Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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

Generally speaking, how important are your religious beliefs in influencing your political thinking? Would you say your religious beliefs are a very important influence on your political thinking, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 38.2% 38.2%
Somewhat important 27.6% 65.8%
Not too important 13.3% 79.1%
Not at all important 16.8% 95.9%
Don't know 3.7% 99.6%
Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very important 32.0% 39.9% 38.3% 46.7% 41.9% 37.9%
Somewhat important 29.0% 27.6% 30.7% 21.5% 21.6% 27.8%
Not too important 18.2% 12.2% 11.0% 10.3% 11.6% 13.4%
Not at all important 17.6% 15.3% 17.4% 16.3% 19.7% 17.0%
Don't know 3.1% 4.9% 2.2% 4.9% 4.2% 3.6%
Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3% 1.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3893


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very important 41.9% 35.2% 36.4% 47.7% 30.5% 38.1%
Somewhat important 28.2% 28.4% 25.6% 17.4% 28.7% 27.7%
Not too important 12.3% 11.4% 10.8% 8.7% 16.8% 13.2%
Not at all important 14.2% 22.5% 21.2% 21.5% 19.1% 17.0%
Don't know 3.1% 2.2% 6.0% 4.1% 4.5% 3.6%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Very important 39.2% 50.3% 37.1% 36.5% 38.3%
Somewhat important 24.2% 27.6% 28.9% 27.7% 27.6%
Not too important 11.4% 7.3% 14.5% 14.0% 13.3%
Not at all important 19.8% 11.8% 14.6% 18.6% 16.8%
Don't know 4.7% 2.7% 4.6% 2.8% 3.7%
Refused 0.7% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 34.5% 42.2% 38.2%
Somewhat important 25.3% 30.0% 27.6%
Not too important 17.0% 9.3% 13.3%
Not at all important 19.1% 14.4% 16.8%
Don't know 3.6% 3.7% 3.7%
Refused 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school grad or GED Business, technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no 4-year degree College graduate, post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Very important 41.5% 38.9% 34.2% 32.5% 30.6% 37.9%
Somewhat important 24.7% 29.9% 28.4% 29.6% 30.8% 27.8%
Not too important 12.6% 12.7% 20.5% 13.9% 15.3% 13.5%
Not at all important 15.4% 14.9% 14.7% 22.8% 22.1% 17.0%
Don't know 5.7% 3.2% 2.1% 0.5% 0.5% 3.5%
Refused 0.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.7% 0.8% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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