Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RNDMPOL

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

Order of answer choices on CRCHPOL as read (Q35CHO)
  1) 'Should keep out' read first
  2) 'Should express views' read first

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
'Should keep out' read first 47.5% 47.5%
'Should express views' read first 52.5% 100%
Total N = 1440

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
'Should keep out' read first 45.4% 44.3% 46.6% 51.9% 59.4% 47.5%
'Should express views' read first 54.6% 55.7% 53.4% 48.1% 40.6% 52.5%
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
'Should keep out' read first 45.4% 47.5% 45.0% 51.4% 49.1% 43.6% 47.3%
'Should express views' read first 54.6% 52.5% 55.0% 48.6% 50.9% 56.4% 52.7%
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
'Should keep out' read first 41.0% 46.5% 48.2% 51.7% 50.0% 47.3%
'Should express views' read first 59.0% 53.5% 51.8% 48.3% 50.0% 52.7%
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
'Should keep out' read first 40.1% 36.7% 51.2% 53.4% 48.6% 52.4% 47.1%
'Should express views' read first 59.9% 63.3% 48.8% 46.6% 51.4% 47.6% 52.9%
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
'Should keep out' read first 50.6% 45.6% 47.0% 48.6% 47.5%
'Should express views' read first 49.4% 54.4% 53.0% 51.4% 52.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
'Should keep out' read first 48.2% 50.0% 46.1% 41.6% 47.5%
'Should express views' read first 51.8% 50.0% 53.9% 58.4% 52.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1400


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
'Should keep out' read first 47.7% 47.3% 47.5%
'Should express views' read first 52.3% 52.7% 52.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1440



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