Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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SATCNTRY

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today?
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 50% 50%
Dissatisfied 39.6% 89.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Satisfied 60.0% 57.0% 50.2% 47.1% 42.6% 42.6% 49.9%
Dissatisfied 31.0% 37.8% 39.8% 43.7% 44.5% 40.8% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 5.2% 10.0% 9.2% 12.9% 16.6% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 55.7% 44.8% 50.0%
Dissatisfied 34.4% 44.5% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 10.8% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Satisfied 61.7% 42.6% 48.0% 42.8% 50.2%
Dissatisfied 28.9% 46.5% 43.7% 39.0% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 10.9% 8.3% 18.2% 10.1%
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
Satisfied 42.7% 44.9% 51.9% 62.9% 68.5% 46.2% 50.1%
Dissatisfied 45.1% 44.5% 38.0% 32.7% 28.2% 37.9% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 10.6% 10.1% 4.4% 3.3% 15.8% 10.4%
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
Satisfied 33.1% 45.8% 54.4% 61.2% 50.0%
Dissatisfied 51.1% 41.7% 39.0% 31.0% 39.7%
Don't know/Refused 15.8% 12.5% 6.6% 7.8% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Satisfied 53.0% 43.2% 37.6% 52.9% 50.0%
Dissatisfied 37.0% 47.7% 46.9% 36.7% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 9.2% 15.5% 10.4% 10.4%
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
Satisfied 47.8% 53.5% 55.6% 47.8% 48.4% 42.5% 50.1%
Dissatisfied 42.3% 35.6% 38.7% 39.3% 41.8% 42.8% 39.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 10.9% 5.6% 12.9% 9.8% 14.8% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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