Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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PROB_POL

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

Here is a list of things that may or may not be problems in our country. As I read each one, please tell me if you think it is a very big problem, a moderately big problem, a small problem, or not a problem at all: corrupt political leaders.
  1) Very big problem
  2) Moderately big problem
  3) Small problem
  4) Not a problem at all
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very big problem 54.7% 54.7%
Moderately big problem 32.2% 86.9%
Small problem 8.0% 94.9%
Not a problem at all 3.0% 97.9%
Don't know 2.0% 99.9%
Refused .0% 99.9%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Very big problem 49.5% 62.1% 54.7% 50.7% 55.1% 58.4% 54.7%
Moderately big problem 33.0% 27.6% 32.1% 38.5% 33.1% 27.1% 32.2%
Small problem 12.1% 6.9% 8.0% 7.4% 8.7% 6.6% 8.1%
Not a problem at all 2.2% 3.4% 4.4% 2.7% 3.1% 3.0% 3.2%
Don't know 3.3% 0.0% 0.7% 0.7% 0.0% 4.8% 1.8%
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%
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 big problem 55.2% 57.6% 54.3% 52.7% 56.2% 47.4% 54.6%
Moderately big problem 24.8% 28.1% 37.0% 34.3% 34.7% 44.7% 32.4%
Small problem 7.6% 7.8% 6.5% 10.1% 5.8% 7.9% 7.9%
Not a problem at all 5.7% 4.6% 2.2% 1.8% 2.5% 0.0% 3.1%
Don't know 6.7% 1.8% 0.0% 1.2% 0.8% 0.0% 1.9%
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%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very big problem 55.8% 53.6% 54.7%
Moderately big problem 31.7% 32.6% 32.2%
Small problem 7.4% 8.8% 8.1%
Not a problem at all 4.0% 2.1% 3.0%
Don't know 1.1% 2.8% 2.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 big problem 59.4% 68.4% 59.0% 51.0% 40.8% 48.2% 55.4%
Moderately big problem 22.6% 18.4% 31.7% 37.8% 50.7% 41.2% 32.2%
Small problem 9.0% 9.2% 5.8% 9.2% 8.5% 4.7% 7.7%
Not a problem at all 5.8% 1.3% 2.9% 1.0% 0.0% 5.9% 3.2%
Don't know 3.2% 2.6% 0.7% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4%
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 big problem 52.8% 66.7% 71.4% 24.1% 63.3% 54.6%
Moderately big problem 34.3% 17.9% 0.0% 75.9% 22.2% 32.4%
Small problem 9.1% 6.4% 28.6% 0.0% 4.4% 8.1%
Not a problem at all 2.5% 5.1% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 3.0%
Don't know 1.3% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4% 1.9%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 big problem 58.4% 53.0% 54.5% 53.6% 54.2% 54.4%
Moderately big problem 30.4% 32.6% 31.7% 32.1% 37.3% 32.4%
Small problem 5.6% 9.8% 7.2% 10.7% 3.4% 8.0%
Not a problem at all 0.8% 2.4% 4.8% 3.6% 5.1% 3.0%
Don't know 4.8% 2.1% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2%
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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