Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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CONDIT_A

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

A year from now, do you expect that economic conditions in the country as a whole will be better than they are at present, or worse, or just about the same as now? (Q106)
  1) Better
  2) Worse
  3) Same
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Better 44.6% 44.6%
Worse 19.1% 63.7%
Same 33.4% 97.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 100%
Total N = 2010

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Better 43.7% 48.0% 43.8% 42.6% 47.0% 42.4% 44.5%
Worse 12.9% 16.3% 19.3% 24.4% 21.2% 19.4% 19.2%
Same 42.5% 33.8% 34.5% 29.2% 29.4% 33.2% 33.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 1.8% 2.3% 3.8% 2.4% 5.0% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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
Better 42.1% 45.9% 48.0% 47.8% 46.5% 41.9% 45.2%
Worse 18.6% 17.8% 16.1% 24.2% 17.1% 20.9% 19.0%
Same 35.3% 35.2% 32.6% 27.4% 32.5% 36.1% 33.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 1.1% 3.4% 0.6% 4.0% 1.2% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1652


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Better 42.6% 49.1% 41.9% 44.1% 49.8% 44.7%
Worse 22.9% 17.0% 18.6% 20.8% 11.2% 19.2%
Same 31.4% 33.9% 36.5% 28.0% 37.3% 33.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 0.0% 3.1% 7.0% 1.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1999


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Better 41.8% 50.6% 34.4% 58.9% 47.1% 44.3%
Worse 21.7% 13.9% 23.3% 11.1% 18.7% 19.2%
Same 32.7% 34.1% 39.7% 25.7% 31.3% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 1.3% 2.6% 4.2% 2.8% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


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
Better 45.5% 39.5% 42.2% 48.9% 58.2% 44.7%
Worse 13.3% 23.5% 19.1% 20.9% 11.4% 19.2%
Same 35.6% 34.5% 35.0% 29.1% 28.9% 33.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 2.5% 3.6% 1.1% 1.4% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Better 44.8% 44.4% 44.6%
Worse 20.3% 18.0% 19.1%
Same 32.5% 34.2% 33.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.3% 3.4% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Better 20.5% 33.8% 50.4% 61.6% 59.0% 44.7%
Worse 46.0% 25.6% 12.4% 9.9% 11.9% 19.0%
Same 31.4% 37.7% 34.9% 26.5% 22.4% 33.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 2.9% 2.4% 2.0% 6.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908