Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CL_SPRYR

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Prayer in public schools
  1) Good thing
  2) Bad thing
  3) Neither a good nor a bad thing
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good thing 91.7% 91.7%
Bad thing 4.9% 96.6%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.8% 98.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 100.0%
Total N = 627

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Good thing 91.5% 89.8% 94.3% 91.7%
Bad thing 6.2% 6.1% 2.7% 5.0%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 0.7% 3.0% 0.9% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.2% 2.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
617


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing 87.8% 94.7% 91.7%
Bad thing 8.0% 2.6% 4.9%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 2.3% 1.4% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.3% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
627


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Good thing 93.3% 90.4% 90.9% 100.0% 91.7%
Bad thing 3.6% 4.8% 7.0% 0.0% 4.9%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.8% 2.3% 1.3% 0.0% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.5% 0.8% 0.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
623


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Good thing 84.0% 90.8% 94.4% 95.1% 91.7%
Bad thing 13.2% 5.5% 1.5% 4.3% 4.9%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.6% 0.3% 2.9% 0.6% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 3.4% 1.1% 0.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
627


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Good thing 92.7% 100.0% 86.7% 82.6% 55.6% 0.0% 91.7%
Bad thing 4.1% 0.0% 13.3% 17.4% 29.6% 0.0% 4.9%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.4% 0.0% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.4% 0.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
625



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