Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSENVIR

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of the environment be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of the environment 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 52.9% 52.9%
Somewhat important 34.5% 87.4%
Not too important 7.1% 94.5%
Not at all important 4.4% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100.1%
Total N = 773

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 42.0% 57.7% 47.3% 53.0% 53.5% 60.2% 52.5%
Somewhat important 48.6% 26.3% 39.8% 36.3% 35.0% 25.4% 34.9%
Not too important 7.1% 8.9% 10.0% 6.7% 5.1% 3.6% 7.1%
Not at all important 2.4% 6.5% 2.9% 3.0% 5.5% 6.1% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.9% 0.9% 4.7% 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 55.1% 47.3% 54.4% 52.7% 49.0% 65.0% 52.8%
Somewhat important 27.5% 39.4% 38.8% 39.3% 34.9% 21.8% 34.9%
Not too important 9.7% 5.7% 5.5% 5.0% 10.6% 8.6% 7.2%
Not at all important 4.7% 7.2% 1.3% 3.0% 5.1% 3.6% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.0% 0.7%
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 63.1% 56.7% 51.9% 43.6% 52.9%
Somewhat important 18.9% 33.5% 34.8% 43.1% 34.5%
Not too important 5.5% 5.0% 9.4% 8.4% 7.0%
Not at all important 8.3% 3.4% 4.0% 4.2% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 1.4% 0.0% 0.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 49.3% 56.2% 52.9%
Somewhat important 33.7% 35.3% 34.5%
Not too important 9.4% 4.9% 7.1%
Not at all important 5.8% 3.1% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 0.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
773


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 39.3% 64.8% 51.5% 52.9%
Somewhat important 41.3% 27.4% 39.4% 35.2%
Not too important 13.7% 3.4% 5.3% 7.2%
Not at all important 3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 0.6% 0.0% 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 49.3% 67.0% 60.3% 53.0%
Somewhat important 37.0% 22.5% 30.2% 34.3%
Not too important 9.1% 1.6% 1.9% 7.2%
Not at all important 3.2% 7.7% 7.6% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.1% 0.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
764



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