Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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

[Consider the following statement:] Religious conservatives have too much control over the Republican Party. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with this statement? (Q45A)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 16.6% 16.6%
Mostly agree 31.5% 48.1%
Mostly disagree 30.6% 78.7%
Completely disagree 10.7% 89.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 16.7% 17.2% 15.2% 20.1% 12.7% 16.7%
Mostly agree 34.9% 32.1% 32.6% 27.5% 24.5% 31.5%
Mostly disagree 29.3% 28.6% 31.8% 32.5% 32.8% 30.6%
Completely disagree 9.9% 11.3% 11.5% 9.9% 10.8% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 10.7% 8.8% 10.1% 19.1% 10.3%
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
Completely agree 10.9% 12.6% 16.9% 16.9% 19.9% 28.4% 16.6%
Mostly agree 24.0% 28.7% 30.7% 37.1% 34.9% 36.1% 31.6%
Mostly disagree 35.4% 35.0% 30.3% 30.1% 30.0% 16.6% 30.7%
Completely disagree 17.8% 13.3% 12.9% 6.4% 7.5% 4.1% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 10.4% 9.1% 9.4% 7.7% 14.9% 10.3%
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
Completely agree 11.1% 16.0% 12.8% 21.5% 28.1% 16.7%
Mostly agree 31.8% 30.6% 31.0% 32.8% 33.8% 31.6%
Mostly disagree 26.5% 32.3% 33.4% 30.3% 24.5% 30.6%
Completely disagree 14.7% 9.9% 12.5% 8.5% 8.3% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 15.9% 11.3% 10.4% 6.8% 5.3% 10.4%
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
Completely agree 15.7% 13.5% 15.9% 18.5% 19.2% 21.0% 17.2%
Mostly agree 30.6% 33.8% 30.5% 32.7% 33.2% 33.3% 32.1%
Mostly disagree 28.4% 32.9% 31.4% 32.7% 31.6% 29.8% 31.0%
Completely disagree 13.1% 9.9% 10.2% 9.1% 10.7% 9.5% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 9.9% 11.9% 6.9% 5.2% 6.4% 9.2%
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
Completely agree 9.9% 8.8% 22.1% 33.8% 18.1%
Mostly agree 23.1% 30.9% 34.9% 33.4% 31.3%
Mostly disagree 38.8% 40.4% 26.8% 20.7% 32.0%
Completely disagree 19.8% 11.4% 6.2% 4.5% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 8.6% 10.0% 7.6% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Completely agree 14.5% 14.2% 15.7% 27.3% 16.4%
Mostly agree 29.7% 33.1% 32.0% 34.9% 31.7%
Mostly disagree 34.7% 30.9% 27.4% 22.6% 30.9%
Completely disagree 10.8% 11.1% 14.8% 6.0% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 10.8% 10.2% 9.2% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 17.5% 15.7% 16.6%
Mostly agree 34.0% 29.2% 31.5%
Mostly disagree 29.8% 31.5% 30.6%
Completely disagree 11.3% 10.2% 10.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 13.4% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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