U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN3A

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

3.a And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about science frequently, occasionally, rarely or never?
  1) Frequently
  2) Occasionally
  3) Rarely
  4) Never
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Frequently 25% 25%
Occasionally 33.6% 58.6%
Rarely 26.2% 84.8%
Never 14.7% 99.5%
Don't know .5% 100%
Refused .1% 100.1%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Frequently 23.0% 23.5% 28.9% 27.7% 18.9% 25.0%
Occasionally 28.3% 35.8% 32.0% 33.8% 36.2% 33.6%
Rarely 33.7% 24.8% 27.7% 23.7% 25.4% 26.2%
Never 15.0% 15.0% 11.1% 14.2% 18.6% 14.7%
Don't know 0.0% 0.8% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3412


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Frequently 24.5% 23.6% 24.3% 27.8% 25.0%
Occasionally 34.9% 35.2% 33.1% 31.7% 33.6%
Rarely 26.1% 26.2% 25.6% 27.1% 26.1%
Never 13.9% 14.4% 16.5% 12.7% 14.7%
Don't know 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3409


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (Grades 9-11), None, or grade 1-8 High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree (or Technical, trade, 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
Frequently 17.2% 19.0% 25.3% 33.7% 39.9% 25.0%
Occasionally 22.4% 30.6% 36.3% 42.7% 36.1% 33.6%
Rarely 31.1% 29.9% 27.0% 17.9% 19.9% 26.2%
Never 29.4% 20.4% 9.9% 5.0% 4.1% 14.6%
Don't know 0.0% 0.2% 1.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3389


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Frequently 25.3% 24.6% 24.3% 25.9% 35.2% 25.5%
Occasionally 38.9% 35.9% 34.7% 30.6% 28.6% 34.3%
Rarely 20.8% 25.0% 29.2% 29.0% 16.0% 26.2%
Never 14.0% 14.0% 11.6% 13.8% 19.7% 13.5%
Don't know 0.8% 0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3189


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Other religion Atheist/Agnostic Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular TOTAL
Frequently 22.1% 22.4% 34.3% 43.2% 27.9% 24.2%
Occasionally 34.9% 33.9% 36.3% 35.3% 27.2% 33.7%
Rarely 27.5% 28.8% 22.5% 13.7% 23.8% 26.6%
Never 14.8% 14.9% 6.9% 7.2% 20.3% 14.9%
Don't know 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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