Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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COUNTRY

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Combination of COUNTR_A and COUNTR_B)
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 28.2% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 64.5% 92.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.2% 99.9%
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
Satisfied 36.5% 32.1% 27.3% 26.2% 26.8% 22.2% 28.1%
Dissatisfied 59.2% 59.2% 64.0% 66.6% 68.3% 69.9% 64.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 8.6% 8.7% 7.1% 5.0% 7.9% 7.1%
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
Satisfied 29.2% 24.5% 31.6% 27.9% 30.5% 27.6% 28.8%
Dissatisfied 61.9% 66.3% 59.5% 69.5% 64.4% 66.5% 64.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 9.2% 9.0% 2.6% 5.0% 5.8% 7.0%
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
Satisfied 24.9% 20.2% 22.6% 28.8% 40.9% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 68.0% 71.8% 69.0% 65.3% 52.1% 64.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 8.0% 8.3% 5.9% 7.0% 7.2%
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
Satisfied 24.0% 32.2% 25.4% 38.4% 33.1% 28.3%
Dissatisfied 67.1% 61.2% 71.5% 54.4% 60.7% 64.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.8% 6.6% 3.2% 7.2% 6.2% 6.9%
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
Satisfied 30.0% 25.2% 24.7% 31.5% 38.6% 28.3%
Dissatisfied 61.1% 68.4% 67.0% 63.9% 52.5% 64.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 6.4% 8.2% 4.5% 8.9% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 28.3% 28.1% 28.2%
Dissatisfied 65.9% 63.2% 64.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 8.7% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Satisfied 9.0% 18.7% 33.3% 44.3% 41.6% 28.7%
Dissatisfied 89.0% 74.4% 59.0% 50.9% 51.5% 64.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.0% 6.9% 7.8% 4.8% 6.8% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908