Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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PROTLIFE

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

If R does not identify as Protestant or Christian on RELIG: Do you think that Protestant faiths can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55A)
  1) Yes, can lead to eternal life
  2) No, cannot lead to eternal life
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, can lead to eternal life 73.7% 73.7%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 13.1% 86.8%
Don't know/Refused 13.2% 100%
Total N = 702

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 62.9% 73.9% 81.3% 80.6% 61.5% 73.8%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 24.5% 12.2% 9.6% 4.1% 17.3% 13.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 13.9% 9.1% 15.3% 21.2% 13.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
695


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
Yes, can lead to eternal life 69.1% 72.7% 77.7% 74.7% 73.4% 73.8% 73.9%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 16.4% 11.9% 9.2% 12.3% 15.6% 23.8% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 14.5% 15.4% 13.1% 13.0% 11.0% 2.4% 13.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
697


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
Yes, can lead to eternal life 48.4% 73.6% 73.6% 81.7% 88.0% 73.7%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 30.8% 12.8% 12.9% 9.2% 2.2% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 20.9% 13.6% 13.5% 9.2% 9.8% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
695


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
Yes, can lead to eternal life 59.1% 72.0% 70.1% 79.6% 82.3% 85.9% 74.5%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 26.0% 19.5% 13.7% 9.3% 7.6% 3.0% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 15.0% 8.5% 16.2% 11.1% 10.1% 11.1% 12.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
612


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 73.9% 78.8% 78.8% 70.4% 76.2%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 13.0% 4.0% 4.2% 23.5% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused 13.0% 17.2% 16.9% 6.2% 14.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
339


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 0.0% 75.2% 66.9% 0.0% 73.6%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 0.0% 12.8% 14.4% 0.0% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 11.9% 18.7% 0.0% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
674


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 72.2% 75.1% 73.7%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 16.0% 10.3% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 14.6% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
702



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