U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q34A

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

IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Do you believe in nirvana, the ultimate state transcending pain and desire in which individual consciousness ends?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Other (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 62.3% 62.3%
No 19.3% 81.6%
Other (Vol.) 1.4% 83%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 17% 100%
Total N = 411

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Yes 67.1% 59.8% 62.9% 65.0% 40.0% 62.3%
No 17.4% 16.7% 15.2% 20.3% 42.2% 19.4%
Other (Vol.) 0.0% 2.3% 1.5% 2.0% 0.0% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 15.4% 21.2% 20.5% 12.7% 17.8% 16.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
410


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 68.1% 55.8% 62.3%
No 18.8% 19.9% 19.3%
Other (Vol.) 0.3% 2.6% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 12.8% 21.8% 17.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
411


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Yes 58.8% 68.3% 66.7% 29.6% 72.7% 65.0%
No 19.1% 16.3% 18.1% 37.0% 0.0% 18.0%
Other (Vol.) 4.4% 2.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 17.6% 13.3% 14.9% 33.3% 27.3% 15.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
395


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 57.3% 63.0% 67.7% 68.8% 75.0% 63.2% 64.4%
No 21.0% 18.5% 21.9% 12.5% 16.7% 18.4% 18.5%
Other (Vol.) 0.7% 0.9% 0.0% 2.1% 2.1% 1.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 21.0% 17.6% 10.4% 16.7% 6.3% 17.1% 16.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
357


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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 34.8% 57.5% 81.0% 63.7% 68.1% 62.8% 62.7%
No 52.2% 25.2% 9.5% 14.3% 12.8% 21.5% 19.2%
Other (Vol.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 1.4% 1.7% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 13.0% 17.3% 9.5% 19.6% 17.7% 14.0% 16.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
408



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