Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SPANLIT1

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

If HISPX = 1: Would you say you can carry on a conversation in Spanish, both understanding and speaking, very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all?
  1) Very well
  2) Pretty well
  3) Just a little
  4) Not at all
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very well 46.8% 46.8%
Pretty well 27.5% 74.3%
Just a little 16.6% 90.9%
Not at all 8.2% 99.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1% 100.1%
Total N = 314

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Very well 48.5% 48.8% 38.5% 50.1% 48.9% 48.2% 46.9%
Pretty well 32.5% 23.9% 37.9% 23.3% 11.7% 22.9% 27.5%
Just a little 11.4% 16.9% 15.8% 20.1% 22.8% 17.5% 16.5%
Not at all 6.3% 10.4% 6.1% 6.5% 16.7% 6.6% 8.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 0.0% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
313


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
Very well 47.7% 39.4% 47.1% 48.7% 54.4% 38.0% 46.3%
Pretty well 31.9% 29.8% 36.1% 17.9% 17.8% 21.7% 28.8%
Just a little 15.3% 19.6% 12.7% 24.8% 20.6% 15.5% 17.1%
Not at all 3.9% 11.2% 3.4% 8.5% 7.2% 24.8% 7.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.2% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
262


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very well 48.6% 47.5% 44.7% 42.9% 44.4% 46.7%
Pretty well 26.6% 26.9% 34.4% 40.7% 24.5% 27.5%
Just a little 15.0% 17.7% 12.3% 12.1% 21.4% 16.6%
Not at all 9.1% 5.4% 8.6% 4.4% 8.4% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
313


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Very well 31.5% 53.1% 37.5% 6.9% 49.6% 46.5%
Pretty well 26.4% 28.1% 31.6% 41.4% 22.8% 27.4%
Just a little 21.2% 12.5% 24.1% 51.7% 18.5% 16.8%
Not at all 20.9% 4.4% 6.7% 0.0% 9.1% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
311


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
Very well 50.1% 46.4% 39.4% 48.6% 57.8% 46.7%
Pretty well 30.8% 27.7% 27.8% 20.8% 10.8% 27.4%
Just a little 14.7% 16.8% 17.0% 19.7% 23.5% 16.6%
Not at all 3.4% 8.7% 14.5% 8.2% 7.8% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 0.4% 1.3% 2.7% 0.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
314


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 43.5% 51.1% 46.8%
Pretty well 30.1% 24.0% 27.5%
Just a little 20.1% 11.9% 16.6%
Not at all 6.0% 11.1% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.4% 1.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
314


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very well 51.6% 51.6% 44.3% 41.1% 54.7% 47.3%
Pretty well 31.1% 28.7% 26.6% 26.2% 30.4% 27.8%
Just a little 6.6% 14.3% 18.2% 17.7% 11.2% 15.7%
Not at all 10.7% 5.0% 8.0% 14.9% 3.7% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.4% 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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