Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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RELIMP

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

Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.]
  1) Single most important thing
  2) Very important
  3) Somewhat important
  4) Not too important
  5) Not at all important
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Single most important thing 16.9% 16.9%
Very important 44.2% 61.1%
Somewhat important 22.6% 83.7%
Not too important 7.7% 91.4%
Not at all important 8.0% 99.4%
Don't know .4% 99.8%
Refused .1% 99.9%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Single most important thing 9.9% 13.6% 18.4% 19.7% 15.9% 18.3% 16.7%
Very important 40.7% 39.0% 28.7% 40.8% 52.4% 57.9% 44.3%
Somewhat important 29.7% 28.8% 28.7% 24.5% 15.1% 15.2% 22.5%
Not too important 9.9% 8.5% 11.0% 8.2% 6.3% 4.3% 7.7%
Not at all important 9.9% 8.5% 13.2% 6.1% 9.5% 3.7% 8.2%
Don't know 0.0% 1.7% 0.0% 0.7% 0.8% 0.0% 0.4%
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
Single most important thing 25.5% 14.7% 23.9% 16.0% 18.5% 9.1% 17.1%
Very important 48.1% 51.8% 39.1% 39.6% 39.5% 37.7% 44.2%
Somewhat important 17.0% 25.2% 17.4% 21.3% 17.6% 33.8% 22.3%
Not too important 3.8% 5.5% 6.5% 12.4% 7.6% 10.4% 7.8%
Not at all important 5.7% 2.3% 10.9% 10.7% 15.1% 9.1% 8.0%
Don't know 0.0% 0.5% 2.2% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Single most important thing 18.1% 15.9% 16.9%
Very important 33.6% 54.2% 44.3%
Somewhat important 26.8% 18.5% 22.5%
Not too important 10.2% 5.5% 7.7%
Not at all important 11.0% 5.2% 8.0%
Don't know 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
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
Single most important thing 17.2% 23.4% 17.3% 11.2% 11.0% 15.3% 16.1%
Very important 43.3% 45.5% 47.5% 38.8% 35.6% 34.1% 41.7%
Somewhat important 27.4% 18.2% 20.9% 30.6% 24.7% 20.0% 24.0%
Not too important 7.0% 5.2% 7.9% 8.2% 13.7% 11.8% 8.6%
Not at all important 4.5% 6.5% 6.5% 10.2% 15.1% 17.6% 9.1%
Don't know 0.6% 1.3% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.2%
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
Single most important thing 16.7% 27.8% 14.3% 10.7% 11.2% 17.0%
Very important 44.1% 46.8% 0.0% 28.6% 51.7% 44.3%
Somewhat important 21.4% 20.3% 57.1% 21.4% 28.1% 22.4%
Not too important 8.5% 2.5% 28.6% 10.7% 5.6% 7.8%
Not at all important 8.9% 2.5% 0.0% 28.6% 2.2% 8.1%
Don't know 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
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
Single most important thing 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.0%
Very important 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 44.5%
Somewhat important 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 22.7%
Not too important 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 7.8%
Not at all important 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 8.0%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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