U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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

Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right.
  1) Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard
  2) Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard 68.4% 68.4%
Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people 28.7% 97.1%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.3% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) .6% 100%
Total N = 401

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard 70.6% 66.3% 68.4%
Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people 26.2% 31.1% 28.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.2% 2.4% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.0% 0.2% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
401


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard 79.6% 65.1% 67.0% 69.5%
Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people 16.2% 31.6% 31.6% 27.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 4.2% 3.0% 1.0% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
363



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