U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QM5E

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

Q.M5e. [ASK ALL:] As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. Next, churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society. Do you agree or disagree?
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 75.2% 75.2%
Disagree 21.2% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.6% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Agree 74.9% 75.5% 75.2%
Disagree 21.7% 20.8% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.4% 3.7% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Agree 87.3% 71.1% 73.0% 67.6% 65.8% 75.4%
Disagree 10.6% 25.3% 24.0% 26.1% 27.4% 21.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.0% 3.6% 3.1% 6.3% 6.8% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


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
Agree 73.9% 75.2% 76.9% 77.6% 74.2% 75.4%
Disagree 21.9% 21.8% 20.7% 19.8% 23.7% 21.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 4.2% 3.0% 2.5% 2.6% 2.1% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


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
Agree 72.9% 76.7% 75.9% 74.9% 72.1% 75.2%
Disagree 21.2% 19.7% 21.1% 22.0% 24.7% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.9% 3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 3.3% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Agree 71.8% 73.7% 77.1% 77.2% 76.5% 75.3%
Disagree 25.1% 23.3% 20.3% 19.4% 18.8% 21.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.1% 3.0% 2.6% 3.4% 4.7% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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