Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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SOUL1

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

Do you think your soul will live on after death?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 80.6% 80.6%
No 9.7% 90.3%
Don't know 9.6% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 80.1% 83.4% 77.4% 80.6%
No 11.4% 9.0% 9.7% 9.8%
Don't know 8.5% 7.6% 12.9% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 74.8% 85.9% 80.6%
No 13.1% 6.7% 9.7%
Don't know 12.1% 7.4% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Yes 85.7% 80.6% 77.5% 75.8% 80.9%
No 7.9% 9.0% 11.1% 16.5% 9.6%
Don't know 6.4% 10.4% 11.4% 7.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 74.2% 85.9% 84.6% 74.8% 80.6%
No 14.6% 6.3% 7.4% 12.6% 9.7%
Don't know 11.2% 7.8% 8.1% 12.6% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Yes 86.3% 40.4% 81.0% 69.3% 48.4% 10.7% 80.8%
No 6.1% 36.2% 0.0% 19.3% 30.9% 67.9% 9.8%
Don't know 7.6% 23.4% 19.0% 11.4% 20.7% 21.4% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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