U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QH2

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

Q.H2. [ASK IF CHRISTIAN (RELTRAD LESS THAN 50000) AND SAY 'MANY RELIGIONS'] And do you think it's only Christian religions that can lead to eternal life, or can some non-Christian religions also lead to eternal life?
  1) Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life
  2) Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life
  8) Undesignated
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life 18.8% 18.8%
Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life 75.3% 94.1%
Undesignated .4% 94.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 100.1%
Total N = 16929

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life 17.1% 20.1% 18.8%
Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life 77.3% 73.7% 75.3%
Undesignated 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 5.8% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
16929


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life 25.4% 17.4% 15.5% 18.2% 12.3% 18.8%
Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life 68.7% 77.3% 79.3% 70.8% 82.7% 75.5%
Undesignated 0.0% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3% 0.0% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.9% 4.7% 10.8% 4.9% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
16527


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
Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life 21.5% 21.8% 19.3% 16.6% 13.4% 18.9%
Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life 71.2% 72.5% 76.1% 78.7% 82.6% 75.8%
Undesignated 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 5.3% 4.3% 4.4% 3.8% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
14761


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
Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life 22.9% 22.2% 19.5% 13.4% 11.1% 18.8%
Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life 67.6% 71.2% 75.0% 82.2% 84.4% 75.3%
Undesignated 1.0% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 6.4% 5.1% 3.9% 4.1% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
16845


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Only Christian religions can lead to eternal life 11.8% 15.7% 19.5% 20.3% 22.4% 18.8%
Some non-Christian religious can lead to eternal life 85.6% 79.1% 74.9% 73.9% 69.6% 75.4%
Undesignated 0.3% 0.7% 0.7% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 4.4% 5.0% 5.6% 7.7% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
16620



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