Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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NATIVITY

(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. -- Allowing Christmas nativity scenes and Christmas carols in public schools during the holidays
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 45.1% 45.1%
Favor 45.0% 90.1%
Oppose 5.4% 95.5%
Strongly oppose 2.6% 98.1%
Don't know 1.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 40.6% 47.5% 45.1% 45.0%
Favor 47.2% 42.3% 47.0% 45.0%
Oppose 7.0% 5.6% 4.2% 5.5%
Strongly oppose 4.0% 2.4% 2.1% 2.6%
Don't know 1.2% 2.2% 1.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 40.6% 49.2% 45.1%
Favor 48.1% 42.3% 45.0%
Oppose 6.3% 4.6% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 2.9% 2.4% 2.6%
Don't know 2.1% 1.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 54.3% 42.2% 41.7% 37.4% 45.5%
Favor 39.2% 47.1% 47.5% 44.0% 44.9%
Oppose 4.0% 6.5% 5.6% 6.6% 5.5%
Strongly oppose 1.0% 3.2% 3.0% 4.4% 2.5%
Don't know 1.5% 1.1% 2.2% 7.7% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 41.0% 45.0% 48.0% 44.8% 45.1%
Favor 47.5% 45.4% 43.5% 44.7% 45.0%
Oppose 5.1% 6.3% 4.7% 5.7% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 3.5% 1.8% 1.9% 3.8% 2.6%
Don't know 2.7% 1.5% 1.9% 1.1% 1.8%
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 48.1% 0.0% 42.9% 36.0% 30.0% 17.9% 45.1%
Favor 44.5% 34.0% 19.0% 40.4% 52.5% 53.6% 45.0%
Oppose 4.5% 27.7% 9.5% 4.4% 10.1% 14.3% 5.4%
Strongly oppose 1.3% 34.0% 28.6% 17.5% 4.1% 7.1% 2.6%
Don't know 1.6% 4.3% 0.0% 1.8% 3.2% 7.1% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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