Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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RELPOL4

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

And how do you feel about this statement: It's important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (q28)
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 30.1% 30.1%
Mostly agree 38.8% 68.9%
Mostly disagree 16.6% 85.5%
Completely disagree 10.6% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 99.9%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 18.8% 28.6% 32.1% 31.8% 29.6% 36.2% 30.3%
Mostly agree 39.2% 33.1% 36.8% 44.1% 41.3% 38.7% 38.9%
Mostly disagree 18.8% 18.1% 18.8% 15.9% 17.0% 12.1% 16.7%
Completely disagree 17.3% 16.8% 10.3% 6.0% 9.1% 6.7% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 3.4% 1.9% 2.2% 3.1% 6.3% 3.6%
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
Completely agree 55.5% 40.2% 29.1% 20.9% 15.9% 11.3% 0.0% 30.4%
Mostly agree 34.4% 43.1% 44.1% 41.9% 35.6% 25.4% 0.0% 38.9%
Mostly disagree 3.1% 10.5% 15.9% 23.1% 26.8% 25.7% 0.0% 16.7%
Completely disagree 3.8% 3.7% 7.8% 9.8% 16.5% 34.9% 0.0% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 2.5% 3.1% 4.3% 5.2% 2.8% 0.0% 3.5%
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
Completely agree 47.5% 31.4% 28.7% 21.9% 30.2%
Mostly agree 32.3% 40.3% 42.2% 37.9% 39.0%
Mostly disagree 9.2% 15.2% 17.2% 21.2% 16.6%
Completely disagree 6.2% 9.4% 7.7% 16.5% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 3.6% 4.3% 2.5% 3.6%
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
Completely agree 34.4% 36.0% 30.3% 30.5% 24.1% 22.9% 29.8%
Mostly agree 37.4% 39.6% 40.1% 42.6% 45.3% 33.3% 39.4%
Mostly disagree 15.4% 13.3% 15.4% 16.5% 17.5% 24.2% 17.1%
Completely disagree 9.9% 8.2% 11.1% 7.5% 9.1% 17.3% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.9% 4.1% 2.2% 3.0%
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
Completely agree 33.6% 29.0% 37.1% 19.6% 30.2%
Mostly agree 39.0% 38.8% 39.8% 38.4% 38.9%
Mostly disagree 15.3% 16.7% 11.2% 21.9% 16.6%
Completely disagree 9.4% 11.9% 3.9% 15.4% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 3.7% 8.1% 4.7% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 26.7% 33.3% 30.1%
Mostly agree 38.5% 39.1% 38.8%
Mostly disagree 18.0% 15.4% 16.6%
Completely disagree 12.5% 8.8% 10.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.4% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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