U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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

In general, would you describe your political views as . . .
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal
  5) Very liberal
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 6.9% 6.9%
Conservative 29.9% 36.8%
Moderate 35.7% 72.5%
Liberal 15% 87.5%
Very liberal 5.1% 92.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.4% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Very conservative 5.6% 6.1% 7.3% 7.4% 8.4% 7.0%
Conservative 22.8% 27.9% 30.6% 32.6% 36.4% 30.0%
Moderate 35.4% 38.4% 37.9% 35.5% 31.9% 35.9%
Liberal 19.5% 16.5% 13.7% 14.5% 10.6% 15.1%
Very liberal 8.1% 5.0% 4.4% 4.6% 3.7% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.5% 6.1% 6.1% 5.4% 9.1% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 7.4% 6.5% 6.9%
Conservative 31.2% 28.6% 29.9%
Moderate 35.2% 36.2% 35.7%
Liberal 14.6% 15.4% 15.0%
Very liberal 4.8% 5.4% 5.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.8% 7.9% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Very conservative 14.7% 4.0% 4.5% 4.6% 8.7% 7.1%
Conservative 51.0% 21.4% 23.4% 23.2% 30.6% 30.2%
Moderate 26.7% 38.7% 44.2% 26.7% 23.1% 36.4%
Liberal 3.7% 23.3% 17.1% 11.6% 11.1% 15.2%
Very liberal 1.2% 7.9% 5.7% 5.2% 10.8% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.6% 4.6% 5.1% 28.6% 15.8% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
Very conservative 7.5% 7.2% 7.3% 6.4% 6.0% 6.0% 7.0%
Conservative 28.7% 30.8% 32.9% 31.2% 30.2% 25.4% 30.1%
Moderate 33.6% 36.6% 37.4% 40.5% 39.8% 40.4% 36.9%
Liberal 14.9% 15.9% 14.5% 15.2% 16.7% 17.3% 15.5%
Very liberal 6.5% 4.8% 4.5% 3.9% 5.3% 5.8% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.8% 4.7% 3.4% 2.7% 2.0% 5.1% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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 conservative 7.9% 7.7% 8.5% 7.1% 5.8% 4.5% 7.0%
Conservative 28.1% 32.1% 34.3% 30.6% 30.3% 23.0% 30.0%
Moderate 28.0% 34.9% 35.3% 37.1% 39.7% 41.0% 35.9%
Liberal 13.9% 13.2% 12.2% 15.2% 16.3% 20.8% 15.0%
Very liberal 7.2% 4.3% 2.5% 4.5% 4.6% 8.1% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 14.9% 7.8% 7.1% 5.6% 3.3% 2.6% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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