Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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MUSLIFE

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

If R does not identify as Muslim on RELIG: Do you think that Islam, the Muslim religion can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55E)
  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 52% 52%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 29.3% 81.3%
Don't know/Refused 18.7% 100%
Total N = 1664

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 62.5% 54.4% 54.4% 43.6% 33.3% 52.1%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 26.4% 28.9% 30.0% 31.8% 29.4% 29.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 16.7% 15.7% 24.7% 37.3% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1642


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 38.7% 43.1% 59.0% 56.9% 56.4% 65.5% 52.2%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 39.4% 32.9% 24.4% 27.2% 26.7% 28.6% 29.3%
Don't know/Refused 21.9% 24.0% 16.5% 15.8% 16.9% 6.0% 18.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1657


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 40.6% 45.1% 50.9% 64.3% 67.6% 51.9%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 41.1% 34.8% 28.0% 21.0% 15.4% 29.3%
Don't know/Refused 18.3% 20.0% 21.1% 14.7% 17.0% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1649


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 44.9% 44.2% 48.8% 56.3% 58.8% 64.8% 53.1%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 36.9% 39.0% 26.6% 26.6% 31.6% 20.2% 29.4%
Don't know/Refused 18.3% 16.9% 24.6% 17.1% 9.6% 15.0% 17.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1483


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 39.8% 44.5% 62.1% 66.7% 54.2%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 41.7% 31.3% 21.8% 19.9% 27.3%
Don't know/Refused 18.5% 24.2% 16.1% 13.5% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
821


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 47.6% 56.1% 56.0% 0.0% 52.0%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 33.8% 26.2% 23.2% 0.0% 29.4%
Don't know/Refused 18.6% 17.6% 20.8% 0.0% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1636


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 54.2% 50.2% 52.0%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 29.3% 29.2% 29.3%
Don't know/Refused 16.5% 20.6% 18.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1664



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