Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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NORELAM

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) All in all, do you think a person can be a good American if he or she does not have religious faith?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 83.9% 83.9%
No 13.2% 97.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 100%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Yes 88.4% 88.6% 86.6% 84.2% 82.4% 75.6% 84.4%
No 8.2% 9.5% 12.9% 14.9% 14.8% 18.1% 13.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 1.9% 0.5% 0.9% 2.8% 6.4% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 86.3% 81.8% 83.9%
No 11.9% 14.5% 13.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 3.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Yes 82.3% 82.2% 89.1% 84.5% 84.5%
No 15.5% 14.9% 9.4% 8.7% 13.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 2.9% 1.5% 6.8% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1026


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 76.4% 86.0% 88.3% 88.1% 92.8% 71.7% 83.9%
No 20.0% 12.8% 9.3% 10.0% 6.6% 20.2% 13.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 1.2% 2.4% 1.9% 0.6% 8.1% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Yes 80.2% 80.4% 86.3% 89.6% 84.1%
No 17.0% 16.3% 10.9% 8.2% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 3.3% 2.8% 2.2% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 86.1% 81.8% 71.2% 86.0% 84.1%
No 12.1% 17.3% 18.0% 10.6% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 0.9% 10.8% 3.4% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052


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 72.0% 80.6% 84.8% 88.8% 87.9% 95.2% 83.9%
No 23.9% 16.4% 11.7% 8.8% 10.7% 3.0% 13.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 3.0% 3.4% 2.4% 1.4% 1.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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