Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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BYOGA_B

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

Do you believe in yoga, not just as exercise, but as a spiritual practice? (Q291C)
  1) Yes, believe in
  2) No, don't believe
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe in 23.5% 23.5%
No, don't believe 69.6% 93.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.9% 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, believe in 32.3% 32.4% 24.1% 21.9% 19.2% 12.1% 23.5%
No, don't believe 64.3% 64.0% 72.1% 70.3% 70.5% 75.5% 69.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 3.6% 3.8% 7.9% 10.3% 12.4% 6.9%
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, believe in 27.5% 26.5% 25.7% 21.3% 23.8% 23.4% 24.7%
No, don't believe 66.4% 68.4% 68.0% 71.4% 70.9% 72.9% 69.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 5.1% 6.3% 7.3% 5.3% 3.7% 5.7%
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
Yes, believe in 19.8% 42.1% 24.7% 13.8% 30.3% 23.5%
No, don't believe 73.1% 53.2% 66.8% 73.1% 65.7% 69.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 4.7% 8.5% 13.1% 4.0% 6.9%
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, believe in 17.6% 27.4% 22.8% 41.4% 28.0% 23.6%
No, don't believe 74.5% 64.7% 73.6% 53.4% 66.0% 69.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.9% 7.8% 3.7% 5.2% 6.0% 6.9%
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, believe in 24.6% 22.3% 23.0% 21.5% 29.7% 23.6%
No, don't believe 62.6% 70.9% 71.4% 72.9% 66.0% 69.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.7% 6.9% 5.6% 5.6% 4.2% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe in 19.2% 27.5% 23.5%
No, don't believe 74.5% 65.0% 69.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.4% 7.5% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, believe in 16.8% 15.1% 25.4% 33.9% 51.9% 24.4%
No, don't believe 81.6% 79.0% 66.8% 60.5% 43.5% 69.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 5.9% 7.8% 5.6% 4.7% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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