U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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

Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right.
  1) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength
  2) Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 27.8% 27.8%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 58.8% 86.6%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 9.5% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4% 100.1%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 23.7% 25.7% 28.9% 31.6% 28.9% 27.9%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 67.1% 63.0% 58.2% 54.1% 52.5% 58.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 5.9% 8.6% 9.4% 11.3% 11.4% 9.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.3% 2.8% 3.6% 3.0% 7.3% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 32.9% 23.1% 27.8%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 54.3% 63.0% 58.8%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 10.2% 8.8% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.6% 5.2% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 49.0% 15.9% 25.0% 20.7% 32.4% 28.2%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 35.8% 74.1% 62.6% 58.7% 52.0% 58.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 12.2% 6.5% 9.4% 12.4% 9.2% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.0% 3.5% 3.0% 8.1% 6.4% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 24.3% 28.5% 31.0% 30.2% 30.9% 29.6% 28.2%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 62.5% 59.6% 57.2% 58.4% 58.7% 58.0% 59.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 7.6% 9.2% 9.7% 9.7% 9.0% 9.8% 8.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.6% 2.7% 2.1% 1.7% 1.4% 2.6% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 25.5% 29.8% 28.4% 28.6% 28.5% 22.2% 27.8%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 58.3% 56.4% 55.0% 58.6% 60.1% 66.6% 58.8%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 7.8% 9.3% 12.3% 10.1% 9.6% 9.5% 9.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.4% 4.5% 4.3% 2.7% 1.8% 1.7% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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