U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q34

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

IF BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH (Q.33=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 67.8% 67.8%
Fairly certain 25.3% 93.1%
Not too certain 5.1% 98.2%
Not at all certain 1.1% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) .8% 100.1%
Total N = 26451

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 61.3% 64.5% 69.1% 70.1% 74.2% 67.7%
Fairly certain 28.7% 27.4% 24.9% 24.7% 20.5% 25.4%
Not too certain 7.3% 6.6% 4.6% 3.8% 3.1% 5.1%
Not at all certain 2.1% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6% 1.4% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
25876


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 66.3% 69.1% 67.8%
Fairly certain 26.0% 24.7% 25.3%
Not too certain 5.5% 4.6% 5.1%
Not at all certain 1.4% 0.8% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
26451


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Absolutely certain 76.9% 64.2% 63.1% 68.6% 61.6% 67.9%
Fairly certain 19.0% 27.8% 29.1% 21.9% 27.9% 25.3%
Not too certain 2.9% 5.9% 5.9% 6.8% 2.0% 5.1%
Not at all certain 0.7% 1.4% 1.1% 1.0% 6.1% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.5% 0.8% 0.7% 1.7% 2.4% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
25498


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 68.6% 68.9% 68.2% 66.8% 64.5% 64.0% 67.7%
Fairly certain 24.0% 24.8% 25.6% 26.8% 28.9% 27.4% 25.5%
Not too certain 5.4% 4.7% 4.8% 4.9% 4.7% 6.6% 5.1%
Not at all certain 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.4% 1.4% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
22109


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 67.7% 68.4% 73.6% 68.2% 66.3% 65.2% 67.8%
Fairly certain 23.4% 25.1% 22.1% 25.3% 26.7% 27.2% 25.3%
Not too certain 6.3% 4.6% 2.8% 4.9% 5.4% 5.6% 5.1%
Not at all certain 0.9% 1.3% 0.7% 1.0% 1.1% 1.2% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.6% 0.5% 0.7% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
26278



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