Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSTERRO

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of terrorism be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of terrorism be?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 74.1% 74.1%
Somewhat important 19.1% 93.2%
Not too important 3.3% 96.5%
Not at all important 2.1% 98.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 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 70.2% 72.4% 72.3% 74.5% 82.1% 72.9% 73.9%
Somewhat important 21.0% 20.8% 23.6% 19.4% 13.5% 15.3% 19.3%
Not too important 5.4% 3.9% 2.8% 3.9% 2.1% 2.2% 3.3%
Not at all important 2.7% 1.5% 1.3% 1.6% 1.4% 4.4% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.4% 0.0% 0.6% 0.9% 5.3% 1.5%
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 77.6% 73.8% 70.4% 77.9% 70.0% 75.9% 74.3%
Somewhat important 12.5% 19.9% 23.2% 17.3% 24.1% 16.7% 19.1%
Not too important 5.4% 2.1% 3.3% 3.6% 2.0% 5.3% 3.4%
Not at all important 2.5% 2.3% 2.7% 0.9% 3.1% 1.3% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.9% 0.4% 0.3% 0.8% 0.8% 1.1%
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 76.0% 79.2% 73.6% 66.4% 74.1%
Somewhat important 11.9% 14.5% 20.9% 27.4% 19.1%
Not too important 1.8% 3.9% 2.3% 4.1% 3.3%
Not at all important 6.2% 1.4% 1.8% 1.4% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 1.0% 1.5% 0.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 70.0% 78.1% 74.2%
Somewhat important 21.4% 16.9% 19.1%
Not too important 4.7% 2.0% 3.3%
Not at all important 2.9% 1.3% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 77.5% 73.8% 72.9% 74.8%
Somewhat important 18.0% 18.9% 21.1% 19.2%
Not too important 2.7% 3.2% 4.4% 3.4%
Not at all important 0.9% 2.7% 1.0% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.5% 0.6% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 72.8% 79.0% 77.2% 74.2%
Somewhat important 20.8% 11.2% 16.1% 19.1%
Not too important 3.5% 1.7% 4.1% 3.4%
Not at all important 1.4% 5.9% 2.1% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 2.2% 0.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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