Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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SATCNTRY

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today?
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 47% 47%
Dissatisfied 45.4% 92.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 52.6% 41.9% 47.0%
Dissatisfied 40.6% 49.8% 45.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 8.3% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Satisfied 55.0% 40.7% 49.0% 40.3% 47.1%
Dissatisfied 36.8% 51.5% 45.1% 50.7% 45.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 7.8% 6.0% 9.0% 7.5%
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
Satisfied 41.4% 46.0% 48.4% 57.6% 59.4% 48.0%
Dissatisfied 50.2% 46.8% 45.4% 37.3% 33.8% 45.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 7.2% 6.1% 5.1% 6.9% 6.9%
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
Satisfied 40.3% 44.8% 35.6% 48.2% 54.4% 56.5% 47.1%
Dissatisfied 50.4% 47.7% 59.1% 44.9% 38.8% 34.1% 45.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 7.6% 5.3% 7.0% 6.8% 9.4% 7.6%
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
Satisfied 47.5% 44.0% 39.1% 50.8% 47.0%
Dissatisfied 45.1% 48.7% 48.6% 42.9% 45.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 7.3% 12.3% 6.3% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Satisfied 55.8% 51.1% 45.4% 35.9% 43.5% 47.1%
Dissatisfied 38.7% 42.0% 47.3% 57.4% 44.7% 45.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 6.9% 7.3% 6.7% 11.9% 7.4%
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
Satisfied 39.2% 46.3% 50.6% 51.6% 49.3% 45.1% 47.0%
Dissatisfied 52.5% 45.6% 42.5% 42.0% 43.0% 47.1% 45.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 8.1% 6.9% 6.4% 7.7% 7.8% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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