Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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DTHPNLTY

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

Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- The death penalty for persons convicted of murder
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 42.8% 42.8%
Favor 35.2% 78.0%
Oppose 10.9% 88.9%
Strongly oppose 6.7% 95.6%
Don't know 4.3% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 42.9% 46.2% 38.8% 42.9%
Favor 36.6% 33.2% 37.1% 35.3%
Oppose 10.4% 10.2% 11.9% 10.9%
Strongly oppose 6.6% 6.6% 6.6% 6.6%
Don't know 3.5% 3.7% 5.6% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 45.3% 40.6% 42.8%
Favor 38.2% 32.6% 35.2%
Oppose 7.3% 14.2% 10.9%
Strongly oppose 6.5% 6.9% 6.7%
Don't know 2.6% 5.8% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 50.8% 36.1% 42.2% 44.0% 42.7%
Favor 35.8% 34.2% 37.0% 28.6% 35.5%
Oppose 6.6% 15.9% 9.9% 14.3% 11.0%
Strongly oppose 3.8% 9.4% 6.6% 2.2% 6.6%
Don't know 3.0% 4.4% 4.2% 11.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 39.8% 43.3% 41.7% 47.0% 42.8%
Favor 37.9% 35.4% 34.3% 34.0% 35.2%
Oppose 9.0% 12.1% 12.2% 9.5% 10.9%
Strongly oppose 9.1% 5.7% 6.6% 5.6% 6.7%
Don't know 4.1% 3.5% 5.3% 3.9% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Strongly favor 43.1% 29.8% 47.6% 24.6% 47.2% 46.4% 42.9%
Favor 35.7% 40.4% 0.0% 39.5% 31.1% 32.1% 35.2%
Oppose 11.1% 21.3% 0.0% 16.7% 7.1% 10.7% 10.9%
Strongly oppose 5.9% 8.5% 38.1% 13.2% 9.4% 10.7% 6.7%
Don't know 4.2% 0.0% 14.3% 6.1% 5.1% 0.0% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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