Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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SATCTRY

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today?
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 35.1% 35.1%
Dissatisfied 58.4% 93.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Satisfied 36.5% 40.1% 39.0% 33.8% 31.0% 29.5% 35.3%
Dissatisfied 58.9% 55.0% 54.3% 60.1% 64.3% 60.3% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 4.9% 6.6% 6.1% 4.7% 10.2% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


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
Satisfied 34.1% 38.3% 34.4% 38.6% 32.2% 28.2% 35.2%
Dissatisfied 57.6% 54.2% 60.3% 57.0% 60.8% 66.9% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 7.5% 5.3% 4.4% 6.9% 4.9% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Satisfied 21.6% 32.7% 37.1% 42.8% 35.2%
Dissatisfied 69.9% 61.0% 56.9% 51.0% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 6.3% 6.0% 6.3% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 40.7% 29.8% 35.1%
Dissatisfied 52.7% 63.7% 58.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 6.4% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Satisfied 23.4% 27.2% 36.1% 41.6% 43.1% 48.4% 36.2%
Dissatisfied 68.0% 64.5% 58.9% 52.7% 52.6% 48.1% 57.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 8.3% 4.9% 5.7% 4.3% 3.5% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Satisfied 60.0% 15.1% 30.8% 35.5%
Dissatisfied 32.6% 81.5% 62.6% 58.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 3.4% 6.6% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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