Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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ERNMNY2

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

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

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 69.5% 69.5%
No 25.3% 94.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1440

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 71.5% 67.2% 69.5%
No 22.7% 28.3% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 4.6% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1440


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 74.8% 67.0% 67.9% 69.7%
No 21.2% 26.3% 27.1% 25.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 6.7% 5.0% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1398


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 85.7% 67.1% 54.0% 69.6%
No 11.7% 28.6% 35.4% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 4.3% 10.6% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1427


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 68.4% 60.6% 37.4% 80.2% 69.5%
No 25.8% 32.7% 52.5% 16.9% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 6.7% 10.1% 2.9% 5.3%
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 43.1% 65.9% 74.3% 79.2% 80.4% 69.5%
No 50.8% 29.2% 20.3% 15.3% 14.6% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 4.9% 5.4% 5.4% 5.0% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1440


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 69.1% 71.9% 72.9% 69.6%
No 25.2% 25.4% 24.1% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 2.7% 3.0% 5.2%
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 59.6% 66.6% 71.5% 83.1% 69.4%
No 31.6% 30.7% 24.5% 11.1% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 2.7% 4.0% 5.8% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1328


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 73.0% 66.0% 68.8% 70.9% 69.5%
No 22.4% 28.9% 25.2% 24.1% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 5.1% 6.0% 4.9% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1440



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