Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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EUTHANAS

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

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia – ending the life of the incurably sick.
  1) Always justified
  2) Sometimes justified
  3) Never justified
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always justified 8.5% 8.5%
Sometimes justified 47.1% 55.6%
Never justified 36.1% 91.7%
Don't know 7.0% 98.7%
Refused 1.2% 99.9%
Total N = 1074

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 + TOTAL
Always justified 8.9% 3.4% 10.3% 9.5% 3.9% 11.5% 8.6%
Sometimes justified 55.6% 53.4% 55.9% 51.4% 52.8% 27.3% 47.7%
Never justified 33.3% 31.0% 27.9% 33.8% 32.3% 49.7% 35.8%
Don't know 2.2% 12.1% 5.9% 4.1% 7.1% 10.9% 6.9%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 3.9% 0.6% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1044


Education (I-EDUC)

Did not complete high school High school graduate Tech./voc. school after HS Some college or assoc. degree College graduate Post-graduate TOTAL
Always justified 11.4% 6.9% 11.1% 7.7% 9.9% 9.2% 8.7%
Sometimes justified 27.6% 44.2% 35.6% 52.7% 59.5% 59.2% 47.3%
Never justified 46.7% 39.6% 46.7% 30.2% 28.9% 27.6% 35.9%
Don't know 12.4% 9.2% 6.7% 7.1% 0.8% 3.9% 7.1%
Refused 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.8% 0.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Always justified 11.1% 6.2% 8.5%
Sometimes justified 42.3% 51.6% 47.2%
Never justified 37.2% 35.0% 36.0%
Don't know 7.4% 6.7% 7.0%
Refused 2.0% 0.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1074


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20- to under $30,000 $30- to under $50,000 $50- to under $75,000 $75- to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Always justified 12.3% 7.9% 5.7% 14.4% 4.2% 10.5% 9.4%
Sometimes justified 41.3% 36.8% 48.6% 61.9% 75.0% 48.8% 50.5%
Never justified 37.4% 50.0% 35.0% 19.6% 18.1% 33.7% 32.9%
Don't know 7.1% 3.9% 10.7% 4.1% 2.8% 4.7% 6.2%
Refused 1.9% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


Race (I-RACE)

White (not Hispanic) Black (not Hispanic) Asian (not Hispanic) Other or mixed race (not Hispanic) Hispanic (any mention) TOTAL
Always justified 8.3% 8.8% 0.0% 13.8% 9.9% 8.7%
Sometimes justified 50.9% 37.5% 57.1% 44.8% 34.1% 47.2%
Never justified 32.8% 45.0% 42.9% 34.5% 45.1% 35.8%
Don't know 6.4% 7.5% 0.0% 6.9% 11.0% 7.1%
Refused 1.5% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1063


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important TOTAL
Always justified 4.0% 5.2% 13.1% 12.3% 20.3% 8.6%
Sometimes justified 23.2% 41.7% 63.1% 68.4% 59.3% 46.9%
Never justified 60.8% 42.6% 20.2% 17.5% 13.6% 36.3%
Don't know 10.4% 9.5% 3.0% 1.8% 1.7% 6.9%
Refused 1.6% 0.9% 0.6% 0.0% 5.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1068



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