Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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IMPTISS

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

Which of these kinds of issues are more important in the United States today: issues like abortion and gay marriage or issues like poverty and homelessness? [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Issues like abortion and gay marriage
  2) Issues like poverty and homelessness
  3) Both
  4) Neither
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 18.1% 18.1%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 72.1% 90.2%
Both 6.7% 96.9%
Neither .9% 97.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 19.9% 18.0% 15.3% 16.2% 20.1% 22.3% 18.3%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 69.9% 70.8% 77.6% 76.1% 66.4% 66.6% 71.8%
Both 7.4% 7.0% 5.7% 7.7% 8.7% 4.7% 6.8%
Neither 0.0% 1.3% 0.9% 0.0% 1.7% 1.8% 0.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.0% 0.5% 0.0% 3.0% 4.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
985


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 38.9% 21.9% 9.7% 11.6% 8.3% 17.6% 18.3%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 42.7% 68.5% 80.0% 81.2% 85.7% 75.4% 72.0%
Both 15.6% 5.5% 5.8% 6.8% 2.9% 3.3% 6.6%
Neither 0.6% 0.7% 1.9% 0.0% 2.2% 0.8% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 3.4% 2.6% 0.5% 1.0% 2.9% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 25.5% 20.3% 16.9% 12.9% 18.2%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 58.3% 68.9% 75.4% 79.7% 72.0%
Both 4.3% 9.0% 5.2% 6.1% 6.7%
Neither 2.9% 0.5% 0.6% 1.0% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 1.4% 1.9% 0.3% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 18.3% 18.0% 18.1%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 72.3% 71.9% 72.1%
Both 6.7% 6.8% 6.7%
Neither 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.4% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 20.8% 16.7% 20.0% 13.9% 16.3% 16.4% 17.7%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 68.3% 75.1% 71.2% 79.0% 73.8% 73.9% 73.2%
Both 6.0% 2.3% 7.2% 5.6% 6.0% 8.2% 6.1%
Neither 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.6% 3.0% 0.7% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 5.9% 0.7% 0.9% 0.9% 0.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Issues like abortion and gay marriage 29.0% 14.5% 14.5% 19.3%
Issues like poverty and homelessness 59.6% 77.2% 76.9% 71.2%
Both 8.9% 5.5% 5.5% 6.6%
Neither 1.3% 0.0% 1.1% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 2.9% 2.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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