Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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I-AGE

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

What is your age? [Note: A code of '99' represents that a respondent refused to answer or did not know the answer to this question.] (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) 18 to 24
  2) 25 to 34
  3) 35 to 44
  4) 45 to 54
  5) 55 to 64
  6) 65 or older

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
18 to 24 13.3% 13.3%
25 to 34 16.8% 30.1%
35 to 44 18.2% 48.3%
45 to 54 19.6% 67.9%
55 to 64 15% 82.9%
65 or older 17.1% 100%
Total N = 3951

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
18 to 24 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.3%
25 to 34 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.8%
35 to 44 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.2%
45 to 54 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.6%
55 to 64 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 15.0%
65 or older 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 17.1%
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
18 to 24 16.7% 15.3% 13.9% 10.1% 11.5% 10.1% 13.1%
25 to 34 19.7% 20.1% 18.6% 17.3% 16.7% 13.8% 17.7%
35 to 44 20.0% 13.4% 16.9% 22.0% 24.9% 22.1% 19.8%
45 to 54 13.2% 13.1% 18.5% 20.6% 23.7% 30.8% 19.9%
55 to 64 10.9% 16.2% 14.7% 16.8% 15.5% 14.8% 14.6%
65 or older 19.6% 22.0% 17.3% 13.3% 7.8% 8.5% 14.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3255


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
18 to 24 2.4% 17.4% 1.6% 0.2% 48.7% 13.3%
25 to 34 14.9% 30.6% 11.7% 1.0% 24.9% 16.9%
35 to 44 22.4% 22.2% 18.5% 1.0% 11.3% 18.2%
45 to 54 24.1% 18.1% 28.5% 6.1% 8.5% 19.6%
55 to 64 17.9% 7.7% 24.5% 16.8% 4.6% 15.0%
65 or older 18.3% 4.0% 15.1% 75.0% 2.0% 17.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3938


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
18 to 24 7.2% 12.3% 21.5% 15.3% 21.7% 13.3%
25 to 34 12.0% 15.7% 21.4% 23.3% 24.6% 16.9%
35 to 44 17.1% 18.2% 22.3% 17.0% 17.6% 18.2%
45 to 54 21.0% 22.2% 17.7% 18.1% 15.5% 19.7%
55 to 64 17.9% 14.2% 9.9% 15.5% 11.9% 14.8%
65 or older 24.9% 17.3% 7.2% 10.7% 8.7% 17.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3898


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
18 to 24 15.9% 13.9% 20.8% 5.1% 2.4% 13.3%
25 to 34 15.7% 14.3% 15.7% 22.9% 19.6% 16.9%
35 to 44 12.0% 16.9% 17.0% 24.9% 22.8% 18.2%
45 to 54 16.4% 21.0% 19.0% 21.4% 19.2% 19.7%
55 to 64 13.5% 15.6% 14.5% 13.5% 18.1% 14.9%
65 or older 26.7% 18.4% 13.0% 12.3% 17.9% 17.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3939


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
18 to 24 14.0% 12.7% 13.3%
25 to 34 17.5% 16.2% 16.8%
35 to 44 18.7% 17.7% 18.2%
45 to 54 19.9% 19.4% 19.6%
55 to 64 14.9% 15.0% 15.0%
65 or older 15.0% 19.0% 17.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3951


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
18 to 24 11.0% 9.7% 14.8% 18.3% 16.9% 13.5%
25 to 34 10.7% 12.7% 18.9% 20.8% 22.0% 16.6%
35 to 44 18.5% 20.2% 18.4% 16.9% 15.1% 18.6%
45 to 54 24.4% 21.7% 19.3% 17.4% 15.4% 20.0%
55 to 64 13.6% 16.5% 13.6% 14.3% 16.3% 14.9%
65 or older 21.7% 19.3% 15.0% 12.3% 14.3% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3754