U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN50A

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

50a. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer, or not?
  1) Yes, permitted
  2) No, not permitted
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, permitted 6.1% 6.1%
No, not permitted 89% 95.1%
Don't know 4.9% 100%
Refused .1% 100.1%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, permitted 6.5% 3.7% 6.1% 6.4% 7.6% 6.1%
No, not permitted 88.6% 91.5% 88.5% 89.7% 85.9% 89.0%
Don't know 4.9% 4.8% 5.4% 3.9% 6.2% 4.9%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3412


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, permitted 6.6% 5.8% 6.7% 5.1% 6.1%
No, not permitted 88.8% 89.2% 88.0% 90.4% 88.9%
Don't know 4.6% 4.8% 5.3% 4.4% 4.9%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3409


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (Grades 9-11), None, or grade 1-8 High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree (or Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., 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
Yes, permitted 14.3% 6.2% 4.0% 3.3% 4.1% 6.1%
No, not permitted 75.4% 88.6% 92.4% 94.0% 93.4% 89.1%
Don't know 10.3% 5.3% 3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 4.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3389


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, permitted 9.1% 6.3% 4.2% 6.1% 7.5% 5.8%
No, not permitted 86.3% 89.3% 91.9% 89.1% 91.0% 90.0%
Don't know 4.2% 4.4% 4.0% 4.8% 1.4% 4.1%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3189


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Other religion Atheist/Agnostic Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes, permitted 6.1% 6.3% 5.0% 1.4% 7.6% 6.1%
No, not permitted 89.1% 89.0% 90.1% 95.7% 86.8% 89.1%
Don't know 4.7% 4.7% 5.0% 2.9% 5.6% 4.8%
Refused 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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