U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB1C

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

Q.B1c. How about more people having children without getting married? [READ AS NECESSARY: Has this been a change for the better, a change for the worse, or hasn't this made much difference?]
  1) Change for the better
  2) Change for the worse
  3) Hasn't made much difference
  4) (VOL) Mixed changes
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Change for the better 4.9% 4.9%
Change for the worse 55.2% 60.1%
Hasn't made much difference 35.1% 95.2%
(VOL) Mixed changes 1.5% 96.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.3% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Change for the better 4.6% 5.2% 4.9%
Change for the worse 56.2% 54.3% 55.2%
Hasn't made much difference 34.6% 35.5% 35.1%
(VOL) Mixed changes 1.3% 1.6% 1.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Change for the better 2.6% 6.5% 4.8% 5.3% 4.5% 4.8%
Change for the worse 74.8% 44.8% 51.9% 53.5% 60.6% 55.4%
Hasn't made much difference 19.7% 43.4% 38.4% 34.6% 29.8% 35.2%
(VOL) Mixed changes 0.9% 1.6% 1.7% 1.4% 0.7% 1.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.0% 3.8% 3.2% 5.2% 4.5% 3.2%
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
Change for the better 6.5% 4.8% 3.9% 4.3% 4.2% 4.8%
Change for the worse 47.1% 55.6% 59.2% 58.7% 56.8% 55.2%
Hasn't made much difference 40.8% 35.7% 33.0% 33.3% 34.6% 35.7%
(VOL) Mixed changes 1.7% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.9% 2.7% 2.7% 2.4% 3.0% 3.0%
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
Change for the better 8.3% 4.4% 4.1% 5.3% 4.7% 4.9%
Change for the worse 47.3% 55.7% 57.4% 55.5% 54.7% 55.3%
Hasn't made much difference 37.7% 35.2% 34.0% 34.9% 36.0% 35.1%
(VOL) Mixed changes 1.8% 1.3% 1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 1.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.9% 3.5% 3.1% 2.7% 2.9% 3.3%
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
Change for the better 6.8% 5.9% 5.0% 4.4% 2.9% 4.9%
Change for the worse 43.2% 47.7% 56.1% 59.5% 66.1% 55.1%
Hasn't made much difference 45.4% 40.6% 34.6% 32.0% 25.9% 35.2%
(VOL) Mixed changes 1.8% 1.7% 1.3% 1.2% 1.4% 1.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.9% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.6% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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