Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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COUNTR_B

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q202)
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 28.2% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 65.2% 93.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Satisfied 40.0% 27.2% 24.5% 30.9% 28.1% 21.1% 28.3%
Dissatisfied 55.5% 63.7% 68.1% 64.2% 65.1% 72.5% 65.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.5% 9.1% 7.4% 5.0% 6.8% 6.4% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Satisfied 30.1% 29.4% 29.9% 24.9% 32.1% 29.2% 29.2%
Dissatisfied 64.1% 63.0% 62.7% 69.6% 64.1% 66.0% 64.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 7.6% 7.4% 5.6% 3.7% 4.8% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Satisfied 26.6% 30.9% 30.4% 25.4% 31.2% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 67.4% 51.5% 67.0% 68.8% 62.4% 65.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 17.5% 2.5% 5.8% 6.5% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Satisfied 23.9% 32.7% 25.0% 43.1% 30.1% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 69.2% 60.9% 71.3% 50.1% 61.5% 65.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.9% 6.4% 3.7% 6.8% 8.4% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Satisfied 33.0% 23.2% 27.6% 32.7% 31.6% 28.3%
Dissatisfied 58.8% 70.1% 66.2% 62.6% 61.5% 65.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.2% 6.7% 6.2% 4.6% 6.8% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 28.4% 28.0% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 65.6% 64.8% 65.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 7.2% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Satisfied 13.4% 19.1% 31.7% 40.8% 47.4% 28.5%
Dissatisfied 84.1% 76.8% 61.3% 51.4% 46.6% 65.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 4.2% 7.0% 7.8% 6.0% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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