Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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Q70

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

IF OPPOSE: Why do you oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? [OPEN-ENDED; ACCEPT UP TO THREE RESPONSES; PROBE ONCE WITH 'ANYTHING ELSE?']
  1) Answer given
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Answer given 97.8% 97.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.2% 100.0%
Total N = 638

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-39 years old 40-49 years old 50-59 years old 60-69 years old 70 years and older TOTAL
Answer given 96.8% 97.6% 97.8% 99.1% 99.1% 96.5% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.2% 2.4% 2.2% 0.9% 0.9% 3.5% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
629


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (grades 1-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no four-year degree or Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Answer given 96.6% 96.6% 97.1% 99.3% 99.7% 97.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 3.4% 2.9% 0.7% 0.3% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
636


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Answer given 98.4% 95.8% 97.2% 98.3% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.6% 4.2% 2.8% 1.7% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
628


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Answer given 95.9% 98.4% 98.0% 99.1% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 1.6% 2.0% 0.9% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
624


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Answer given 97.3% 98.2% 97.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.7% 1.8% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
638


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Answer given 100.0% 97.8% 97.5% 98.1% 96.6% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.0% 2.2% 2.5% 1.9% 3.4% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
618



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