Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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USBORN2

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

If USBORN1A = 1 and HISPX = 2 or 9: Were both of your parents born in the United States, or not? [Note: Those born in Puerto Rico or other non-state U.S. territories are not considered born on the U.S. for this question.]
  1) Yes, both parents born in the U.S.
  2) No, one or both parents born in another country
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, both parents born in the U.S. 92.9% 92.9%
No, one or both parents born in another country 6.8% 99.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .3% 100%
Total N = 3507

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, both parents born in the U.S. 90.7% 92.9% 95.5% 94.3% 93.9% 89.1% 92.8%
No, one or both parents born in another country 8.4% 6.6% 4.5% 5.3% 5.9% 10.8% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 0.6% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3460


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, both parents born in the U.S. 95.6% 95.4% 94.0% 91.6% 93.1% 89.0% 93.0%
No, one or both parents born in another country 4.0% 4.3% 5.3% 8.4% 6.9% 11.0% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 0.3% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2866


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, both parents born in the U.S. 93.1% 93.5% 93.1% 91.0% 92.5% 92.9%
No, one or both parents born in another country 6.7% 4.4% 6.4% 9.0% 7.3% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 2.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3491


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes, both parents born in the U.S. 96.1% 85.7% 95.7% 80.3% 92.8% 92.8%
No, one or both parents born in another country 3.7% 13.9% 4.3% 19.7% 6.3% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3458


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, both parents born in the U.S. 98.2% 94.0% 91.9% 90.4% 90.9% 92.9%
No, one or both parents born in another country 1.0% 5.8% 7.7% 9.4% 9.1% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3494


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, both parents born in the U.S. 92.0% 93.6% 92.9%
No, one or both parents born in another country 7.7% 6.1% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3507


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, both parents born in the U.S. 96.4% 93.9% 91.3% 91.0% 97.1% 92.9%
No, one or both parents born in another country 3.6% 6.0% 8.4% 8.9% 2.2% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.7% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3335