Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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WORRY_A

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

As you think about your own financial situation, which of the following economic issues worries you most right now? (Q109)
  1) Problems in the financial markets
  2) Declining real estate values
  3) Rising prices
  4) The job situation
  7) Other (VOL.)
  8) None/Not worried about any (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Problems in the financial markets 13.8% 13.8%
Declining real estate values 9.3% 23.1%
Rising prices 25.6% 48.7%
The job situation 43.6% 92.3%
Other (VOL.) 3.8% 96.1%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 1.6% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 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
Problems in the financial markets 7.7% 9.9% 9.6% 13.5% 21.4% 19.8% 13.7%
Declining real estate values 5.8% 14.3% 8.4% 8.8% 8.4% 9.6% 9.3%
Rising prices 21.8% 26.0% 23.4% 21.5% 26.6% 34.0% 25.6%
The job situation 60.5% 45.8% 48.9% 48.1% 34.8% 25.4% 43.6%
Other (VOL.) 0.3% 1.6% 6.5% 5.4% 3.7% 3.8% 3.8%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 1.6% 0.6% 1.7% 1.3% 1.7% 2.6% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.2% 1.7% 1.7% 1.3% 3.3% 4.8% 2.5%
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
Problems in the financial markets 9.5% 7.5% 13.5% 14.2% 13.7% 19.9% 13.1%
Declining real estate values 1.6% 2.4% 6.6% 16.3% 15.7% 18.5% 9.6%
Rising prices 31.2% 36.8% 22.9% 21.9% 23.5% 17.7% 25.6%
The job situation 45.8% 48.0% 51.2% 42.7% 41.9% 38.5% 45.0%
Other (VOL.) 3.8% 3.2% 3.3% 3.2% 4.0% 2.6% 3.3%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 2.8% 1.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.8% 2.3% 1.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 0.9% 1.7% 1.1% 0.4% 0.5% 1.9%
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
Problems in the financial markets 14.5% 9.9% 14.2% 22.6% 10.6% 13.8%
Declining real estate values 11.9% 2.3% 5.8% 6.5% 7.6% 9.2%
Rising prices 25.0% 26.6% 27.3% 35.1% 23.4% 25.6%
The job situation 41.0% 55.3% 39.8% 24.1% 53.5% 43.6%
Other (VOL.) 4.3% 3.0% 5.2% 2.8% 2.1% 3.7%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 1.3% 3.0% 1.9% 3.8% 1.2% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 0.0% 5.7% 5.1% 1.7% 2.4%
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
Problems in the financial markets 16.1% 13.8% 10.1% 10.9% 11.0% 13.6%
Declining real estate values 9.2% 10.0% 8.5% 14.4% 8.3% 9.4%
Rising prices 31.1% 21.1% 27.8% 21.3% 19.7% 25.9%
The job situation 35.1% 49.8% 45.7% 48.0% 52.5% 43.6%
Other (VOL.) 3.5% 2.9% 5.4% 2.1% 4.5% 3.8%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 1.6% 0.7% 0.8% 2.9% 1.7% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 1.7% 1.7% 0.3% 2.2% 2.4%
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
Problems in the financial markets 10.1% 9.7% 15.0% 16.8% 22.3% 13.7%
Declining real estate values 1.8% 6.2% 10.7% 14.9% 15.8% 9.3%
Rising prices 30.0% 30.9% 21.6% 22.2% 19.7% 25.7%
The job situation 47.3% 45.2% 47.0% 37.3% 34.8% 43.5%
Other (VOL.) 3.0% 4.0% 3.5% 5.4% 2.5% 3.8%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 0.7% 1.0% 1.4% 2.1% 4.2% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 3.0% 0.9% 1.2% 0.6% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Problems in the financial markets 13.1% 14.4% 13.8%
Declining real estate values 10.1% 8.4% 9.3%
Rising prices 24.6% 26.6% 25.6%
The job situation 43.2% 44.0% 43.6%
Other (VOL.) 4.4% 3.1% 3.8%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 2.1% 1.1% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 2.4% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Problems in the financial markets 17.1% 13.8% 14.8% 10.5% 9.5% 13.7%
Declining real estate values 9.2% 8.3% 11.3% 9.7% 9.4% 9.8%
Rising prices 27.6% 28.0% 23.5% 23.6% 23.1% 25.3%
The job situation 37.2% 42.3% 43.5% 49.4% 48.5% 43.8%
Other (VOL.) 6.9% 4.3% 2.6% 4.5% 1.1% 3.6%
None/Not worried about any (VOL.) 0.7% 1.2% 2.1% 1.5% 2.7% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 2.0% 2.3% 0.8% 5.8% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908