Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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IRACE2

(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. (Second response given) (IRACE1_2)
  2) Black or African-American
  3) Asian or Asian-American
  4) Some other race

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Black or African-American 42.9% 42.9%
Asian or Asian-American 1.9% 44.8%
Some other race 55.1% 99.9%
Total N = 160

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Black or African-American 30.6% 44.2% 52.5% 40.0% 83.3% 43.9%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 2.3% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9%
Some other race 69.4% 53.5% 42.5% 60.0% 16.7% 54.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
156


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
Black or African-American 54.2% 36.1% 38.5% 36.4% 54.5% 45.5% 42.8%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.3% 2.0%
Some other race 45.8% 63.9% 61.5% 63.6% 45.5% 27.3% 55.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
157


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
Black or African-American 33.3% 45.5% 55.3% 29.2% 33.3% 43.2%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 1.9%
Some other race 66.7% 51.5% 44.7% 70.8% 61.1% 54.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
159


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
Black or African-American 58.8% 66.7% 48.0% 38.2% 29.2% 30.4% 43.3%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.2% 8.7% 2.1%
Some other race 41.2% 33.3% 52.0% 61.8% 66.7% 60.9% 54.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
139


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Black or African-American 50.0% 44.0% 42.3% 55.6% 45.5%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 8.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0%
Some other race 50.0% 48.0% 57.7% 44.4% 51.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
69


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Black or African-American 48.5% 40.0% 43.5% 34.8% 43.5%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 5.7% 0.0% 4.3% 2.0%
Some other race 51.5% 54.3% 56.5% 60.9% 54.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
152


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Black or African-American 50.8% 38.3% 43.2%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 3.2% 1.9%
Some other race 49.2% 58.5% 54.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
160



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