Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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WRLDREL

(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 in the world or losing its influence?
  1) Increasing
  2) Losing
  3) Staying the same
  9) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increasing 38.1% 38.1%
Losing 49.8% 87.9%
Staying the same 3.1% 91%
No opinion 9% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Increasing 35.3% 35.6% 46.3% 40.4% 39.5% 28.6% 38.1%
Losing 55.7% 54.9% 44.6% 46.1% 47.4% 52.8% 49.9%
Staying the same 4.1% 2.4% 3.2% 3.3% 1.1% 4.2% 3.1%
No opinion 4.9% 7.2% 5.9% 10.2% 12.0% 14.5% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Increasing 37.6% 38.5% 38.1%
Losing 49.2% 50.4% 49.8%
Staying the same 4.5% 1.9% 3.1%
No opinion 8.7% 9.3% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Increasing 42.5% 37.3% 35.0% 35.2% 38.1%
Losing 45.8% 52.9% 52.7% 47.5% 50.3%
Staying the same 4.0% 1.4% 4.1% 3.4% 3.2%
No opinion 7.7% 8.3% 8.3% 14.0% 8.5%
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 35.4% 34.0% 43.9% 41.7% 42.3% 33.6% 38.1%
Losing 51.4% 55.7% 44.1% 47.0% 45.6% 51.5% 49.8%
Staying the same 3.8% 2.0% 4.2% 3.7% 3.6% 1.7% 3.1%
No opinion 9.4% 8.3% 7.7% 7.5% 8.5% 13.2% 9.0%
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 31.0% 34.3% 41.2% 44.5% 38.1%
Losing 55.6% 53.8% 47.5% 43.3% 49.9%
Staying the same 2.4% 2.6% 3.8% 3.8% 3.2%
No opinion 11.0% 9.4% 7.5% 8.5% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Increasing 37.9% 42.6% 32.0% 36.8% 38.0%
Losing 49.5% 47.7% 49.2% 52.5% 49.9%
Staying the same 3.1% 2.9% 2.0% 3.7% 3.1%
No opinion 9.4% 6.8% 16.8% 7.0% 9.0%
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
Increasing 47.5% 42.2% 35.0% 34.1% 36.6% 27.7% 38.1%
Losing 40.9% 48.8% 54.4% 52.8% 50.5% 52.0% 49.8%
Staying the same 2.8% 2.2% 3.3% 4.9% 3.4% 2.2% 3.2%
No opinion 8.8% 6.8% 7.3% 8.2% 9.5% 18.2% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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