Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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JGCRISIS

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

Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Would use good judgment in a crisis (Question asked on Form 1 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21AF1)
  1) John McCain
  2) Barack Obama
  3) Neither
  4) Both equally
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
John McCain 48.1% 48.1%
Barack Obama 36.5% 84.6%
Neither 3.3% 87.9%
Both equally 5.8% 93.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 100.1%
Total N = 1440

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
John McCain 42.2% 41.8% 52.5% 56.7% 52.1% 48.0%
Barack Obama 43.5% 40.3% 33.0% 31.3% 27.1% 36.6%
Neither 2.6% 2.8% 3.1% 5.4% 2.1% 3.2%
Both equally 6.2% 8.6% 5.2% 1.7% 7.3% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 6.6% 6.2% 5.0% 11.5% 6.3%
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
John McCain 56.8% 54.9% 55.8% 42.2% 37.2% 32.9% 48.1%
Barack Obama 30.6% 30.4% 32.1% 39.8% 46.6% 47.1% 36.6%
Neither 2.2% 1.3% 4.0% 4.3% 3.1% 6.4% 3.2%
Both equally 3.8% 7.5% 2.0% 8.2% 5.4% 8.6% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 5.9% 6.0% 5.5% 7.6% 5.0% 6.1%
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
John McCain 39.2% 49.1% 50.6% 48.7% 50.7% 48.1%
Barack Obama 43.9% 34.7% 33.5% 36.9% 37.0% 36.4%
Neither 5.2% 2.8% 3.3% 2.5% 2.7% 3.2%
Both equally 1.9% 5.4% 7.8% 8.5% 5.5% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 8.0% 4.8% 3.4% 4.1% 6.4%
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
John McCain 36.1% 49.1% 44.3% 55.1% 54.9% 55.1% 47.9%
Barack Obama 45.5% 35.2% 41.2% 31.2% 34.7% 32.5% 37.5%
Neither 5.6% 1.2% 3.1% 2.9% 1.4% 3.0% 3.2%
Both equally 7.6% 6.1% 5.5% 4.9% 5.6% 6.0% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 8.5% 5.9% 5.9% 3.5% 3.4% 5.3%
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
John McCain 60.7% 61.1% 47.7% 20.8% 48.8%
Barack Obama 26.9% 24.4% 34.0% 66.4% 36.3%
Neither 1.7% 2.9% 5.2% 2.4% 3.3%
Both equally 4.1% 5.1% 6.9% 5.5% 5.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 6.6% 6.2% 4.8% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
John McCain 53.5% 49.2% 42.9% 32.6% 48.1%
Barack Obama 34.2% 34.4% 39.3% 47.2% 36.7%
Neither 2.5% 2.5% 5.9% 5.1% 3.3%
Both equally 4.5% 7.5% 5.5% 7.9% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 6.4% 6.4% 7.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1400


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
John McCain 49.6% 46.5% 48.1%
Barack Obama 35.0% 37.9% 36.5%
Neither 3.3% 3.2% 3.3%
Both equally 6.3% 5.4% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 6.9% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1440



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