Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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(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 Mormon religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191C) [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 1% 1%
Somewhat similar 15.3% 16.3%
Somewhat different 16% 32.3%
Very different 40.6% 72.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.1% 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% 2.7% 0.0% 2.3% 0.0% 2.2% 1.1%
Somewhat similar 13.0% 18.5% 18.5% 9.5% 18.4% 13.1% 15.4%
Somewhat different 17.7% 14.1% 17.0% 14.5% 10.1% 26.3% 16.1%
Very different 52.5% 39.3% 25.2% 41.8% 45.4% 34.3% 40.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.8% 25.5% 39.3% 31.8% 26.1% 24.1% 26.9%
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 0.0% 0.5% 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 1.2%
Somewhat similar 5.3% 26.0% 21.9% 18.1% 4.2% 23.4% 16.4%
Somewhat different 33.3% 7.7% 11.2% 16.7% 14.1% 9.1% 16.7%
Very different 29.0% 45.9% 33.9% 48.0% 56.3% 49.3% 41.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 32.3% 19.9% 29.2% 17.2% 25.4% 15.8% 24.0%
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 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0% 0.9%
Somewhat similar 14.0% 29.2% 23.2% 0.0% 13.2% 15.5%
Somewhat different 14.2% 25.5% 9.6% 42.6% 16.2% 16.1%
Very different 46.5% 33.0% 22.6% 36.2% 41.7% 40.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 23.3% 12.3% 44.6% 19.1% 28.9% 27.0%
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% 1.0% 1.0%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.6% 14.6%
Somewhat different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.1% 15.1%
Very different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 42.1% 42.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.2% 27.2%
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% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 1.0%
Somewhat similar 7.2% 17.8% 11.3% 14.1% 27.2% 15.4%
Somewhat different 26.8% 5.0% 24.0% 14.5% 20.1% 16.0%
Very different 35.1% 41.6% 41.7% 45.4% 34.8% 40.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 30.9% 34.1% 23.0% 26.0% 14.1% 27.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
294


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 1.3% 0.5% 1.0%
Somewhat similar 18.1% 11.2% 15.4%
Somewhat different 15.0% 17.4% 15.9%
Very different 33.8% 51.2% 40.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 31.8% 19.8% 27.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
295


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 1.5% 1.1%
Somewhat similar 29.3% 13.7% 15.9% 11.6% 18.4% 15.4%
Somewhat different 12.2% 20.8% 17.7% 16.3% 10.9% 16.9%
Very different 19.5% 25.4% 42.1% 52.9% 47.3% 40.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 39.0% 40.1% 22.4% 19.2% 21.9% 25.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
278