Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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AMUSLM_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 Muslim religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191E) [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 .2% .2%
Somewhat similar 13.7% 13.9%
Somewhat different 21% 34.9%
Very different 37.9% 72.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.2% 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% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.7% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 15.4% 13.8% 11.0% 11.9% 21.8% 6.6% 13.8%
Somewhat different 24.1% 25.2% 18.4% 31.1% 7.3% 16.1% 21.2%
Very different 49.9% 36.6% 22.8% 32.9% 40.3% 43.8% 37.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.7% 24.5% 47.8% 24.2% 29.6% 32.8% 27.0%
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% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 3.3% 34.7% 15.9% 9.8% 2.1% 24.4% 14.7%
Somewhat different 34.6% 6.6% 15.9% 29.3% 23.2% 11.0% 21.0%
Very different 23.9% 38.3% 50.6% 42.9% 45.1% 46.4% 40.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 38.2% 19.9% 17.6% 18.0% 28.2% 18.2% 24.1%
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 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 9.6% 20.8% 13.0% 4.3% 18.4% 13.9%
Somewhat different 16.3% 34.9% 24.3% 34.8% 21.3% 21.0%
Very different 45.6% 31.1% 26.0% 39.1% 34.2% 37.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 28.2% 13.2% 36.7% 19.6% 26.1% 27.1%
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% 0.2% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.8% 12.8%
Somewhat different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.2% 20.2%
Very different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 39.2% 39.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.5% 27.5%
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% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 14.5% 12.9% 14.0% 28.1% 13.8%
Somewhat different 43.8% 13.7% 23.2% 18.0% 15.7% 20.9%
Very different 37.1% 35.2% 43.3% 37.3% 34.6% 37.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.1% 36.6% 20.1% 30.7% 21.1% 27.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
294


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 14.4% 12.7% 13.7%
Somewhat different 20.4% 21.8% 21.0%
Very different 36.3% 40.4% 37.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 28.7% 24.9% 27.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
295


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 8.8% 12.6% 20.0% 22.1% 14.3%
Somewhat different 4.9% 19.1% 31.0% 12.7% 13.1% 21.7%
Very different 26.8% 28.3% 38.0% 45.8% 40.2% 37.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 68.3% 43.1% 18.4% 21.5% 24.1% 26.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
278