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School Prayer (2) 1986-1998

  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
No Prayer in School : 12 11 14 11 10 12 16
Silent Prayer Allowed : 48 52 48 49 54 55 50
'General' Prayer Allowed : 25 25 26 27 23 21 24
Christian Prayer Required: 11 10 10 10 10 10 8
Don't Know, Other : 4 3 2 3 3 2 3
N   2166 1767 989 2057 1770 1500 1278

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

"Which of the following views comes closest to your opinion on the
issue of school prayer?" (RESPONDENT BOOKLET SHOWN TO R)
1. By law, prayer should not be allowed in public schools.
2. The law should allow public schools to schedule time
when children can pray silently if they want to.
3. The law should allow public schools to schedule time
when children as a group can say a general prayer not
tied to a particular religious faith.
4. By law, public schools should schedule a time when
when all children would say a chosen Christian
prayer.


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF9043 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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