Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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THOUGHT

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

How much thought have you given to the coming presidential election? Quite a lot or only a little?
  1) Quite a lot
  2) Some
  3) Little
  4) None
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Quite a lot 66.9% 66.9%
Some 5.4% 72.3%
Little 22.3% 94.6%
None 4.3% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Quite a lot 52.5% 63.9% 73.3% 78.0% 70.8% 66.9%
Some 6.8% 6.2% 5.5% 2.3% 5.0% 5.4%
Little 34.8% 24.8% 17.8% 12.8% 15.8% 22.3%
None 5.8% 3.5% 2.9% 5.5% 5.0% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 1.6% 0.5% 1.5% 3.5% 1.1%
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
Quite a lot 71.1% 71.0% 64.7% 68.5% 63.8% 56.8% 67.0%
Some 4.1% 4.6% 7.6% 5.5% 4.0% 7.8% 5.4%
Little 17.8% 21.6% 23.9% 21.7% 25.0% 26.0% 22.4%
None 4.1% 2.2% 3.0% 4.1% 5.8% 8.8% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 0.7% 0.8% 0.2% 1.4% 0.7% 1.0%
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
Quite a lot 51.4% 62.7% 68.9% 77.0% 82.4% 66.9%
Some 5.7% 4.4% 6.8% 5.5% 5.0% 5.4%
Little 32.1% 26.1% 20.7% 16.0% 9.3% 22.3%
None 8.6% 5.2% 3.0% 1.1% 2.7% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 1.5% 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% 1.1%
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
Quite a lot 51.5% 63.2% 65.8% 74.6% 75.9% 78.9% 67.3%
Some 5.6% 5.1% 5.3% 5.3% 5.2% 4.7% 5.3%
Little 33.2% 26.6% 24.0% 16.5% 15.6% 14.7% 22.5%
None 8.0% 4.5% 4.3% 2.7% 2.6% 1.4% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.9% 0.7% 0.2% 0.8%
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
Quite a lot 67.9% 62.3% 68.6% 70.3% 66.8%
Some 2.5% 5.0% 5.9% 4.8% 4.8%
Little 23.5% 26.1% 21.9% 21.4% 23.4%
None 6.2% 5.7% 2.6% 2.4% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Quite a lot 72.4% 62.4% 64.5% 63.1% 67.2%
Some 3.4% 7.5% 6.7% 6.8% 5.5%
Little 20.5% 25.0% 22.1% 22.5% 22.2%
None 3.0% 4.1% 5.6% 6.0% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.0% 1.1% 1.6% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Quite a lot 66.7% 67.1% 66.9%
Some 5.3% 5.6% 5.4%
Little 21.6% 22.9% 22.3%
None 4.8% 3.7% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 0.7% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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