Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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SATCNTRY

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q1)
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 21% 21%
Dissatisfied 74% 95%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 100.1%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Satisfied 32.5% 21.5% 15.6% 15.1% 17.6% 20.9%
Dissatisfied 60.4% 74.3% 80.1% 80.3% 76.5% 74.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 4.1% 4.3% 4.6% 5.9% 5.0%
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
Satisfied 19.6% 22.5% 21.8% 20.9% 19.4% 18.9% 20.9%
Dissatisfied 72.9% 72.6% 74.6% 75.2% 74.0% 76.4% 74.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 4.9% 3.6% 3.9% 6.6% 4.7% 5.1%
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
Satisfied 26.4% 17.1% 19.9% 23.4% 23.5% 20.8%
Dissatisfied 71.0% 76.8% 74.3% 71.9% 72.5% 74.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 6.1% 5.8% 4.7% 4.0% 5.1%
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
Satisfied 20.8% 15.9% 20.5% 21.4% 16.9% 26.5% 20.7%
Dissatisfied 74.6% 76.9% 75.0% 73.5% 79.2% 70.4% 74.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 7.2% 4.5% 5.1% 3.9% 3.1% 4.7%
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
Satisfied 23.5% 22.8% 17.4% 15.2% 19.7%
Dissatisfied 70.8% 71.5% 78.8% 79.0% 75.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 5.7% 3.8% 5.9% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Satisfied 19.6% 22.3% 21.9% 20.4% 20.8%
Dissatisfied 75.0% 72.1% 73.8% 76.4% 74.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 5.6% 4.3% 3.1% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 24.7% 17.5% 21.0%
Dissatisfied 69.7% 78.0% 74.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 4.5% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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