Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RACE1

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

Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (First response given) (RACE_1)
  1) White
  2) Black or African-American
  3) Asian or Asian-American
  4) Some other race
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
White 75.4% 75.4%
Black or African-American 12% 87.4%
Asian or Asian-American 2% 89.4%
Some other race 9.5% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
White 69.9% 70.5% 78.1% 84.5% 86.2% 75.9%
Black or African-American 14.9% 14.4% 11.0% 8.8% 6.4% 12.1%
Asian or Asian-American 3.5% 2.7% 1.3% 0.4% 0.5% 2.0%
Some other race 11.1% 12.1% 9.2% 5.7% 6.4% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.2% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
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
White 71.5% 73.4% 74.6% 79.3% 77.3% 78.0% 75.5%
Black or African-American 19.2% 13.0% 12.5% 10.0% 10.0% 6.1% 12.0%
Asian or Asian-American 0.3% 1.7% 2.5% 2.3% 2.6% 2.7% 2.0%
Some other race 9.1% 11.2% 8.7% 7.3% 9.3% 12.2% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.8% 1.7% 1.1% 0.7% 1.0% 0.9%
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
White 60.0% 77.2% 76.4% 82.8% 82.4% 76.0%
Black or African-American 20.0% 13.2% 11.6% 7.2% 6.0% 12.1%
Asian or Asian-American 0.7% 1.2% 2.5% 3.4% 2.7% 1.9%
Some other race 19.0% 8.1% 8.9% 6.0% 8.3% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.5%
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
White 63.6% 72.5% 78.0% 82.7% 80.2% 83.4% 76.2%
Black or African-American 19.9% 13.2% 11.6% 8.9% 9.1% 4.7% 11.7%
Asian or Asian-American 0.7% 1.5% 2.5% 1.3% 4.5% 2.8% 2.1%
Some other race 15.7% 12.0% 7.6% 6.7% 6.2% 8.1% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.9% 0.4% 0.4% 0.0% 0.9% 0.5%
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
White 74.8% 75.9% 76.5% 72.4% 75.2%
Black or African-American 16.1% 10.5% 10.2% 13.4% 12.0%
Asian or Asian-American 0.8% 1.3% 4.0% 3.1% 2.4%
Some other race 8.3% 11.6% 7.8% 9.3% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.7% 1.4% 1.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
White 76.6% 78.0% 66.8% 77.5% 75.5%
Black or African-American 16.6% 2.7% 17.4% 9.4% 12.1%
Asian or Asian-American 1.0% 1.0% 5.9% 2.6% 2.0%
Some other race 5.2% 17.2% 8.5% 9.2% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.1% 1.5% 1.3% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
White 76.2% 74.5% 75.4%
Black or African-American 10.5% 13.4% 12.0%
Asian or Asian-American 1.8% 2.1% 2.0%
Some other race 10.0% 9.1% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.9% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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