Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ENGLIT2

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

If HISPX = 1: Would you say you can read a newspaper or book in English 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 53.6% 53.6%
Pretty well 14.9% 68.5%
Just a little 21.5% 90%
Not at all 9.7% 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 65.8% 54.0% 45.8% 48.3% 49.7% 51.8% 53.4%
Pretty well 6.1% 18.1% 16.4% 12.6% 20.7% 27.1% 15.0%
Just a little 16.4% 18.8% 29.4% 32.9% 6.1% 12.7% 21.5%
Not at all 11.7% 9.1% 8.4% 6.2% 19.0% 8.4% 9.8%
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 31.0% 48.0% 63.4% 91.9% 78.9% 89.2% 57.9%
Pretty well 9.7% 22.6% 17.6% 1.7% 17.2% 5.4% 13.3%
Just a little 42.3% 24.1% 18.3% 3.0% 3.9% 5.4% 22.3%
Not at all 16.9% 5.3% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0% 0.0% 6.4%
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 49.4% 41.6% 45.9% 22.8% 75.1% 53.4%
Pretty well 19.0% 11.4% 13.1% 40.2% 6.3% 15.0%
Just a little 21.6% 26.8% 30.3% 18.5% 15.3% 21.5%
Not at all 9.6% 20.2% 10.7% 13.0% 3.3% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 5.4% 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 44.2% 54.0% 62.5% 100.0% 55.2% 54.0%
Pretty well 23.4% 8.8% 16.2% 0.0% 20.3% 14.0%
Just a little 26.7% 24.1% 17.4% 0.0% 13.9% 21.7%
Not at all 3.6% 13.1% 4.0% 0.0% 10.6% 9.8%
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 21.4% 59.5% 78.8% 74.3% 86.3% 53.6%
Pretty well 16.8% 15.7% 14.1% 12.0% 3.9% 14.9%
Just a little 37.6% 19.3% 7.1% 10.9% 9.8% 21.5%
Not at all 23.6% 5.1% 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 9.7%
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 49.8% 58.5% 53.5%
Pretty well 13.2% 17.1% 14.9%
Just a little 27.3% 13.9% 21.5%
Not at all 9.5% 10.0% 9.7%
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 61.5% 43.1% 59.7% 58.5% 69.1% 54.9%
Pretty well 38.5% 14.9% 11.7% 16.7% 8.0% 15.0%
Just a little 0.0% 25.5% 22.6% 18.2% 18.5% 21.1%
Not at all 0.0% 16.6% 5.6% 6.6% 1.2% 8.7%
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