Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

Do you think you and your family would be [better off or worse off] if the president and Congress passed health care reform, or don't you think it would make much difference? [Choices 1 and 2 were read in reverse order for random respondents] (Q221A) [Note: This question was read after CTRBET_B for random respondents.]
  1) Better off
  2) Worse off
  3) Wouldn't make much difference
  4) Depends (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Better off 27% 27%
Worse off 29.8% 56.8%
Wouldn't make much difference 36% 92.8%
Depends (VOL.) 1.9% 94.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 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
Better off 38.2% 30.4% 27.8% 21.2% 29.0% 19.3% 27.1%
Worse off 21.9% 26.6% 32.9% 33.1% 30.6% 30.7% 29.7%
Wouldn't make much difference 36.2% 37.3% 33.7% 38.0% 33.0% 37.7% 36.1%
Depends (VOL.) 0.6% 2.1% 1.5% 1.4% 1.9% 4.1% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 3.5% 4.1% 6.3% 5.6% 8.3% 5.2%
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
Better off 41.7% 33.5% 30.2% 24.3% 26.7% 15.1% 28.4%
Worse off 12.1% 22.7% 27.7% 33.4% 36.0% 44.4% 29.5%
Wouldn't make much difference 37.3% 37.3% 35.4% 36.6% 32.8% 35.6% 35.8%
Depends (VOL.) 2.4% 1.6% 1.9% 2.4% 1.1% 1.5% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 5.0% 4.6% 3.3% 3.3% 3.4% 4.4%
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
Better off 21.0% 44.4% 37.6% 26.4% 32.4% 27.0%
Worse off 37.9% 9.1% 17.5% 19.4% 24.6% 29.9%
Wouldn't make much difference 34.5% 40.9% 38.2% 37.6% 36.6% 35.9%
Depends (VOL.) 1.8% 1.6% 1.4% 4.1% 1.9% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 3.9% 5.3% 12.5% 4.6% 5.3%
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
Better off 23.3% 23.8% 32.5% 40.4% 31.9% 27.0%
Worse off 32.9% 32.9% 30.3% 19.9% 21.3% 29.8%
Wouldn't make much difference 36.2% 35.7% 29.9% 33.7% 40.4% 35.9%
Depends (VOL.) 2.5% 1.6% 2.2% 0.4% 1.5% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 5.9% 5.1% 5.6% 4.9% 5.3%
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
Better off 44.0% 24.7% 23.1% 22.9% 28.7% 27.0%
Worse off 11.8% 27.1% 36.3% 35.3% 34.4% 29.9%
Wouldn't make much difference 35.3% 39.7% 33.9% 35.9% 32.8% 36.0%
Depends (VOL.) 1.6% 2.7% 1.3% 1.3% 2.7% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.2% 5.8% 5.4% 4.6% 1.4% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Better off 24.8% 29.0% 27.0%
Worse off 33.2% 26.7% 29.8%
Wouldn't make much difference 36.3% 35.7% 36.0%
Depends (VOL.) 1.7% 2.1% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 6.5% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Better off 14.9% 18.0% 29.7% 41.2% 48.9% 27.7%
Worse off 61.0% 46.3% 22.4% 12.3% 4.5% 30.7%
Wouldn't make much difference 18.8% 30.8% 42.9% 40.2% 34.1% 35.9%
Depends (VOL.) 1.8% 1.1% 2.1% 1.8% 4.5% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 3.9% 2.9% 4.5% 8.0% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893