U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QA1

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

Q.A.1. Generally, how would you say things are these days in your life? Would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?
  1) Very happy
  2) Pretty happy
  3) Not too happy
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very happy 32.3% 32.3%
Pretty happy 51.6% 83.9%
Not too happy 13.8% 97.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.3% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very happy 30.2% 34.4% 32.3%
Pretty happy 53.0% 50.3% 51.6%
Not too happy 14.3% 13.3% 13.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.5% 2.0% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Very happy 35.3% 32.0% 30.0% 34.7% 30.5% 32.1%
Pretty happy 50.7% 52.4% 53.3% 46.7% 45.5% 52.0%
Not too happy 12.0% 13.6% 14.5% 15.3% 19.9% 13.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.0% 2.2% 3.3% 4.1% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very happy 27.6% 27.7% 31.4% 35.0% 40.7% 31.8%
Pretty happy 45.1% 54.4% 56.3% 55.7% 51.2% 52.3%
Not too happy 23.8% 15.6% 11.0% 8.5% 6.9% 13.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.5% 2.3% 1.4% 0.9% 1.2% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Very happy 33.1% 29.6% 30.3% 37.0% 37.9% 32.3%
Pretty happy 38.3% 51.6% 54.7% 53.6% 52.4% 51.7%
Not too happy 23.2% 16.4% 13.0% 8.1% 8.4% 13.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 5.4% 2.3% 2.0% 1.3% 1.3% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Very happy 32.6% 35.5% 31.8% 29.6% 32.5% 32.3%
Pretty happy 58.5% 52.0% 51.2% 50.2% 47.2% 51.7%
Not too happy 7.7% 10.4% 15.1% 17.9% 17.1% 13.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.0% 1.9% 2.3% 3.2% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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