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

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Q5F

(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) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength
  2) Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 30.8% 30.8%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 57.7% 88.5%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 8.2% 96.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.3% 100%
Total N = 401

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 32.0% 29.7% 30.8%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 55.7% 59.5% 57.6%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 10.7% 6.0% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.7% 4.8% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
401


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 45.0% 19.3% 31.4% 30.5%
Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 40.3% 73.2% 58.2% 59.0%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 12.0% 3.0% 8.0% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.6% 4.5% 2.4% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
363



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