Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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RACETHN

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

Race/ethnicity
  1) White, not Hispanic
  2) African-American, not Hispanic
  3) Hispanic
  4) Other, not Hispanic
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
White, not Hispanic 69.2% 69.2%
African-American, not Hispanic 10.9% 80.1%
Hispanic 13% 93.1%
Other, not Hispanic 6% 99.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .9% 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
White, not Hispanic 59.0% 61.7% 65.3% 72.0% 77.1% 79.2% 69.3%
African-American, not Hispanic 8.9% 9.6% 15.2% 10.9% 10.1% 9.9% 10.9%
Hispanic 22.0% 19.4% 14.6% 11.8% 6.9% 5.6% 13.1%
Other, not Hispanic 9.9% 8.6% 4.6% 4.6% 5.3% 4.0% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.7% 0.6% 1.2% 0.6%
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
White, not Hispanic 52.6% 66.2% 66.3% 75.8% 77.5% 84.7% 69.8%
African-American, not Hispanic 20.5% 10.1% 12.9% 9.1% 6.7% 3.7% 11.0%
Hispanic 20.2% 16.7% 14.7% 10.1% 9.5% 5.0% 12.9%
Other, not Hispanic 6.6% 7.0% 5.8% 4.6% 6.0% 5.3% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 1.4% 0.4%
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
White, not Hispanic 75.2% 52.8% 66.0% 71.4% 60.9% 69.3%
African-American, not Hispanic 8.0% 13.7% 13.9% 14.9% 14.5% 10.9%
Hispanic 11.2% 27.9% 12.2% 7.9% 15.2% 13.0%
Other, not Hispanic 4.7% 4.7% 7.9% 4.8% 9.3% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 1.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.2% 0.7%
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
White, not Hispanic 73.3% 64.8% 69.2% 60.3% 68.9% 69.4%
African-American, not Hispanic 16.3% 1.2% 13.5% 8.6% 9.8% 10.9%
Hispanic 5.5% 30.0% 10.4% 3.4% 13.2% 13.0%
Other, not Hispanic 4.1% 3.5% 5.8% 27.3% 7.7% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 0.5% 1.1% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
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
White, not Hispanic 45.8% 70.1% 72.2% 76.3% 78.3% 69.3%
African-American, not Hispanic 16.2% 11.8% 10.0% 7.6% 9.2% 10.9%
Hispanic 32.0% 13.1% 10.9% 6.5% 5.0% 13.1%
Other, not Hispanic 5.7% 4.7% 5.6% 9.0% 7.0% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 0.3% 1.3% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
White, not Hispanic 67.4% 70.8% 69.2%
African-American, not Hispanic 10.2% 11.6% 10.9%
Hispanic 15.3% 10.9% 13.0%
Other, not Hispanic 6.1% 6.0% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 0.7% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
White, not Hispanic 75.0% 74.3% 69.7% 62.1% 61.0% 69.9%
African-American, not Hispanic 8.4% 8.4% 11.3% 13.0% 14.4% 10.5%
Hispanic 9.6% 12.4% 12.5% 16.3% 14.8% 13.0%
Other, not Hispanic 6.8% 4.1% 6.2% 7.7% 8.1% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.8% 0.3% 0.9% 1.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801