U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QK3T

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

[ASK IF SPOUSE/PARTNER MUSLIM (Q.K1=6):] Is your spouse/partner Shi'a, Sunni, or another tradition? [THOSE ANSWERING 'SOME OTHER' WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWERS AND BACK CODED BY PEW RESEARCH CENTER ANALYSTS]
  1) Shia
  2) Sunni
  3) Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL)
  8) Orthodox (VOL)
  14) Ahmadiyya (VOL)
  97) Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL)
  99) Don't know/Refused (VOL)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Shia 15.1% 15.1%
Sunni 53.4% 68.5%
Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL) 1.4% 69.9%
Orthodox (VOL) .7% 70.6%
Ahmadiyya (VOL) .7% 71.3%
Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL) 20.5% 91.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 8.2% 100%
Total N = 132

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Shia 14.1% 17.7% 15.6%
Sunni 58.8% 45.2% 53.1%
Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL) 0.0% 3.2% 1.4%
Orthodox (VOL) 0.0% 1.6% 0.7%
Ahmadiyya (VOL) 1.2% 0.0% 0.7%
Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL) 16.5% 25.8% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 9.4% 6.5% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
132


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Shia 0.0% 23.1% 12.5% 14.3% 0.0% 16.0%
Sunni 93.8% 47.7% 44.6% 71.4% 0.0% 52.8%
Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL) 0.0% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4%
Orthodox (VOL) 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Ahmadiyya (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL) 0.0% 20.0% 26.8% 14.3% 0.0% 20.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 6.3% 4.6% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
128


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Shia 25.0% 4.8% 15.8% 11.1% 14.3% 14.9%
Sunni 62.5% 42.9% 55.3% 66.7% 50.0% 53.7%
Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL) 0.0% 4.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Orthodox (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.7%
Ahmadiyya (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.7%
Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL) 12.5% 33.3% 23.7% 22.2% 16.7% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 0.0% 14.3% 5.3% 0.0% 14.3% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
119


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some 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 school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Shia 33.3% 15.2% 8.8% 7.4% 20.9% 15.1%
Sunni 0.0% 57.6% 52.9% 63.0% 55.8% 53.4%
Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL) 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Orthodox (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 0.7%
Ahmadiyya (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 0.7%
Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL) 11.1% 21.2% 29.4% 18.5% 16.3% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 55.6% 3.0% 8.8% 11.1% 2.3% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
132


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Shia 12.0% 9.4% 6.4% 31.6% 26.1% 14.4%
Sunni 64.0% 56.3% 55.3% 47.4% 39.1% 53.4%
Nation of Islam (Black Muslim) (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.7% 1.4%
Orthodox (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.3% 0.0% 0.7%
Ahmadiyya (VOL) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3% 0.7%
Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim) (VOL) 12.0% 25.0% 25.5% 15.8% 17.4% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 12.0% 9.4% 12.8% 0.0% 4.3% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
130



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