Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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APROT_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 Protestant religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191B) [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% 4.4%
Somewhat similar 21.5% 25.9%
Somewhat different 20.5% 46.4%
Very different 26.1% 72.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.5% 100%
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 0.0% 3.7% 3.3% 5.5% 6.8% 14.0% 4.4%
Somewhat similar 18.8% 14.8% 18.8% 27.9% 31.1% 25.7% 21.7%
Somewhat different 19.1% 22.1% 18.5% 21.9% 17.0% 25.7% 20.3%
Very different 45.2% 24.5% 16.6% 25.1% 15.5% 19.9% 26.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.8% 34.9% 42.8% 19.6% 29.6% 14.7% 27.3%
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 5.6% 4.0% 5.6% 1.5% 4.9% 4.3% 4.4%
Somewhat similar 12.0% 38.4% 27.9% 14.7% 14.1% 33.3% 23.1%
Somewhat different 26.2% 9.1% 13.3% 32.4% 19.7% 23.3% 21.0%
Very different 23.9% 23.2% 27.9% 34.8% 28.9% 26.2% 27.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 32.2% 25.3% 25.3% 16.7% 32.4% 12.9% 24.3%
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 5.3% 6.6% 7.9% 6.5% 1.7% 4.4%
Somewhat similar 20.0% 24.5% 29.2% 8.7% 21.7% 21.7%
Somewhat different 22.1% 18.9% 21.3% 39.1% 17.5% 20.6%
Very different 27.6% 30.2% 7.9% 26.1% 29.1% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 25.1% 19.8% 33.7% 19.6% 30.0% 27.4%
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% 4.6% 4.6%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.7% 21.7%
Somewhat different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.6% 19.6%
Very different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.1% 27.1%
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 0.0% 5.6% 3.7% 3.5% 8.6% 4.4%
Somewhat similar 12.9% 21.2% 16.4% 22.9% 40.0% 21.5%
Somewhat different 22.2% 14.3% 26.2% 28.2% 14.1% 20.4%
Very different 32.0% 22.0% 31.7% 21.1% 24.9% 26.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 33.0% 36.9% 22.0% 24.2% 12.4% 27.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
294


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 3.1% 6.7% 4.5%
Somewhat similar 21.2% 22.0% 21.5%
Somewhat different 22.9% 16.7% 20.4%
Very different 24.2% 29.0% 26.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 28.7% 25.6% 27.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
295


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 1.1% 7.9% 2.9% 4.0% 4.8%
Somewhat similar 39.0% 23.2% 24.5% 14.9% 22.9% 22.6%
Somewhat different 4.9% 18.7% 24.5% 25.1% 11.9% 21.1%
Very different 22.0% 14.1% 22.4% 38.2% 37.8% 26.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 34.1% 43.0% 20.7% 18.9% 23.4% 25.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
278