Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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CREGION

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

Census region
  1) Northeast
  2) Midwest
  3) South
  4) West

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Northeast 18.3% 18.3%
Midwest 23.1% 41.4%
South 37.1% 78.5%
West 21.4% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Northeast 13.1% 18.4% 21.7% 17.4% 22.5% 18.3%
Midwest 22.2% 22.5% 23.2% 23.7% 25.5% 23.1%
South 42.7% 35.1% 34.1% 40.3% 32.8% 37.1%
West 22.0% 24.0% 20.9% 18.7% 19.1% 21.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
Northeast 13.7% 17.0% 18.4% 21.1% 18.5% 23.3% 18.4%
Midwest 14.2% 26.7% 27.8% 25.2% 21.3% 18.6% 23.3%
South 54.3% 35.8% 37.7% 32.0% 37.5% 24.7% 37.0%
West 17.8% 20.5% 16.1% 21.8% 22.7% 33.4% 21.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


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
Northeast 16.9% 18.3% 16.5% 21.1% 20.9% 18.4%
Midwest 16.9% 26.9% 22.7% 21.7% 21.3% 23.0%
South 43.3% 36.5% 38.2% 33.0% 34.2% 37.1%
West 22.9% 18.3% 22.6% 24.3% 23.6% 21.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


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
Northeast 16.2% 18.8% 16.4% 16.0% 19.2% 21.6% 17.8%
Midwest 23.0% 22.4% 24.6% 23.4% 23.1% 19.0% 22.6%
South 39.9% 38.2% 38.4% 37.4% 34.4% 35.8% 37.6%
West 20.9% 20.6% 20.6% 23.2% 23.4% 23.7% 22.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Northeast 17.4% 16.7% 20.4% 19.6% 18.5%
Midwest 17.4% 25.4% 24.5% 22.3% 23.1%
South 48.3% 35.1% 34.9% 30.6% 36.4%
West 16.9% 22.8% 20.2% 27.5% 22.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Northeast 14.3% 26.2% 17.4% 17.2% 18.3%
Midwest 24.7% 23.5% 20.6% 20.1% 23.1%
South 46.5% 28.0% 32.8% 31.6% 37.5%
West 14.5% 22.3% 29.3% 31.1% 21.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Northeast 17.8% 18.9% 18.3%
Midwest 22.4% 23.8% 23.1%
South 36.2% 37.9% 37.1%
West 23.6% 19.4% 21.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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