Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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TIMEBIB

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

Do you believe that the specific time of Jesus Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies contained in the Bible, or don't you think so? [Answered if SECCOM = 1.]
  1) Yes, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible.
  2) Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 41.6% 41.6%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 50.5% 92.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 100%
Total N = 1286

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 40.2% 41.7% 42.6% 41.3% 40.2% 41.3%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 51.5% 49.2% 52.9% 51.2% 48.1% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 9.1% 4.4% 7.5% 11.7% 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, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 33.5% 41.4% 49.3% 46.3% 36.6% 40.0% 41.5%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 64.7% 47.9% 45.2% 46.3% 50.0% 45.5% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 10.7% 5.4% 7.4% 13.4% 14.5% 7.8%
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, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 51.3% 46.4% 39.9% 29.5% 23.2% 41.3%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 36.8% 46.2% 53.0% 63.2% 69.7% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 7.4% 7.1% 7.3% 7.1% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1280


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 38.8% 43.8% 41.6%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 54.8% 47.2% 50.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 9.0% 7.9%
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, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 57.0% 37.7% 45.4% 34.0% 38.0% 28.1% 41.8%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 34.2% 52.7% 48.9% 58.1% 58.7% 64.0% 51.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 9.6% 5.7% 7.9% 3.3% 7.9% 7.2%
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, the specific time of Christ's return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible. 39.5% 46.8% 43.0% 42.1% 41.3%
Don't think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christ's return. 53.0% 47.3% 45.5% 48.6% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 5.9% 11.6% 9.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1281



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