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Importance of religion (Demographic Patterns)

Do you consider religion to be an IMPORTANT part of your life, or NOT? (American National Election Studies, 2004)


Importance of religion by Gender (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  Male Female TOTAL
Important 71.0%
402
81.9%
529
76.8%
931
Not important 27.6%
156
18.0%
116
22.4%
272
Don't know 0.9%
5
0.2%
1
0.5%
6
Refused 0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100%
566
100%
646
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Importance of religion by Age (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  18-30 years 31-45 46-60 61+ TOTAL
Important 65.0%
165
78.6%
250
77.8%
266
83.9%
250
76.8%
931
Not important 33.9%
86
20.8%
66
21.3%
73
15.8%
47
22.4%
272
Don't know 0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.9%
3
0.3%
1
0.5%
6
Refused 0.8%
2
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100%
254
100%
318
100%
342
100%
298
1212

Importance of religion by Religion (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  Protestant Catholic Jewish Other Missing TOTAL
Important 93.9%
310
90.7%
195
76.7%
23
89.4%
203
200 91.1%
731
Not important 6.1%
20
8.8%
19
23.3%
7
10.1%
23
203 8.6%
69
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
5 0.1%
1
Refused 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2 0.1%
1
TOTAL 100%
330
100%
215
100%
30
100%
227
410 802

Importance of religion by Region (American National Election Studies, 2004)

  Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Important 67.9%
148
81.2%
255
85.1%
355
65.8%
173
76.8%
931
Not important 31.7%
69
18.2%
57
14.4%
60
32.7%
86
22.4%
272
Don't know 0.5%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
1.1%
3
0.5%
6
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.4%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100%
218
100%
314
100%
417
100%
263
1212

Notes

From the ANES website (http://www.umich.edu/~nes/studypages/2004prepost/2004prepost.htm): The study, in part, maintains and extends the core of the NES time-series by collecting data on Americans’ basic political beliefs, allegiances, and behaviors. It contains special instrumentation on American’s views on foreign policy, the war on terrorism, and the Iraq War and its consequences. It extends the experiment on the measurement of voter turnout begun in 2002, and carries expanded instrumentation on inflation, immigration, gender politics, and gay and lesbian politics. It also includes the Comparative Studies of Electoral System’s Module 2, which focuses on representation and accountability.




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