U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q31

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

IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain?
  1) Absolutely certain
  2) Fairly certain
  3) Not too certain
  4) Not at all certain
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 77.3% 77.3%
Fairly certain 18.3% 95.6%
Not too certain 2.9% 98.5%
Not at all certain .8% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) .6% 99.9%
Total N = 32913

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 71.4% 74.7% 79.2% 78.6% 82.5% 77.2%
Fairly certain 23.2% 21.0% 17.1% 17.2% 13.2% 18.4%
Not too certain 4.0% 3.2% 2.5% 2.8% 2.1% 2.9%
Not at all certain 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.5% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 1.3% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
32165


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 72.7% 81.4% 77.3%
Fairly certain 21.6% 15.4% 18.3%
Not too certain 3.8% 2.1% 2.9%
Not at all certain 1.1% 0.5% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.7% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
32913


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Absolutely certain 85.2% 76.5% 71.4% 78.0% 70.5% 77.3%
Fairly certain 12.8% 18.7% 23.0% 17.5% 23.2% 18.3%
Not too certain 1.4% 3.2% 4.0% 2.8% 2.7% 2.9%
Not at all certain 0.4% 1.0% 1.1% 0.7% 1.9% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.3% 0.7% 0.5% 1.1% 1.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
31597


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
Absolutely certain 79.0% 78.8% 77.2% 75.1% 74.0% 70.3% 77.0%
Fairly certain 16.9% 17.5% 18.9% 20.2% 21.2% 23.0% 18.6%
Not too certain 2.8% 2.8% 2.9% 3.4% 3.1% 4.7% 3.0%
Not at all certain 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 1.1% 1.3% 1.5% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.8% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27358


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
Absolutely certain 77.4% 79.7% 80.9% 78.7% 74.3% 69.9% 77.3%
Fairly certain 17.8% 16.6% 16.0% 17.6% 20.7% 23.3% 18.3%
Not too certain 3.0% 2.5% 1.6% 2.5% 3.3% 4.8% 2.9%
Not at all certain 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.7% 1.3% 1.2% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.1% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
32697



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