Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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USCHRSTN

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

Do you consider the United States a Christian nation, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  5) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 67.3% 67.3%
No 25% 92.3%
Never 0% 92.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Yes 52.8% 58.5% 69.2% 75.8% 73.8% 70.6% 67.2%
No 41.6% 37.3% 24.6% 16.1% 16.6% 17.1% 25.2%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 4.2% 6.3% 8.1% 9.7% 12.3% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 67.6% 67.0% 67.3%
No 26.0% 24.2% 25.0%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 8.8% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Yes 72.2% 68.5% 64.1% 57.0% 67.5%
No 20.7% 24.3% 30.1% 29.5% 25.3%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 7.2% 5.8% 13.5% 7.1%
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
Yes 63.4% 66.6% 72.9% 67.9% 72.5% 60.2% 67.3%
No 26.8% 26.0% 22.6% 30.2% 24.3% 22.6% 25.0%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 7.3% 4.5% 1.9% 3.3% 17.2% 7.6%
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
Yes 61.3% 66.9% 71.1% 67.3% 67.2%
No 26.2% 24.3% 23.7% 27.1% 25.1%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 8.8% 5.2% 5.7% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 72.0% 69.6% 70.3% 53.9% 67.2%
No 21.5% 24.2% 13.5% 38.1% 25.1%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 6.3% 16.2% 8.0% 7.6%
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
Yes 65.9% 75.6% 69.8% 66.6% 63.1% 53.5% 67.6%
No 23.2% 19.2% 25.4% 25.2% 31.0% 33.5% 25.1%
Never 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 5.1% 4.8% 8.2% 5.9% 12.9% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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