Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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PHONEUSE

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

Household phone use
  1) Landline only
  2) Dual, uses cell phone sometimes
  3) Dual/mostly uses cell phone
  4) Cell phone only
  5) Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone
  6) Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Landline only 13.7% 13.7%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 49.7% 63.4%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 15.8% 79.2%
Cell phone only 20.2% 99.4%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone .4% 99.8%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline .1% 99.9%
Total N = 4013

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Landline only 7.9% 11.4% 10.4% 9.1% 13.0% 29.3% 13.6%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 35.1% 29.5% 47.8% 57.6% 63.7% 62.3% 49.8%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 20.8% 19.5% 20.7% 18.3% 11.2% 5.0% 15.9%
Cell phone only 36.2% 39.2% 21.2% 14.5% 11.9% 3.1% 20.4%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3951


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
Landline only 29.8% 20.6% 13.3% 5.0% 4.2% 1.9% 13.0%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 27.5% 38.9% 46.6% 54.9% 59.5% 63.8% 47.9%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 10.2% 11.1% 15.0% 19.4% 21.1% 23.6% 16.6%
Cell phone only 32.5% 29.4% 24.9% 20.7% 14.9% 10.3% 22.4%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Landline only 11.0% 9.3% 18.6% 35.5% 12.4% 13.6%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 60.2% 34.6% 35.3% 50.4% 36.1% 49.8%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 15.8% 21.8% 14.9% 6.2% 17.8% 15.9%
Cell phone only 12.6% 34.1% 30.9% 7.7% 33.6% 20.3%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Landline only 15.5% 13.7% 9.1% 15.0% 12.5% 13.6%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 55.5% 51.3% 40.1% 52.7% 42.1% 49.9%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 16.0% 16.3% 15.0% 14.2% 15.9% 15.8%
Cell phone only 12.5% 18.2% 35.3% 18.0% 29.3% 20.2%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3954


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
Landline only 28.9% 17.7% 9.2% 6.7% 5.4% 13.7%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 33.6% 47.4% 52.6% 55.0% 61.9% 49.8%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 9.3% 16.1% 17.5% 18.0% 16.5% 15.9%
Cell phone only 27.8% 18.7% 20.4% 19.8% 16.0% 20.3%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Landline only 11.8% 15.6% 13.7%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 46.0% 53.2% 49.7%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 17.2% 14.6% 15.8%
Cell phone only 24.5% 16.2% 20.2%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Landline only 17.4% 13.6% 11.0% 12.5% 16.3% 12.9%
Dual, uses cell phone sometimes 55.2% 54.0% 50.8% 42.6% 40.2% 50.2%
Dual/mostly uses cell phone 14.1% 14.8% 16.6% 18.5% 17.4% 16.1%
Cell phone only 13.2% 17.6% 21.2% 26.5% 25.5% 20.5%
Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801