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Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008 - Analysis

ENVIRO (Weighted by WEIGHT)

In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of the environment be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22J)
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) Very important61.5%61.5%
2) Somewhat important28.8%90.3%
3) Not too important6.2%96.5%
4) Not at all important2.7%99.1%
9) Don't know/Refused0.9%100.0%





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-4445-5960-7475+MissingTotal
Very important63.5%59.9%61.7%59.3%66.0%3261.5%
Somewhat important26.9%31.1%29.1%30.0%22.2%1528.9%
Not too important4.8%6.5%6.3%7.1%6.4%36.2%
Not at all important4.0%1.6%2.4%3.4%2.0%12.6%
Don't know/Refused0.8%0.9%0.5%0.2%3.4%30.8%
Missing00000540
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2851

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 More than once a weekOnce a weekOnce or twice a monthA few times a yearSeldomNeverMissingTotal
Very important57.1%61.4%60.2%64.2%63.8%61.3%2161.5%
Somewhat important31.0%29.8%30.7%27.7%26.5%25.9%628.8%
Not too important8.0%5.8%7.2%5.3%5.2%6.4%16.2%
Not at all important3.1%2.4%1.5%2.1%3.3%4.4%12.6%
Don't know/Refused0.8%0.7%0.4%0.8%1.2%2.0%30.9%
Missing000000320
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2873

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high school diplomaHigh school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree)College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)Post-graduate training or professional schooling after collegeMissingTotal
Very important75.5%66.2%58.0%50.6%50.3%2261.4%
Somewhat important17.9%25.9%29.7%38.5%37.1%1028.8%
Not too important3.3%4.9%8.3%6.8%8.6%16.2%
Not at all important1.7%2.0%3.3%3.8%3.6%02.7%
Don't know/Refused1.7%1.0%0.7%0.2%0.3%30.8%
Missing00000360
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2869

Household income (I-INCOME)

 Less than $20,000$20,000 to under $30,000$30,000 to under $50,000$50,000 to under $75,000$75,000 to under $100,000$100,000 or moreMissingTotal
Very important74.1%68.9%59.8%57.0%51.5%50.7%21061.1%
Somewhat important19.1%26.0%33.1%30.7%35.5%36.0%9729.6%
Not too important4.2%2.7%3.6%9.6%9.8%7.6%286.0%
Not at all important0.7%1.5%2.7%2.7%2.9%5.2%92.5%
Don't know/Refused1.8%0.9%0.8%0.0%0.3%0.5%70.8%
Missing0000003510
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2554

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantRoman CatholicOther or JewishNoneMissingTotal
Very important58.8%62.2%65.0%63.9%5261.4%
Somewhat important29.8%30.3%27.0%24.6%2628.8%
Not too important7.7%4.4%6.1%5.5%36.3%
Not at all important2.9%2.0%1.3%5.0%12.7%
Don't know/Refused0.8%1.1%0.7%1.0%20.9%
Missing0000840
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2821

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Very important56.2%66.5%061.5%
Somewhat important30.9%26.8%028.8%
Not too important8.6%3.9%06.2%
Not at all important3.6%1.8%02.6%
Don't know/Refused0.8%1.1%00.9%
Missing0000
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2905

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