U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q3C

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

Next, please tell me how satisfied you are with the following things. (First/next), how satisfied are you with the way the political system is working in this country?
  1) Very satisfied
  2) Somewhat satisfied
  3) Somewhat dissatisfied
  4) Very dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very satisfied 5.6% 5.6%
Somewhat satisfied 21.1% 26.7%
Somewhat dissatisfied 25.5% 52.2%
Very dissatisfied 43.4% 95.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.4% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Very satisfied 6.8% 5.6% 5.8% 5.0% 4.5% 5.6%
Somewhat satisfied 26.8% 23.7% 23.0% 17.0% 15.7% 21.2%
Somewhat dissatisfied 28.8% 27.5% 24.3% 23.7% 24.1% 25.6%
Very dissatisfied 32.5% 39.2% 43.2% 50.9% 49.9% 43.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.1% 3.9% 3.8% 3.4% 5.7% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very satisfied 6.8% 4.4% 5.6%
Somewhat satisfied 21.0% 21.2% 21.1%
Somewhat dissatisfied 24.4% 26.5% 25.5%
Very dissatisfied 43.9% 42.9% 43.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.9% 5.0% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Very satisfied 9.4% 3.1% 4.7% 6.4% 5.0% 5.5%
Somewhat satisfied 31.6% 15.7% 18.7% 19.2% 13.4% 21.1%
Somewhat dissatisfied 27.1% 25.7% 25.5% 21.1% 21.7% 25.7%
Very dissatisfied 28.8% 52.8% 47.5% 41.4% 54.2% 43.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.2% 2.7% 3.7% 11.8% 5.7% 3.8%
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 satisfied 5.1% 4.4% 5.1% 5.1% 6.0% 7.3% 5.2%
Somewhat satisfied 18.8% 20.3% 22.2% 24.6% 25.0% 22.1% 21.3%
Somewhat dissatisfied 24.5% 26.0% 26.9% 28.1% 27.9% 25.5% 26.1%
Very dissatisfied 45.5% 45.7% 43.6% 40.1% 39.6% 41.9% 43.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.2% 3.6% 2.2% 2.1% 1.6% 3.3% 3.7%
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 satisfied 6.7% 5.5% 4.3% 5.2% 5.7% 5.1% 5.6%
Somewhat satisfied 18.0% 20.7% 17.8% 22.6% 23.7% 20.3% 21.1%
Somewhat dissatisfied 23.3% 24.8% 24.8% 25.4% 28.1% 27.2% 25.5%
Very dissatisfied 41.9% 44.6% 48.8% 43.7% 40.1% 45.2% 43.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 10.1% 4.4% 4.4% 3.1% 2.4% 2.1% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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