Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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DEMFAV

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

Would you say your overall opinion of the Democratic Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q28A)
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  8) Can't rate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 15.9% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 40.9% 56.8%
Mostly unfavorable 23.4% 80.2%
Very unfavorable 13% 93.2%
Never heard of .5% 93.7%
Can't rate 5.1% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Very favorable 18.5% 16.4% 16.4% 12.4% 13.9% 16.0%
Mostly favorable 45.2% 41.4% 39.1% 37.4% 40.8% 40.9%
Mostly unfavorable 20.0% 22.6% 25.7% 25.6% 23.9% 23.5%
Very unfavorable 8.3% 12.1% 15.0% 17.0% 14.4% 13.0%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 5.8% 5.5% 2.8% 6.3% 5.5% 5.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.5% 0.8% 0.6% 1.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
Very favorable 15.5% 18.7% 14.4% 17.3% 15.0% 10.8% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 32.1% 38.0% 45.5% 42.9% 43.0% 47.1% 41.0%
Mostly unfavorable 27.7% 23.3% 24.3% 23.1% 22.1% 20.9% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 17.6% 14.6% 10.6% 10.9% 13.4% 10.8% 13.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% 1.2% 1.0% 0.5%
Can't rate 6.2% 4.2% 3.6% 3.8% 5.2% 8.4% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.1% 1.5% 1.3% 0.2% 1.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


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
Very favorable 26.7% 19.1% 12.2% 10.0% 8.0% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 33.3% 39.9% 43.2% 41.1% 48.2% 40.8%
Mostly unfavorable 17.9% 21.6% 24.2% 29.4% 27.6% 23.5%
Very unfavorable 10.5% 13.2% 13.4% 15.1% 12.6% 13.1%
Never heard of 1.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.5%
Can't rate 8.1% 4.3% 5.8% 3.6% 2.7% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.3% 1.0% 0.9% 0.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


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
Very favorable 28.2% 18.3% 15.5% 12.2% 10.7% 7.8% 16.2%
Mostly favorable 37.0% 41.6% 42.9% 41.4% 44.2% 41.8% 41.2%
Mostly unfavorable 15.8% 20.1% 24.2% 29.2% 25.6% 29.1% 23.7%
Very unfavorable 9.1% 12.6% 10.2% 13.4% 16.2% 18.2% 12.8%
Never heard of 2.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Can't rate 7.3% 6.6% 5.1% 2.9% 2.9% 2.6% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.3% 2.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 22.2% 11.2% 13.3% 23.1% 16.2%
Mostly favorable 23.5% 35.4% 48.3% 59.3% 42.1%
Mostly unfavorable 27.6% 30.1% 24.4% 9.0% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 21.8% 19.1% 8.3% 2.8% 13.0%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.2% 0.5% 0.7% 0.4%
Can't rate 4.5% 2.9% 4.5% 4.5% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Very favorable 15.7% 18.3% 15.9% 13.4% 16.1%
Mostly favorable 37.1% 40.9% 44.3% 48.3% 40.8%
Mostly unfavorable 26.7% 21.5% 23.0% 18.6% 23.6%
Very unfavorable 15.0% 12.2% 11.3% 10.5% 13.0%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.7% 0.0% 1.3% 0.5%
Can't rate 3.8% 5.9% 4.6% 6.6% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.5% 0.9% 1.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 14.2% 17.5% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 37.6% 43.9% 40.8%
Mostly unfavorable 27.4% 19.8% 23.5%
Very unfavorable 14.7% 11.6% 13.1%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
Can't rate 4.6% 5.5% 5.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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