U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q37

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

Which comes closest to your view? [Holy book: If Christian or no Q.16ion (Q.16=1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 OR CHR=1) insert 'the Bible'; If Jewish (Q.16=5), insert 'the Torah'; If Muslim (Q.16=6), insert, 'the Koran'; If other non-Christian affiliations (Q.16=7,8,14 OR (Q.16=11 AND CHR=2,9)), insert 'the Holy Scripture'; IF DK/REF IN RELIGION (Q.16=99) AND CHR=2,9, insert 'the Bible']
  1) [Holy book] is the word of God
  2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God
  3) Other (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
[Holy book] is the word of God 63.1% 63.1%
[Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 27.6% 90.7%
Other (Vol.) 5.2% 95.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
[Holy book] is the word of God 59.2% 61.9% 63.9% 62.4% 69.7% 63.2%
[Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 33.4% 29.5% 27.1% 28.1% 19.2% 27.8%
Other (Vol.) 3.8% 5.0% 5.6% 5.7% 5.9% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.6% 3.6% 3.4% 3.8% 5.2% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
[Holy book] is the word of God 57.4% 68.4% 63.1%
[Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 32.7% 22.8% 27.6%
Other (Vol.) 5.6% 5.0% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.4% 3.9% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
[Holy book] is the word of God 76.7% 60.5% 54.2% 64.7% 41.4% 62.9%
[Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 16.7% 30.5% 35.9% 21.7% 46.6% 28.1%
Other (Vol.) 3.8% 5.1% 5.8% 8.8% 6.6% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.8% 4.0% 4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 3.7%
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
[Holy book] is the word of God 71.3% 65.2% 62.2% 57.9% 55.5% 46.9% 63.3%
[Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 20.2% 26.4% 30.2% 34.4% 37.1% 43.7% 28.5%
Other (Vol.) 5.0% 5.4% 4.9% 4.3% 4.4% 5.2% 4.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.6% 3.1% 2.7% 3.4% 3.0% 4.2% 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
[Holy book] is the word of God 72.5% 69.4% 67.6% 62.4% 54.6% 45.3% 63.1%
[Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 15.8% 22.0% 20.8% 29.1% 36.6% 45.4% 27.6%
Other (Vol.) 6.4% 4.5% 7.5% 5.2% 5.1% 5.6% 5.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.3% 4.1% 4.1% 3.4% 3.7% 3.7% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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