Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RDMLIFE1

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

Of the following questions, which question was read first? (XRQ55_1)
  1) PROTLIFE
  2) CATHLIFE
  3) JEWLIFE
  4) MUSLIFE
  5) HINDLIFE

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
PROTLIFE 20.6% 20.6%
CATHLIFE 20.6% 41.2%
JEWLIFE 19.9% 61.1%
MUSLIFE 18.3% 79.4%
HINDLIFE 20.7% 100.1%
Total N = 1675

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
PROTLIFE 9.9% 23.7% 20.6% 23.0% 26.4% 20.5%
CATHLIFE 23.4% 20.4% 20.6% 20.6% 16.8% 20.7%
JEWLIFE 22.3% 20.0% 20.6% 14.5% 21.6% 19.7%
MUSLIFE 20.2% 16.6% 18.2% 19.3% 17.6% 18.3%
HINDLIFE 24.1% 19.3% 20.0% 22.6% 17.6% 20.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1653


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
PROTLIFE 19.3% 23.1% 18.6% 19.3% 22.4% 15.1% 20.5%
CATHLIFE 22.9% 17.7% 22.6% 22.7% 20.0% 17.4% 20.6%
JEWLIFE 18.6% 23.5% 18.6% 20.4% 15.1% 19.8% 20.0%
MUSLIFE 10.0% 15.3% 21.1% 18.5% 20.8% 30.2% 18.3%
HINDLIFE 29.3% 20.3% 19.2% 19.1% 21.6% 17.4% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1668


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
PROTLIFE 18.7% 19.8% 22.4% 19.4% 22.1% 20.5%
CATHLIFE 20.2% 21.2% 22.2% 21.2% 16.6% 20.8%
JEWLIFE 21.7% 18.7% 19.0% 24.3% 14.9% 19.7%
MUSLIFE 19.2% 18.9% 17.2% 15.3% 23.8% 18.4%
HINDLIFE 20.2% 21.4% 19.3% 19.8% 22.7% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1660


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
PROTLIFE 21.2% 18.4% 13.8% 23.0% 25.9% 21.3% 20.3%
CATHLIFE 21.6% 24.0% 20.9% 18.5% 21.2% 20.9% 21.0%
JEWLIFE 22.7% 14.5% 22.9% 21.5% 17.5% 17.2% 19.8%
MUSLIFE 17.4% 23.5% 23.9% 14.3% 16.4% 15.7% 18.5%
HINDLIFE 17.0% 19.6% 18.5% 22.6% 19.0% 25.0% 20.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1493


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
PROTLIFE 24.5% 19.2% 21.1% 21.1% 20.9%
CATHLIFE 18.2% 20.3% 19.5% 25.1% 20.8%
JEWLIFE 17.3% 21.1% 21.9% 14.3% 19.3%
MUSLIFE 18.2% 19.5% 16.7% 18.9% 18.3%
HINDLIFE 21.8% 19.9% 20.7% 20.6% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
827


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
PROTLIFE 20.9% 21.8% 15.8% 50.0% 20.4%
CATHLIFE 21.7% 18.6% 21.2% 0.0% 20.5%
JEWLIFE 21.3% 16.8% 22.0% 0.0% 19.8%
MUSLIFE 15.2% 24.2% 16.1% 0.0% 18.5%
HINDLIFE 20.9% 18.6% 24.9% 50.0% 20.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1647


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
PROTLIFE 20.5% 20.5% 20.5%
CATHLIFE 20.6% 20.7% 20.6%
JEWLIFE 19.1% 20.5% 19.9%
MUSLIFE 19.9% 17.0% 18.3%
HINDLIFE 19.9% 21.2% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1675



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