Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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APPBUSH

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q23F2)
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 28.1% 28.1%
Disapprove 65.8% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100%
Total N = 1465

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Approve 26.5% 27.2% 27.4% 30.0% 32.1% 27.9%
Disapprove 68.8% 65.7% 66.6% 64.1% 61.3% 66.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 7.1% 6.0% 5.9% 6.6% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1438


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
Approve 37.3% 33.5% 21.4% 23.9% 27.0% 19.9% 28.0%
Disapprove 57.4% 61.6% 71.0% 70.3% 66.7% 73.1% 66.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 4.9% 7.6% 5.8% 6.4% 7.1% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1449


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
Approve 24.9% 27.9% 32.6% 28.1% 22.4% 28.0%
Disapprove 62.7% 66.1% 62.6% 67.7% 73.7% 65.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 6.0% 4.7% 4.3% 3.8% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1448


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
Approve 23.4% 26.8% 29.8% 29.6% 28.7% 32.8% 28.4%
Disapprove 66.3% 71.4% 64.0% 67.5% 64.0% 64.6% 66.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 1.8% 6.2% 2.9% 7.3% 2.6% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1286


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Approve 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Disapprove 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
0


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Approve 33.9% 25.7% 26.7% 20.2% 28.5%
Disapprove 61.3% 66.8% 67.5% 74.9% 65.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 7.5% 5.8% 4.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1421


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 31.1% 25.3% 28.1%
Disapprove 63.5% 67.9% 65.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 6.8% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1465



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