Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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YEARCOND

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

A year from now, do you expect that economic conditions in the country as a whole will be better than they are at present, or worse, or just about the same as now?
  1) Better
  2) Worse
  3) Same
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Better 35.6% 35.6%
Worse 9% 44.6%
Same 47.4% 92%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 99.9%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Better 33.1% 37.2% 36.2% 32.2% 39.2% 36.1% 35.6%
Worse 9.1% 7.4% 10.9% 8.1% 7.2% 10.6% 9.0%
Same 53.7% 48.0% 47.2% 52.4% 45.5% 41.2% 47.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 7.4% 5.7% 7.3% 8.2% 12.2% 7.5%
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
Better 42.8% 40.3% 33.9% 33.5% 29.2% 30.9% 35.6%
Worse 11.0% 7.0% 9.6% 8.7% 9.8% 8.0% 8.8%
Same 35.2% 44.9% 52.4% 50.6% 53.4% 49.2% 47.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 7.7% 4.1% 7.2% 7.6% 12.0% 8.0%
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
Better 25.1% 33.3% 38.6% 41.4% 35.6%
Worse 15.1% 8.1% 10.0% 6.5% 9.1%
Same 53.7% 52.0% 44.2% 41.2% 47.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 6.6% 7.2% 10.9% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Better 38.7% 32.7% 35.6%
Worse 10.9% 7.3% 9.0%
Same 43.9% 50.7% 47.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 9.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Better 48.6% 31.3% 28.1% 36.2%
Worse 3.0% 9.8% 14.1% 8.7%
Same 42.0% 48.4% 52.6% 47.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 10.5% 5.3% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Better 35.8% 37.4% 33.7% 35.7%
Worse 7.9% 16.9% 9.0% 9.0%
Same 48.5% 40.4% 48.0% 47.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 5.3% 9.4% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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