U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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

IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1), ASK: Now, as I read a pair of statements, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views even if neither is exactly right. My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, OR many religions can lead to eternal life.
  1) My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life
  2) Many religions can lead to eternal life
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 23.7% 23.7%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 69.9% 93.6%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.5% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.9% 100%
Total N = 30236

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 29.0% 24.1% 23.4% 20.4% 23.7% 23.8%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 66.4% 69.9% 71.2% 73.5% 67.6% 70.0%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 1.6% 2.4% 2.5% 2.6% 3.2% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.0% 3.6% 3.0% 3.5% 5.4% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29523


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 24.7% 22.9% 23.7%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 68.2% 71.3% 69.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.0% 2.1% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 3.7% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
30236


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 30.6% 19.6% 19.2% 32.0% 18.2% 23.5%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 64.2% 74.8% 74.8% 57.2% 73.8% 70.6%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.2% 2.3% 2.5% 4.4% 4.5% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.0% 3.3% 3.4% 6.3% 3.6% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
28991


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
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 29.4% 24.4% 23.2% 18.6% 17.4% 16.9% 23.8%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 63.9% 70.6% 72.7% 76.9% 78.1% 76.9% 70.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.6% 2.0% 2.0% 2.2% 2.2% 3.0% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 3.0% 2.1% 2.3% 2.3% 3.2% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
25000


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
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 32.0% 24.7% 24.6% 22.4% 20.2% 17.6% 23.7%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 57.9% 69.2% 68.4% 72.6% 74.3% 76.5% 70.0%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.2% 2.3% 3.0% 2.3% 2.3% 3.1% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.9% 3.8% 4.0% 2.6% 3.2% 2.8% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30037



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