Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RELPOLIT

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

Do you think there has been too much, too little, or the right amount of expressions of religious faith and prayer by political leaders? (Q37)
  1) Too much
  2) Too little
  3) Right amount
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Too much 29.3% 29.3%
Too little 35.5% 64.8%
Right amount 27.9% 92.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Too much 27.5% 27.9% 30.2% 33.1% 28.4% 29.3%
Too little 35.8% 37.3% 36.2% 34.8% 28.4% 35.6%
Right amount 30.5% 28.0% 28.7% 22.2% 30.4% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 6.8% 4.8% 9.9% 12.7% 7.1%
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
Too much 15.0% 19.5% 26.0% 34.2% 38.6% 53.9% 29.1%
Too little 56.8% 43.9% 40.2% 27.6% 22.5% 12.8% 35.6%
Right amount 22.2% 29.5% 29.8% 31.6% 30.0% 20.9% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 7.1% 4.0% 6.6% 8.9% 12.5% 7.2%
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
Too much 20.2% 27.5% 29.4% 35.3% 38.5% 29.3%
Too little 47.7% 38.1% 38.0% 26.2% 19.3% 35.6%
Right amount 19.7% 26.8% 27.0% 34.3% 35.9% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 7.6% 5.6% 4.3% 6.3% 7.2%
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
Too much 26.6% 25.7% 27.3% 31.8% 35.1% 34.5% 29.8%
Too little 43.7% 38.2% 38.3% 32.5% 31.8% 26.0% 35.6%
Right amount 22.0% 29.0% 25.8% 29.4% 29.9% 35.0% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 7.2% 8.7% 6.2% 3.2% 4.5% 6.5%
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
Too much 16.5% 25.7% 35.2% 44.8% 30.9%
Too little 60.5% 38.8% 23.8% 22.4% 34.7%
Right amount 18.1% 29.6% 33.3% 27.2% 28.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 5.9% 7.8% 5.5% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Too much 23.4% 28.8% 26.7% 51.2% 29.1%
Too little 42.6% 32.7% 42.0% 14.2% 36.1%
Right amount 27.8% 32.1% 24.8% 23.6% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 6.4% 6.5% 11.0% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Too much 33.4% 25.5% 29.3%
Too little 34.1% 36.9% 35.5%
Right amount 26.4% 29.4% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 8.3% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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