Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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AHINDU_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 Hindu religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191G) [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 .8% .8%
Somewhat similar 12.7% 13.5%
Somewhat different 20.1% 33.6%
Very different 30.7% 64.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 35.7% 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% 2.3% 3.4% 0.7% 0.9%
Somewhat similar 9.6% 15.4% 10.0% 16.9% 18.8% 6.6% 12.9%
Somewhat different 23.8% 27.5% 12.2% 19.6% 12.6% 19.1% 19.8%
Very different 45.2% 26.5% 24.1% 26.5% 29.0% 27.2% 30.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.4% 30.5% 53.7% 34.7% 36.2% 46.3% 35.5%
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 1.7% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 2.4% 1.0%
Somewhat similar 4.0% 27.4% 24.0% 7.4% 4.9% 19.5% 14.4%
Somewhat different 33.0% 8.6% 12.0% 33.8% 13.4% 21.0% 21.5%
Very different 22.3% 36.5% 30.9% 34.3% 50.7% 26.2% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 39.0% 26.9% 33.0% 24.5% 29.6% 31.0% 31.4%
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 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 12.8% 0.0% 0.9%
Somewhat similar 10.2% 21.7% 14.6% 0.0% 13.8% 12.6%
Somewhat different 17.1% 29.2% 19.1% 46.8% 20.3% 20.3%
Very different 32.5% 23.6% 19.1% 17.0% 35.4% 30.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 39.0% 25.5% 47.2% 23.4% 30.6% 35.4%
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% 0.8% 0.8%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.0% 12.0%
Somewhat different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.7% 19.7%
Very different 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.6% 31.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 35.9% 35.9%
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 0.0% 1.0% 0.5% 0.0% 3.2% 0.9%
Somewhat similar 12.9% 14.7% 7.1% 7.1% 26.5% 12.8%
Somewhat different 32.5% 9.7% 29.0% 14.6% 23.2% 20.0%
Very different 25.3% 29.3% 35.9% 34.1% 24.3% 30.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 29.4% 45.3% 27.4% 44.2% 22.7% 35.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
294


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 1.2% 0.2% 0.8%
Somewhat similar 14.4% 10.2% 12.8%
Somewhat different 22.1% 17.0% 20.1%
Very different 25.4% 38.9% 30.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 36.9% 33.7% 35.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
295


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 0.7% 0.8% 0.0% 3.0% 0.9%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 11.6% 14.6% 10.5% 19.1% 13.4%
Somewhat different 0.0% 20.4% 23.5% 22.5% 13.6% 20.6%
Very different 31.7% 13.0% 37.3% 35.3% 33.2% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 68.3% 54.2% 23.8% 31.6% 31.2% 33.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
278