Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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FAMFINAN

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

Over the course of the next year, do you think the financial situation of you and your family will improve a lot, improve some, get a little worse or get a lot worse?
  1) Improve a lot
  2) Improve some
  3) Get a little worse
  4) Get a lot worse
  5) Stay the same
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Improve a lot 13.4% 13.4%
Improve some 57.1% 70.5%
Get a little worse 9.1% 79.6%
Get a lot worse 2.6% 82.2%
Stay the same 12.1% 94.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Improve a lot 22.3% 17.3% 16.2% 10.3% 10.3% 5.1% 13.4%
Improve some 60.3% 64.2% 63.1% 61.3% 55.9% 37.3% 57.4%
Get a little worse 6.6% 6.2% 7.1% 9.5% 14.2% 12.6% 9.2%
Get a lot worse 1.2% 3.1% 2.0% 2.3% 2.3% 4.6% 2.6%
Stay the same 7.8% 6.2% 7.7% 11.4% 13.1% 27.5% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 3.1% 3.8% 5.3% 4.2% 12.9% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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
Improve a lot 20.4% 14.4% 12.3% 12.9% 9.0% 12.5% 13.6%
Improve some 53.0% 53.9% 65.0% 60.2% 56.1% 54.4% 57.1%
Get a little worse 8.1% 7.8% 10.2% 8.0% 12.7% 10.4% 9.2%
Get a lot worse 3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 1.8% 3.3% 2.1% 2.7%
Stay the same 8.1% 16.8% 7.0% 11.6% 11.8% 13.9% 12.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 4.1% 2.9% 5.6% 7.1% 6.7% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Improve a lot 14.1% 12.5% 14.4% 13.2% 13.4%
Improve some 43.3% 57.2% 62.2% 59.5% 57.1%
Get a little worse 12.1% 11.6% 6.5% 6.7% 9.2%
Get a lot worse 9.3% 2.2% 1.6% 0.8% 2.6%
Stay the same 11.2% 11.6% 10.9% 14.4% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 4.9% 4.3% 5.5% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Improve a lot 14.2% 12.6% 13.4%
Improve some 58.3% 56.0% 57.1%
Get a little worse 9.5% 8.8% 9.1%
Get a lot worse 1.7% 3.5% 2.7%
Stay the same 11.2% 12.8% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 6.3% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Improve a lot 13.7% 11.1% 13.9% 12.8%
Improve some 64.1% 54.3% 55.8% 58.0%
Get a little worse 4.7% 11.9% 10.7% 9.1%
Get a lot worse 0.7% 3.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Stay the same 12.8% 11.3% 12.8% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 8.0% 3.9% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Improve a lot 10.1% 22.4% 22.4% 13.3%
Improve some 58.5% 54.6% 53.5% 57.3%
Get a little worse 9.6% 5.0% 9.9% 9.2%
Get a lot worse 2.7% 3.6% 1.9% 2.7%
Stay the same 14.0% 5.0% 7.2% 12.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 9.2% 5.1% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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