Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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AJEWSH_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 Jewish religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191D) [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 3.8% 3.8%
Somewhat similar 21.7% 25.5%
Somewhat different 18.2% 43.7%
Very different 28.6% 72.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.6% 99.9%
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 2.0% 5.7% 0.0% 13.2% 1.0% 2.2% 3.9%
Somewhat similar 13.6% 20.5% 22.1% 19.2% 32.0% 29.9% 21.5%
Somewhat different 20.9% 27.9% 13.3% 17.4% 12.1% 12.4% 18.4%
Very different 45.8% 18.8% 25.8% 26.5% 22.3% 27.0% 28.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.7% 27.2% 38.7% 23.7% 32.5% 28.5% 27.4%
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% 7.7% 0.0% 1.4% 12.9% 3.7%
Somewhat similar 18.6% 41.1% 24.9% 7.4% 11.2% 32.9% 22.9%
Somewhat different 22.9% 5.1% 22.7% 28.4% 17.5% 17.1% 19.5%
Very different 21.9% 29.9% 18.9% 47.1% 44.8% 21.9% 29.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 36.5% 23.4% 25.8% 17.2% 25.2% 15.2% 24.8%
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 4.0% 3.8% 9.0% 2.1% 1.7% 3.6%
Somewhat similar 23.9% 22.9% 12.9% 42.6% 20.6% 21.9%
Somewhat different 16.8% 52.4% 15.7% 8.5% 15.6% 18.5%
Very different 30.5% 2.9% 18.0% 27.7% 34.6% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 24.8% 18.1% 44.4% 19.1% 27.6% 27.5%
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% 3.7% 3.7%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.1% 21.1%
Somewhat different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.8% 17.8%
Very different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 29.6% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.8% 27.8%
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 11.9% 0.0% 0.5% 9.3% 5.4% 3.8%
Somewhat similar 8.3% 21.4% 17.9% 19.9% 47.3% 21.8%
Somewhat different 18.7% 15.8% 23.2% 18.6% 14.1% 18.3%
Very different 27.5% 24.6% 38.3% 27.4% 21.2% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 33.7% 38.2% 20.1% 24.8% 12.0% 27.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
294


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 4.0% 3.4% 3.8%
Somewhat similar 21.0% 22.7% 21.7%
Somewhat different 19.1% 17.0% 18.3%
Very different 23.7% 36.1% 28.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 32.2% 20.7% 27.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
295


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 0.7% 7.3% 1.1% 3.5% 4.0%
Somewhat similar 42.5% 30.3% 19.7% 16.8% 25.5% 22.8%
Somewhat different 5.0% 8.5% 25.3% 25.2% 12.5% 19.5%
Very different 12.5% 14.1% 30.0% 35.4% 38.5% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 40.0% 46.5% 17.7% 21.5% 20.0% 25.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
278