Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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HINDLIFE

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

If R does not identify as Hindu on RELIG: Do you think that Hinduism can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55F)
  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 52.4% 52.4%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 24.4% 76.8%
Don't know/Refused 23.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1667

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 65.1% 56.3% 52.1% 45.6% 28.6% 52.5%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 25.9% 23.6% 26.2% 19.9% 27.8% 24.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 20.0% 21.7% 34.5% 43.7% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1645


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 37.6% 46.4% 55.7% 57.9% 56.4% 63.9% 52.5%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 29.8% 28.1% 20.1% 21.3% 25.5% 22.9% 24.5%
Don't know/Refused 32.6% 25.5% 24.2% 20.8% 18.1% 13.3% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1660


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 36.5% 43.5% 52.8% 70.6% 67.4% 52.4%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 39.1% 29.6% 22.3% 14.3% 13.3% 24.4%
Don't know/Refused 24.5% 26.9% 24.9% 15.0% 19.3% 23.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1653


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 45.2% 47.2% 47.1% 56.1% 59.8% 66.0% 53.5%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 33.1% 30.9% 26.3% 20.8% 24.9% 14.0% 24.7%
Don't know/Refused 21.7% 21.9% 26.6% 23.1% 15.3% 20.0% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 35.2% 47.1% 56.0% 64.9% 52.2%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 38.0% 24.7% 17.6% 20.7% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 26.9% 28.1% 26.4% 14.4% 24.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
822


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 44.6% 59.8% 59.8% 0.0% 52.6%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 28.7% 21.6% 18.2% 0.0% 24.4%
Don't know/Refused 26.7% 18.6% 22.0% 0.0% 23.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1639


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, can lead to eternal life 54.1% 51.0% 52.4%
No, cannot lead to eternal life 24.5% 24.3% 24.4%
Don't know/Refused 21.5% 24.7% 23.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1667



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