Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION1

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

Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Bill Clinton
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of
  6) Can't rate

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 15.8% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 45.5% 61.3%
Mostly unfavorable 22.9% 84.2%
Very unfavorable 14.0% 98.2%
Never heard of .0% 98.2%
Can't rate 1.7% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 11.2% 13.8% 21.3% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 50.3% 46.0% 41.4% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 24.7% 26.3% 17.7% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 12.6% 12.3% 17.0% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.0% 1.5% 2.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 13.6% 17.8% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 45.7% 45.3% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 23.1% 22.8% 22.9%
Very unfavorable 16.1% 12.1% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.5% 2.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 5.0% 31.7% 9.7% 16.5% 15.9%
Mostly favorable 24.5% 57.8% 52.1% 34.1% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 41.1% 7.0% 23.3% 23.1% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 27.9% 2.7% 12.9% 13.2% 13.9%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.5% 0.9% 1.9% 13.2% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 17.5% 12.7% 18.1% 14.1% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 48.9% 50.0% 39.3% 46.9% 45.5%
Mostly unfavorable 19.8% 21.3% 25.6% 23.5% 22.9%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 14.7% 14.4% 14.2% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.6% 1.2% 2.5% 1.3% 1.7%
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
Very favorable 16.4% 21.3% 14.3% 18.4% 9.9% 17.9% 15.8%
Mostly favorable 43.8% 61.7% 38.1% 46.5% 55.1% 64.3% 45.4%
Mostly unfavorable 23.7% 12.8% 28.6% 21.9% 19.8% 7.1% 23.0%
Very unfavorable 14.5% 0.0% 19.0% 8.8% 13.1% 10.7% 14.0%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Can't rate 1.6% 4.3% 0.0% 4.4% 2.1% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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