Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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I-AGE

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

What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) 18-29
  2) 30-44
  3) 45-59
  4) 60-74
  5) 75+

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
18-29 21% 21%
30-44 28% 49%
45-59 27.3% 76.3%
60-74 16.6% 92.9%
75+ 7.1% 100%
Total N = 2851

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
18-29 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.0%
30-44 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 28.0%
45-59 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.3%
60-74 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 16.6%
75+ 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 7.1%
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
18-29 16.1% 15.5% 26.2% 25.0% 21.7% 25.8% 21.1%
30-44 24.7% 26.3% 30.5% 31.4% 29.0% 24.4% 27.9%
45-59 30.6% 28.4% 24.7% 25.3% 28.5% 25.8% 27.3%
60-74 18.7% 19.4% 14.4% 13.9% 16.0% 17.3% 16.7%
75+ 9.9% 10.4% 4.3% 4.4% 4.7% 6.8% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2830


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
18-29 23.8% 21.3% 29.3% 14.8% 7.7% 21.1%
30-44 23.3% 25.2% 25.1% 36.9% 36.7% 28.0%
45-59 20.5% 28.8% 25.4% 30.5% 31.3% 27.3%
60-74 19.0% 18.8% 14.2% 12.2% 17.8% 16.6%
75+ 13.3% 5.9% 6.0% 5.6% 6.4% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2840


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
18-29 32.2% 21.1% 23.4% 18.8% 14.7% 12.4% 21.4%
30-44 24.6% 21.4% 27.8% 33.5% 32.6% 35.4% 29.1%
45-59 19.1% 25.6% 24.7% 32.1% 32.6% 35.2% 27.6%
60-74 14.2% 22.6% 16.5% 12.7% 16.6% 15.1% 15.9%
75+ 9.8% 9.3% 7.6% 2.9% 3.6% 1.9% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2536


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
18-29 14.8% 21.6% 21.2% 27.5% 21.5%
30-44 27.6% 24.0% 31.3% 28.5% 27.7%
45-59 25.1% 28.7% 27.6% 25.7% 27.1%
60-74 22.6% 18.2% 13.7% 15.1% 17.0%
75+ 9.9% 7.6% 6.3% 3.2% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1387


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
18-29 14.9% 19.1% 30.5% 34.5% 21.2%
30-44 24.5% 30.5% 31.6% 28.9% 27.8%
45-59 29.4% 28.7% 23.2% 22.5% 27.3%
60-74 21.9% 14.4% 10.1% 11.7% 16.6%
75+ 9.4% 7.2% 4.6% 2.4% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2780


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
18-29 22.9% 19.3% 21.0%
30-44 28.1% 27.9% 28.0%
45-59 27.8% 26.8% 27.3%
60-74 15.6% 17.6% 16.6%
75+ 5.6% 8.4% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2851



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