Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1993

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IMPRELIG

Now, thinking about religion, how important would you say religion is in your own life—very important, fairly important, or not very important?
  1) Very important
  2) Fairly important
  3) Not very important
  4) Don't know/No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Very important 582 65.2% 65.2% -.66
Fairly important 209 23.4% 88.7% .76
Not very important 96 10.8% 99.4% 2.17
Don't know/No answer 5 .6% 100% 3.59

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 44 45 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 50.4%
57
62.1%
254
68.5%
174
83.5%
91
65.1%
576
Fairly important 28.3%
32
26.9%
110
21.3%
54
11.0%
12
23.5%
208
Not very important 19.5%
22
10.5%
43
9.8%
25
5.5%
6
10.8%
96
Don't know/No answer 1.8%
2
0.5%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
113
100.0%
409
100.0%
254
100.0%
109

885


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 53.0%
194
73.8%
388
65.2%
582
Fairly important 30.3%
111
18.6%
98
23.4%
209
Not very important 15.3%
56
7.6%
40
10.8%
96
Don't know/No answer 1.4%
5
0.0%
0
0.6%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
366
100.0%
526

892


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than grade 9 9th to 11th grade High School graduate Some college College graduate or more TOTAL
Very important 84.6%
22
77.1%
54
67.3%
167
64.8%
162
59.6%
177
65.3%
582
Fairly important 15.4%
4
18.6%
13
22.2%
55
23.6%
59
25.9%
77
23.3%
208
Not very important 0.0%
0
2.9%
2
10.1%
25
10.4%
26
14.5%
43
10.8%
96
Don't know/No answer 0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.4%
1
1.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
26
100.0%
70
100.0%
248
100.0%
250
100.0%
297

891


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent Other party TOTAL
Very important 67.2%
213
73.4%
196
53.4%
124
69.2%
18
65.4%
551
Fairly important 23.7%
75
19.5%
52
29.3%
68
11.5%
3
23.5%
198
Not very important 9.1%
29
6.7%
18
16.4%
38
15.4%
4
10.6%
89
Don't know/No answer 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.9%
2
3.8%
1
0.5%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
317
100.0%
267
100.0%
232
100.0%
26

842


Race (I-RACE)

White Black/African-American Native American/Indian Other TOTAL
Very important 63.0%
461
84.1%
90
100.0%
7
54.1%
20
65.5%
578
Fairly important 25.3%
185
11.2%
12
0.0%
0
27.0%
10
23.4%
207
Not very important 11.2%
82
3.7%
4
0.0%
0
18.9%
7
10.5%
93
Don't know/No answer 0.5%
4
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
732
100.0%
107
100.0%
7
100.0%
37

883


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Baptist Other Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
Very important 78.2%
262
66.8%
179
49.0%
70
46.2%
6
75.4%
46
22.8%
13
65.7%
576
Fairly important 16.4%
55
24.6%
66
37.8%
54
30.8%
4
18.0%
11
21.1%
12
23.0%
202
Not very important 4.8%
16
8.2%
22
12.6%
18
23.1%
3
6.6%
4
54.4%
31
10.7%
94
Don't know/No answer 0.6%
2
0.4%
1
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.8%
1
0.6%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
335
100.0%
268
100.0%
143
100.0%
13
100.0%
61
100.0%
57

877