Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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RELVIOL

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

As I read you 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. A. Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers, or B. Religions are all about the same in this regard. [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers.
  2) Religions are all about the same in this regard.
  3) Neither
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 44.9% 44.9%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 43.3% 88.2%
Neither 4.7% 92.9%
Don't know 7.2% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 46.5% 42.5% 47.3% 42.5% 49.2% 42.8% 44.9%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 45.8% 49.5% 42.9% 43.9% 41.4% 37.5% 43.6%
Neither 3.7% 4.2% 5.0% 3.3% 4.7% 6.5% 4.5%
Don't know 4.1% 3.7% 4.8% 10.3% 4.7% 13.2% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
985


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 53.1% 42.2% 43.2% 48.7% 46.0% 37.9% 45.2%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 30.0% 43.8% 47.1% 43.9% 45.4% 50.6% 43.2%
Neither 8.8% 6.2% 1.9% 2.9% 1.9% 6.6% 4.8%
Don't know 8.1% 7.9% 7.7% 4.6% 6.7% 4.9% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 25.9% 45.1% 48.0% 50.7% 44.8%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 54.3% 41.0% 43.2% 41.7% 43.4%
Neither 4.7% 5.0% 3.9% 4.6% 4.6%
Don't know 15.1% 8.8% 5.0% 3.1% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 46.0% 44.0% 44.9%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 44.1% 42.5% 43.3%
Neither 4.7% 4.6% 4.7%
Don't know 5.2% 8.9% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 36.5% 45.9% 48.8% 51.5% 47.9% 49.3% 46.4%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 53.7% 40.5% 41.6% 42.6% 42.7% 47.4% 45.0%
Neither 3.0% 8.2% 4.3% 3.4% 2.1% 2.2% 3.8%
Don't know 6.8% 5.5% 5.4% 2.5% 7.3% 1.1% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 53.6% 40.4% 44.1% 46.0%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 34.2% 49.9% 46.5% 43.5%
Neither 4.9% 3.0% 5.5% 4.5%
Don't know 7.4% 6.8% 3.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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