Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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BEVILI_B

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

Do you believe in the 'evil eye' or that certain people can cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen to someone? (Q291E)
  1) Yes, believe in
  2) No, don't believe
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe in 16.5% 16.5%
No, don't believe 81.2% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 100.1%
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 18.5% 20.5% 16.8% 17.3% 16.7% 9.6% 16.5%
No, don't believe 80.5% 78.5% 79.5% 81.3% 82.0% 85.5% 81.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 0.9% 3.7% 1.5% 1.4% 4.9% 2.3%
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, believe in 26.8% 27.9% 22.3% 12.8% 7.4% 9.0% 17.8%
No, don't believe 70.0% 71.0% 75.5% 85.6% 91.4% 89.1% 80.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 1.1% 2.1% 1.6% 1.2% 1.8% 1.9%
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 14.9% 17.0% 22.8% 16.0% 17.9% 16.5%
No, don't believe 83.3% 81.8% 73.0% 75.7% 81.2% 81.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 1.3% 4.2% 8.3% 0.9% 2.3%
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 15.8% 17.5% 16.2% 30.2% 12.2% 16.4%
No, don't believe 81.2% 80.5% 82.0% 66.0% 86.4% 81.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 2.0% 1.8% 3.7% 1.4% 2.4%
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 32.7% 18.4% 12.1% 10.4% 11.5% 16.4%
No, don't believe 61.5% 80.0% 86.3% 86.6% 87.5% 81.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 1.6% 1.6% 3.0% 1.1% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe in 14.7% 18.2% 16.5%
No, don't believe 82.8% 79.6% 81.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 2.2% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, believe in 15.0% 17.7% 14.8% 13.6% 26.9% 16.4%
No, don't believe 83.1% 80.0% 82.5% 85.6% 69.9% 81.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 2.2% 2.7% 0.8% 3.2% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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