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Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009 - Analysis

MORAL_A (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Is drinking alcohol morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? [Form 2 only] (Q180D)
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) Morally acceptable20.2%20.2%
2) Morally wrong15.0%35.2%
3) Not a moral issue56.1%91.3%
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)6.1%97.4%
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2.6%100.0%
Missing3014
Total Unweighted N = 999





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 3435 to 4445 to 5455 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Morally acceptable16.2%20.0%28.0%18.0%21.8%16.3%520.2%
Morally wrong13.9%14.3%9.7%15.0%18.5%19.4%115.1%
Not a moral issue66.2%56.4%54.3%57.9%53.9%50.9%856.3%
Depends on situation (VOL.)3.8%5.3%7.1%5.0%4.5%9.3%25.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)0.0%4.1%0.9%4.1%1.3%4.1%12.5%
Missing269336391599599775303145
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 982

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
Morally acceptable12.5%25.8%20.4%19.8%20.7%24.4%3820.1%
Morally wrong26.7%18.7%7.5%8.9%8.1%9.6%3213.7%
Not a moral issue48.7%44.7%59.5%66.1%67.0%61.7%8857.7%
Depends on situation (VOL.)9.9%6.3%7.6%3.9%4.2%2.9%86.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2.3%4.4%5.0%1.2%0.0%1.3%52.4%
Missing3793015184153504893185562
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 828

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedLiving with a partnerDivorced or separatedWidowedNever been marriedMissingTotal
Morally acceptable18.8%23.6%20.6%15.8%23.8%120.3%
Morally wrong13.9%23.2%25.4%27.9%7.2%015.1%
Not a moral issue56.1%53.1%42.9%49.2%64.9%456.0%
Depends on situation (VOL.)8.4%0.0%6.0%2.1%3.1%16.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2.7%0.0%5.0%5.0%1.0%02.6%
Missing1651133372347493302018
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 993

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicOther Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Morally acceptable22.0%22.3%18.6%18.3%14.4%520.3%
Morally wrong17.7%8.1%24.1%18.8%8.1%315.1%
Not a moral issue50.3%64.3%43.3%60.7%70.9%1055.9%
Depends on situation (VOL.)7.2%3.4%8.8%1.0%6.6%16.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2.8%1.9%5.2%1.0%0.0%12.5%
Missing1404653308151459303439
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 979

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college, no four-year degreeFour-year college degreeGraduate work/degreeMissingTotal
Morally acceptable11.5%19.3%20.2%25.5%25.7%120.2%
Morally wrong32.0%18.8%8.8%9.6%6.7%015.0%
Not a moral issue47.7%52.3%60.5%58.7%62.1%156.0%
Depends on situation (VOL.)6.3%5.9%8.6%3.3%4.8%06.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2.5%3.6%2.0%2.9%0.8%02.6%
Missing228795843647480301621
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 997

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Morally acceptable21.1%19.4%020.2%
Morally wrong15.0%15.0%015.0%
Not a moral issue55.6%56.5%056.0%
Depends on situation (VOL.)5.1%7.1%06.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3.2%2.0%02.6%
Missing1291172330140
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 999

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 ConservativeModerateLiberalMissingTotal
Morally acceptable20.9%19.6%19.0%1420.0%
Morally wrong17.4%11.1%15.8%1014.6%
Not a moral issue53.1%58.9%61.4%2057.1%
Depends on situation (VOL.)6.1%9.0%1.2%26.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2.5%1.5%2.6%42.1%
Missing12499886153064162
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 949

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