Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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UNCPOLIT

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

How do you feel about this statement: It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk about how religious they are. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (Q42)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 16.3% 16.3%
Mostly agree 29.1% 45.4%
Mostly disagree 29.2% 74.6%
Completely disagree 21.2% 95.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 13.7% 16.8% 16.6% 18.4% 16.7% 16.4%
Mostly agree 31.3% 25.2% 30.5% 29.8% 31.0% 29.1%
Mostly disagree 28.6% 29.8% 30.3% 26.0% 32.0% 29.2%
Completely disagree 23.3% 24.8% 20.3% 19.3% 10.8% 21.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 3.5% 2.3% 6.5% 9.4% 4.0%
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
Completely agree 14.2% 12.0% 14.2% 16.6% 16.6% 32.7% 16.3%
Mostly agree 23.3% 28.3% 30.7% 32.0% 31.9% 26.9% 29.1%
Mostly disagree 30.1% 31.3% 27.8% 31.5% 31.6% 17.8% 29.2%
Completely disagree 27.7% 24.5% 23.5% 15.6% 17.1% 17.2% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 3.9% 3.8% 4.3% 2.8% 5.4% 4.1%
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
Completely agree 13.3% 14.8% 15.9% 20.4% 20.9% 16.4%
Mostly agree 30.2% 31.2% 27.0% 26.8% 29.6% 29.2%
Mostly disagree 27.9% 26.4% 31.9% 30.2% 31.9% 29.1%
Completely disagree 20.7% 23.8% 21.5% 20.0% 15.0% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 3.8% 3.7% 2.6% 2.7% 4.1%
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
Completely agree 13.5% 10.5% 18.8% 15.2% 19.8% 21.6% 16.5%
Mostly agree 30.7% 27.2% 31.1% 26.3% 31.2% 27.0% 29.0%
Mostly disagree 27.7% 35.6% 24.1% 33.7% 27.3% 29.9% 29.3%
Completely disagree 23.2% 21.9% 22.9% 23.4% 18.8% 19.2% 21.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 4.8% 3.2% 1.3% 2.9% 2.4% 3.3%
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
Completely agree 13.6% 13.8% 16.8% 22.3% 16.4%
Mostly agree 22.2% 29.2% 31.5% 31.6% 29.2%
Mostly disagree 30.5% 32.5% 25.4% 27.8% 29.1%
Completely disagree 31.3% 21.1% 21.1% 15.5% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 3.3% 5.2% 2.7% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Completely agree 13.9% 14.7% 16.7% 26.4% 16.3%
Mostly agree 28.6% 31.7% 25.4% 30.6% 29.1%
Mostly disagree 32.3% 27.6% 31.3% 21.2% 29.4%
Completely disagree 21.5% 20.9% 23.3% 18.6% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 5.2% 3.3% 3.1% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 16.8% 15.9% 16.3%
Mostly agree 30.9% 27.4% 29.1%
Mostly disagree 27.9% 30.4% 29.2%
Completely disagree 20.3% 22.1% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.3% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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