Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSBUDG

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of the federal budget deficit be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of the federal budget deficit 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 54.1% 54.1%
Somewhat important 32.3% 86.4%
Not too important 8.3% 94.7%
Not at all important 3.8% 98.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 100%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 42.9% 47.9% 55.5% 56.0% 59.2% 60.1% 54.0%
Somewhat important 40.3% 33.0% 31.6% 35.1% 28.9% 27.7% 32.6%
Not too important 10.2% 12.8% 10.0% 6.0% 6.2% 5.2% 8.5%
Not at all important 6.6% 4.2% 2.9% 2.8% 5.7% 1.5% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.5% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731


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 57.3% 54.0% 55.0% 50.3% 53.6% 60.7% 54.5%
Somewhat important 33.2% 34.5% 30.3% 38.4% 25.1% 28.7% 32.5%
Not too important 6.6% 7.1% 8.8% 7.9% 14.5% 3.4% 8.1%
Not at all important 0.9% 3.6% 4.4% 3.4% 6.0% 4.5% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 0.7% 1.6% 0.0% 0.9% 2.8% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
733


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Very important 60.0% 60.4% 51.3% 45.2% 54.2%
Somewhat important 22.3% 30.0% 31.9% 41.2% 32.4%
Not too important 7.7% 6.9% 8.4% 10.3% 8.3%
Not at all important 4.1% 1.8% 6.9% 3.3% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 0.8% 1.5% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 54.7% 53.7% 54.2%
Somewhat important 28.1% 36.2% 32.3%
Not too important 11.7% 5.2% 8.3%
Not at all important 4.7% 2.9% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 2.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 37.8% 67.3% 56.5% 53.7%
Somewhat important 47.1% 24.9% 25.3% 32.8%
Not too important 11.3% 3.5% 10.4% 8.3%
Not at all important 3.8% 2.0% 6.2% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 2.4% 1.7% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 48.9% 77.7% 63.9% 54.4%
Somewhat important 37.3% 9.7% 24.2% 32.3%
Not too important 8.7% 4.0% 7.5% 8.0%
Not at all important 3.9% 2.9% 4.4% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 5.7% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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