Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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CATHLIFE

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

If R does not identify as Catholic on RELIG: Do you think that Catholicism, the Catholic religion can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55C)
  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 72.7% 72.7%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 14.5% 87.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1128

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 71.2% 76.2% 76.4% 68.1% 65.5% 72.8%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 19.6% 7.9% 15.8% 17.8% 12.6% 14.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 15.9% 7.7% 14.1% 21.8% 12.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1107


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 66.3% 74.3% 77.5% 74.5% 67.1% 71.6% 72.9%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 21.2% 13.2% 8.6% 14.5% 18.0% 20.9% 14.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.5% 12.5% 14.0% 11.1% 15.0% 7.5% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1122


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 58.5% 68.1% 73.0% 85.7% 82.8% 72.9%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 30.9% 16.6% 12.7% 7.1% 6.0% 14.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 15.3% 14.3% 7.1% 11.2% 12.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1115


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 65.2% 66.1% 71.1% 77.5% 76.4% 83.9% 73.5%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 25.2% 19.8% 11.3% 12.1% 15.0% 5.2% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 14.0% 17.6% 10.4% 8.7% 11.0% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 71.2% 66.3% 80.1% 82.8% 74.8%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 19.7% 16.3% 9.6% 9.0% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 17.4% 10.3% 8.2% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
564


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 74.6% 0.0% 68.5% 0.0% 73.0%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 14.4% 0.0% 15.0% 0.0% 14.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 0.0% 16.5% 0.0% 12.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1100


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 72.6% 72.9% 72.7%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 15.0% 13.9% 14.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.5% 13.2% 12.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1128



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