Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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IRACE1

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

(Answered by interviewer about themselves) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (First response given) (IRACE1_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 60.6% 60.6%
Black or African-American 26.4% 87%
Asian or Asian-American .3% 87.3%
Some other race 11.1% 98.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
White 56.5% 56.6% 61.7% 67.4% 67.6% 60.5%
Black or African-American 28.8% 27.6% 26.1% 23.6% 22.5% 26.4%
Asian or Asian-American 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.0% 0.5% 0.3%
Some other race 12.7% 13.9% 10.3% 7.5% 6.9% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 2.5% 1.6%
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 61.0% 60.1% 63.6% 58.5% 60.4% 60.8% 60.6%
Black or African-American 26.1% 25.1% 23.9% 30.1% 26.9% 25.0% 26.2%
Asian or Asian-American 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0% 0.3%
Some other race 11.1% 12.5% 9.7% 10.0% 11.7% 11.8% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.1% 2.3% 1.3% 0.9% 1.4% 1.7%
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 57.1% 58.2% 63.7% 61.3% 66.0% 60.7%
Black or African-American 24.0% 29.0% 24.2% 27.9% 23.0% 26.3%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 0.1% 0.7% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3%
Some other race 17.9% 11.0% 9.5% 8.5% 9.7% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.7% 1.8% 1.9% 1.3% 1.6%
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 52.1% 64.4% 59.5% 68.6% 64.3% 64.5% 61.5%
Black or African-American 27.1% 22.2% 27.4% 22.5% 23.1% 26.5% 25.2%
Asian or Asian-American 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Some other race 18.4% 12.3% 12.1% 6.2% 9.7% 8.1% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 0.9% 0.8% 2.0% 2.9% 0.9% 1.5%
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 64.2% 62.8% 59.2% 56.6% 60.7%
Black or African-American 27.2% 25.6% 26.5% 28.6% 26.8%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7% 0.4%
Some other race 7.8% 9.6% 12.6% 12.4% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.5% 1.4% 1.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
White 64.1% 54.6% 57.8% 65.2% 60.8%
Black or African-American 25.2% 27.7% 30.2% 22.5% 26.3%
Asian or Asian-American 0.1% 0.3% 0.4% 0.8% 0.3%
Some other race 9.0% 16.0% 10.2% 9.4% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.4% 1.3% 2.1% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
White 61.8% 59.4% 60.6%
Black or African-American 25.1% 27.6% 26.4%
Asian or Asian-American 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
Some other race 10.9% 11.3% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 1.5% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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