Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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RETLIFE

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

Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth in your lifetime? [Answered if SECCOM = 1.]
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 25.5% 25.5%
No 48.7% 74.2%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 17.7% 91.9%
Don't know/Refused 8% 99.9%
Total N = 1286

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 23.3% 25.7% 30.9% 25.3% 21.8% 25.7%
No 48.1% 55.6% 43.8% 48.9% 50.2% 48.9%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 18.0% 13.4% 14.0% 18.9% 21.8% 17.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 5.3% 11.4% 6.8% 6.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1279


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 35.6% 27.0% 20.8% 18.1% 22.1% 25.0% 25.7%
No 28.8% 46.2% 61.1% 58.3% 65.5% 48.2% 49.0%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 28.5% 18.7% 10.9% 15.3% 8.8% 10.7% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 8.0% 7.2% 8.3% 3.5% 16.1% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1277


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 36.8% 26.8% 25.0% 19.2% 14.1% 25.8%
No 35.2% 49.7% 45.9% 56.0% 65.7% 48.8%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 19.2% 15.5% 18.9% 21.2% 14.1% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 8.0% 10.1% 3.6% 6.1% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1280


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 23.2% 27.3% 25.5%
No 52.8% 45.6% 48.7%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 17.3% 18.0% 17.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 9.0% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1286


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 35.4% 32.9% 24.5% 19.9% 22.0% 16.5% 25.8%
No 41.4% 41.1% 48.9% 53.9% 54.0% 61.2% 49.3%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 15.6% 16.4% 16.7% 16.8% 16.7% 19.4% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 9.6% 9.9% 9.4% 7.3% 2.9% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1128


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 24.7% 22.8% 30.6% 28.7% 25.6%
No 48.5% 53.4% 41.3% 50.5% 48.9%
Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return 18.8% 16.9% 22.3% 11.6% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 6.9% 5.8% 9.3% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1281



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