Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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APPDEMS

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Democratic leaders in Congress are doing? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q24F2)
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 30.9% 30.9%
Disapprove 57.5% 88.4%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 100%
Total N = 1465

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Approve 37.9% 31.3% 31.2% 23.6% 26.4% 31.0%
Disapprove 50.3% 56.0% 59.8% 63.3% 58.5% 57.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 12.7% 9.0% 13.1% 15.1% 11.7%
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 32.8% 27.5% 33.2% 35.9% 27.9% 31.4% 31.2%
Disapprove 54.9% 61.1% 55.2% 58.0% 59.3% 51.3% 57.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.3% 11.4% 11.7% 6.2% 12.7% 17.3% 11.4%
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 28.8% 33.7% 29.4% 28.9% 30.8% 30.9%
Disapprove 53.8% 55.2% 59.7% 60.0% 62.2% 57.6%
Don't know/Refused 17.3% 11.1% 10.9% 11.1% 7.1% 11.5%
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 37.3% 35.1% 32.5% 30.7% 27.4% 28.0% 32.2%
Disapprove 46.0% 55.4% 55.1% 60.7% 67.7% 67.7% 57.8%
Don't know/Refused 16.7% 9.5% 12.4% 8.6% 4.9% 4.2% 10.1%
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 27.0% 35.9% 33.9% 33.0% 31.4%
Disapprove 63.9% 55.2% 52.1% 48.8% 57.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 8.8% 14.0% 18.2% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1421


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 26.9% 34.5% 30.9%
Disapprove 64.3% 51.3% 57.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 14.2% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1465



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