Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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DEMSREL

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

Do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q44A)
  1) Friendly
  2) Neutral
  3) Unfriendly
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Friendly 37.6% 37.6%
Neutral 37.5% 75.1%
Unfriendly 14.8% 89.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Friendly 34.2% 41.3% 35.4% 38.1% 40.9% 37.6%
Neutral 45.1% 34.5% 38.1% 33.3% 36.0% 37.6%
Unfriendly 11.1% 14.4% 17.5% 17.6% 11.8% 14.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 9.8% 9.1% 11.1% 11.3% 9.9%
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
Friendly 32.9% 33.9% 37.8% 43.0% 41.8% 36.7% 37.6%
Neutral 34.5% 36.9% 38.8% 40.0% 36.7% 38.0% 37.6%
Unfriendly 22.3% 20.4% 13.9% 9.0% 10.7% 9.8% 14.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 8.8% 9.5% 7.9% 10.7% 15.5% 9.9%
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
Friendly 37.5% 36.5% 34.7% 41.7% 42.1% 37.7%
Neutral 36.1% 38.6% 39.7% 35.1% 34.8% 37.5%
Unfriendly 14.0% 13.1% 15.0% 18.5% 16.6% 14.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 11.7% 10.7% 4.7% 6.6% 9.9%
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
Friendly 36.9% 41.3% 41.8% 36.2% 36.0% 36.4% 38.2%
Neutral 35.8% 42.5% 36.7% 40.9% 38.3% 36.9% 38.2%
Unfriendly 10.7% 9.6% 12.1% 16.4% 18.8% 21.5% 14.6%
Don't know/Refused 16.5% 6.6% 9.5% 6.4% 6.8% 5.2% 9.1%
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
Friendly 33.3% 34.2% 39.5% 52.6% 39.4%
Neutral 30.0% 38.2% 43.1% 40.1% 38.6%
Unfriendly 28.0% 16.9% 11.0% 2.1% 14.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 10.7% 6.4% 5.2% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Friendly 35.8% 37.0% 37.1% 46.5% 37.8%
Neutral 36.9% 38.1% 40.6% 34.2% 37.5%
Unfriendly 18.7% 13.8% 12.4% 9.1% 15.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 11.1% 10.0% 10.2% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Friendly 37.0% 38.2% 37.6%
Neutral 36.6% 38.3% 37.5%
Unfriendly 17.4% 12.5% 14.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 11.0% 10.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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