Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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CUTBAC_A

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

If PFMAJ_1, PFTRAV_A, PFDINE_A, or PFCAR_A = 1: You mentioned making some cutbacks in spending. Have you been cutting back because your financial situation has gotten worse and made such cutbacks necessary, or because you worry that your financial situation might get worse in the future? (Q116)
  1) Financial situation has gotten worse
  2) Worry that it might get worse in the future
  3) Both (VOL.)
  4) Other (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Financial situation has gotten worse 34.5% 34.5%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 47.2% 81.7%
Both (VOL.) 6.5% 88.2%
Other (VOL.) 8.9% 97.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 100%
Total N = 1518

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Financial situation has gotten worse 40.0% 38.8% 37.5% 31.2% 35.5% 23.3% 34.5%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 48.0% 41.6% 44.4% 50.8% 45.7% 53.5% 47.1%
Both (VOL.) 4.9% 7.5% 8.8% 6.1% 7.8% 2.9% 6.5%
Other (VOL.) 7.0% 9.8% 6.7% 10.5% 8.4% 11.8% 9.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 2.4% 2.6% 1.4% 2.6% 8.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


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
Financial situation has gotten worse 43.5% 42.9% 39.2% 34.6% 29.0% 20.0% 35.5%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 37.6% 43.5% 44.4% 48.9% 50.3% 61.8% 47.1%
Both (VOL.) 6.6% 5.3% 7.3% 5.9% 8.4% 5.4% 6.5%
Other (VOL.) 9.1% 7.6% 7.0% 7.3% 11.1% 11.1% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 0.6% 2.1% 3.2% 1.1% 1.7% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1266


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Financial situation has gotten worse 31.1% 53.7% 34.8% 30.5% 36.4% 34.4%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 51.0% 32.2% 39.5% 48.1% 47.9% 47.3%
Both (VOL.) 6.6% 6.0% 9.4% 1.8% 5.9% 6.5%
Other (VOL.) 8.1% 8.1% 13.0% 8.2% 8.6% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 0.0% 3.4% 11.4% 1.2% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Financial situation has gotten worse 33.3% 35.5% 32.1% 26.3% 40.3% 34.5%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 49.3% 46.8% 51.1% 48.0% 38.7% 47.1%
Both (VOL.) 6.3% 6.1% 5.8% 8.7% 7.7% 6.5%
Other (VOL.) 7.7% 9.5% 8.6% 12.3% 10.3% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 2.1% 2.5% 4.7% 3.0% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1489


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
Financial situation has gotten worse 46.2% 34.3% 38.4% 27.8% 19.6% 34.4%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 33.9% 50.1% 41.8% 53.1% 60.3% 47.2%
Both (VOL.) 5.0% 7.0% 7.0% 6.8% 5.3% 6.5%
Other (VOL.) 8.8% 6.9% 10.9% 7.9% 12.2% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 1.7% 1.9% 4.4% 2.6% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1516


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Financial situation has gotten worse 31.6% 37.1% 34.5%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 49.8% 44.9% 47.2%
Both (VOL.) 6.3% 6.7% 6.5%
Other (VOL.) 9.8% 8.1% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 3.3% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1518


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Financial situation has gotten worse 36.6% 30.4% 32.4% 40.8% 44.6% 34.1%
Worry that it might get worse in the future 43.8% 56.4% 49.0% 38.5% 32.4% 48.4%
Both (VOL.) 6.7% 5.5% 6.4% 5.5% 11.3% 6.3%
Other (VOL.) 8.5% 6.6% 9.5% 11.9% 9.1% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 1.1% 2.7% 3.3% 2.6% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1451