Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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RGHTWRNG

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

Do you think that young people today have as strong a sense of right and wrong as they did, say, 50 years ago?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Undecided

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 18.8% 18.8%
No 76.1% 94.9%
Undecided 5.1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Yes 30.3% 17.9% 17.6% 15.6% 18.4% 16.1% 18.8%
No 63.9% 77.3% 77.3% 81.3% 76.0% 77.4% 76.2%
Undecided 5.8% 4.9% 5.0% 3.1% 5.5% 6.5% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 21.0% 16.7% 18.8%
No 73.2% 78.9% 76.2%
Undecided 5.8% 4.4% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Yes 15.0% 21.5% 20.1% 15.7% 18.7%
No 81.3% 73.8% 74.5% 75.8% 76.5%
Undecided 3.7% 4.7% 5.4% 8.5% 4.9%
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 21.8% 17.0% 16.9% 21.1% 21.4% 18.5% 18.8%
No 72.2% 78.3% 78.9% 75.2% 72.0% 75.3% 76.2%
Undecided 6.0% 4.7% 4.1% 3.7% 6.6% 6.2% 5.1%
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 18.1% 16.3% 19.1% 22.3% 18.7%
No 76.7% 79.1% 76.5% 71.4% 76.2%
Undecided 5.1% 4.7% 4.4% 6.3% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 15.6% 18.2% 20.7% 25.0% 18.7%
No 79.8% 76.9% 76.0% 67.9% 76.2%
Undecided 4.7% 4.8% 3.3% 7.1% 5.1%
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 14.7% 15.8% 19.3% 22.7% 20.0% 21.9% 18.7%
No 79.7% 78.9% 77.4% 72.3% 74.3% 72.5% 76.3%
Undecided 5.5% 5.3% 3.3% 4.9% 5.7% 5.6% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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