Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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ATHLIFE

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

If MANYRELS = 2: Do you think that atheists can achieve eternal life, or not? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q55GF1)
  1) Yes, they can
  2) No, they cannot
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, they can 41.5% 41.5%
No, they cannot 46.4% 87.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.1% 100%
Total N = 836

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, they can 52.0% 41.1% 45.9% 32.5% 25.4% 41.6%
No, they cannot 38.5% 47.8% 45.0% 51.7% 50.8% 46.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 11.2% 9.2% 15.9% 23.7% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
822


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, they can 36.1% 32.5% 44.7% 49.7% 48.4% 33.3% 41.6%
No, they cannot 55.7% 51.5% 47.6% 38.3% 41.1% 48.9% 46.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 16.0% 7.6% 12.0% 10.5% 17.8% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
832


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, they can 25.7% 33.3% 48.1% 52.7% 52.3% 41.5%
No, they cannot 58.4% 54.1% 41.8% 33.6% 38.6% 46.3%
Don't know/Refused 15.8% 12.5% 10.1% 13.7% 9.1% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
826


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, they can 37.2% 38.1% 35.9% 44.1% 42.0% 54.5% 42.2%
No, they cannot 43.4% 47.6% 51.3% 47.5% 53.4% 35.7% 46.0%
Don't know/Refused 19.4% 14.3% 12.8% 8.5% 4.5% 9.8% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
735


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, they can 23.1% 40.6% 46.0% 48.0% 41.6%
No, they cannot 62.0% 48.9% 41.2% 41.7% 46.7%
Don't know/Refused 14.8% 10.5% 12.8% 10.3% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
826


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, they can 36.5% 44.2% 50.4% 0.0% 41.4%
No, they cannot 53.8% 40.9% 36.8% 0.0% 46.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 15.0% 12.8% 0.0% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
826


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, they can 44.7% 38.7% 41.4%
No, they cannot 44.1% 48.2% 46.4%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 13.1% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
836



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