News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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RELIMPT

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

How important would you say religion is in your own life...very important, fairly important, or not very important?
  1) Very important
  2) Fairly important
  3) Not very important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 57.5% 57.5%
Fairly important 24.3% 81.8%
Not very important 17.1% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very important 89.2% 60.9% 38.3% 27.0% 21.3% 58.1%
Fairly important 10.1% 35.2% 45.0% 29.3% 17.9% 24.3%
Not very important 0.5% 3.6% 15.9% 40.9% 60.8% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 2.7% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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
Very important 59.9% 57.1% 56.2% 51.0% 57.5%
Fairly important 22.3% 25.8% 25.3% 26.2% 24.2%
Not very important 16.4% 16.6% 17.6% 22.1% 17.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.5% 0.9% 0.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 51.8% 62.6% 57.5%
Fairly important 23.7% 24.8% 24.3%
Not very important 22.9% 11.9% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 0.6% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very important 48.3% 54.8% 68.1% 50.7% 57.5%
Fairly important 28.7% 28.0% 19.6% 24.6% 24.3%
Not very important 22.5% 15.5% 11.4% 23.6% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.6% 0.9% 1.2% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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