U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q34D

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

IF BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION (Q.34c=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

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 56.8% 56.8%
Fairly certain 31.4% 88.2%
Not too certain 11.4% 99.6%
Not at all certain .5% 100.1%
Total N = 157

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 48.4% 54.1% 50.0% 69.6% 85.7% 57.7%
Fairly certain 41.9% 33.8% 34.0% 28.3% 0.0% 31.6%
Not too certain 9.7% 10.8% 16.0% 2.2% 14.3% 10.2%
Not at all certain 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
152


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 56.3% 57.4% 56.8%
Fairly certain 26.9% 36.6% 31.4%
Not too certain 16.0% 5.9% 11.4%
Not at all certain 0.8% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
157


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Absolutely certain 42.1% 58.3% 52.3% 81.3% 0.0% 56.6%
Fairly certain 36.8% 33.3% 30.8% 12.5% 0.0% 31.1%
Not too certain 21.1% 8.3% 15.4% 6.3% 0.0% 11.7%
Not at all certain 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
143


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 88.9% 76.9% 63.6% 60.0% 41.5% 50.0% 58.3%
Fairly certain 11.1% 23.1% 21.2% 31.4% 39.0% 35.0% 29.4%
Not too certain 0.0% 0.0% 15.2% 8.6% 19.5% 12.5% 11.7%
Not at all certain 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
129


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 100.0% 52.0% 100.0% 70.8% 53.7% 53.3% 57.1%
Fairly certain 0.0% 40.0% 0.0% 29.2% 31.5% 30.5% 30.4%
Not too certain 0.0% 8.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.8% 15.2% 12.0%
Not at all certain 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
155



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