Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ISLAVIOL

(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. The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers, or B. The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others. [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  1) The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers.
  2) Religions are all about the same in this regard.
  3) Neither
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 35.9% 35.9%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 47.3% 83.2%
Neither 2.5% 85.7%
Don't know 14.3% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 36.3% 34.7% 30.7% 36.7% 34.7% 43.4% 35.9%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 54.8% 51.7% 53.5% 48.1% 49.5% 27.2% 47.5%
Neither 1.4% 1.6% 1.4% 3.1% 4.0% 4.5% 2.6%
Don't know 7.5% 11.9% 14.4% 12.1% 11.9% 24.9% 14.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 47.7% 33.8% 29.6% 39.8% 30.8% 34.1% 36.0%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 33.9% 44.1% 57.3% 48.8% 54.5% 48.9% 47.5%
Neither 1.0% 2.4% 1.6% 3.2% 2.5% 4.9% 2.5%
Don't know 17.4% 19.7% 11.4% 8.1% 12.1% 12.1% 14.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 44.1% 41.4% 32.6% 28.3% 36.0%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 26.0% 39.2% 52.6% 62.3% 47.3%
Neither 4.3% 2.1% 3.2% 1.5% 2.5%
Don't know 25.6% 17.2% 11.5% 7.9% 14.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 42.4% 29.9% 35.9%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 46.8% 47.8% 47.3%
Neither 2.3% 2.7% 2.5%
Don't know 8.6% 19.6% 14.3%
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
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 35.2% 35.1% 37.5% 37.5% 34.6% 38.2% 36.5%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 40.2% 44.7% 48.3% 49.5% 57.6% 52.0% 48.2%
Neither 2.7% 3.4% 3.4% 0.6% 0.0% 2.0% 2.2%
Don't know 21.9% 16.8% 10.8% 12.3% 7.8% 7.9% 13.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 46.8% 30.3% 33.6% 37.1%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 39.1% 50.6% 55.3% 47.9%
Neither 2.1% 2.7% 2.5% 2.4%
Don't know 12.0% 16.4% 8.7% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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