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Belief in extraterrestrials - Belief Statistics Topic

Q23j. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Extraterrestrials (ET)
Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007) - Instructional Dataset)


Belief in extraterrestrials by Age

 18-2930-3940-4950-5960-6970+TotalMissing
Absolutely not16.2%
42
21.0%
66
22.6%
76
19.5%
58
23.5%
47
27.4%
46
21.2%
335
0
Probably not31.2%
81
29.5%
93
32.3%
109
30.3%
90
33.0%
66
36.3%
61
31.7%
500
0
Probably40.0%
104
34.9%
110
34.4%
116
38.4%
114
30.5%
61
26.8%
45
34.9%
550
0
Absolutely12.7%
33
14.6%
46
10.7%
36
11.8%
35
13.0%
26
9.5%
16
12.2%
192
0
Missing1158131428790
Total 100%
260
100%
315
100%
337
100%
297
100%
200
100%
168
 
1577

Belief in extraterrestrials by Education

 No high school diplomaHigh school graduateSome collegeTrade/technical/vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeTotalMissing
Absolutely not29.4%
32
21.6%
95
20.5%
87
22.9%
38
20.1%
42
17.7%
35
21.3%
329
7
Probably not22.0%
24
33.9%
149
31.3%
133
27.7%
46
35.4%
74
35.9%
71
32.1%
497
5
Probably31.2%
34
31.8%
140
35.5%
151
35.5%
59
35.9%
75
38.4%
76
34.6%
535
12
Absolutely17.4%
19
12.7%
56
12.7%
54
13.9%
23
8.6%
18
8.1%
16
12.0%
186
5
Missing15251521061086
Total 100%
109
100%
440
100%
425
100%
166
100%
209
100%
198
 
1547

Belief in extraterrestrials by Gender

 MaleFemaleTotalMissing
Absolutely not20.9%
156
21.6%
180
21.3%
336
0
Probably not30.7%
229
32.7%
272
31.7%
501
0
Probably33.9%
253
35.6%
296
34.8%
549
0
Absolutely14.5%
108
10.1%
84
12.2%
192
0
Missing3346790
Total 100%
746
100%
832
 
1578

Belief in extraterrestrials by Region

 EastMid-WestSouthWestTotalMissing
Absolutely not20.0%
70
20.5%
76
24.5%
124
18.5%
65
21.2%
335
0
Probably not28.0%
98
38.1%
141
32.4%
164
27.9%
98
31.8%
501
0
Probably36.3%
127
30.8%
114
33.0%
167
40.2%
141
34.8%
549
0
Absolutely15.7%
55
10.5%
39
10.1%
51
13.4%
47
12.2%
192
0
Missing11202721790
Total 100%
350
100%
370
100%
506
100%
351
 
1577

Belief in extraterrestrials by Religion

 Evangelical ProtestantBlack ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOtherNoneTotalMissing
Absolutely not27.7%
142
37.7%
26
16.7%
52
16.0%
54
17.2%
21
20.1%
35
21.6%
330
6
Probably not36.3%
186
31.9%
22
32.5%
101
32.6%
110
31.1%
38
20.1%
35
32.2%
492
7
Probably24.8%
127
21.7%
15
40.5%
126
41.2%
139
35.2%
43
46.0%
80
34.7%
530
17
Absolutely11.3%
58
8.7%
6
10.3%
32
10.1%
34
16.4%
20
13.8%
24
11.4%
174
16
Missing1952317651254
Total 100%
513
100%
69
100%
311
100%
337
100%
122
100%
174
 
1526

Belief in extraterrestrials by Worship attendance

 Less than once a yearOnce or twice a yearSeveral times a year1-3 times a monthAbout weeklyWeekly or moreTotalMissing
Absolutely not14.6%
71
11.9%
19
14.9%
25
18.0%
33
26.0%
25
33.6%
157
21.2%
330
6
Probably not25.5%
124
34.6%
55
28.0%
47
30.6%
56
30.2%
29
39.4%
184
31.8%
495
6
Probably42.6%
207
43.4%
69
45.2%
76
40.4%
74
31.3%
30
18.6%
87
34.8%
543
7
Absolutely17.3%
84
10.1%
16
11.9%
20
10.9%
20
12.5%
12
8.4%
39
12.3%
191
1
Missing141077729995
Total 100%
486
100%
159
100%
168
100%
183
100%
96
100%
467
 
1559

Notes

This file contains all of the cases and variables that are in the original 2007 Baylor Religion Survey, but is prepared for easier use in the classroom. Changes have been made in two areas. First, to avoid confusion when constructing tables or interpreting basic analysis, all missing data codes have been set to system missing. Second, many of the continuous variables have been categorized into fewer categories, and added as additional variables to the file.

The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) received a major three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors, with a specific focus on consumption of religious goods and services. Using a host of new survey items that improve upon previous work, the study will yield new data to more systematically explore and better understand what sometimes appears to be an ambiguous relationship between trust, civic engagement, and religion. In partnering with the Gallup Organization, we believe this cutting-edge study has the potential to generate data that may well cause scholars to rethink our currently used measures of religious commitment or devoutness, as well as various theories linking the influence of religion to civic engagement, spiritual capital, and many other important social and behavioral outcomes.

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