Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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AREALIVE

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

Which of the following best describes the place where you now live?
  1) A large city
  2) A suburb near a large city
  3) A small city or town
  4) A rural area
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A large city 20.7% 20.7%
A suburb near a large city 20.7% 41.4%
A small city or town 37% 78.4%
A rural area 20.4% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 100.1%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A large city 20.1% 21.2% 20.7%
A suburb near a large city 22.3% 19.2% 20.7%
A small city or town 34.9% 38.8% 37.0%
A rural area 22.0% 18.9% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.9% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
A large city 18.1% 26.0% 17.5% 16.2% 20.7%
A suburb near a large city 22.9% 19.8% 19.7% 18.6% 20.6%
A small city or town 33.7% 36.7% 41.1% 36.5% 37.0%
A rural area 24.3% 16.4% 20.2% 26.1% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.1% 1.5% 2.6% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


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
A large city 21.5% 22.0% 18.9% 19.3% 18.5% 20.4%
A suburb near a large city 10.9% 16.5% 21.1% 31.5% 44.3% 20.6%
A small city or town 43.4% 40.4% 37.9% 32.5% 28.5% 38.5%
A rural area 22.3% 20.3% 21.9% 15.9% 8.7% 19.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 0.8% 0.2% 0.7% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


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
A large city 23.7% 17.3% 14.0% 22.0% 22.8% 23.2% 20.6%
A suburb near a large city 7.1% 15.5% 19.8% 24.7% 30.7% 33.9% 20.7%
A small city or town 35.9% 40.6% 44.4% 37.0% 33.3% 29.1% 37.0%
A rural area 30.5% 25.1% 19.8% 16.1% 12.7% 12.6% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 1.5% 1.9% 0.2% 0.6% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A large city 15.8% 20.2% 25.0% 30.5% 20.7%
A suburb near a large city 21.8% 18.2% 14.9% 21.8% 20.7%
A small city or town 36.4% 36.0% 42.4% 37.0% 36.9%
A rural area 25.5% 22.9% 12.6% 10.2% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 2.7% 5.1% 0.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
A large city 29.7% 18.6% 17.2% 17.4% 17.4% 20.6%
A suburb near a large city 19.9% 24.2% 20.7% 22.4% 14.5% 20.5%
A small city or town 39.8% 36.7% 33.8% 36.1% 38.8% 37.1%
A rural area 10.1% 20.1% 26.1% 23.7% 26.3% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.4% 2.2% 0.5% 3.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


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
A large city 18.6% 19.8% 20.0% 24.3% 20.6% 20.2% 20.5%
A suburb near a large city 19.1% 20.7% 20.5% 25.2% 19.8% 17.1% 20.8%
A small city or town 39.3% 36.6% 38.6% 34.7% 35.9% 37.0% 37.0%
A rural area 21.9% 21.4% 19.3% 14.9% 22.9% 25.1% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.5% 1.6% 0.9% 0.7% 0.6% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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