Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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TERROR

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

Do you think that the terrorist attacks over the past few years are a part of a major conflict between the people of America and Europe versus the people of Islam, or is it only a conflict with a small, radical group?
  1) Major conflict
  2) Conflict with a radical group
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Major conflict 28.8% 28.8%
Conflict with a radical group 60.3% 89.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Major conflict 33.2% 34.1% 28.4% 26.1% 25.7% 26.2% 28.9%
Conflict with a radical group 58.7% 54.0% 62.3% 63.0% 65.8% 58.3% 60.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 12.0% 9.2% 10.8% 8.6% 15.5% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Major conflict 32.5% 26.6% 32.3% 28.4% 32.6% 22.7% 29.1%
Conflict with a radical group 55.1% 64.0% 60.3% 62.5% 55.7% 61.2% 60.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 9.3% 7.5% 9.1% 11.7% 16.1% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Major conflict 34.6% 30.8% 28.1% 24.1% 28.8%
Conflict with a radical group 45.7% 57.5% 63.4% 68.5% 60.5%
Don't know/Refused 19.7% 11.7% 8.6% 7.4% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Major conflict 26.1% 31.4% 28.8%
Conflict with a radical group 65.0% 56.0% 60.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 12.6% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Major conflict 34.8% 30.2% 28.5% 28.4% 25.2% 22.6% 28.6%
Conflict with a radical group 50.6% 54.7% 63.2% 62.9% 69.0% 73.1% 61.8%
Don't know/Refused 14.6% 15.1% 8.3% 8.7% 5.8% 4.4% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Major conflict 25.6% 30.2% 31.1% 28.9%
Conflict with a radical group 66.2% 59.2% 59.8% 61.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 10.6% 9.1% 9.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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