Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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ERNMNY1

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: Do you now earn enough money to lead the kind of life you want, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 43.7% 43.7%
No 55.8% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 1440

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 48.1% 38.6% 43.7%
No 51.8% 60.4% 55.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 1.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1440


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 50.4% 40.4% 41.9% 44.0%
No 49.6% 59.1% 57.1% 55.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1398


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 30.5% 46.8% 53.7% 43.6%
No 68.9% 52.8% 45.5% 55.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.3% 0.8% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1427


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 51.7% 38.0% 42.4% 32.3% 43.8%
No 48.1% 60.2% 55.6% 67.4% 55.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 1.8% 2.0% 0.2% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1438


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Yes 23.7% 41.8% 39.4% 55.4% 66.1% 43.7%
No 74.8% 58.0% 60.0% 44.1% 33.5% 55.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.2% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1440


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 47.6% 19.5% 36.1% 43.7%
No 52.0% 79.6% 63.3% 55.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.9% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1432


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Yes 17.4% 34.8% 54.9% 74.2% 44.0%
No 80.7% 64.9% 44.9% 25.8% 55.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1328


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 46.0% 45.6% 41.8% 42.3% 43.7%
No 54.0% 53.1% 57.6% 57.5% 55.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1440



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