Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ENGLIT1

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

If HISPX = 1: Would you say you can carry on a conversation in English, 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 54.3% 54.3%
Pretty well 12.1% 66.4%
Just a little 26.1% 92.5%
Not at all 7.2% 99.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .3% 100%
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 62.9% 56.7% 50.2% 45.3% 42.5% 65.7% 54.3%
Pretty well 8.4% 11.3% 7.4% 16.1% 20.1% 21.1% 12.1%
Just a little 21.3% 25.9% 36.4% 32.4% 14.0% 9.6% 26.0%
Not at all 7.4% 6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 19.0% 3.6% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5% 0.0% 0.3%
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 34.0% 42.3% 63.1% 88.0% 96.1% 81.5% 58.3%
Pretty well 9.9% 14.2% 13.4% 2.6% 0.0% 13.1% 9.8%
Just a little 45.6% 38.3% 22.8% 6.0% 3.9% 5.4% 27.2%
Not at all 10.6% 5.2% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
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 53.4% 47.3% 38.1% 24.2% 70.9% 54.2%
Pretty well 13.9% 5.7% 19.3% 24.2% 7.4% 12.1%
Just a little 25.2% 34.4% 40.6% 33.0% 16.2% 26.1%
Not at all 7.3% 12.6% 2.0% 13.2% 5.5% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 5.5% 0.0% 0.3%
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 46.5% 51.7% 62.8% 100.0% 61.6% 54.4%
Pretty well 14.1% 9.8% 6.7% 0.0% 17.9% 11.5%
Just a little 34.2% 28.4% 24.1% 0.0% 16.2% 26.4%
Not at all 3.1% 10.1% 6.3% 0.0% 4.3% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
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 28.5% 54.8% 78.6% 73.4% 83.2% 54.2%
Pretty well 13.4% 13.5% 11.5% 8.2% 4.0% 12.1%
Just a little 38.2% 29.5% 9.9% 15.8% 12.9% 26.1%
Not at all 19.2% 1.8% 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.7% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
314


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 51.4% 58.1% 54.3%
Pretty well 9.9% 14.9% 12.1%
Just a little 31.1% 19.6% 26.1%
Not at all 7.3% 7.0% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
314


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very well 68.0% 42.3% 58.5% 59.8% 68.5% 54.8%
Pretty well 23.0% 15.9% 10.1% 8.9% 9.9% 12.5%
Just a little 9.0% 29.6% 25.9% 29.4% 18.5% 26.3%
Not at all 0.0% 12.3% 5.1% 1.9% 0.0% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 3.1% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
298