Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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I-INCOME

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

Last year, that is in 2008, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Less than $20,000
  2) $20,000 to under $30,000
  3) $30,000 to under $50,000
  4) $50,000 to under $75,000
  5) $75,000 to under $100,000
  6) $100,000 or more

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less than $20,000 19.2% 19.2%
$20,000 to under $30,000 13.1% 32.3%
$30,000 to under $50,000 21.5% 53.8%
$50,000 to under $75,000 15.8% 69.6%
$75,000 to under $100,000 12.9% 82.5%
$100,000 or more 17.5% 100%
Total N = 3280

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Less than $20,000 24.4% 21.3% 19.3% 12.7% 14.2% 25.1% 19.1%
$20,000 to under $30,000 15.5% 14.9% 8.9% 8.7% 14.6% 19.4% 13.2%
$30,000 to under $50,000 22.9% 22.6% 18.4% 20.0% 21.7% 24.9% 21.5%
$50,000 to under $75,000 12.3% 15.4% 17.6% 16.3% 18.1% 14.0% 15.8%
$75,000 to under $100,000 11.4% 12.2% 16.3% 15.4% 13.7% 6.7% 12.9%
$100,000 or more 13.5% 13.6% 19.5% 26.9% 17.7% 9.9% 17.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3255


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
Less than $20,000 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.2%
$20,000 to under $30,000 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.1%
$30,000 to under $50,000 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.5%
$50,000 to under $75,000 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.8%
$75,000 to under $100,000 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 12.9%
$100,000 or more 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 17.5%
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
Less than $20,000 8.7% 32.4% 32.3% 40.2% 27.8% 19.1%
$20,000 to under $30,000 9.0% 10.6% 20.5% 27.0% 16.3% 13.1%
$30,000 to under $50,000 21.8% 23.1% 19.0% 20.6% 21.9% 21.5%
$50,000 to under $75,000 19.2% 10.9% 12.6% 6.9% 13.1% 15.8%
$75,000 to under $100,000 16.9% 11.5% 8.5% 2.3% 8.8% 12.9%
$100,000 or more 24.3% 11.6% 7.1% 3.0% 12.2% 17.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3270


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Less than $20,000 19.7% 16.2% 20.7% 15.1% 21.4% 19.1%
$20,000 to under $30,000 13.4% 10.3% 15.1% 14.7% 13.9% 13.1%
$30,000 to under $50,000 22.0% 20.4% 24.3% 22.0% 18.6% 21.4%
$50,000 to under $75,000 15.0% 18.1% 14.2% 13.9% 17.3% 15.9%
$75,000 to under $100,000 12.7% 14.9% 13.1% 10.6% 11.4% 12.9%
$100,000 or more 17.2% 20.1% 12.6% 23.6% 17.3% 17.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3247


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
Less than $20,000 50.9% 23.2% 13.4% 6.4% 5.4% 19.2%
$20,000 to under $30,000 17.5% 20.0% 10.5% 8.1% 2.9% 13.1%
$30,000 to under $50,000 22.8% 25.7% 23.0% 15.3% 14.0% 21.5%
$50,000 to under $75,000 5.1% 14.1% 21.6% 18.4% 14.7% 15.8%
$75,000 to under $100,000 2.2% 7.9% 16.3% 19.1% 21.2% 12.9%
$100,000 or more 1.3% 9.1% 15.2% 32.7% 41.8% 17.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3272


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Less than $20,000 17.4% 20.9% 19.2%
$20,000 to under $30,000 13.1% 13.2% 13.1%
$30,000 to under $50,000 20.6% 22.4% 21.5%
$50,000 to under $75,000 16.3% 15.4% 15.8%
$75,000 to under $100,000 13.9% 11.8% 12.9%
$100,000 or more 18.8% 16.3% 17.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Less than $20,000 19.2% 16.4% 18.6% 18.2% 24.8% 18.3%
$20,000 to under $30,000 13.4% 14.1% 11.1% 12.5% 17.6% 13.0%
$30,000 to under $50,000 22.6% 21.2% 20.4% 22.6% 22.8% 21.3%
$50,000 to under $75,000 17.4% 15.5% 18.0% 14.6% 11.0% 16.1%
$75,000 to under $100,000 16.4% 13.1% 12.6% 14.5% 10.5% 13.2%
$100,000 or more 11.1% 19.6% 19.2% 17.6% 13.3% 18.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3162