Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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RQ9CF24

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

FORMS 2 & 4: Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE], or not? In heaven
  1) Yes, believe in
  2) No, don't believe
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe in 80.4% 80.4%
No, don't believe 16.6% 97%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3% 100%
Total N = 2023

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Yes, believe in 74.9% 78.8% 84.5% 82.1% 85.2% 80.3%
No, don't believe 23.4% 17.9% 12.5% 13.5% 13.6% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 3.3% 3.1% 4.4% 1.2% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1989


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, believe in 77.5% 81.2% 84.5% 75.2% 80.4%
No, don't believe 20.1% 13.1% 13.4% 22.4% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 5.7% 2.1% 2.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
Yes, believe in 86.4% 86.2% 81.0% 73.7% 66.8% 80.3%
No, don't believe 11.7% 12.4% 15.1% 22.9% 27.8% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 1.5% 3.9% 3.4% 5.4% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2014


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, believe in 82.2% 71.8% 76.9% 95.3% 92.1% 76.3% 80.4%
No, don't believe 15.0% 25.4% 16.8% 4.7% 7.0% 21.2% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 2.8% 6.3% 0.0% 0.9% 2.5% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2017


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe in 75.0% 85.6% 80.4%
No, don't believe 21.1% 12.3% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 2.2% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2023


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Yes, believe in 79.0% 93.8% 80.2% 77.1% 80.6%
No, don't believe 17.7% 5.7% 17.7% 20.9% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 0.5% 2.1% 2.0% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1988



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