Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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I-RELIGION

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

What is your present religion, if any? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Protestant
  2) Roman Catholic
  4) Other or Jewish
  5) None

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Protestant 44.2% 44.2%
Roman Catholic 25.9% 70.1%
Other or Jewish 16.3% 86.4%
None 13.5% 99.9%
Total N = 2821

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Protestant 31.2% 38.9% 47.6% 58.2% 58.6% 44.3%
Roman Catholic 23.4% 28.5% 27.4% 22.5% 26.3% 26.0%
Other or Jewish 23.4% 18.5% 13.9% 9.9% 10.6% 16.3%
None 21.9% 14.0% 11.1% 9.4% 4.5% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2780


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
Protestant 62.6% 48.9% 44.0% 42.4% 37.1% 19.4% 44.1%
Roman Catholic 14.9% 35.8% 27.7% 28.9% 22.8% 11.2% 26.0%
Other or Jewish 21.2% 13.5% 21.2% 16.4% 14.6% 11.9% 16.4%
None 1.3% 1.7% 7.1% 12.3% 25.5% 57.6% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2803


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
Protestant 44.7% 45.4% 43.6% 43.3% 43.0% 44.3%
Roman Catholic 32.5% 25.8% 22.4% 26.6% 24.4% 26.0%
Other or Jewish 13.1% 15.1% 20.1% 15.2% 17.5% 16.2%
None 9.7% 13.8% 13.9% 14.9% 15.1% 13.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2792


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
Protestant 45.2% 45.3% 45.9% 43.4% 46.1% 41.9% 44.6%
Roman Catholic 29.3% 24.8% 24.3% 22.4% 22.5% 30.0% 25.8%
Other or Jewish 14.1% 18.7% 15.6% 18.1% 16.3% 14.5% 16.0%
None 11.4% 11.2% 14.3% 16.1% 15.0% 13.5% 13.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2503


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Protestant 56.7% 51.9% 41.0% 37.1% 46.4%
Roman Catholic 25.6% 25.1% 28.0% 22.6% 25.5%
Other or Jewish 13.4% 16.1% 12.4% 19.8% 15.3%
None 4.2% 6.9% 18.5% 20.5% 12.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1373


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Protestant 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 44.2%
Roman Catholic 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.9%
Other or Jewish 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 16.3%
None 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Protestant 41.6% 46.7% 44.2%
Roman Catholic 24.8% 27.0% 25.9%
Other or Jewish 16.9% 15.8% 16.3%
None 16.7% 10.5% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2821



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