Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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GOODLIFE

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

Do you think people in general today lead as good lives - honest and moral - as they used to?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Undecided

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 21.1% 21.1%
No 73% 94.1%
Undecided 5.9% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Yes 21.1% 19.0% 25.2% 21.0% 18.7% 20.3% 21.2%
No 72.7% 78.4% 70.6% 73.3% 76.0% 67.9% 73.0%
Undecided 6.2% 2.7% 4.2% 5.7% 5.3% 11.8% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 25.6% 16.9% 21.1%
No 67.8% 77.9% 73.0%
Undecided 6.7% 5.2% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Yes 19.3% 21.4% 24.1% 14.8% 21.2%
No 74.8% 72.4% 72.0% 78.4% 73.4%
Undecided 5.8% 6.2% 3.9% 6.8% 5.4%
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 20.9% 19.7% 20.3% 31.2% 26.6% 15.9% 21.1%
No 72.8% 76.3% 73.7% 64.8% 71.8% 72.0% 73.0%
Undecided 6.3% 3.9% 6.0% 4.0% 1.6% 12.1% 5.9%
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 17.7% 17.1% 22.4% 27.8% 21.2%
No 72.6% 77.2% 73.4% 66.5% 72.9%
Undecided 9.6% 5.7% 4.2% 5.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 22.6% 18.2% 15.8% 21.8% 21.1%
No 71.4% 78.7% 74.9% 71.9% 73.1%
Undecided 5.9% 3.1% 9.2% 6.3% 5.8%
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
Yes 11.4% 20.1% 23.6% 23.0% 27.6% 21.5% 21.2%
No 81.9% 72.6% 72.1% 72.2% 67.9% 72.0% 73.1%
Undecided 6.6% 7.4% 4.3% 4.8% 4.5% 6.5% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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