Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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SOUL1

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Do you think your soul will live on after death?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 80.6% 80.6%
No 9.7% 90.3%
Don't know 9.6% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 74.8% 85.9% 80.6%
No 13.1% 6.7% 9.7%
Don't know 12.1% 7.4% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 85.7% 80.6% 77.6% 81.1%
No 7.9% 9.0% 11.0% 9.4%
Don't know 6.4% 10.4% 11.3% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 80.1% 83.4% 77.4% 80.6%
No 11.4% 9.0% 9.7% 9.8%
Don't know 8.5% 7.6% 12.9% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 82.2% 78.2% 80.7% 78.4% 80.6%
No 9.2% 11.4% 3.2% 12.3% 9.8%
Don't know 8.6% 10.4% 16.1% 9.3% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Yes 77.0% 81.9% 83.3% 85.1% 68.1% 80.6%
No 8.4% 9.7% 7.2% 8.7% 20.9% 9.7%
Don't know 14.5% 8.4% 9.5% 6.2% 11.1% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 80.0% 86.7% 76.8% 80.6%
No 10.1% 6.0% 12.1% 9.8%
Don't know 9.9% 7.3% 11.1% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Yes 79.9% 83.8% 81.3% 76.8% 81.3%
No 8.8% 8.5% 9.7% 13.2% 9.5%
Don't know 11.3% 7.6% 9.0% 10.0% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 74.2% 85.9% 84.6% 74.8% 80.6%
No 14.6% 6.3% 7.4% 12.6% 9.7%
Don't know 11.2% 7.8% 8.1% 12.6% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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