Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


BGHOST_B

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

Have you ever seen or been in the presence of a ghost? (Q292C)
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 18.1% 18.1%
No 79.8% 97.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 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 16.9% 19.2% 20.5% 20.6% 18.7% 13.1% 18.3%
No 81.2% 79.9% 75.7% 77.3% 79.7% 85.1% 79.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 0.9% 3.8% 2.0% 1.6% 1.8% 2.0%
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 30.5% 22.5% 16.0% 21.1% 10.9% 15.1% 19.3%
No 66.8% 76.2% 82.7% 77.9% 87.3% 81.6% 78.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 1.4% 1.3% 1.1% 1.8% 3.3% 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 15.6% 22.9% 27.0% 20.1% 18.7% 18.2%
No 82.5% 72.6% 72.0% 78.3% 79.2% 79.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 4.5% 1.0% 1.6% 2.1% 2.0%
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 16.6% 17.2% 16.3% 30.0% 19.3% 17.9%
No 81.0% 81.3% 80.9% 66.1% 79.5% 80.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.3% 1.5% 2.8% 3.9% 1.2% 2.1%
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 23.1% 22.2% 16.6% 13.5% 11.8% 18.1%
No 76.3% 75.8% 80.8% 83.3% 87.3% 79.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.6% 2.0% 2.5% 3.2% 0.9% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 15.8% 20.3% 18.1%
No 82.2% 77.5% 79.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.0% 2.2% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 9.3% 14.3% 22.4% 18.0% 25.2% 18.1%
No 88.8% 84.9% 75.9% 78.6% 71.3% 80.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.0% 0.8% 1.8% 3.4% 3.5% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893