Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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

In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal?
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal
  5) Very liberal
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 6.1% 6.1%
Conservative 31.9% 38%
Moderate 38.5% 76.5%
Liberal 12.6% 89.1%
Very liberal 4.9% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100.1%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very conservative 4.9% 4.8% 5.8% 6.1% 6.1% 9.3% 6.2%
Conservative 24.5% 30.0% 33.1% 34.1% 34.5% 31.9% 31.7%
Moderate 37.5% 41.0% 37.2% 39.7% 36.4% 39.2% 38.6%
Liberal 16.9% 13.4% 15.9% 10.6% 12.1% 6.9% 12.6%
Very liberal 8.8% 5.8% 4.7% 5.6% 4.7% 0.9% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 5.0% 3.4% 4.0% 6.3% 11.8% 6.1%
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
Very conservative 14.3% 8.8% 3.9% 3.9% 4.3% 0.0% 6.2%
Conservative 46.8% 41.3% 30.1% 25.5% 24.1% 18.1% 32.0%
Moderate 27.1% 33.7% 43.0% 49.2% 45.7% 27.9% 38.4%
Liberal 3.6% 9.2% 13.5% 12.6% 16.3% 26.1% 12.8%
Very liberal 0.9% 2.3% 4.9% 3.7% 5.3% 17.0% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 4.7% 4.5% 5.1% 4.3% 10.9% 5.8%
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
Very conservative 8.2% 7.3% 6.0% 3.6% 6.2%
Conservative 23.3% 35.0% 35.1% 28.9% 31.9%
Moderate 37.9% 36.4% 39.1% 40.9% 38.4%
Liberal 8.7% 11.4% 12.9% 15.8% 12.6%
Very liberal 5.3% 4.6% 3.4% 6.6% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 16.7% 5.3% 3.5% 4.1% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 5.9% 6.4% 6.1%
Conservative 34.4% 29.5% 31.9%
Moderate 39.2% 37.8% 38.5%
Liberal 10.4% 14.5% 12.5%
Very liberal 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 6.9% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very conservative 10.6% 6.1% 2.0% 6.4%
Conservative 54.1% 20.3% 24.9% 33.0%
Moderate 29.1% 42.1% 46.3% 39.0%
Liberal 2.5% 19.8% 14.6% 12.5%
Very liberal 0.7% 7.2% 6.4% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 4.5% 5.8% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very conservative 5.5% 7.3% 8.2% 6.1%
Conservative 34.8% 23.3% 24.9% 32.0%
Moderate 38.2% 39.9% 40.9% 38.8%
Liberal 11.7% 14.6% 15.6% 12.6%
Very liberal 4.7% 3.9% 5.3% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 11.0% 5.3% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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