Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION6

(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 -- Pat Robertson
  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 5.4% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 23.9% 29.3%
Mostly unfavorable 30.0% 59.3%
Very unfavorable 17.4% 76.7%
Never heard of 15.1% 91.8%
Can't rate 8.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 4.1% 5.0% 6.6% 5.3%
Mostly favorable 24.0% 25.3% 23.0% 24.2%
Mostly unfavorable 28.1% 32.2% 28.2% 29.9%
Very unfavorable 12.2% 15.8% 22.5% 17.2%
Never heard of 24.3% 13.9% 10.0% 15.1%
Can't rate 7.3% 7.7% 9.7% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 5.5% 5.3% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 25.6% 22.4% 23.9%
Mostly unfavorable 31.6% 28.5% 30.0%
Very unfavorable 18.5% 16.3% 17.4%
Never heard of 11.8% 17.9% 15.1%
Can't rate 6.9% 9.6% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 9.4% 3.4% 4.3% 0.0% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 30.2% 19.7% 23.2% 29.7% 24.2%
Mostly unfavorable 28.2% 31.7% 30.5% 18.7% 30.0%
Very unfavorable 10.2% 23.5% 18.2% 12.1% 17.5%
Never heard of 13.7% 15.7% 14.1% 19.8% 14.7%
Can't rate 8.3% 6.0% 9.7% 19.8% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 5.5% 4.9% 6.9% 3.4% 5.4%
Mostly favorable 20.8% 25.1% 27.1% 20.6% 23.9%
Mostly unfavorable 33.5% 30.6% 26.8% 30.8% 30.0%
Very unfavorable 16.1% 17.1% 17.4% 18.9% 17.4%
Never heard of 15.7% 12.5% 14.4% 18.4% 15.1%
Can't rate 8.5% 9.8% 7.4% 8.0% 8.3%
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
Very favorable 5.6% 4.3% 28.6% 0.0% 2.3% 0.0% 5.2%
Mostly favorable 26.1% 10.6% 14.3% 14.9% 12.7% 10.7% 24.1%
Mostly unfavorable 30.0% 27.7% 23.8% 23.7% 31.3% 35.7% 29.9%
Very unfavorable 15.3% 46.8% 4.8% 39.5% 25.3% 39.3% 17.4%
Never heard of 14.5% 4.3% 9.5% 19.3% 20.5% 0.0% 15.0%
Can't rate 8.5% 6.4% 19.0% 2.6% 7.8% 14.3% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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