Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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I-POLITICS

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

And how would you describe your own moral values? Would you say that your moral values are . . . (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34BF1) (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal or very liberal

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 17.2% 17.2%
Conservative 32.3% 49.5%
Moderate 29.9% 79.4%
Liberal or very liberal 20.6% 100%
Total N = 1411

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Very conservative 12.0% 17.4% 16.1% 23.2% 25.8% 17.4%
Conservative 32.4% 28.0% 34.1% 34.6% 36.6% 32.3%
Moderate 29.4% 33.7% 30.4% 24.1% 28.0% 29.9%
Liberal or very liberal 26.1% 21.0% 19.3% 18.1% 9.7% 20.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1387


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
Very conservative 38.9% 27.0% 10.1% 8.7% 7.4% 5.9% 17.2%
Conservative 34.4% 36.5% 34.0% 28.6% 29.8% 23.7% 32.1%
Moderate 19.4% 23.8% 35.2% 38.5% 32.1% 31.9% 29.9%
Liberal or very liberal 7.2% 12.7% 20.6% 24.2% 30.7% 38.5% 20.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1398


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
Very conservative 23.2% 21.7% 16.1% 9.1% 10.5% 17.4%
Conservative 32.4% 30.7% 36.1% 35.1% 25.2% 32.4%
Moderate 27.5% 31.3% 26.7% 27.3% 39.9% 29.9%
Liberal or very liberal 16.9% 16.4% 21.2% 28.6% 24.5% 20.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1393


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
Very conservative 20.3% 20.7% 19.7% 14.8% 11.9% 12.3% 17.0%
Conservative 29.7% 34.1% 34.9% 36.0% 33.6% 30.8% 33.0%
Moderate 28.3% 25.0% 26.5% 29.6% 33.6% 36.6% 29.8%
Liberal or very liberal 21.7% 20.1% 18.9% 19.7% 21.0% 20.3% 20.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1246


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Very conservative 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.2%
Conservative 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 32.3%
Moderate 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 29.9%
Liberal or very liberal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Very conservative 21.1% 17.3% 15.2% 5.7% 17.3%
Conservative 36.3% 31.8% 34.1% 17.7% 32.4%
Moderate 26.3% 32.7% 24.2% 43.4% 29.8%
Liberal or very liberal 16.4% 18.2% 26.5% 33.1% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1373


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 16.3% 18.1% 17.2%
Conservative 33.3% 31.5% 32.3%
Moderate 32.7% 27.2% 29.9%
Liberal or very liberal 17.7% 23.2% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1411



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