Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ECONCOND

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

How would you rate economic conditions in this country today… as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?
  1) Excellent
  2) Good
  3) Only fair
  4) Poor
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Excellent 2.8% 2.8%
Good 30% 32.8%
Only fair 45.3% 78.1%
Poor 21.1% 99.2%
Don't know/Refused .8% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Excellent 1.2% 4.8% 1.2% 2.2% 4.9% 3.1% 2.8%
Good 26.7% 26.8% 35.7% 30.5% 28.7% 28.4% 29.9%
Only fair 50.1% 46.0% 40.5% 46.7% 46.6% 45.2% 45.4%
Poor 22.0% 22.0% 22.3% 20.4% 19.3% 20.0% 21.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 3.3% 0.8%
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
Excellent 4.9% 3.0% 1.6% 3.8% 1.2% 0.8% 2.7%
Good 34.3% 33.1% 31.1% 28.8% 28.0% 22.1% 30.1%
Only fair 43.0% 42.1% 43.2% 50.0% 44.9% 50.1% 45.3%
Poor 17.7% 20.7% 24.0% 17.4% 24.5% 25.1% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 1.9% 0.7%
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
Excellent 3.2% 2.3% 2.4% 3.6% 2.8%
Good 14.6% 31.4% 33.9% 32.4% 30.1%
Only fair 51.6% 44.6% 44.7% 44.0% 45.4%
Poor 28.5% 21.5% 18.7% 18.8% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 0.2% 0.4% 1.1% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent 4.7% 1.0% 2.8%
Good 33.3% 27.0% 30.0%
Only fair 41.5% 48.8% 45.3%
Poor 20.2% 22.0% 21.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.2% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent 5.6% 0.6% 3.0% 3.0%
Good 51.5% 15.1% 26.1% 30.5%
Only fair 36.5% 51.7% 46.7% 45.2%
Poor 5.7% 31.6% 23.6% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.9% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Excellent 2.6% 3.9% 3.3% 2.8%
Good 33.4% 15.1% 22.8% 29.8%
Only fair 46.0% 44.8% 44.2% 45.6%
Poor 17.3% 33.6% 29.8% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 2.5% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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