Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSEDUC

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of education be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of education 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 68.9% 68.9%
Somewhat important 24.6% 93.5%
Not too important 2.8% 96.3%
Not at all important 2.6% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 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 67.8% 77.1% 67.3% 65.7% 62.6% 71.0% 68.8%
Somewhat important 26.6% 17.7% 25.5% 30.0% 27.4% 20.4% 24.6%
Not too important 1.4% 1.7% 4.6% 3.1% 4.1% 1.1% 2.7%
Not at all important 1.9% 2.7% 2.6% 1.2% 5.0% 3.6% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 3.9% 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 66.9% 69.2% 71.3% 69.8% 67.8% 67.0% 68.8%
Somewhat important 21.6% 25.1% 25.3% 25.1% 24.3% 26.9% 24.7%
Not too important 8.1% 2.0% 0.8% 3.3% 2.0% 1.5% 2.9%
Not at all important 3.4% 1.7% 2.5% 1.8% 3.9% 3.6% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0.9%
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 73.4% 74.5% 66.2% 60.9% 68.8%
Somewhat important 18.3% 19.6% 25.7% 33.8% 24.6%
Not too important 0.0% 2.6% 4.2% 3.3% 2.8%
Not at all important 2.3% 3.0% 3.5% 1.6% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 64.2% 73.1% 68.8%
Somewhat important 26.7% 22.6% 24.6%
Not too important 4.3% 1.5% 2.8%
Not at all important 3.9% 1.5% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.4% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 61.6% 77.0% 71.6% 70.5%
Somewhat important 31.2% 20.7% 22.2% 24.5%
Not too important 4.8% 0.2% 4.6% 2.9%
Not at all important 1.8% 2.1% 1.6% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
711


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 62.6% 95.6% 81.3% 69.1%
Somewhat important 29.3% 3.3% 16.4% 24.4%
Not too important 3.7% 0.0% 0.4% 2.8%
Not at all important 2.8% 1.1% 1.9% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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