6% 23.4% 22.0%
Liberal 32.0% 32.1% 32.0%
Very liberal 19.3% 13.0% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 8.9% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1440



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