Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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HTEXT_B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Holy book insert for HBOOK_B and LITERL_B (TXT286)
  1) The Bible
  2) The Torah
  3) The Koran
  4) The Holy Scripture

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The Bible 94.5% 94.5%
The Torah 1.5% 96%
The Koran .7% 96.7%
The Holy Scripture 3.2% 99.9%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
The Bible 92.8% 92.7% 93.2% 96.8% 93.7% 97.1% 94.5%
The Torah 1.7% 0.8% 2.1% 1.4% 1.8% 1.4% 1.5%
The Koran 1.1% 2.5% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.7%
The Holy Scripture 4.4% 4.0% 4.0% 1.8% 4.2% 1.4% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


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
The Bible 95.2% 93.2% 94.6% 94.0% 95.4% 91.4% 93.9%
The Torah 1.1% 0.8% 1.6% 0.8% 1.0% 3.3% 1.5%
The Koran 0.0% 2.1% 0.2% 0.2% 2.1% 1.5% 0.9%
The Holy Scripture 3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 5.0% 1.5% 3.9% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
The Bible 94.1% 98.2% 97.5% 93.2% 93.4% 94.5%
The Torah 1.6% 0.0% 0.6% 1.3% 2.2% 1.5%
The Koran 0.9% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 1.0% 0.7%
The Holy Scripture 3.3% 1.8% 1.7% 5.5% 3.4% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
The Bible 100.0% 100.0% 96.9% 9.3% 99.5% 94.5%
The Torah 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.5% 0.0% 1.5%
The Koran 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.5% 0.0% 0.7%
The Holy Scripture 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 49.7% 0.5% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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
The Bible 94.6% 98.2% 94.2% 94.0% 87.0% 94.6%
The Torah 0.6% 0.3% 1.4% 3.1% 3.8% 1.5%
The Koran 1.6% 0.2% 0.0% 2.2% 1.0% 0.7%
The Holy Scripture 3.2% 1.3% 4.3% 0.8% 8.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The Bible 95.1% 94.1% 94.6%
The Torah 1.1% 1.9% 1.5%
The Koran 1.1% 0.4% 0.7%
The Holy Scripture 2.7% 3.7% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
The Bible 97.1% 98.3% 93.4% 92.5% 83.4% 94.6%
The Torah 1.2% 1.1% 1.9% 1.8% 3.0% 1.6%
The Koran 0.6% 0.0% 0.8% 0.5% 2.6% 0.6%
The Holy Scripture 1.1% 0.6% 3.9% 5.2% 11.0% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893