Muslim American Survey, 2007

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QD7

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

Do you personally think it is okay or not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim?
  1) Okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim
  2) Not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim
  3) Depends

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 64.2% 64.2%
Not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 24.3% 88.5%
Depends 11.5% 100%
Total N = 1030

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

High school graduate or less Some college, no 4-year degree (including AA degree) or Technical, trade, or vocational school College graduate (BS, BA, or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g.,toward a master's Degree or Ph.D., law or medical school) TOTAL
Okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 55.4% 75.1% 67.1% 73.3% 63.9%
Not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 31.7% 18.0% 20.1% 11.6% 24.5%
Depends 13.0% 6.8% 12.8% 15.1% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Other or mixed race TOTAL
Okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 66.8% 60.2% 62.3% 62.6% 63.6%
Not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 20.5% 30.4% 30.8% 18.9% 24.8%
Depends 12.7% 9.4% 6.9% 18.5% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 59.3% 59.1% 69.6% 68.2% 64.2%
Not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 32.3% 28.7% 21.8% 10.5% 24.3%
Depends 8.3% 12.2% 8.6% 21.2% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1030


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 72.8% 55.1% 64.2%
Not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim 18.0% 31.0% 24.3%
Depends 9.2% 13.9% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1030



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