Portraits of American Life Study, 2nd Wave, 2012

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[Wave 2] In general, would you [religiously] lean toward conservative or toward liberal?
  1) Conservative
  2) Liberal

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Conservative 302 57% 57% -.87
Liberal 228 43% 100% 1.15

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school GED or high school diploma Vocational/technical diploma or associate degree Bachelor's Graduate degree TOTAL
Conservative 58.1%
25
57.9%
106
59.3%
73
60.2%
68
38.8%
19
56.9%
291
Liberal 41.9%
18
42.1%
77
40.7%
50
39.8%
45
61.2%
30
43.1%
220
TOTAL 100.0%
43
100.0%
183
100.0%
123
100.0%
113
100.0%
49

511


Race (I-RACE)

White/Caucasian/Anglo Black/African American Hispanic/Latino(a) Asian/Asian American TOTAL
Conservative 62.7%
168
45.8%
54
60.2%
59
48.8%
21
57.3%
302
Liberal 37.3%
100
54.2%
64
39.8%
39
51.2%
22
42.7%
225
TOTAL 100.0%
268
100.0%
118
100.0%
98
100.0%
43

527


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Neither Republican TOTAL
Conservative 45.5%
140
62.9%
44
78.7%
118
57.2%
302
Liberal 54.5%
168
37.1%
26
21.3%
32
42.8%
226
TOTAL 100.0%
308
100.0%
70
100.0%
150

528


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Conservative 58.3%
208
54.3%
94
57.0%
302
Liberal 41.7%
149
45.7%
79
43.0%
228
TOTAL 100.0%
357
100.0%
173

530


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Other faith Nonaffiliated TOTAL
Conservative 45.5%
25
66.9%
79
64.3%
36
56.5%
78
58.4%
52
43.2%
32
57.0%
302
Liberal 54.5%
30
33.1%
39
35.7%
20
43.5%
60
41.6%
37
56.8%
42
43.0%
228
TOTAL 100.0%
55
100.0%
118
100.0%
56
100.0%
138
100.0%
89
100.0%
74

530


Age (I-AGE)

20 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Conservative 53.4%
47
56.3%
94
58.2%
85
59.2%
58
58.1%
18
57.0%
302
Liberal 46.6%
41
43.7%
73
41.8%
61
40.8%
40
41.9%
13
43.0%
228
TOTAL 100.0%
88
100.0%
167
100.0%
146
100.0%
98
100.0%
31

530

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