Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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INCRLINF

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

At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence?
  1) Increasing
  2) Losing
  3) Staying the same
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increasing 36.9% 36.9%
Losing 54.8% 91.7%
Staying the same 4.2% 95.9%
No opinion 4.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Increasing 35.8% 37.9% 36.9%
Losing 55.6% 54.1% 54.8%
Staying the same 4.7% 3.7% 4.2%
No opinion 3.9% 4.4% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Increasing 35.9% 40.7% 35.7% 28.0% 37.0%
Losing 56.1% 50.2% 57.6% 60.4% 54.7%
Staying the same 4.4% 3.5% 4.5% 5.5% 4.2%
No opinion 3.5% 5.6% 2.1% 6.1% 4.1%
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
Increasing 33.5% 37.0% 38.6% 35.9% 35.9% 36.5%
Losing 56.5% 56.8% 55.1% 56.6% 56.2% 56.1%
Staying the same 5.2% 4.2% 3.0% 4.7% 4.5% 4.1%
No opinion 4.8% 2.1% 3.3% 2.7% 3.4% 3.2%
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
Increasing 39.2% 35.2% 28.8% 36.4% 38.5% 40.9% 36.8%
Losing 47.2% 58.7% 55.8% 57.0% 52.6% 51.0% 54.8%
Staying the same 4.4% 3.0% 8.2% 4.4% 4.7% 4.4% 4.1%
No opinion 9.3% 3.1% 7.2% 2.2% 4.1% 3.7% 4.2%
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
Increasing 38.2% 37.3% 35.9% 34.3% 37.0%
Losing 54.9% 53.7% 46.2% 58.3% 54.9%
Staying the same 3.4% 5.5% 7.0% 3.8% 4.1%
No opinion 3.4% 3.5% 10.9% 3.6% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Increasing 32.6% 37.0% 40.9% 39.6% 35.0% 36.9%
Losing 61.7% 54.7% 53.2% 54.0% 48.9% 55.0%
Staying the same 3.5% 4.6% 3.2% 3.9% 5.7% 4.1%
No opinion 2.2% 3.7% 2.7% 2.5% 10.4% 4.0%
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
Increasing 42.1% 42.5% 37.7% 32.6% 26.8% 31.8% 36.8%
Losing 52.1% 48.5% 55.5% 59.2% 65.1% 53.5% 54.9%
Staying the same 2.9% 4.0% 3.9% 5.7% 4.7% 3.5% 4.1%
No opinion 3.0% 5.0% 2.9% 2.5% 3.4% 11.3% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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