Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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NUMJOBS

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

Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community or are jobs difficult to find?
  1) Plenty of jobs available
  2) Jobs are difficult to find
  3) Lots of some jobs, few of others
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Plenty of jobs available 34.1% 34.1%
Jobs are difficult to find 55% 89.1%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 4.2% 93.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 99.9%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 28.4% 38.5% 44.0% 29.8% 37.3% 24.8% 34.3%
Jobs are difficult to find 65.2% 52.1% 50.4% 60.1% 50.8% 54.3% 55.1%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 3.7% 2.4% 3.8% 4.4% 4.9% 5.6% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 7.0% 1.7% 5.8% 7.0% 15.3% 6.5%
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
Plenty of jobs available 39.1% 33.2% 32.0% 37.3% 32.9% 29.5% 34.2%
Jobs are difficult to find 50.3% 57.9% 57.4% 52.6% 53.7% 57.7% 55.1%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 3.4% 2.5% 4.9% 4.8% 7.1% 2.1% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 6.4% 5.7% 5.2% 6.3% 10.6% 6.6%
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
Plenty of jobs available 22.0% 33.9% 38.3% 36.8% 34.1%
Jobs are difficult to find 70.0% 55.7% 48.7% 52.3% 55.0%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 3.2% 3.1% 6.2% 4.6% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 7.3% 6.8% 6.4% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 38.5% 30.1% 34.1%
Jobs are difficult to find 51.1% 58.7% 55.0%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 4.4% 4.1% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 7.1% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 53.6% 17.2% 35.0% 34.6%
Jobs are difficult to find 32.4% 75.1% 55.6% 55.1%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 5.0% 3.1% 3.7% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 4.6% 5.6% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 38.0% 13.2% 31.3% 34.3%
Jobs are difficult to find 50.1% 77.0% 63.5% 55.1%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 4.7% 2.8% 2.5% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 7.0% 2.7% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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