Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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FREEDOM2

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

Here is a list of things that you can and cannot do in some countries. How important is it to you to live in a country where honest elections are held regularly with a choice of at least two political parties? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not important at all
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 82.3% 82.3%
Somewhat important 10.3% 92.6%
Not too important 2.3% 94.9%
Not important at all 3.0% 97.9%
Don't know 1.8% 99.7%
Refused .4% 100.1%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Very important 72.5% 81.0% 79.4% 87.2% 89.0% 83.6% 82.9%
Somewhat important 15.4% 5.2% 8.8% 8.1% 7.9% 12.1% 9.8%
Not too important 2.2% 6.9% 2.9% 2.0% 1.6% 0.6% 2.2%
Not important at all 7.7% 5.2% 5.1% 2.0% 0.0% 1.2% 3.0%
Don't know 2.2% 1.7% 3.7% 0.7% 1.6% 1.8% 1.9%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1044


Education (I-EDUC)

Did not complete high school High school graduate Tech./voc. school after HS Some college or assoc. degree College graduate Post-graduate TOTAL
Very important 56.2% 76.5% 86.7% 91.7% 92.6% 96.1% 82.4%
Somewhat important 21.0% 15.2% 11.1% 3.0% 6.6% 3.9% 10.4%
Not too important 8.6% 2.3% 2.2% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3%
Not important at all 9.5% 3.7% 0.0% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0%
Don't know 4.8% 1.8% 0.0% 1.8% 0.8% 0.0% 1.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 83.6% 80.9% 82.2%
Somewhat important 10.2% 10.6% 10.4%
Not too important 2.8% 1.8% 2.3%
Not important at all 2.5% 3.4% 3.0%
Don't know 0.8% 2.6% 1.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1074


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20- to under $30,000 $30- to under $50,000 $50- to under $75,000 $75- to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very important 70.3% 78.7% 87.1% 89.8% 95.8% 90.7% 83.9%
Somewhat important 18.1% 13.3% 7.1% 8.2% 4.2% 5.8% 10.2%
Not too important 2.6% 2.7% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8%
Not important at all 7.7% 4.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 3.0%
Don't know 1.3% 1.3% 0.7% 2.0% 0.0% 1.2% 1.1%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White (not Hispanic) Black (not Hispanic) Asian (not Hispanic) Other or mixed race (not Hispanic) Hispanic (any mention) TOTAL
Very important 89.0% 68.4% 100.0% 93.1% 50.0% 82.3%
Somewhat important 7.2% 17.7% 0.0% 6.9% 24.4% 10.4%
Not too important 1.7% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 2.3%
Not important at all 0.2% 10.1% 0.0% 0.0% 13.3% 2.9%
Don't know 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 1.8%
Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1063


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Very important 85.7% 78.5% 82.6% 84.5% 93.2% 82.3%
Somewhat important 9.5% 11.0% 13.8% 6.9% 1.7% 10.3%
Not too important 1.6% 2.1% 0.6% 8.6% 1.7% 2.2%
Not important at all 0.8% 4.9% 2.4% 0.0% 3.4% 3.1%
Don't know 2.4% 2.5% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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