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Religious Guidance in Day-to-Day Living 1980-2012

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Some : 20 ** 19 21 20 21 19 20 17 19 17 19 18 17 15
Quite a Bit : 21 ** 23 24 22 22 23 21 24 23 22 18 24 20 20
A Great Deal : 35 ** 37 33 36 36 37 36 36 35 37 38 35 35 32
Relig. Not Important: 25 ** 21 22 22 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 23 29 33
N   1394   1908 1069 1755 1954 2290 1756 1702 1268 1798 1497 1200 2310 5875

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 1B.4
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

(IF RELIGION IS IMPORTANT:) "Would you say that (1996-later: would you
say your) religion provides some guidance in your day-to-day living,
quite a bit of guidance, or a great deal of guidance in your
day-to-day living (1996-later: life)?"


NOTE: [This question is preceded by:
'Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life, or
not?']

2012 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

This question is variable VCF0847 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 11NOV15)


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