Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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SECCOM

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

Do you believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ - that is, that Jesus will return to earth someday, or don't you believe this? [Answered if RELIGION = 1,2,4,5, or 7.]
  1) Yes, believe in the second coming
  2) No, don't believe in the second coming
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe in the second coming 78.9% 78.9%
No, don't believe in the second coming 16.7% 95.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 100%
Total N = 1670

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, believe in the second coming 85.2% 74.5% 85.2% 79.4% 73.3% 79.1%
No, don't believe in the second coming 13.5% 19.9% 10.4% 17.7% 19.6% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 5.6% 4.4% 3.0% 7.1% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1656


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
Yes, believe in the second coming 94.3% 88.0% 81.5% 69.1% 56.0% 59.6% 78.8%
No, don't believe in the second coming 5.3% 9.9% 14.0% 25.8% 34.0% 27.7% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 2.1% 4.4% 5.1% 10.0% 12.8% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1660


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school TOTAL
Yes, believe in the second coming 83.9% 83.3% 76.9% 75.2% 66.4% 79.0%
No, don't believe in the second coming 12.2% 13.7% 17.1% 21.3% 26.2% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 3.0% 6.0% 3.5% 7.4% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1660


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe in the second coming 75.8% 81.4% 78.9%
No, don't believe in the second coming 19.5% 14.5% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 4.1% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1670


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
Yes, believe in the second coming 86.2% 79.8% 79.4% 76.9% 82.9% 69.5% 79.4%
No, don't believe in the second coming 10.9% 14.8% 17.7% 17.0% 14.9% 25.0% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.5% 2.8% 6.1% 2.2% 5.5% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1459


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, believe in the second coming 80.0% 76.7% 77.6% 78.2% 79.0%
No, don't believe in the second coming 15.8% 20.0% 16.0% 17.1% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 3.3% 6.4% 4.7% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1663



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