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

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Q8A

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

[IF DON'T FOLLOW POLITICS (Q.8=4,9), INSERT: When you do think about; IF FOLLOW POLITICS (Q.8=1-3), INSERT When you think about] government and public affairs, which of the following factors most influences your thinking? Would you say it's . . .
  1) Your personal experience
  2) The views of your friends and family
  3) What you have seen or read in the media
  4) Your religious beliefs
  5) Your education
  6) Something else
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Your personal experience 37% 37%
The views of your friends and family 9.3% 46.3%
What you have seen or read in the media 18% 64.3%
Your religious beliefs 10.5% 74.8%
Your education 10.8% 85.6%
Something else 11.2% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.3% 100.1%
Total N = 401

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Your personal experience 45.3% 28.8% 37.0%
The views of your friends and family 10.7% 7.9% 9.3%
What you have seen or read in the media 17.2% 18.7% 18.0%
Your religious beliefs 7.3% 13.7% 10.5%
Your education 6.8% 14.9% 10.8%
Something else 8.0% 14.4% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.8% 1.7% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
401


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Your personal experience 42.9% 31.3% 44.3% 39.3%
The views of your friends and family 8.4% 8.2% 9.0% 8.6%
What you have seen or read in the media 9.4% 22.0% 17.3% 17.0%
Your religious beliefs 14.7% 9.3% 7.3% 9.9%
Your education 12.6% 11.9% 8.7% 10.8%
Something else 10.5% 13.4% 10.4% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.6% 3.7% 3.1% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
363



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