Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SUSR1

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

Community type
  1) Urban
  2) Suburban
  3) Rural

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Urban 30.4% 30.4%
Suburban 50.3% 80.7%
Rural 19.3% 100%
Total N = 3012

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Urban 35.0% 34.0% 28.9% 29.1% 29.9% 29.3% 30.4%
Suburban 50.3% 48.2% 55.0% 52.6% 48.4% 47.4% 50.3%
Rural 14.8% 17.9% 16.1% 18.2% 21.7% 23.3% 19.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2955


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
Urban 33.6% 30.7% 33.6% 30.5% 25.8% 26.5% 30.3%
Suburban 38.8% 44.7% 43.7% 49.6% 59.1% 63.1% 49.8%
Rural 27.6% 24.6% 22.7% 19.9% 15.0% 10.4% 19.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2395


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Urban 25.9% 35.3% 38.4% 35.3% 38.7% 30.5%
Suburban 54.6% 46.8% 40.6% 43.9% 45.1% 50.3%
Rural 19.5% 17.9% 21.0% 20.8% 16.2% 19.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Urban 27.0% 30.7% 37.5% 47.4% 29.4% 30.4%
Suburban 49.1% 57.4% 41.7% 44.0% 50.3% 50.3%
Rural 23.9% 11.9% 20.8% 8.7% 20.3% 19.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2964


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
Urban 32.9% 27.0% 30.1% 35.4% 32.3% 30.6%
Suburban 40.2% 48.0% 53.8% 53.3% 54.9% 50.3%
Rural 26.9% 25.0% 16.1% 11.4% 12.8% 19.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2993


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Urban 29.8% 30.9% 30.4%
Suburban 50.3% 50.3% 50.3%
Rural 19.9% 18.8% 19.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3012


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Urban 29.8% 25.6% 31.7% 35.7% 36.4% 30.2%
Suburban 48.4% 53.1% 51.5% 50.0% 40.2% 51.0%
Rural 21.7% 21.3% 16.8% 14.3% 23.5% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2842