Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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INCRLUS

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

At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence?
  1) Increasing
  2) Losing
  3) Staying the same
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increasing 36.6% 36.6%
Losing 52.1% 88.7%
Staying the same 3.5% 92.2%
No opinion 7.7% 99.9%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Increasing 37.0% 34.2% 40.4% 36.7% 39.6% 32.4% 36.7%
Losing 53.5% 55.3% 50.1% 54.0% 47.2% 51.8% 52.1%
Staying the same 1.9% 2.4% 5.1% 3.0% 2.8% 4.2% 3.4%
No opinion 7.5% 8.2% 4.4% 6.3% 10.4% 11.6% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Increasing 33.2% 39.8% 36.6%
Losing 54.5% 49.9% 52.1%
Staying the same 4.6% 2.5% 3.5%
No opinion 7.7% 7.7% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Increasing 38.3% 39.1% 33.5% 30.4% 36.6%
Losing 52.2% 51.2% 55.8% 46.4% 52.6%
Staying the same 4.0% 2.7% 3.7% 5.1% 3.6%
No opinion 5.5% 7.0% 7.1% 18.1% 7.3%
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
Increasing 37.9% 36.7% 39.5% 33.0% 40.3% 29.8% 36.6%
Losing 48.7% 53.7% 52.4% 57.0% 45.9% 53.8% 52.1%
Staying the same 4.5% 3.5% 2.5% 5.3% 3.9% 3.0% 3.6%
No opinion 8.8% 6.1% 5.6% 4.7% 9.8% 13.4% 7.7%
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
Increasing 32.1% 34.9% 42.2% 36.7% 36.7%
Losing 51.1% 53.6% 49.7% 52.9% 52.1%
Staying the same 3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 3.8% 3.5%
No opinion 13.0% 8.2% 4.9% 6.6% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Increasing 37.3% 39.8% 32.9% 34.1% 36.6%
Losing 52.3% 49.6% 49.7% 54.3% 52.1%
Staying the same 3.1% 4.3% 3.9% 3.7% 3.5%
No opinion 7.2% 6.3% 13.5% 7.9% 7.8%
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
Increasing 47.8% 41.4% 35.4% 33.2% 32.3% 23.1% 36.8%
Losing 40.2% 50.1% 54.1% 57.7% 54.8% 57.8% 52.1%
Staying the same 3.7% 3.6% 3.3% 4.0% 3.4% 1.8% 3.4%
No opinion 8.3% 4.9% 7.2% 5.1% 9.5% 17.2% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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