Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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Q3C

(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] c. The nation's foreign policy
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 46.1% 46.1%
Disapprove 40.5% 86.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 13.4% 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 51.4% 45.7% 43.0% 50.9% 45.2% 37.1% 46.3%
Disapprove 29.4% 41.4% 45.8% 39.2% 45.7% 47.5% 40.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 19.1% 13.0% 11.2% 9.9% 9.1% 15.4% 13.3%
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 44.7% 41.3% 44.0% 54.3% 54.6% 46.2%
Disapprove 39.9% 43.4% 42.5% 33.3% 39.3% 40.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 15.4% 15.3% 13.5% 12.4% 6.1% 13.3%
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 40.7% 72.3% 45.7% 56.9% 46.1%
Disapprove 46.5% 11.5% 40.5% 31.1% 40.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 12.8% 16.1% 13.7% 11.9% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Approve 39.4% 47.4% 49.7% 54.2% 45.9%
Disapprove 46.3% 39.1% 37.8% 33.9% 40.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 14.3% 13.5% 12.4% 11.9% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1955


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 47.0% 45.4% 46.1%
Disapprove 42.4% 38.6% 40.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 10.6% 16.0% 13.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2001


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Approve 15.7% 29.6% 54.1% 64.5% 71.2% 46.5%
Disapprove 79.2% 57.5% 31.8% 21.5% 20.3% 40.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.1% 12.9% 14.1% 14.0% 8.6% 12.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937



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