Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

How much, if anything, have you heard about the bills in Congress to overhaul the health care system? (Q215)
  1) A lot
  2) A little
  3) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A lot 52.5% 52.5%
A little 39.8% 92.3%
Nothing at all 6.6% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 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
A lot 28.3% 49.1% 52.9% 55.6% 62.0% 62.2% 52.4%
A little 59.2% 41.3% 42.8% 38.2% 32.1% 29.3% 39.9%
Nothing at all 12.2% 8.4% 3.8% 5.3% 4.9% 5.8% 6.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 1.2% 0.6% 0.9% 1.0% 2.7% 1.1%
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
A lot 39.7% 46.3% 47.7% 58.6% 63.8% 62.6% 52.9%
A little 46.5% 40.4% 42.7% 37.1% 32.1% 36.3% 39.5%
Nothing at all 12.9% 11.0% 8.0% 3.4% 4.0% 0.2% 6.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 2.3% 1.5% 0.9% 0.1% 0.9% 1.1%
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
A lot 59.4% 46.5% 48.0% 47.3% 39.5% 52.4%
A little 34.9% 42.4% 43.9% 44.4% 48.7% 39.9%
Nothing at all 4.5% 11.1% 6.0% 6.0% 11.0% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 0.0% 2.2% 2.3% 0.8% 1.1%
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
A lot 54.6% 54.8% 46.9% 59.0% 46.6% 52.5%
A little 39.0% 37.7% 39.0% 36.2% 45.6% 39.8%
Nothing at all 5.3% 6.1% 13.5% 3.9% 6.5% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 1.4% 0.7% 0.8% 1.3% 1.1%
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
A lot 37.0% 44.3% 49.9% 65.1% 79.0% 52.4%
A little 48.1% 46.0% 44.2% 29.9% 18.9% 39.9%
Nothing at all 14.5% 8.3% 5.2% 3.2% 1.2% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.4% 1.4% 0.7% 1.9% 0.9% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 54.1% 51.0% 52.5%
A little 37.3% 42.1% 39.8%
Nothing at all 7.4% 5.7% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A lot 68.7% 59.9% 45.3% 51.9% 53.1% 53.7%
A little 26.3% 34.8% 46.6% 41.8% 35.9% 39.5%
Nothing at all 3.8% 4.4% 6.5% 5.6% 11.0% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.2% 1.0% 1.6% 0.6% 0.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893