Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

How much, if anything, have you heard about the bills being proposed by President Obama and Congress to overhaul the health care system? (Q117)
  1) A lot
  2) A little
  3) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A lot 47.9% 47.9%
A little 41.7% 89.6%
Nothing at all 9.2% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.2% 100%
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
A lot 24.9% 36.2% 50.1% 55.0% 56.0% 58.9% 47.9%
A little 55.6% 47.6% 43.6% 38.8% 35.8% 32.4% 41.8%
Nothing at all 18.8% 15.9% 5.2% 5.2% 6.2% 7.1% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 0.3% 1.2% 1.0% 1.9% 1.6% 1.1%
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
A lot 36.1% 38.1% 42.7% 57.0% 50.9% 64.8% 47.6%
A little 47.2% 49.9% 45.8% 35.0% 39.7% 33.4% 42.2%
Nothing at all 16.3% 10.1% 9.7% 7.9% 7.6% 1.8% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 1.9% 1.8% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 1.0%
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
A lot 53.7% 44.4% 50.4% 53.8% 32.8% 47.9%
A little 39.8% 49.5% 38.4% 28.6% 48.9% 41.6%
Nothing at all 5.4% 6.1% 9.9% 14.4% 17.2% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 0.0% 1.4% 3.2% 1.1% 1.2%
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
A lot 53.4% 42.2% 42.3% 48.1% 47.8% 47.9%
A little 38.1% 48.2% 49.0% 41.8% 33.5% 41.6%
Nothing at all 7.4% 9.4% 6.6% 8.0% 17.0% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 0.2% 2.1% 2.1% 1.7% 1.2%
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
A lot 32.9% 42.8% 45.8% 62.2% 65.1% 47.9%
A little 48.8% 43.7% 44.2% 34.7% 31.9% 41.8%
Nothing at all 15.4% 12.5% 9.1% 2.2% 2.1% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 0.9% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 49.7% 46.2% 47.9%
A little 37.5% 45.6% 41.7%
Nothing at all 11.2% 7.4% 9.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6% 0.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A lot 63.5% 54.2% 43.9% 48.5% 38.6% 49.2%
A little 27.3% 38.3% 49.0% 38.7% 40.9% 41.7%
Nothing at all 9.0% 6.8% 6.0% 12.3% 17.8% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 0.7% 1.1% 0.5% 2.7% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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