Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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CENSUS

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

Census region
  1) Northeast
  2) Midwest
  3) South
  4) West

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Northeast 19.3% 19.3%
Midwest 23.7% 43%
South 35.8% 78.8%
West 21.2% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Northeast 17.7% 19.9% 20.1% 21.0% 17.7% 18.2% 19.3%
Midwest 22.0% 21.2% 27.9% 25.0% 21.6% 22.6% 23.7%
South 32.5% 33.5% 31.4% 36.4% 40.0% 43.0% 35.9%
West 27.8% 25.4% 20.6% 17.5% 20.7% 16.3% 21.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Northeast 19.8% 18.9% 19.3%
Midwest 25.4% 22.2% 23.7%
South 34.0% 37.4% 35.8%
West 20.8% 21.6% 21.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Northeast 18.6% 19.1% 21.8% 15.6% 19.5%
Midwest 23.9% 21.3% 25.4% 21.9% 23.4%
South 36.2% 40.9% 29.1% 42.6% 36.0%
West 21.3% 18.7% 23.7% 19.8% 21.1%
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
Northeast 15.2% 17.4% 23.1% 19.4% 21.0% 20.0% 19.3%
Midwest 24.2% 25.5% 22.3% 24.7% 18.4% 25.0% 23.7%
South 40.2% 37.0% 34.5% 31.3% 34.1% 34.2% 35.8%
West 20.4% 20.1% 20.1% 24.7% 26.6% 20.8% 21.2%
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
Northeast 11.2% 21.4% 15.3% 25.0% 19.4%
Midwest 24.0% 26.0% 23.5% 20.3% 23.7%
South 47.2% 35.3% 33.5% 31.9% 35.7%
West 17.5% 17.3% 27.7% 22.7% 21.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Northeast 20.0% 16.1% 16.8% 21.3% 19.4%
Midwest 26.1% 24.0% 16.5% 20.7% 23.7%
South 35.4% 34.5% 51.8% 32.1% 35.8%
West 18.6% 25.4% 14.9% 25.9% 21.1%
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
Northeast 8.3% 18.6% 20.7% 23.0% 25.3% 19.4% 19.3%
Midwest 17.7% 25.4% 25.4% 24.8% 23.5% 23.4% 23.6%
South 58.0% 39.4% 32.2% 29.1% 26.0% 25.8% 35.8%
West 16.0% 16.6% 21.7% 23.1% 25.1% 31.4% 21.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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