Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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MYSTEX_B

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

Would you say that you have ever had a 'religious or mystical experience' - that is, a moment of sudden religious insight or awakening? (Q290)
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 48.7% 48.7%
No 47.8% 96.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 100%
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
Yes 45.1% 48.0% 50.1% 50.6% 55.9% 42.9% 48.8%
No 52.2% 49.6% 46.6% 46.9% 42.8% 49.4% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.8% 2.4% 3.3% 2.5% 1.3% 7.7% 3.3%
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
Yes 57.5% 52.1% 50.4% 50.3% 46.5% 44.4% 50.2%
No 38.3% 45.3% 46.5% 49.1% 52.7% 54.5% 47.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 2.6% 3.1% 0.6% 0.8% 1.1% 2.1%
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
Yes 48.4% 48.6% 56.9% 46.8% 46.7% 48.8%
No 48.1% 47.5% 41.5% 43.9% 51.3% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 3.9% 1.7% 9.2% 2.0% 3.4%
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
Yes 58.0% 37.4% 67.6% 47.6% 29.7% 48.9%
No 37.6% 60.1% 29.2% 45.8% 69.3% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 2.5% 3.2% 6.6% 1.0% 3.3%
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
Yes 51.9% 49.2% 49.9% 45.3% 46.3% 48.8%
No 42.7% 47.3% 46.5% 52.9% 51.3% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.4% 3.5% 3.6% 1.8% 2.4% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 46.8% 50.5% 48.7%
No 49.7% 46.0% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 62.2% 52.9% 42.8% 50.5% 47.6% 49.3%
No 35.2% 44.4% 54.6% 47.8% 46.8% 48.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 2.7% 2.6% 1.8% 5.6% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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