Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSHLTH

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of health care be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of health care 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 70% 70%
Somewhat important 21.7% 91.7%
Not too important 4.9% 96.6%
Not at all important 2.2% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 67.6% 63.9% 65.3% 68.8% 81.7% 74.9% 69.8%
Somewhat important 23.9% 22.4% 26.4% 27.2% 13.8% 14.0% 21.8%
Not too important 6.6% 8.8% 7.4% 3.4% 0.9% 1.8% 5.0%
Not at all important 1.9% 3.4% 0.9% 0.6% 3.7% 3.6% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
761


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 66.1% 73.4% 72.9% 70.1% 64.6% 74.6% 70.4%
Somewhat important 22.0% 19.2% 20.8% 24.0% 29.1% 13.7% 21.7%
Not too important 7.6% 5.2% 5.1% 4.7% 2.8% 5.1% 5.0%
Not at all important 4.2% 1.2% 1.3% 0.6% 3.1% 2.0% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.4% 4.6% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
762


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Very important 74.9% 76.0% 70.6% 58.0% 69.8%
Somewhat important 14.2% 18.6% 19.5% 32.0% 21.8%
Not too important 2.3% 3.4% 6.7% 7.1% 5.0%
Not at all important 2.3% 1.8% 3.2% 1.8% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 0.3% 0.0% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 65.1% 74.5% 70.0%
Somewhat important 23.7% 19.9% 21.7%
Not too important 6.5% 3.5% 4.9%
Not at all important 3.1% 1.4% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 0.8% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 54.1% 85.1% 67.0% 70.1%
Somewhat important 33.2% 12.8% 24.5% 22.6%
Not too important 9.5% 1.1% 5.5% 5.0%
Not at all important 2.2% 0.0% 2.5% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.0% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 66.8% 87.4% 73.8% 70.1%
Somewhat important 24.1% 6.0% 20.5% 21.5%
Not too important 6.1% 1.1% 2.7% 5.0%
Not at all important 1.8% 2.7% 3.0% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.7% 0.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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