Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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RACE2

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

Which of the following describes your race? [RACE2 captures the second answer respondents provided to this question, when applicable.] (RACE1_2)
  2) Black or African-American
  3) Asian or Asian-American
  4) Some other race

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Black or African-American 21% 21%
Asian or Asian-American 7.9% 28.9%
Some other race 71.1% 100%
Total N = 56

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Black or African-American 17.0% 41.4% 0.0% 4.8% 11.6% 5.6% 21.0%
Asian or Asian-American 21.6% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 0.0% 16.7% 7.9%
Some other race 61.4% 58.6% 100.0% 90.5% 88.4% 77.8% 71.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
56


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
Black or African-American 14.3% 30.3% 20.6% 23.7% 0.0% 7.1% 19.1%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 5.3% 17.6% 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 9.0%
Some other race 85.7% 64.5% 61.8% 76.3% 100.0% 64.3% 71.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
48


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Black or African-American 16.1% 0.0% 35.2% 0.0% 23.1% 21.2%
Asian or Asian-American 3.2% 0.0% 8.5% 0.0% 13.9% 7.8%
Some other race 80.6% 100.0% 56.3% 100.0% 63.0% 71.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
56


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Black or African-American 23.8% 23.5% 19.3% 0.0% 22.4% 20.7%
Asian or Asian-American 3.8% 5.9% 4.5% 43.8% 10.5% 8.2%
Some other race 72.5% 70.6% 76.1% 56.3% 67.1% 71.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
54


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
Black or African-American 23.8% 19.3% 18.5% 31.4% 13.6% 21.2%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 21.1% 6.5% 0.0% 22.7% 7.8%
Some other race 76.2% 59.6% 75.0% 68.6% 63.6% 70.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
56


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Black or African-American 16.5% 26.7% 21.0%
Asian or Asian-American 10.6% 4.4% 7.9%
Some other race 72.9% 68.9% 71.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
56


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Black or African-American 9.6% 33.3% 17.6% 36.1% 0.0% 20.8%
Asian or Asian-American 0.0% 0.0% 12.9% 3.3% 30.6% 8.3%
Some other race 90.4% 66.7% 69.4% 60.7% 69.4% 70.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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