Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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Q3A

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling [INSERT ITEM, RANDOMIZE; OBSERVE FORM SPLITS] How about [NEXT ITEM]? [REPEAT INTRODUCTION AS NECESSARY] a. The economy
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 35.5% 35.5%
Disapprove 58.4% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.1% 100.0%
Total N = 2001

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
Approve 36.7% 38.0% 31.6% 40.2% 35.5% 29.6% 35.6%
Disapprove 53.3% 58.5% 63.5% 54.9% 61.0% 62.6% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 9.9% 3.5% 4.9% 4.9% 3.4% 7.8% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1965


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
Approve 35.4% 32.9% 34.0% 36.7% 44.0% 35.5%
Disapprove 57.7% 62.5% 58.2% 56.2% 52.5% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.9% 4.6% 7.8% 7.2% 3.5% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1989


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Approve 29.5% 68.2% 31.4% 45.9% 35.3%
Disapprove 65.0% 19.9% 63.9% 49.4% 58.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.5% 11.8% 4.7% 4.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Approve 31.2% 34.9% 37.3% 42.8% 35.3%
Disapprove 63.6% 60.2% 56.1% 47.9% 58.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.2% 4.9% 6.6% 9.3% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1955


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 33.7% 37.2% 35.5%
Disapprove 60.4% 56.5% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.9% 6.3% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2001


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Approve 13.1% 18.9% 37.9% 60.8% 59.1% 35.5%
Disapprove 85.2% 74.3% 57.0% 33.4% 34.9% 59.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.7% 6.8% 5.1% 5.8% 6.0% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937



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