U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QH1

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

Q.H1. [ASK IF RESPONDENT HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (RELTRAD LESS THAN 100000)] Which of these two statements comes closer to your own views even if neither is exactly right? [READ IN ORDER]
  1) My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR]
  2) Many religions can lead to eternal life
  3) (VOL) Neither/Both equally
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR] 27.4% 27.4%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 67% 94.4%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3% 97.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.6% 100%
Total N = 27292

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR] 28.6% 26.3% 27.4%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 65.4% 68.4% 67.0%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3.4% 2.7% 3.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.7% 2.6% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
27292


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR] 35.7% 21.3% 24.2% 36.7% 30.9% 27.3%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 59.4% 73.5% 70.5% 53.2% 57.1% 67.3%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 2.5% 2.8% 3.0% 5.9% 8.0% 3.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 4.1% 4.0% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
26548


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
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR] 31.6% 29.4% 27.1% 25.7% 19.8% 27.2%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 62.6% 65.0% 68.6% 69.5% 76.3% 67.9%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3.3% 3.1% 2.4% 2.8% 2.5% 2.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.6% 2.5% 1.9% 2.0% 1.4% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
23556


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
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR] 35.0% 29.7% 27.2% 23.5% 19.6% 27.4%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 55.3% 65.1% 67.9% 71.3% 75.0% 67.0%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 5.4% 2.6% 2.5% 2.8% 3.4% 3.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.3% 2.6% 2.3% 2.4% 2.0% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
27129


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, [OR] 32.8% 27.8% 26.2% 26.9% 24.6% 27.3%
Many religions can lead to eternal life 63.2% 67.0% 68.4% 68.0% 68.5% 67.2%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 1.9% 2.7% 3.2% 3.0% 3.6% 3.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.0% 2.5% 2.3% 2.1% 3.3% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
26721



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