Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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EDUC_RE

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

Recoded education (RECEDUC)
  1) Less than a high school diploma
  2) High school graduate
  3) Some college, no four-year degree
  4) At least a four-year college degree
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less than a high school diploma 13.5% 13.5%
High school graduate 34.5% 48%
Some college, no four-year degree 24% 72%
At least a four-year college degree 27.6% 99.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .4% 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
Less than a high school diploma 16.3% 12.7% 9.0% 11.4% 12.3% 21.4% 13.7%
High school graduate 33.5% 30.8% 32.3% 37.1% 36.9% 37.4% 34.7%
Some college, no four-year degree 41.9% 21.3% 22.4% 22.9% 22.2% 17.3% 24.0%
At least a four-year college degree 8.2% 35.2% 36.3% 28.6% 28.2% 23.4% 27.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 0.2%
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
Less than a high school diploma 33.8% 17.0% 13.5% 4.1% 2.2% 1.0% 12.7%
High school graduate 41.1% 51.3% 41.6% 32.0% 21.7% 17.4% 34.5%
Some college, no four-year degree 16.3% 18.7% 25.5% 33.9% 32.6% 23.0% 24.6%
At least a four-year college degree 8.7% 12.8% 19.3% 30.0% 43.4% 58.3% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
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
Less than a high school diploma 10.6% 27.9% 17.0% 25.8% 11.0% 13.5%
High school graduate 32.4% 27.4% 42.7% 39.3% 36.4% 34.6%
Some college, no four-year degree 22.8% 28.5% 18.2% 16.9% 30.7% 24.0%
At least a four-year college degree 33.8% 16.1% 22.2% 17.4% 21.9% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1% 0.2%
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
Less than a high school diploma 15.0% 13.5% 12.6% 8.3% 12.9% 13.6%
High school graduate 35.4% 33.6% 40.1% 18.4% 33.6% 34.5%
Some college, no four-year degree 22.8% 23.9% 27.1% 23.9% 25.1% 24.1%
At least a four-year college degree 26.4% 28.6% 20.3% 48.7% 28.3% 27.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1% 0.3%
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
Less than a high school diploma 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.6%
High school graduate 0.0% 100.0% 12.0% 0.0% 0.0% 34.6%
Some college, no four-year degree 0.0% 0.0% 88.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.1%
At least a four-year college degree 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 14.5% 12.5% 13.5%
High school graduate 34.4% 34.6% 34.5%
Some college, no four-year degree 22.8% 25.1% 24.0%
At least a four-year college degree 27.8% 27.3% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.4% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 10.4% 13.3% 11.3% 11.0% 22.8% 12.6%
High school graduate 37.3% 37.8% 33.5% 27.7% 29.7% 34.1%
Some college, no four-year degree 25.2% 23.3% 26.1% 24.8% 17.5% 24.3%
At least a four-year college degree 26.8% 25.3% 29.0% 36.4% 29.8% 28.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801