Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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

If REGICERT = 1: And which of the following, if any, troubles you most about Barack Obama? Is it . . . (Q19)
  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 10.6% 10.6%
His positions on economic issues 12.3% 22.9%
His positions on foreign policy issues 18.4% 41.3%
His personal abilities and experiences 33% 74.3%
None 16.8% 91.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 99.9%
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 9.2% 12.7% 13.3% 6.9% 5.5% 10.6%
His positions on economic issues 16.8% 12.8% 11.6% 9.8% 10.4% 12.3%
His positions on foreign policy issues 18.2% 19.9% 19.5% 18.6% 11.5% 18.6%
His personal abilities and experiences 24.9% 30.9% 32.1% 41.7% 37.9% 32.9%
None 20.8% 17.7% 14.7% 15.7% 17.0% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 5.9% 8.8% 7.4% 17.6% 8.7%
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 20.1% 11.2% 10.7% 6.1% 7.8% 7.8% 10.6%
His positions on economic issues 11.5% 9.9% 12.8% 12.9% 14.7% 15.1% 12.3%
His positions on foreign policy issues 16.4% 18.7% 20.8% 18.5% 17.3% 20.0% 18.6%
His personal abilities and experiences 25.7% 36.4% 30.6% 37.1% 36.3% 24.4% 33.0%
None 17.4% 14.5% 16.4% 19.3% 16.0% 20.0% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 9.3% 8.7% 6.1% 7.8% 12.7% 8.7%
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 12.9% 10.5% 11.5% 9.5% 9.2% 10.6%
His positions on economic issues 11.2% 10.1% 10.9% 14.9% 17.6% 12.3%
His positions on foreign policy issues 20.1% 17.1% 19.0% 20.6% 16.9% 18.5%
His personal abilities and experiences 27.7% 34.1% 34.7% 32.5% 32.4% 33.1%
None 16.1% 16.8% 16.1% 16.6% 19.1% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 12.1% 11.3% 7.8% 5.9% 4.8% 8.7%
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 9.0% 12.6% 9.5% 12.9% 8.0% 9.5% 10.2%
His positions on economic issues 10.8% 9.1% 10.5% 11.3% 17.0% 16.5% 12.6%
His positions on foreign policy issues 14.1% 18.6% 20.0% 19.1% 22.7% 20.9% 19.2%
His personal abilities and experiences 29.0% 36.4% 36.7% 34.4% 28.8% 31.4% 32.9%
None 24.6% 14.7% 15.4% 14.0% 18.2% 13.9% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 8.7% 7.8% 8.3% 5.3% 7.7% 8.5%
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 17.7% 8.5% 8.4% 5.7% 9.6%
His positions on economic issues 11.3% 13.1% 11.9% 11.3% 12.0%
His positions on foreign policy issues 16.3% 22.2% 20.9% 15.2% 19.3%
His personal abilities and experiences 31.0% 33.8% 38.1% 33.5% 34.5%
None 14.3% 11.9% 12.5% 29.6% 16.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 10.5% 8.1% 4.8% 8.4%
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 11.9% 9.6% 12.3% 8.1% 10.9%
His positions on economic issues 11.8% 11.1% 11.7% 17.6% 12.3%
His positions on foreign policy issues 18.9% 19.4% 17.7% 15.8% 18.4%
His personal abilities and experiences 32.5% 35.7% 29.3% 33.0% 32.8%
None 16.8% 13.9% 22.2% 17.2% 17.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 10.3% 6.9% 8.4% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
His positions on moral and social issues 11.5% 9.8% 10.6%
His positions on economic issues 14.8% 10.1% 12.3%
His positions on foreign policy issues 20.1% 17.0% 18.5%
His personal abilities and experiences 31.0% 34.9% 33.0%
None 15.0% 18.5% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 9.8% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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