Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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RELIMPX

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

Recode of the variable named RELIMP.
  1) Very important
  3) Fairly important or Don't know/Refused
  5) Not very important

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 57.2% 57.2%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 27.3% 84.5%
Not very important 15.5% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 51.8% 49.1% 54.2% 51.6% 64.7% 74.1% 57.2%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 27.4% 32.8% 31.8% 30.5% 23.5% 15.1% 27.3%
Not very important 20.8% 18.2% 14.0% 17.9% 11.9% 10.7% 15.5%
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 important 96.9% 87.2% 53.7% 36.4% 30.0% 21.5% 57.2%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 2.7% 12.3% 40.0% 50.5% 34.5% 19.6% 27.0%
Not very important 0.4% 0.5% 6.4% 13.0% 35.5% 58.9% 15.8%
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 important 61.6% 60.9% 56.0% 50.7% 57.1%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 25.8% 25.8% 29.0% 28.8% 27.4%
Not very important 12.6% 13.3% 15.1% 20.4% 15.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 50.4% 63.4% 57.2%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 29.5% 25.3% 27.3%
Not very important 20.1% 11.3% 15.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 65.7% 55.0% 48.2% 56.6%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 26.1% 26.9% 31.0% 27.8%
Not very important 8.1% 18.1% 20.8% 15.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 54.0% 82.4% 56.6% 57.5%
Fairly important or Don't know/Refused 29.3% 11.2% 28.6% 27.2%
Not very important 16.7% 6.4% 14.8% 15.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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