Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ACATH_A

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

If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Catholic religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191A) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.]
  1) Very similar
  2) Somewhat similar
  3) Somewhat different
  4) Very different
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very similar 4% 4%
Somewhat similar 26.7% 30.7%
Somewhat different 23.3% 54%
Very different 28.9% 82.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.2% 100.1%
Total N = 295

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Very similar 0.9% 0.0% 7.7% 7.3% 3.4% 8.8% 4.0%
Somewhat similar 23.5% 29.2% 28.0% 25.5% 27.2% 25.7% 26.5%
Somewhat different 16.5% 22.8% 24.0% 29.5% 22.3% 33.8% 23.5%
Very different 42.6% 25.5% 21.4% 24.5% 29.6% 19.9% 28.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.5% 22.5% 18.8% 13.2% 17.5% 11.8% 17.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
291


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very similar 6.0% 5.1% 0.0% 1.5% 1.4% 7.7% 3.8%
Somewhat similar 21.7% 39.1% 27.9% 16.2% 16.1% 43.1% 27.4%
Somewhat different 31.3% 12.7% 33.9% 27.5% 19.6% 16.3% 24.6%
Very different 20.0% 34.5% 25.3% 39.7% 46.9% 26.3% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.0% 8.6% 12.9% 15.2% 16.1% 6.7% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
252


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 3.5% 0.0% 5.0% 2.2% 5.2% 4.0%
Somewhat similar 30.0% 35.2% 20.1% 17.4% 24.7% 26.8%
Somewhat different 22.1% 37.1% 29.1% 47.8% 18.4% 23.4%
Very different 32.6% 9.5% 18.4% 21.7% 32.4% 28.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.9% 18.1% 27.4% 10.9% 19.3% 16.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
291


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.1% 4.1%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.3% 26.3%
Somewhat different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.1% 24.1%
Very different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 28.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.9% 16.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
286


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Very similar 2.6% 4.8% 1.3% 5.7% 5.9% 3.9%
Somewhat similar 18.1% 29.4% 21.6% 22.0% 44.9% 26.7%
Somewhat different 50.8% 18.7% 20.0% 22.5% 14.1% 23.2%
Very different 10.4% 22.6% 43.4% 33.5% 30.8% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.1% 24.6% 13.7% 16.3% 4.3% 17.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
294


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 5.1% 2.2% 4.0%
Somewhat similar 23.2% 32.2% 26.7%
Somewhat different 26.0% 18.9% 23.2%
Very different 24.1% 36.5% 28.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.6% 10.1% 17.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
295


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 1.8% 5.0% 6.5% 0.5% 3.8%
Somewhat similar 40.5% 31.9% 30.0% 17.4% 28.6% 28.0%
Somewhat different 23.8% 22.1% 28.0% 27.2% 15.1% 24.7%
Very different 19.0% 10.2% 25.2% 44.2% 43.7% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.7% 34.0% 11.9% 4.7% 12.1% 15.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
278