Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FINIMP_A

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

Over the course of the next year, do you think the financial situation of you and your family will improve a lot, improve some, get a little worse or get a lot worse? (Q108)
  1) Improve a lot
  2) Improve some
  3) Get a little worse
  4) Get a lot worse
  5) Stay the same (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Improve a lot 7.9% 7.9%
Improve some 47.2% 55.1%
Get a little worse 16.7% 71.8%
Get a lot worse 8.1% 79.9%
Stay the same (VOL.) 15.1% 95%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 99.8%
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
Improve a lot 9.2% 10.2% 10.3% 8.6% 5.2% 3.8% 7.9%
Improve some 67.9% 57.6% 49.3% 43.6% 40.3% 30.2% 47.4%
Get a little worse 10.8% 11.8% 18.5% 21.2% 18.6% 17.8% 16.8%
Get a lot worse 0.5% 5.8% 5.5% 8.9% 13.3% 13.9% 8.1%
Stay the same (VOL.) 6.5% 10.6% 12.3% 15.3% 17.8% 26.7% 15.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.1% 4.0% 4.2% 2.4% 4.8% 7.7% 4.6%
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
Improve a lot 11.8% 5.5% 9.2% 8.0% 6.7% 7.5% 8.5%
Improve some 51.1% 46.7% 48.1% 44.8% 45.3% 50.6% 48.1%
Get a little worse 15.5% 13.8% 17.8% 18.9% 18.5% 18.0% 17.1%
Get a lot worse 10.8% 11.7% 6.3% 8.9% 5.8% 6.2% 8.3%
Stay the same (VOL.) 7.2% 18.5% 11.5% 17.2% 19.7% 13.6% 13.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 3.8% 7.0% 2.1% 4.1% 4.2% 4.3%
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
Improve a lot 6.5% 8.2% 9.6% 6.1% 11.0% 8.0%
Improve some 41.7% 51.6% 42.2% 36.6% 64.7% 47.3%
Get a little worse 19.4% 15.8% 19.6% 16.1% 9.4% 16.7%
Get a lot worse 9.8% 7.5% 10.4% 11.6% 2.4% 8.1%
Stay the same (VOL.) 18.4% 11.1% 13.1% 17.6% 9.0% 15.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 5.9% 5.1% 12.0% 3.5% 4.8%
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
Improve a lot 6.0% 7.8% 11.6% 5.1% 10.0% 7.9%
Improve some 41.8% 50.6% 50.5% 53.5% 49.6% 47.0%
Get a little worse 19.2% 19.4% 14.3% 11.2% 11.7% 16.9%
Get a lot worse 10.3% 4.8% 6.6% 7.2% 9.2% 8.1%
Stay the same (VOL.) 16.4% 13.4% 13.8% 19.4% 15.8% 15.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.3% 4.0% 3.3% 3.7% 3.7% 4.8%
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
Improve a lot 7.3% 8.8% 5.2% 10.9% 8.4% 7.9%
Improve some 51.9% 39.5% 49.0% 49.2% 56.8% 47.2%
Get a little worse 9.6% 22.3% 19.0% 12.8% 10.0% 16.8%
Get a lot worse 12.7% 10.7% 6.5% 5.7% 2.9% 8.2%
Stay the same (VOL.) 12.3% 13.8% 15.2% 17.0% 19.3% 15.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 4.9% 5.1% 4.4% 2.6% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Improve a lot 8.8% 7.2% 7.9%
Improve some 45.8% 48.6% 47.3%
Get a little worse 16.8% 16.7% 16.7%
Get a lot worse 7.6% 8.7% 8.1%
Stay the same (VOL.) 16.1% 14.2% 15.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.0% 4.6% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Improve a lot 3.9% 7.3% 9.0% 11.3% 5.6% 8.2%
Improve some 40.4% 39.7% 51.2% 55.7% 60.4% 47.8%
Get a little worse 21.0% 23.7% 13.8% 12.7% 7.4% 17.1%
Get a lot worse 20.4% 7.4% 6.7% 3.1% 14.4% 7.9%
Stay the same (VOL.) 12.8% 17.0% 15.2% 13.0% 9.0% 14.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 4.8% 4.1% 4.2% 3.2% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908