Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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CHR

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

If RELIG = 11-12 or 99: Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? [Note: If respondent named a non-Christian religion in RELIG, CHR was not read and respondent was assigned a value of 2 on CHR.]
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 54.7% 54.7%
No 37.2% 91.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.1% 100%
Total N = 558

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes 44.2% 46.6% 54.2% 63.1% 62.6% 63.0% 54.3%
No 53.9% 46.3% 33.6% 28.0% 28.5% 28.0% 37.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 7.1% 12.3% 8.9% 8.9% 8.9% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
544


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
Yes 64.2% 54.8% 51.5% 38.9% 57.3% 55.3% 54.5%
No 30.2% 40.9% 37.5% 53.6% 41.3% 38.4% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 4.3% 10.9% 7.5% 1.3% 6.3% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
456


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 58.1% 48.4% 55.0% 78.0% 47.7% 54.7%
No 32.2% 45.5% 29.4% 20.2% 49.2% 37.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.7% 6.1% 15.6% 1.8% 3.1% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
553


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes 100.0% 0.0% 76.5% 29.7% 55.0% 54.3%
No 0.0% 0.0% 23.5% 53.9% 39.8% 39.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.4% 5.2% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
499


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
Yes 50.3% 61.5% 50.7% 48.1% 56.4% 54.4%
No 45.7% 34.3% 38.0% 42.1% 30.2% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 4.3% 11.2% 9.9% 13.4% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
553


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 48.7% 61.0% 54.7%
No 42.2% 32.0% 37.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.1% 7.0% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
558


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 66.1% 65.5% 60.2% 37.4% 49.5% 55.8%
No 29.4% 31.2% 31.4% 54.0% 46.2% 37.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 3.2% 8.4% 8.6% 4.3% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
509