Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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JEWLIFE

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

If R does not identify as Jewish on RELIG: Do you think that the Jewish religion can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55D)
  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 69% 69%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 16.7% 85.7%
Don't know/Refused 14.3% 100%
Total N = 1638

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 72.3% 69.9% 71.4% 68.6% 54.5% 69.3%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 19.0% 15.2% 18.0% 13.7% 17.4% 16.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 14.9% 10.7% 17.7% 28.1% 14.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1616


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 67.6% 66.8% 71.3% 71.1% 66.4% 75.9% 69.1%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 14.0% 18.0% 13.9% 16.3% 19.3% 20.3% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 18.4% 15.2% 14.8% 12.6% 14.3% 3.8% 14.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1631


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 53.5% 64.9% 69.6% 82.8% 77.6% 69.2%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 33.3% 18.2% 14.4% 8.6% 9.2% 16.5%
Don't know/Refused 13.1% 16.9% 16.0% 8.6% 13.2% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1623


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 60.2% 67.4% 63.3% 73.3% 76.5% 80.5% 69.9%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 27.2% 22.7% 16.3% 12.6% 12.8% 8.8% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 9.9% 20.4% 14.1% 10.7% 10.7% 13.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1465


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 66.7% 65.9% 75.7% 74.4% 70.9%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 21.3% 16.7% 10.9% 17.9% 15.8%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 17.4% 13.4% 7.7% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
809


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 66.8% 72.7% 68.9% 0.0% 69.3%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 17.8% 16.2% 13.7% 0.0% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 15.3% 11.1% 17.4% 0.0% 14.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1610


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 70.8% 67.5% 69.0%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 16.4% 16.9% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 12.8% 15.6% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1638



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