Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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

If REGICERT = 1: Which of the following, if any, do you like most about Barack Obama? Is it . . . (Q18)
  1) His positions on moral and social issues
  2) His positions on economic issues
  3) His positions on foreign policy issues
  4) His personal abilities and experiences
  5) None
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
His positions on moral and social issues 16.6% 16.6%
His positions on economic issues 24.1% 40.7%
His positions on foreign policy issues 9.4% 50.1%
His personal abilities and experiences 13.5% 63.6%
None 28.1% 91.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 100%
Total N = 2414

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
His positions on moral and social issues 21.6% 20.4% 15.0% 13.8% 8.3% 16.7%
His positions on economic issues 24.4% 27.3% 26.0% 19.1% 19.4% 24.3%
His positions on foreign policy issues 17.0% 8.4% 8.6% 7.6% 5.0% 9.4%
His personal abilities and experiences 12.9% 14.5% 12.4% 13.8% 14.4% 13.5%
None 16.4% 23.1% 30.7% 36.8% 35.0% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 6.2% 7.4% 8.8% 17.8% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2373


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
His positions on moral and social issues 11.2% 14.1% 16.9% 21.2% 16.4% 23.3% 16.7%
His positions on economic issues 20.1% 25.3% 25.1% 25.4% 25.7% 20.4% 24.2%
His positions on foreign policy issues 8.6% 8.6% 11.5% 10.0% 9.2% 9.7% 9.5%
His personal abilities and experiences 14.8% 12.8% 14.8% 14.4% 11.2% 13.1% 13.5%
None 33.2% 30.0% 25.4% 22.7% 28.3% 28.6% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 9.1% 6.3% 6.3% 9.2% 4.9% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2388


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
His positions on moral and social issues 9.9% 13.5% 17.0% 21.2% 22.7% 16.6%
His positions on economic issues 26.9% 29.0% 23.9% 19.1% 17.6% 24.2%
His positions on foreign policy issues 11.7% 7.5% 9.5% 9.4% 12.1% 9.4%
His personal abilities and experiences 14.8% 12.1% 12.4% 14.4% 17.2% 13.5%
None 26.5% 27.1% 30.1% 30.2% 24.5% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 10.8% 7.1% 5.7% 5.9% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2389


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
His positions on moral and social issues 17.7% 13.4% 15.0% 20.2% 18.6% 18.9% 17.4%
His positions on economic issues 26.6% 24.7% 27.3% 23.9% 27.3% 18.1% 24.5%
His positions on foreign policy issues 9.6% 10.0% 10.8% 8.3% 8.3% 11.4% 9.8%
His personal abilities and experiences 15.9% 13.9% 12.0% 10.5% 15.2% 13.4% 13.3%
None 21.3% 29.0% 25.1% 30.9% 27.3% 32.0% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 9.1% 9.8% 6.2% 3.4% 6.2% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2128


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
His positions on moral and social issues 6.4% 14.2% 17.9% 27.7% 16.6%
His positions on economic issues 20.2% 21.8% 27.0% 26.4% 24.0%
His positions on foreign policy issues 8.9% 5.7% 10.7% 16.0% 9.9%
His personal abilities and experiences 10.8% 11.6% 15.0% 11.7% 12.5%
None 41.9% 38.2% 21.0% 12.1% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.8% 8.5% 8.5% 6.1% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
His positions on moral and social issues 13.6% 16.9% 18.9% 24.7% 16.6%
His positions on economic issues 25.9% 21.6% 24.3% 21.8% 24.1%
His positions on foreign policy issues 7.6% 11.5% 10.8% 12.4% 9.6%
His personal abilities and experiences 11.9% 16.2% 14.7% 13.8% 13.6%
None 32.1% 25.6% 23.7% 22.9% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 8.3% 7.5% 4.4% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
His positions on moral and social issues 15.6% 17.5% 16.6%
His positions on economic issues 21.3% 26.6% 24.1%
His positions on foreign policy issues 10.4% 8.6% 9.4%
His personal abilities and experiences 13.6% 13.4% 13.5%
None 32.0% 24.5% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 9.4% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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