Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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NONELIFE

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

If MANYRELS = 2: Do you think that people who have no religious faith can achieve eternal life, or not? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q55GF2)
  1) Yes, they can
  2) No, they cannot
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, they can 56.4% 56.4%
No, they cannot 31% 87.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 100%
Total N = 837

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Yes, they can 47.8% 60.6% 62.2% 52.8% 47.0% 56.4%
No, they cannot 42.5% 29.6% 26.6% 28.5% 33.3% 31.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 9.7% 11.2% 18.8% 19.7% 12.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
829


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 50.6% 44.0% 51.7% 62.0% 73.9% 80.5% 56.5%
No, they cannot 38.0% 40.9% 33.6% 23.5% 21.0% 14.6% 31.0%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 15.1% 14.8% 14.4% 5.0% 4.9% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
834


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 45.4% 51.8% 57.1% 65.5% 66.3% 56.4%
No, they cannot 41.2% 36.2% 31.7% 19.7% 20.0% 30.9%
Don't know/Refused 13.4% 12.1% 11.1% 14.8% 13.7% 12.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
832


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 51.1% 55.3% 48.2% 59.6% 68.3% 64.5% 57.4%
No, they cannot 35.3% 33.0% 41.1% 27.4% 21.8% 25.0% 31.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.5% 11.7% 10.6% 13.0% 9.9% 10.5% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
756


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Yes, they can 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
No, they cannot 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
0


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Yes, they can 49.3% 64.3% 56.7% 0.0% 56.1%
No, they cannot 39.1% 21.0% 31.9% 0.0% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 14.7% 11.3% 0.0% 12.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
819


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, they can 57.4% 55.5% 56.4%
No, they cannot 30.3% 31.6% 31.0%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 13.0% 12.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
837



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