Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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AREALIVE

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

Which of the following best describes the place where you now live?
  1) A large city
  2) A suburb near a large city
  3) A small city or town
  4) A rural area
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A large city 18.7% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 23.3% 42%
A small city or town 36.4% 78.4%
A rural area 20.5% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
A large city 24.1% 24.4% 18.5% 14.6% 14.3% 16.3% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 19.1% 22.7% 26.9% 28.1% 17.0% 21.3% 23.2%
A small city or town 41.3% 34.3% 35.4% 35.7% 36.8% 37.2% 36.5%
A rural area 15.5% 17.5% 18.9% 20.9% 30.6% 22.6% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.3% 0.8% 1.4% 2.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A large city 19.7% 18.0% 18.8%
A suburb near a large city 22.8% 23.7% 23.3%
A small city or town 34.2% 38.4% 36.4%
A rural area 22.4% 18.7% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
A large city 14.8% 22.2% 17.2% 27.4% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 26.9% 21.4% 23.9% 13.5% 23.4%
A small city or town 33.6% 36.3% 38.2% 42.6% 36.5%
A rural area 24.2% 19.0% 19.6% 14.8% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 1.1% 1.1% 1.7% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
A large city 20.4% 20.6% 15.7% 17.8% 19.0% 19.4% 18.8%
A suburb near a large city 14.0% 15.7% 26.9% 36.1% 43.9% 21.5% 23.3%
A small city or town 45.7% 34.6% 36.0% 29.6% 26.2% 38.9% 36.4%
A rural area 19.5% 28.0% 20.5% 16.5% 10.8% 16.4% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 1.1% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
A large city 13.2% 16.0% 22.8% 21.5% 18.6%
A suburb near a large city 12.2% 18.4% 25.1% 35.0% 23.4%
A small city or town 47.7% 40.3% 31.2% 29.6% 36.4%
A rural area 26.4% 23.4% 20.8% 12.9% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.9% 0.1% 0.9% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A large city 13.6% 22.9% 14.9% 28.4% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 26.3% 20.0% 16.6% 21.6% 23.3%
A small city or town 33.5% 42.9% 43.0% 35.7% 36.4%
A rural area 25.3% 13.1% 24.5% 14.1% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.1% 1.0% 0.2% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
A large city 21.0% 16.2% 18.6% 21.5% 20.0% 14.8% 18.8%
A suburb near a large city 20.1% 21.1% 28.7% 22.2% 23.0% 28.3% 23.4%
A small city or town 32.6% 39.2% 35.2% 35.8% 39.8% 31.1% 36.3%
A rural area 25.4% 22.2% 16.8% 19.9% 15.9% 24.3% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.2% 0.7% 0.6% 1.4% 1.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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