Muslim American Survey, 2007

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QG3

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

When men and women pray in a mosque, do you think that ?
  1) Women should be separate from men, in another area of the mosque or behind a curtain
  2) Women should pray behind men, with no curtain
  3) Women should pray in an area alongside men, with no curtain
  4) Other

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Women should be separate from men, in another area of the mosque or behind a curtain 49.2% 49.2%
Women should pray behind men, with no curtain 24.3% 73.5%
Women should pray in an area alongside men, with no curtain 21.9% 95.4%
Other 4.7% 100.1%
Total N = 999

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
Women should be separate from men, in another area of the mosque or behind a curtain 54.6% 47.0% 46.8% 31.1% 49.2%
Women should pray behind men, with no curtain 23.6% 23.8% 26.1% 30.9% 24.8%
Women should pray in an area alongside men, with no curtain 18.1% 23.5% 25.0% 29.8% 21.6%
Other 3.7% 5.8% 2.1% 8.3% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
984


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Other or mixed race TOTAL
Women should be separate from men, in another area of the mosque or behind a curtain 44.6% 45.5% 63.2% 47.8% 49.1%
Women should pray behind men, with no curtain 24.5% 26.2% 20.2% 29.2% 24.8%
Women should pray in an area alongside men, with no curtain 25.1% 25.0% 13.7% 15.7% 21.3%
Other 5.8% 3.3% 2.8% 7.3% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
984


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Women should be separate from men, in another area of the mosque or behind a curtain 54.0% 43.1% 47.8% 51.1% 49.2%
Women should pray behind men, with no curtain 15.8% 34.2% 24.1% 26.6% 24.3%
Women should pray in an area alongside men, with no curtain 26.4% 16.0% 24.8% 16.0% 21.9%
Other 3.8% 6.7% 3.3% 6.3% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
999


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Women should be separate from men, in another area of the mosque or behind a curtain 51.2% 47.1% 49.2%
Women should pray behind men, with no curtain 21.6% 27.1% 24.3%
Women should pray in an area alongside men, with no curtain 23.0% 20.7% 21.9%
Other 4.3% 5.1% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
999



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