Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SREGION

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

Respondent's census region, from sample
  1) Northeast
  2) Midwest
  3) South
  4) West

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Northeast 18.9% 18.9%
Midwest 22.6% 41.5%
South 36.8% 78.3%
West 21.7% 100%
Total N = 4013

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Northeast 16.9% 16.8% 18.7% 21.8% 19.3% 19.4% 19.0%
Midwest 24.8% 24.0% 22.0% 21.9% 21.6% 21.4% 22.5%
South 34.0% 32.2% 39.7% 37.1% 39.5% 37.6% 36.8%
West 24.3% 26.9% 19.6% 19.2% 19.5% 21.6% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3951


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
Northeast 16.0% 15.5% 18.8% 18.0% 18.9% 24.7% 18.8%
Midwest 23.7% 21.8% 22.7% 26.6% 22.5% 19.7% 22.8%
South 39.7% 43.7% 37.9% 31.2% 33.7% 33.2% 36.6%
West 20.6% 19.0% 20.5% 24.2% 24.9% 22.4% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Northeast 18.6% 24.4% 16.8% 17.7% 19.4% 18.9%
Midwest 21.6% 19.9% 21.8% 22.9% 25.8% 22.5%
South 38.2% 35.2% 40.5% 42.3% 30.4% 36.8%
West 21.5% 20.5% 20.9% 17.1% 24.5% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Northeast 13.8% 29.4% 10.9% 29.6% 19.5% 18.7%
Midwest 23.1% 22.7% 22.5% 17.7% 24.0% 22.8%
South 49.1% 26.5% 31.1% 22.7% 29.6% 36.7%
West 13.9% 21.4% 35.5% 30.0% 26.9% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3954


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
Northeast 15.7% 19.6% 17.6% 19.8% 22.1% 18.9%
Midwest 17.1% 24.4% 24.3% 18.2% 25.9% 22.6%
South 51.5% 35.6% 32.5% 36.6% 32.8% 36.7%
West 15.6% 20.4% 25.5% 25.4% 19.2% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Northeast 20.2% 17.7% 18.9%
Midwest 21.7% 23.4% 22.6%
South 35.9% 37.5% 36.8%
West 22.1% 21.4% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Northeast 13.4% 17.1% 19.6% 24.3% 23.0% 19.2%
Midwest 20.8% 22.5% 22.9% 24.0% 19.3% 22.5%
South 44.6% 38.6% 35.0% 34.0% 30.8% 36.5%
West 21.2% 21.8% 22.5% 17.6% 26.9% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801