Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

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

I'm going read you some more statements on a different topic. Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with aech of these statements. The first one is: Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (Q16A)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 47.7% 47.7%
Mostly agree 30.2% 77.9%
Mostly disagree 14.2% 92.1%
Completely disagree 6.9% 99%
Don't know/Refused 1% 100%
Total N = 21734

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Completely agree 35.7% 44.2% 51.2% 60.9% 64.7% 47.7%
Mostly agree 34.2% 31.6% 29.4% 24.7% 23.8% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 19.0% 15.9% 12.5% 9.3% 6.3% 14.2%
Completely disagree 9.9% 7.4% 6.0% 4.4% 3.4% 7.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.0% 0.9% 0.7% 1.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21526


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Completely agree 44.7% 67.6% 50.3% 47.6%
Mostly agree 31.1% 25.2% 28.1% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 15.6% 4.5% 13.0% 14.2%
Completely disagree 7.6% 2.2% 7.0% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.4% 1.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21539


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 38.4% 56.3% 47.7%
Mostly agree 32.8% 27.7% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 18.5% 10.2% 14.2%
Completely disagree 9.0% 5.0% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
21734


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Completely agree 57.5% 49.2% 47.9% 44.9% 39.5% 47.7%
Mostly agree 28.4% 31.2% 32.1% 30.9% 28.9% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 9.2% 14.0% 14.1% 15.1% 18.1% 14.2%
Completely disagree 3.5% 4.7% 4.9% 8.1% 12.6% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.9% 1.1% 1.0% 0.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21646


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference Other TOTAL
Completely agree 51.4% 50.0% 42.3% 47.1% 40.7% 47.6%
Mostly agree 30.1% 28.9% 31.9% 28.4% 22.1% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 12.7% 13.3% 16.4% 14.4% 17.4% 14.3%
Completely disagree 5.1% 6.9% 8.3% 7.7% 17.4% 7.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.9% 1.2% 2.3% 2.3% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21393


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Completely agree 40.0% 44.8% 59.4% 41.4% 47.7%
Mostly agree 33.3% 33.0% 27.0% 28.2% 30.2%
Mostly disagree 17.2% 15.0% 9.0% 17.9% 14.2%
Completely disagree 8.4% 6.3% 3.7% 11.2% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.9% 0.9% 1.3% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
21734



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