Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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AGE_RE

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

Respondent's age, recoded (RECAGE)
  1) 18 to 24
  2) 25 to 34
  3) 35 to 44
  4) 45 to 54
  5) 55 to 64
  6) 65 or older
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
18 to 24 13.2% 13.2%
25 to 34 16.6% 29.8%
35 to 44 17.9% 47.7%
45 to 54 19.4% 67.1%
55 to 64 14.8% 81.9%
65 or older 16.9% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 100.1%
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
18 to 24 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.3%
25 to 34 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.8%
35 to 44 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.2%
45 to 54 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.6%
55 to 64 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 15.0%
65 or older 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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
18 to 24 16.5% 15.3% 13.8% 10.1% 11.5% 10.0% 13.0%
25 to 34 19.5% 20.0% 18.5% 17.2% 16.6% 13.6% 17.6%
35 to 44 19.8% 13.3% 16.8% 21.9% 24.8% 21.8% 19.6%
45 to 54 13.1% 13.1% 18.4% 20.5% 23.6% 30.4% 19.8%
55 to 64 10.8% 16.1% 14.7% 16.7% 15.4% 14.6% 14.5%
65 or older 19.4% 21.9% 17.2% 13.2% 7.8% 8.3% 14.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 0.2% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 1.3% 0.7%
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
18 to 24 2.4% 17.4% 1.6% 0.2% 48.5% 13.2%
25 to 34 14.7% 30.6% 11.6% 1.0% 24.8% 16.7%
35 to 44 22.2% 22.2% 18.4% 1.0% 11.3% 18.0%
45 to 54 23.8% 18.1% 28.3% 5.9% 8.4% 19.4%
55 to 64 17.6% 7.7% 24.3% 16.3% 4.5% 14.8%
65 or older 18.1% 4.0% 14.9% 72.7% 2.0% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.2% 0.2% 0.9% 3.0% 0.4% 1.0%
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
18 to 24 7.1% 12.2% 21.4% 15.3% 21.5% 13.1%
25 to 34 11.8% 15.5% 21.2% 23.3% 24.3% 16.7%
35 to 44 16.9% 18.0% 22.1% 17.0% 17.4% 18.0%
45 to 54 20.7% 21.9% 17.6% 18.1% 15.3% 19.5%
55 to 64 17.6% 14.1% 9.8% 15.5% 11.8% 14.6%
65 or older 24.6% 17.2% 7.2% 10.7% 8.7% 17.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 1.2% 0.7% 0.1% 1.1% 1.1%
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
18 to 24 15.9% 13.8% 20.6% 5.0% 2.4% 13.2%
25 to 34 15.7% 14.2% 15.5% 22.8% 19.1% 16.7%
35 to 44 12.0% 16.8% 16.8% 24.7% 22.1% 18.0%
45 to 54 16.4% 20.8% 18.8% 21.2% 18.7% 19.5%
55 to 64 13.5% 15.5% 14.3% 13.3% 17.5% 14.8%
65 or older 26.7% 18.3% 12.8% 12.2% 17.3% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.5% 1.3% 0.8% 2.9% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
18 to 24 13.9% 12.5% 13.2%
25 to 34 17.4% 15.9% 16.6%
35 to 44 18.5% 17.4% 17.9%
45 to 54 19.7% 19.1% 19.4%
55 to 64 14.8% 14.8% 14.8%
65 or older 14.9% 18.7% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 1.6% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
18 to 24 11.0% 9.6% 14.6% 18.2% 16.8% 13.4%
25 to 34 10.7% 12.6% 18.6% 20.6% 21.8% 16.5%
35 to 44 18.4% 20.1% 18.2% 16.8% 15.0% 18.4%
45 to 54 24.3% 21.5% 19.1% 17.3% 15.2% 19.8%
55 to 64 13.6% 16.4% 13.4% 14.3% 16.1% 14.7%
65 or older 21.6% 19.1% 14.8% 12.2% 14.1% 16.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 0.7% 1.2% 0.5% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801