Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN72

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

In general, would you describe your political views as...?
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal
  5) Very liberal
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 4.9% 4.9%
Conservative 27.5% 32.4%
Moderate 27.5% 59.9%
Liberal 17.6% 77.5%
Very liberal 7.6% 85.1%
Don't know 10.4% 95.5%
Refused 4.5% 100%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very conservative 5.2% 4.9% 5.2% 2.7% 6.5% 5.0%
Conservative 24.5% 27.8% 33.2% 28.1% 25.2% 28.0%
Moderate 27.4% 28.7% 31.7% 21.1% 26.1% 28.2%
Liberal 22.2% 17.0% 13.7% 21.4% 15.8% 18.0%
Very liberal 9.9% 5.7% 6.5% 9.2% 9.4% 7.7%
Don't know 9.2% 13.7% 7.2% 13.2% 10.3% 10.4%
Refused 1.6% 2.3% 2.5% 4.3% 6.8% 2.7%
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 conservative 5.3% 6.5% 3.6% 4.6% 4.3% 5.0%
Conservative 29.9% 26.0% 25.1% 31.8% 25.0% 28.0%
Moderate 29.0% 29.1% 25.1% 22.0% 27.7% 28.1%
Liberal 14.8% 20.1% 29.5% 17.9% 20.4% 17.8%
Very liberal 7.5% 9.6% 3.2% 9.2% 8.3% 7.7%
Don't know 10.5% 7.1% 10.4% 9.8% 12.0% 10.6%
Refused 3.0% 1.5% 3.2% 4.6% 2.3% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Very conservative 5.9% 4.8% 4.8% 4.6% 4.9%
Conservative 27.3% 26.8% 29.5% 26.0% 27.5%
Moderate 27.1% 20.8% 27.5% 29.1% 27.5%
Liberal 19.4% 16.9% 16.3% 18.3% 17.6%
Very liberal 5.9% 8.7% 7.9% 7.7% 7.6%
Don't know 8.4% 17.5% 10.0% 9.9% 10.4%
Refused 5.9% 4.5% 4.0% 4.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 4.0% 5.7% 4.9%
Conservative 28.0% 27.0% 27.5%
Moderate 27.0% 28.1% 27.5%
Liberal 19.9% 15.2% 17.6%
Very liberal 8.5% 6.6% 7.6%
Don't know 8.3% 12.6% 10.4%
Refused 4.3% 4.8% 4.5%
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 conservative 4.7% 5.5% 3.7% 6.4% 3.8% 5.0%
Conservative 26.4% 30.9% 33.7% 24.7% 32.9% 28.5%
Moderate 21.5% 26.4% 33.7% 43.9% 36.2% 28.4%
Liberal 19.0% 18.2% 15.3% 17.9% 17.6% 18.3%
Very liberal 10.0% 8.8% 4.2% 3.2% 5.5% 7.9%
Don't know 17.0% 8.7% 6.8% 3.4% 3.0% 10.6%
Refused 1.5% 1.5% 2.6% 0.5% 1.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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