Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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INCFNDC1

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who are fundamentalist Christians is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same?
  1) Increasing
  2) Decreasing
  3) Staying about the same
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increasing 26.9% 26.9%
Decreasing 10.8% 37.7%
Staying about the same 43.9% 81.6%
Don't know/Refused 18.4% 100%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Increasing 26.8% 26.9% 26.9%
Decreasing 12.7% 9.1% 10.8%
Staying about the same 45.2% 42.7% 43.9%
Don't know/Refused 15.2% 21.3% 18.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Increasing 27.6% 27.8% 26.5% 23.6% 27.1%
Decreasing 13.9% 8.4% 11.5% 8.0% 10.7%
Staying about the same 37.6% 47.4% 48.4% 35.6% 44.0%
Don't know/Refused 20.9% 16.4% 13.7% 32.8% 18.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1013


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Increasing 25.1% 25.7% 30.7% 32.8% 29.1% 27.9%
Decreasing 10.0% 11.9% 10.2% 16.1% 16.5% 11.7%
Staying about the same 47.2% 49.9% 45.6% 36.5% 31.3% 45.3%
Don't know/Refused 17.8% 12.4% 13.5% 14.6% 23.1% 15.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
836


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Increasing 27.7% 25.2% 22.8% 26.8% 31.1% 28.0% 27.0%
Decreasing 8.8% 10.6% 7.9% 12.5% 13.1% 8.0% 10.8%
Staying about the same 42.0% 49.4% 45.6% 43.7% 36.5% 42.0% 44.1%
Don't know/Refused 21.5% 14.7% 23.7% 17.1% 19.3% 22.0% 18.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1010


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Increasing 27.3% 27.7% 26.4% 26.0% 27.0%
Decreasing 11.4% 7.4% 6.6% 13.5% 10.9%
Staying about the same 43.5% 52.0% 28.6% 44.6% 44.0%
Don't know/Refused 17.9% 12.9% 38.5% 15.8% 18.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Increasing 25.9% 29.5% 31.1% 24.9% 23.5% 26.9%
Decreasing 14.1% 11.2% 6.0% 14.9% 7.5% 11.0%
Staying about the same 49.1% 40.6% 48.5% 43.2% 37.8% 44.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 18.7% 14.4% 17.0% 31.2% 18.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
999


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Increasing 33.3% 25.9% 29.3% 23.9% 21.4% 30.5% 27.1%
Decreasing 13.2% 11.9% 7.3% 10.8% 13.0% 4.3% 10.8%
Staying about the same 39.7% 39.1% 47.7% 48.6% 49.6% 42.1% 44.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.9% 23.1% 15.6% 16.8% 16.1% 23.2% 18.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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