Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION7

(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 -- The Congress
  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 6.3% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 38.5% 44.8%
Mostly unfavorable 37.7% 82.5%
Very unfavorable 12.1% 94.6%
Never heard of .1% 94.7%
Can't rate 5.4% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 8.2% 5.8% 5.5% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 42.5% 38.3% 35.9% 38.5%
Mostly unfavorable 32.1% 41.3% 36.6% 37.5%
Very unfavorable 10.8% 10.8% 15.0% 12.2%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 6.1% 3.7% 6.9% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 6.6% 6.0% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 35.1% 41.5% 38.5%
Mostly unfavorable 40.3% 35.3% 37.7%
Very unfavorable 14.4% 10.1% 12.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Can't rate 3.5% 7.0% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 8.9% 5.8% 5.0% 1.1% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 53.0% 32.8% 32.9% 25.3% 38.6%
Mostly unfavorable 27.3% 40.5% 44.8% 27.5% 37.8%
Very unfavorable 7.4% 14.7% 12.8% 23.1% 12.1%
Never heard of 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 3.5% 5.9% 4.5% 23.1% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 7.5% 4.3% 7.4% 5.7% 6.3%
Mostly favorable 37.4% 38.5% 41.0% 35.5% 38.5%
Mostly unfavorable 41.4% 39.3% 31.0% 42.8% 37.7%
Very unfavorable 7.9% 11.7% 14.4% 13.3% 12.1%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 5.5% 6.3% 6.2% 2.7% 5.4%
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 6.9% 0.0% 19.0% 1.8% 4.1% 0.0% 6.4%
Mostly favorable 39.6% 34.0% 14.3% 39.5% 30.2% 35.7% 38.4%
Mostly unfavorable 36.8% 46.8% 47.6% 28.1% 45.9% 46.4% 37.8%
Very unfavorable 11.1% 14.9% 19.0% 25.4% 15.9% 17.9% 12.1%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Can't rate 5.5% 4.3% 0.0% 5.3% 3.9% 0.0% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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