Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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CREGION

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

Respondent's census region, derived from zip code
  1) Northeast
  2) Midwest
  3) South
  4) West

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Northeast 18.8% 18.8%
Midwest 22.5% 41.3%
South 37.2% 78.5%
West 21.6% 100.1%
Total N = 4013

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Northeast 17.2% 15.9% 18.7% 21.5% 19.5% 19.3% 18.8%
Midwest 23.6% 24.5% 22.2% 21.9% 21.2% 21.4% 22.4%
South 35.5% 33.1% 39.5% 37.3% 40.1% 37.5% 37.2%
West 23.7% 26.5% 19.6% 19.3% 19.2% 21.8% 21.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3951


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
Northeast 15.9% 15.5% 18.8% 18.3% 18.6% 23.9% 18.6%
Midwest 23.2% 20.6% 23.0% 26.3% 23.0% 19.4% 22.6%
South 40.4% 45.0% 38.1% 31.2% 33.6% 34.0% 37.1%
West 20.4% 18.9% 20.1% 24.2% 24.8% 22.7% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Northeast 18.5% 25.1% 16.4% 17.8% 18.8% 18.7%
Midwest 21.6% 18.3% 22.1% 23.1% 25.6% 22.4%
South 38.3% 35.9% 40.8% 41.9% 31.8% 37.3%
West 21.5% 20.7% 20.7% 17.1% 23.9% 21.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Northeast 13.6% 29.1% 11.4% 29.3% 19.1% 18.6%
Midwest 23.5% 22.6% 22.2% 17.7% 23.0% 22.7%
South 49.5% 27.0% 31.1% 23.0% 30.4% 37.2%
West 13.5% 21.2% 35.3% 30.1% 27.5% 21.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3954


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
Northeast 16.0% 19.1% 17.8% 19.6% 21.4% 18.7%
Midwest 17.7% 24.4% 23.7% 18.5% 25.4% 22.5%
South 51.7% 36.0% 32.9% 36.9% 33.7% 37.2%
West 14.6% 20.4% 25.6% 25.0% 19.5% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Northeast 19.7% 17.9% 18.8%
Midwest 21.8% 23.2% 22.5%
South 36.4% 37.9% 37.2%
West 22.2% 21.1% 21.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Northeast 13.9% 17.0% 19.3% 23.8% 23.3% 19.1%
Midwest 21.2% 22.2% 22.6% 23.3% 20.0% 22.3%
South 44.1% 39.5% 35.8% 34.1% 29.8% 37.0%
West 20.8% 21.4% 22.4% 18.8% 26.9% 21.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801