Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION5

(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 -- Pope John Paul II
  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 28.4% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 47.7% 76.1%
Mostly unfavorable 8.9% 85.0%
Very unfavorable 3.9% 88.9%
Never heard of 1.1% 90.0%
Can't rate 10.0% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 26.2% 26.8% 32.4% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 47.8% 51.4% 43.0% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 9.8% 9.2% 7.8% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 5.5% 3.8% 3.1% 4.0%
Never heard of 2.5% 0.7% 0.7% 1.1%
Can't rate 8.2% 8.2% 13.0% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 26.8% 29.8% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 48.5% 47.0% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 9.7% 8.2% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 4.1% 3.7% 3.9%
Never heard of 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
Can't rate 9.7% 10.2% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 28.6% 32.3% 24.7% 30.8% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 52.1% 44.7% 48.7% 29.7% 47.9%
Mostly unfavorable 6.7% 10.1% 9.4% 13.2% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 3.6% 4.8% 4.4% 3.9%
Never heard of 0.4% 0.9% 1.2% 1.1% 0.9%
Can't rate 9.2% 8.3% 11.3% 20.9% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 32.2% 29.3% 30.2% 20.7% 28.4%
Mostly favorable 46.2% 47.3% 46.1% 52.3% 47.7%
Mostly unfavorable 7.8% 8.8% 8.9% 10.0% 8.9%
Very unfavorable 3.4% 4.3% 3.4% 4.9% 3.9%
Never heard of 1.0% 0.4% 0.4% 3.2% 1.1%
Can't rate 9.4% 10.0% 11.0% 9.0% 10.0%
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 30.4% 14.9% 23.8% 20.2% 18.2% 3.6% 28.5%
Mostly favorable 48.8% 48.9% 52.4% 30.7% 43.3% 32.1% 47.6%
Mostly unfavorable 7.7% 23.4% 14.3% 17.5% 14.1% 28.6% 9.0%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 4.3% 0.0% 15.8% 8.3% 10.7% 4.0%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 9.6% 2.8% 0.0% 1.1%
Can't rate 9.4% 8.5% 9.5% 6.1% 13.4% 25.0% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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