Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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Q10B

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

As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person. First, [INSERT NAME; RANDOMIZE] would you say your overall opinion of [INSERT NAME] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? How about [NEXT NAME]? [IF NECESSARY: would you say your overall opinion of [NAME] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?] b. Mitt Romney
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  5) Never heard of (Vol.)
  6) Can't rate (Vol.)
  9) Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 6.9% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 29.4% 36.3%
Mostly unfavorable 26.5% 62.8%
Very unfavorable 16.0% 78.8%
Never heard of (Vol.) 9.2% 88.0%
Can't rate (Vol.) 8.7% 96.7%
Refused (Vol.) 3.3% 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
Very favorable 7.1% 4.1% 6.2% 4.2% 8.6% 13.3% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 27.7% 24.9% 34.6% 27.0% 31.0% 32.9% 29.4%
Mostly unfavorable 22.9% 29.4% 25.8% 29.7% 33.0% 19.8% 26.6%
Very unfavorable 14.8% 16.0% 14.5% 22.9% 16.2% 10.5% 16.1%
Never heard of (Vol.) 17.5% 12.5% 9.0% 5.0% 2.0% 4.2% 9.2%
Can't rate (Vol.) 8.6% 9.6% 8.7% 7.4% 5.4% 12.5% 8.7%
Refused (Vol.) 1.4% 3.4% 1.3% 3.7% 3.7% 6.8% 3.1%
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
Very favorable 8.1% 6.0% 8.0% 6.4% 6.8% 7.0%
Mostly favorable 18.5% 29.7% 28.2% 34.9% 36.5% 29.4%
Mostly unfavorable 17.9% 25.4% 26.0% 31.7% 33.0% 26.5%
Very unfavorable 16.4% 18.3% 16.2% 12.6% 14.0% 16.0%
Never heard of (Vol.) 23.2% 8.7% 9.3% 4.4% 1.2% 9.2%
Can't rate (Vol.) 9.0% 8.7% 10.5% 7.1% 5.3% 8.6%
Refused (Vol.) 6.9% 3.2% 1.9% 2.9% 3.1% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1989


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Very favorable 6.9% 6.1% 10.0% 4.2% 7.0%
Mostly favorable 33.3% 15.1% 24.2% 26.8% 29.6%
Mostly unfavorable 28.1% 26.5% 18.3% 28.4% 26.7%
Very unfavorable 14.1% 27.3% 14.7% 14.8% 15.8%
Never heard of (Vol.) 5.9% 12.5% 21.6% 12.2% 9.2%
Can't rate (Vol.) 8.9% 7.1% 8.1% 8.5% 8.6%
Refused (Vol.) 2.7% 5.6% 3.2% 5.2% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Very favorable 6.4% 9.9% 7.6% 3.4% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 31.9% 29.0% 28.1% 26.1% 29.5%
Mostly unfavorable 26.5% 21.7% 27.5% 31.2% 26.4%
Very unfavorable 15.3% 14.5% 15.3% 20.2% 16.0%
Never heard of (Vol.) 7.5% 13.5% 8.4% 8.7% 9.4%
Can't rate (Vol.) 8.9% 8.0% 9.7% 7.9% 8.7%
Refused (Vol.) 3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 2.5% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1955


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 7.0% 6.9% 6.9%
Mostly favorable 31.3% 27.7% 29.4%
Mostly unfavorable 27.0% 26.0% 26.5%
Very unfavorable 16.5% 15.4% 16.0%
Never heard of (Vol.) 7.5% 10.8% 9.2%
Can't rate (Vol.) 7.8% 9.4% 8.6%
Refused (Vol.) 2.9% 3.7% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2001


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very favorable 12.7% 9.4% 5.6% 5.1% 3.4% 7.1%
Mostly favorable 37.6% 38.4% 29.6% 22.0% 8.5% 30.3%
Mostly unfavorable 23.1% 22.5% 28.7% 33.1% 28.2% 27.1%
Very unfavorable 13.3% 11.8% 15.8% 19.8% 32.1% 16.1%
Never heard of (Vol.) 5.9% 7.3% 7.8% 9.7% 16.8% 8.4%
Can't rate (Vol.) 4.4% 8.5% 9.6% 7.2% 3.9% 8.1%
Refused (Vol.) 3.0% 2.1% 2.8% 3.1% 7.0% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937



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