Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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RACE

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

(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY WERE NOT HISPANIC) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race?
  1) White
  2) Black
  3) Asian
  4) Other or mixed race
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
White 81% 81%
Black 11.2% 92.2%
Asian 1.5% 93.7%
Other or mixed race 5.1% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
White 66.2% 77.3% 84.6% 84.1% 85.3% 87.4% 81.4%
Black 18.5% 11.4% 8.8% 11.5% 9.4% 9.0% 11.1%
Asian 3.4% 2.4% 1.3% 1.3% 0.9% 0.0% 1.5%
Other or mixed race 9.7% 7.8% 5.0% 2.7% 3.5% 2.3% 5.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% 1.3% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
White 79.7% 82.2% 81.0%
Black 11.4% 11.1% 11.2%
Asian 1.6% 1.4% 1.5%
Other or mixed race 6.0% 4.2% 5.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.2% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
White 92.3% 70.6% 82.9% 75.7% 81.5%
Black 2.5% 23.2% 9.2% 4.7% 11.2%
Asian 1.0% 1.2% 1.5% 2.6% 1.3%
Other or mixed race 3.4% 4.5% 5.3% 14.5% 5.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.4% 1.2% 2.6% 0.9%
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
White 71.3% 83.9% 83.9% 83.2% 86.9% 77.9% 81.0%
Black 19.6% 10.2% 9.7% 8.4% 4.6% 11.1% 11.2%
Asian 0.9% 1.1% 2.0% 1.9% 2.6% 1.1% 1.5%
Other or mixed race 7.1% 4.5% 3.8% 5.9% 4.9% 5.3% 5.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.3% 0.7% 0.6% 1.0% 4.5% 1.2%
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
White 75.5% 81.9% 81.6% 82.8% 81.2%
Black 17.4% 11.5% 10.5% 8.0% 11.2%
Asian 0.0% 0.5% 1.6% 3.5% 1.5%
Other or mixed race 4.7% 6.0% 4.9% 4.0% 5.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 0.2% 1.4% 1.6% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
White 86.6% 81.2% 84.2% 68.2% 81.2%
Black 6.5% 13.8% 12.5% 19.4% 11.3%
Asian 1.2% 0.5% 0.3% 3.1% 1.5%
Other or mixed race 4.8% 3.5% 2.6% 7.8% 5.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.0% 0.3% 1.4% 1.0%
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
White 73.7% 81.7% 77.2% 84.0% 87.1% 83.1% 81.2%
Black 19.7% 11.4% 15.4% 7.5% 6.1% 5.8% 11.3%
Asian 0.2% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.4% 1.5% 1.5%
Other or mixed race 4.4% 4.6% 4.0% 6.0% 4.5% 8.3% 5.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 0.6% 1.5% 0.7% 0.9% 1.2% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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