Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPINION9

(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 -- Business corporations
  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 9.9% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 51.9% 61.8%
Mostly unfavorable 24.2% 86.0%
Very unfavorable 6.3% 92.3%
Never heard of .4% 92.7%
Can't rate 7.3% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very favorable 13.9% 8.1% 9.4% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 57.0% 51.5% 48.9% 51.9%
Mostly unfavorable 20.8% 27.7% 22.5% 24.3%
Very unfavorable 3.9% 7.2% 6.8% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.0% 0.6% 0.4%
Can't rate 3.8% 5.5% 11.8% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 10.9% 9.0% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 51.4% 52.3% 51.9%
Mostly unfavorable 26.6% 22.1% 24.2%
Very unfavorable 6.3% 6.3% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.1% 0.6% 0.4%
Can't rate 4.7% 9.7% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very favorable 13.0% 10.6% 7.2% 1.1% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 58.0% 46.5% 53.5% 36.3% 52.1%
Mostly unfavorable 19.5% 27.8% 24.3% 34.1% 24.3%
Very unfavorable 3.0% 6.6% 8.5% 12.1% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.7% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.4%
Can't rate 5.8% 8.3% 6.2% 16.5% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very favorable 10.9% 7.9% 11.0% 9.5% 9.9%
Mostly favorable 46.6% 56.4% 55.3% 46.4% 51.9%
Mostly unfavorable 28.3% 22.7% 20.0% 28.6% 24.2%
Very unfavorable 6.1% 6.0% 5.6% 8.0% 6.3%
Never heard of 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.4%
Can't rate 6.7% 6.9% 8.1% 7.0% 7.3%
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 9.9% 6.4% 23.8% 9.6% 9.4% 0.0% 9.8%
Mostly favorable 52.3% 59.6% 47.6% 44.7% 48.8% 71.4% 51.9%
Mostly unfavorable 24.1% 19.1% 23.8% 19.3% 29.7% 10.7% 24.4%
Very unfavorable 6.2% 6.4% 4.8% 12.3% 5.1% 17.9% 6.3%
Never heard of 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
Can't rate 7.1% 8.5% 0.0% 14.0% 6.7% 0.0% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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