Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSMORAL

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of moral values be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of moral values 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 62% 62%
Somewhat important 23.8% 85.8%
Not too important 6.6% 92.4%
Not at all important 5.4% 97.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 54.5% 61.2% 61.1% 58.4% 67.6% 67.6% 61.7%
Somewhat important 33.3% 17.7% 26.9% 28.3% 21.4% 17.6% 24.1%
Not too important 5.9% 11.8% 7.0% 7.5% 2.3% 3.6% 6.6%
Not at all important 3.7% 7.7% 4.1% 4.7% 7.5% 5.3% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 1.5% 0.9% 1.2% 1.2% 5.8% 2.2%
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 83.6% 72.7% 63.4% 53.7% 49.3% 44.9% 62.3%
Somewhat important 8.7% 20.2% 26.1% 33.4% 28.8% 25.5% 24.1%
Not too important 2.2% 3.4% 5.3% 5.7% 14.1% 12.5% 6.6%
Not at all important 3.4% 1.8% 4.5% 5.1% 6.5% 12.5% 5.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.9% 0.6% 2.1% 1.2% 4.5% 2.0%
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 70.7% 64.0% 64.6% 52.6% 62.0%
Somewhat important 12.1% 25.6% 24.4% 26.9% 23.9%
Not too important 5.0% 4.7% 5.9% 10.8% 6.6%
Not at all important 6.9% 3.9% 4.0% 7.9% 5.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 1.9% 1.1% 1.8% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 57.4% 66.2% 62.0%
Somewhat important 26.0% 21.8% 23.8%
Not too important 7.0% 6.3% 6.6%
Not at all important 7.5% 3.5% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.2% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 73.3% 56.0% 58.5% 62.5%
Somewhat important 18.2% 28.0% 24.8% 23.8%
Not too important 3.8% 8.1% 8.3% 6.7%
Not at all important 4.0% 5.7% 6.0% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 2.3% 2.4% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 61.9% 70.9% 56.8% 62.1%
Somewhat important 23.7% 18.5% 28.8% 23.9%
Not too important 6.9% 2.8% 8.0% 6.6%
Not at all important 5.2% 5.9% 4.7% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.0% 1.8% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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