Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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(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. -- Denying welfare benefits to unwed teenagers who have children
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 10.9% 10.9%
Favor 24.5% 35.4%
Oppose 40.2% 75.6%
Strongly oppose 16.3% 91.9%
Don't know 8.1% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.3% 11.4% 11.8% 11.0%
Favor 28.4% 24.0% 21.8% 24.3%
Oppose 42.0% 41.8% 37.5% 40.4%
Strongly oppose 16.9% 15.7% 16.5% 16.3%
Don't know 3.4% 7.1% 12.4% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.8% 11.0% 10.9%
Favor 27.0% 22.3% 24.5%
Oppose 38.6% 41.5% 40.2%
Strongly oppose 17.0% 15.7% 16.3%
Don't know 6.6% 9.4% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.7% 9.9% 8.7% 13.2% 11.0%
Favor 27.6% 21.8% 25.5% 18.7% 24.7%
Oppose 36.9% 41.3% 41.8% 36.3% 40.0%
Strongly oppose 14.9% 16.8% 17.0% 20.9% 16.4%
Don't know 6.0% 10.2% 7.1% 11.0% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.7% 12.5% 9.4% 10.9% 10.9%
Favor 26.3% 24.4% 23.1% 25.0% 24.5%
Oppose 38.1% 43.7% 39.8% 38.6% 40.2%
Strongly oppose 17.4% 11.0% 17.7% 19.2% 16.3%
Don't know 6.6% 8.4% 9.9% 6.3% 8.1%
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 11.6% 4.3% 23.8% 3.5% 8.1% 14.3% 11.0%
Favor 24.6% 34.0% 4.8% 19.3% 25.8% 17.9% 24.6%
Oppose 40.2% 34.0% 28.6% 41.2% 41.7% 14.3% 40.1%
Strongly oppose 15.5% 23.4% 42.9% 24.6% 16.8% 35.7% 16.3%
Don't know 8.0% 4.3% 0.0% 11.4% 7.6% 17.9% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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