Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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SOCISSOP

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

In making your decision about who to vote for in the presidential election of 2008, will [INSERT ITEM, RANDOMIZE] be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? Social issues like abortion and gay marriage (Q11c)
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 38.3% 38.3%
Somewhat important 31.8% 70.1%
Not too important 17.3% 87.4%
Not at all important 10.9% 98.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6% 99.9%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very important 43.0% 38.2% 40.3% 37.1% 34.3% 38.5% 38.4%
Somewhat important 29.3% 34.6% 29.7% 35.5% 33.4% 28.1% 31.9%
Not too important 16.0% 14.4% 19.4% 16.7% 17.9% 19.0% 17.3%
Not at all important 10.8% 12.2% 8.9% 9.7% 12.8% 11.4% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 0.6% 1.7% 1.0% 1.5% 3.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2958


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never Don't know/Refused (VOL.) TOTAL
Very important 62.9% 43.6% 32.9% 27.5% 30.2% 33.2% 0.0% 38.5%
Somewhat important 19.2% 33.2% 34.1% 33.6% 35.2% 33.9% 0.0% 31.9%
Not too important 9.0% 13.9% 18.8% 25.8% 18.1% 19.1% 0.0% 17.3%
Not at all important 7.1% 8.1% 12.6% 11.1% 15.9% 12.0% 0.0% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 1.3% 1.7% 2.0% 0.6% 1.8% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2962


Education (I-EDUC)

None, grade one to eight, or high school incomplete (Grades 9-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or Some college, no four-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Very important 47.3% 39.7% 37.4% 33.5% 38.4%
Somewhat important 20.3% 30.7% 33.4% 37.8% 31.9%
Not too important 14.1% 16.8% 18.0% 18.9% 17.3%
Not at all important 14.1% 11.0% 10.4% 9.5% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 1.8% 0.8% 0.4% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2976


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
Very important 47.6% 42.9% 39.7% 38.3% 32.8% 28.4% 38.6%
Somewhat important 24.1% 29.3% 31.8% 34.9% 38.8% 37.3% 32.3%
Not too important 13.2% 13.9% 17.4% 18.6% 18.8% 22.0% 17.3%
Not at all important 14.0% 12.7% 8.3% 7.7% 9.7% 12.0% 10.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 1.2% 2.8% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2564


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very important 38.9% 39.4% 35.1% 37.5% 38.4%
Somewhat important 32.0% 32.3% 28.6% 32.8% 31.9%
Not too important 18.1% 16.2% 15.8% 16.3% 17.3%
Not at all important 9.9% 9.8% 15.1% 12.4% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 2.3% 5.4% 0.9% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 34.6% 41.8% 38.3%
Somewhat important 31.5% 32.1% 31.8%
Not too important 19.1% 15.7% 17.3%
Not at all important 13.3% 8.7% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 1.8% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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