Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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QUSRCD

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

Urban, suburban, rural census division
  1) Urban
  2) Suburban
  3) Rural

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Urban 29.6% 29.6%
Suburban 49.9% 79.5%
Rural 20.5% 100%
Total N = 2254

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Urban 35.3% 29.5% 29.8% 26.0% 29.6% 29.6%
Suburban 44.3% 50.9% 51.3% 49.6% 49.7% 49.8%
Rural 20.4% 19.6% 19.0% 24.3% 20.6% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2216


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
Urban 28.0% 28.7% 26.6% 33.0% 31.4% 29.9% 29.5%
Suburban 50.3% 50.5% 51.4% 47.9% 48.3% 52.0% 50.0%
Rural 21.7% 20.8% 21.9% 19.2% 20.3% 18.1% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2230


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Urban 30.9% 26.3% 28.7% 33.0% 33.6% 29.5%
Suburban 45.6% 49.1% 48.3% 54.9% 52.9% 49.9%
Rural 23.5% 24.6% 22.9% 12.1% 13.5% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2231


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Urban 25.3% 32.7% 28.2% 28.8% 29.0% 30.2% 28.8%
Suburban 47.1% 47.4% 44.6% 50.8% 54.6% 58.7% 50.5%
Rural 27.6% 19.9% 27.1% 20.4% 16.4% 11.1% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Urban 23.4% 32.9% 29.7% 32.8% 30.2%
Suburban 58.0% 48.2% 49.1% 48.4% 50.4%
Rural 18.6% 18.9% 21.2% 18.8% 19.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1104


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Urban 26.7% 31.8% 27.3% 37.3% 29.5%
Suburban 47.8% 54.8% 52.6% 45.4% 50.0%
Rural 25.4% 13.4% 20.1% 17.3% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2189


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Urban 27.8% 31.1% 29.6%
Suburban 49.6% 50.2% 49.9%
Rural 22.6% 18.7% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2254



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