Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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MINREL_A

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

Do you think of yourself as a member of a minority because of your religious beliefs, or not? (Q189)
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 19.1% 19.1%
No 77.7% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 99.9%
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
Yes 15.0% 19.2% 20.7% 21.1% 22.0% 16.5% 19.2%
No 83.9% 78.0% 77.9% 75.3% 75.4% 77.8% 77.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 2.8% 1.4% 3.6% 2.6% 5.8% 2.9%
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
Yes 25.0% 14.9% 19.1% 18.2% 16.4% 17.7% 19.1%
No 71.8% 81.9% 77.8% 80.9% 82.8% 80.7% 78.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 3.2% 3.1% 0.8% 0.8% 1.6% 2.3%
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
Yes 19.2% 26.2% 19.3% 20.3% 16.2% 19.1%
No 77.6% 71.9% 75.6% 74.0% 82.4% 77.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 1.9% 5.1% 5.7% 1.5% 3.1%
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
Yes 20.9% 13.2% 19.1% 45.2% 18.1% 19.4%
No 75.2% 84.7% 78.5% 52.4% 78.4% 77.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 2.0% 2.4% 2.4% 3.5% 3.1%
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
Yes 23.8% 16.8% 19.2% 18.0% 21.5% 19.1%
No 66.2% 80.6% 79.0% 80.6% 77.6% 77.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.0% 2.6% 1.8% 1.3% 0.9% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 20.1% 18.2% 19.1%
No 77.3% 78.1% 77.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 3.6% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 27.1% 21.4% 12.9% 18.7% 25.1% 18.5%
No 70.3% 75.5% 86.2% 77.5% 73.6% 79.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 3.1% 0.9% 3.8% 1.3% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908