Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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BORN

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

If RELIG = 1-4 or 13, or CHR = 1: Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused
  85) Undesignated

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 44.1% 44.1%
No 51.4% 95.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 99.7%
Undesignated .3% 100%
Total N = 2382

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes 44.2% 41.3% 47.6% 44.1% 43.5% 44.3%
No 51.9% 54.0% 49.4% 51.3% 49.5% 51.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 3.8% 3.0% 4.3% 7.1% 3.9%
Undesignated 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


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
Yes 76.2% 50.7% 38.6% 31.3% 24.1% 19.0% 44.3%
No 19.5% 44.9% 58.0% 64.8% 70.7% 76.0% 51.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 4.1% 3.2% 3.7% 4.1% 4.0% 3.9%
Undesignated 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 1.0% 1.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2363


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
Yes 49.0% 48.2% 48.6% 31.5% 32.4% 44.2%
No 43.0% 47.7% 47.3% 65.3% 65.3% 51.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 4.0% 3.3% 2.7% 2.2% 4.0%
Undesignated 0.3% 0.1% 0.7% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2355


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
Yes 53.7% 55.5% 42.9% 43.8% 38.7% 30.4% 44.6%
No 41.8% 37.9% 52.8% 52.9% 60.5% 65.2% 51.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 6.3% 3.6% 3.0% 0.8% 4.1% 3.7%
Undesignated 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2102


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes 65.5% 45.6% 36.6% 36.5% 45.5%
No 32.8% 48.5% 57.5% 61.5% 50.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 4.9% 5.6% 1.5% 3.9%
Undesignated 0.0% 1.0% 0.3% 0.5% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1159


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes 57.0% 17.5% 57.1% 0.0% 44.5%
No 39.1% 77.0% 40.2% 0.0% 51.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 5.3% 2.7% 0.0% 3.9%
Undesignated 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2339


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 41.2% 46.6% 44.1%
No 54.4% 48.7% 51.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 4.2% 4.2%
Undesignated 0.2% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2382



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