Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DATH_A

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

Is there a lot of discrimination against Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, or not? (Q170D)
  1) Yes, a lot of discrimination
  2) No, not a lot of discrimination
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, a lot of discrimination 26.5% 26.5%
No, not a lot of discrimination 59.3% 85.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.2% 100%
Total N = 2010

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, a lot of discrimination 33.7% 24.7% 25.5% 23.0% 28.2% 25.8% 26.4%
No, not a lot of discrimination 62.5% 65.2% 60.4% 60.3% 57.3% 52.2% 59.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 10.1% 14.1% 16.7% 14.5% 22.0% 14.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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, a lot of discrimination 37.5% 32.0% 26.3% 22.2% 21.3% 19.1% 27.0%
No, not a lot of discrimination 45.6% 58.5% 60.5% 66.4% 65.0% 70.0% 60.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.9% 9.5% 13.2% 11.4% 13.7% 10.9% 12.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1652


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 23.4% 36.4% 30.6% 29.2% 27.7% 26.5%
No, not a lot of discrimination 61.6% 54.2% 55.5% 45.4% 61.7% 59.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.0% 9.4% 13.9% 25.4% 10.5% 14.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1999


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 27.6% 25.4% 28.8% 17.8% 27.4% 26.8%
No, not a lot of discrimination 56.8% 62.7% 56.5% 70.5% 59.6% 59.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.7% 12.0% 14.8% 11.7% 13.1% 14.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


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, a lot of discrimination 41.4% 30.6% 20.9% 21.8% 15.8% 26.4%
No, not a lot of discrimination 40.0% 52.3% 68.1% 68.6% 70.0% 59.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.6% 17.1% 11.0% 9.6% 14.2% 14.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 23.9% 28.9% 26.5%
No, not a lot of discrimination 64.4% 54.5% 59.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.7% 16.6% 14.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 20.4% 24.4% 27.5% 27.3% 41.1% 26.8%
No, not a lot of discrimination 68.8% 62.5% 59.9% 59.8% 46.5% 60.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.8% 13.1% 12.6% 12.9% 12.4% 12.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908