Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RACECMB

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

Combining race (Those giving more than one race were coded as Mixed race) (RACECOMB)
  1) White
  2) Black or African-American
  3) Asian or Asian-American
  4) Mixed race
  5) Some other race
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
White 74.3% 74.3%
Black or African-American 11.8% 86.1%
Asian or Asian-American 1.9% 88%
Mixed race 1.3% 89.3%
Some other race 9.5% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
White 68.2% 69.9% 77.0% 83.2% 85.8% 74.8%
Black or African-American 14.6% 14.3% 11.0% 8.4% 6.4% 11.9%
Asian or Asian-American 3.5% 2.6% 1.3% 0.4% 0.5% 1.9%
Mixed race 2.0% 0.9% 1.4% 1.7% 0.5% 1.4%
Some other race 11.1% 12.1% 8.8% 5.7% 6.4% 9.5%
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 69.7% 72.5% 74.4% 78.2% 76.6% 76.1% 74.5%
Black or African-American 18.7% 12.7% 12.1% 10.0% 10.1% 6.1% 11.8%
Asian or Asian-American 0.3% 1.7% 2.3% 2.3% 2.6% 2.7% 1.9%
Mixed race 3.1% 1.1% 0.8% 1.1% 0.7% 2.0% 1.4%
Some other race 8.3% 11.2% 8.7% 7.3% 9.4% 12.1% 9.5%
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 58.4% 76.3% 75.3% 81.5% 82.0% 74.9%
Black or African-American 20.0% 13.2% 11.0% 7.0% 5.7% 11.9%
Asian or Asian-American 0.7% 1.2% 2.4% 3.4% 2.7% 1.9%
Mixed race 2.1% 0.9% 1.8% 1.5% 0.7% 1.4%
Some other race 18.5% 8.1% 8.9% 6.0% 8.3% 9.5%
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 61.6% 71.6% 77.5% 80.9% 79.5% 82.7% 75.0%
Black or African-American 19.9% 12.9% 11.4% 8.7% 8.4% 4.7% 11.5%
Asian or Asian-American 0.7% 1.5% 2.5% 1.3% 4.5% 2.6% 2.0%
Mixed race 2.0% 1.2% 0.8% 2.4% 1.3% 0.9% 1.5%
Some other race 15.7% 12.0% 7.6% 6.2% 6.2% 8.0% 9.5%
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 74.4% 74.6% 76.2% 70.8% 74.2%
Black or African-American 16.1% 10.5% 10.2% 13.1% 11.9%
Asian or Asian-American 0.8% 1.3% 3.6% 3.1% 2.3%
Mixed race 0.4% 1.3% 0.7% 2.1% 1.1%
Some other race 8.3% 11.6% 7.9% 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 75.5% 77.2% 65.0% 76.4% 74.4%
Black or African-American 16.3% 2.7% 17.0% 9.4% 12.0%
Asian or Asian-American 1.0% 0.8% 5.9% 2.6% 1.9%
Mixed race 1.4% 1.2% 2.2% 1.0% 1.4%
Some other race 5.2% 16.9% 8.5% 9.2% 9.3%
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 75.5% 73.1% 74.3%
Black or African-American 10.4% 13.1% 11.8%
Asian or Asian-American 1.7% 2.1% 1.9%
Mixed race 1.1% 1.7% 1.4%
Some other race 9.8% 9.1% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.9% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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