Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

Now thinking about your own personal finances... How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape financially? (Q107)
  1) Excellent shape
  2) Good shape
  3) Only fair shape
  4) Poor shape
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Excellent shape 6% 6%
Good shape 30.7% 36.7%
Only fair shape 35.8% 72.5%
Poor shape 25.6% 98.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2% 100.1%
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
Excellent shape 3.6% 5.0% 6.0% 7.2% 5.1% 7.4% 5.9%
Good shape 29.2% 28.6% 26.8% 32.1% 30.4% 36.3% 30.6%
Only fair shape 42.3% 30.7% 39.8% 34.3% 34.9% 34.2% 35.9%
Poor shape 24.2% 35.7% 24.5% 24.9% 27.1% 18.6% 25.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.7% 0.1% 3.0% 1.6% 2.6% 3.4% 2.0%
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
Excellent shape 0.9% 4.1% 1.9% 9.5% 7.7% 16.6% 6.3%
Good shape 10.7% 17.3% 34.0% 27.8% 49.3% 50.5% 30.6%
Only fair shape 37.6% 44.3% 38.8% 38.6% 27.3% 26.2% 35.6%
Poor shape 50.0% 32.3% 25.0% 22.4% 13.7% 6.1% 26.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 2.0% 0.4% 1.7% 1.9% 0.6% 1.1%
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
Excellent shape 7.9% 2.8% 5.4% 3.2% 3.6% 6.0%
Good shape 35.5% 17.5% 21.0% 30.6% 28.5% 30.7%
Only fair shape 34.5% 32.5% 33.7% 42.1% 39.3% 35.8%
Poor shape 19.2% 47.2% 39.5% 20.7% 27.9% 25.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 0.0% 0.4% 3.4% 0.8% 1.9%
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
Excellent shape 5.8% 6.2% 4.9% 3.5% 7.3% 5.9%
Good shape 31.9% 31.1% 31.5% 37.2% 25.0% 30.7%
Only fair shape 36.3% 37.3% 35.1% 35.6% 33.7% 35.9%
Poor shape 24.0% 24.0% 26.2% 21.5% 31.7% 25.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 1.3% 2.3% 2.1% 2.4% 1.9%
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
Excellent shape 0.5% 3.4% 7.1% 10.7% 10.5% 5.9%
Good shape 16.4% 25.6% 30.3% 39.6% 49.9% 30.6%
Only fair shape 41.0% 37.2% 35.2% 33.4% 30.9% 35.8%
Poor shape 39.1% 33.1% 24.2% 14.6% 6.9% 25.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 0.8% 3.3% 1.8% 1.7% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent shape 6.4% 5.5% 6.0%
Good shape 29.2% 32.0% 30.7%
Only fair shape 35.3% 36.2% 35.8%
Poor shape 27.0% 24.3% 25.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 1.9% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Excellent shape 9.9% 6.6% 5.5% 6.8% 4.2% 6.3%
Good shape 28.6% 33.1% 33.0% 28.4% 28.9% 31.7%
Only fair shape 34.6% 38.0% 36.0% 36.3% 25.3% 35.9%
Poor shape 25.9% 20.7% 23.2% 26.9% 40.1% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 1.7% 2.3% 1.6% 1.6% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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