U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q39C

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

Religion causes more problems in society than it solves.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 14.3% 14.3%
Mostly agree 19.6% 33.9%
Mostly disagree 27.7% 61.6%
Completely disagree 34.3% 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
Completely agree 16.2% 14.4% 13.7% 14.3% 12.7% 14.3%
Mostly agree 22.6% 19.0% 19.3% 19.5% 17.8% 19.7%
Mostly disagree 30.5% 28.4% 28.3% 26.2% 25.9% 27.8%
Completely disagree 28.2% 34.8% 35.5% 36.5% 36.3% 34.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.5% 3.5% 3.2% 3.5% 7.3% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 17.0% 11.8% 14.3%
Mostly agree 20.8% 18.4% 19.6%
Mostly disagree 27.5% 28.0% 27.7%
Completely disagree 30.8% 37.6% 34.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.0% 4.2% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Completely agree 9.1% 15.1% 16.4% 19.8% 25.2% 14.3%
Mostly agree 15.5% 20.5% 22.8% 18.9% 19.1% 19.8%
Mostly disagree 28.2% 28.3% 28.9% 21.9% 23.8% 28.0%
Completely disagree 44.2% 32.3% 28.5% 33.1% 27.6% 34.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.0% 3.8% 3.3% 6.3% 4.2% 3.6%
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
Completely agree 13.9% 13.1% 13.8% 13.7% 14.3% 19.5% 14.1%
Mostly agree 18.6% 19.6% 19.3% 22.1% 21.4% 23.1% 20.0%
Mostly disagree 26.9% 28.9% 29.0% 29.7% 31.4% 27.2% 28.5%
Completely disagree 36.0% 35.5% 35.7% 32.1% 30.8% 26.3% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.6% 2.9% 2.3% 2.3% 2.0% 3.9% 3.2%
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
Completely agree 16.6% 13.1% 12.6% 14.0% 13.9% 16.4% 14.3%
Mostly agree 16.5% 19.1% 19.9% 19.2% 21.3% 23.6% 19.6%
Mostly disagree 23.2% 27.3% 25.5% 28.6% 30.2% 30.6% 27.8%
Completely disagree 36.5% 36.8% 36.7% 34.8% 31.8% 26.2% 34.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.1% 3.7% 5.3% 3.4% 2.8% 3.2% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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