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Converting Others

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12-13. Some say it is okay for religious people to try to convert other people to their faith, others say that everyone should leave everyone else alone. Which comes closer to your views? (CONV_OK)
  TOTAL %
0) Everyone should leave everyone else alone 0 0
1) Okay for religious people to try to convert others 1,300 92.2
8) Dont know/No opinion 88 6.2
9) No answer/Refused 22 1.6
TOTAL1,410100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(okayconv_w2) I:21. Is it okay for religious people to try to convert other people to their faith, or should everyone leave everyone else alone? (OKAYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Okay to convert 1,312 50.4
2) Leave others alone 1,232 47.3
666) Invalid skip 18 0.7
777) Dont know 37 1.4
888) Refused 5 0.2
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(okayconv_w3) I:21. Is it okay for religious people to try to convert other people to their faith, or should everyone leave everyone else alone? (OKAYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Okay to convert 1,221 48.2
2) Leave others alone 1,245 49.2
777) Dont know 43 1.7
888) Refused 18 0.7
999) Legitimate skip 5 0.2
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q42 How important is it to do the following.. in order to be a good person; d. Convert others to your religious faith (Q42D)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 159 9.5
2) Somewhat important 300 17.9
3) Not very important 487 29.1
4) Not at all important 727 43.5
TOTAL1,673100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q35e. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Convert others to your religious faith (CONVOTHR)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important 632 39.2
2) Not very important 442 27.4
3) Somewhat important 321 19.9
4) Very important 217 13.5
TOTAL1,612100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q58B [HERE ARE A COUPLE OF STATEMENTS. PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU COMPLETELY AGREE, MOSTLY AGREE, MOSTLY DISAGREE, OR COMPLETELY DISAGREE.] Members of your religion have a duty to try and convert others to your religious faith (Q58B)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 13,832 55.3
2) Mostly agree 6,240 24.9
3) Mostly disagree 2,137 8.5
4) Completely disagree 1,767 7.1
8) Dont know 901 3.6
9) Refused 154 0.6
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I am going to read to you a list of statements about religion. For each one, please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with it. (FOLLOWUP) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? It is important to convert others (RELIMP32)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 558 34.7
2) Somewhat agree 396 24.6
3) Somewhat disagree 249 15.5
4) Strongly disagree 354 22
5) Dont know/Refused 53 3.3
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 18 18.8
2) No 78 81.3
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 21 23.9
2) No 67 76.1
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 20 21.5
2) No 73 78.5
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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Conversion OK?: This question type asks the respondent if it is OK for people to try to convert others.
Importance of: This question type asks the respondent about the importance of converting others.
Tried to Convert?: This question type asks the respondent if he/she has tried to convert others.

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