Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN24

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

How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important?
  1) Very important
  2) Fairly important
  3) Not very important
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 67.8% 67.8%
Fairly important 22.1% 89.9%
Not very important 9.4% 99.3%
Don't know .5% 99.8%
Refused .2% 100%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very important 57.5% 71.2% 66.9% 76.3% 83.5% 67.5%
Fairly important 29.9% 19.6% 22.9% 17.7% 7.7% 22.4%
Not very important 11.6% 8.8% 9.6% 5.7% 8.1% 9.5%
Don't know 1.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.6% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
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 72.9% 58.8% 62.4% 83.1% 58.3% 67.6%
Fairly important 19.8% 29.4% 28.8% 9.9% 25.7% 22.3%
Not very important 7.0% 10.5% 8.8% 6.4% 14.6% 9.4%
Don't know 0.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.6% 1.2% 0.5%
Refused 0.2% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Very important 64.9% 70.5% 69.7% 66.6% 67.8%
Fairly important 24.9% 17.8% 23.5% 20.8% 22.1%
Not very important 9.5% 7.2% 6.4% 12.3% 9.4%
Don't know 0.5% 3.6% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.2% 0.9% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 63.5% 72.3% 67.8%
Fairly important 24.5% 19.6% 22.1%
Not very important 11.6% 6.9% 9.3%
Don't know 0.1% 0.9% 0.5%
Refused 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
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 73.2% 69.4% 62.8% 55.1% 60.6% 67.5%
Fairly important 19.2% 21.3% 29.8% 29.6% 24.1% 22.4%
Not very important 7.4% 8.5% 6.8% 14.4% 14.6% 9.5%
Don't know 0.2% 0.8% 0.5% 0.7% 0.3% 0.5%
Refused 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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