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School Prayer (1) 1964-1984

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Allow Prayer in School : 75 75 73 ** ** ** ** ** 60 ** 54
No Religion in School : 15 13 13 ** ** ** ** ** 21 ** 21
Don't Know, No Interest: 10 12 13 ** ** ** ** ** 20 ** 25
N   1563 1286 1343           1406   1927

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4C.3a
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Some people think it is all right for the public schools to start
each day with a prayer. Others feel that religion does not belong
in the public schools but should be taken care of by the family and
the church. Have you been interested enough in this to favor one
side over the other?" (IF YES) "Which do you think--schools should be
allowed to start each day with a prayer or religion does not belong
in the schools?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF9051 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05NOV15)


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