Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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(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? -- Laws regarding homosexuals
  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 83.3% 83.3%
Bad thing 9.7% 93.0%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 3.1% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 100.0%
Total N = 399

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Good thing 80.6% 87.6% 81.9% 83.7%
Bad thing 17.5% 9.5% 4.5% 9.6%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 0.5% 2.6% 4.8% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.3% 8.7% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
392


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing 86.0% 81.2% 83.3%
Bad thing 8.5% 10.5% 9.7%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 4.3% 2.3% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 6.0% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
399


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Good thing 91.7% 81.2% 75.6% 81.0% 83.4%
Bad thing 4.5% 10.2% 15.6% 14.3% 9.8%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.7% 3.8% 3.6% 0.0% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 4.8% 5.3% 4.8% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
395


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Good thing 70.5% 79.7% 87.2% 90.4% 83.3%
Bad thing 18.6% 14.0% 5.9% 4.8% 9.7%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 4.7% 2.9% 2.7% 3.2% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 3.4% 4.3% 1.6% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
399


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Good thing 83.5% 100.0% 83.3% 91.3% 58.3% 0.0% 83.4%
Bad thing 9.5% 0.0% 16.7% 8.7% 25.0% 0.0% 9.7%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 3.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
396



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