Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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MUSGOD_A

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

Do you happen to know what name Muslims use to refer to God? (Q178) [Note: MUSGOD_A was read immediately after MUSQUR_A for random respondents.]
  1) Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah]
  2) Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer
  9) No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 52.6% 52.6%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 7.2% 59.8%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 40.2% 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, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 58.7% 59.1% 58.8% 53.4% 48.1% 36.7% 52.4%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 3.7% 7.7% 6.1% 7.1% 10.1% 9.0% 7.3%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 37.7% 33.2% 35.0% 39.6% 41.8% 54.3% 40.3%
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, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 40.2% 44.7% 49.6% 63.5% 64.2% 68.5% 54.0%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 7.6% 6.8% 4.5% 7.8% 9.4% 8.0% 7.2%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 52.2% 48.5% 45.8% 28.7% 26.4% 23.5% 38.8%
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, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 54.8% 49.1% 42.2% 28.7% 60.1% 52.5%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 7.9% 5.2% 8.2% 6.5% 5.8% 7.2%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 37.3% 45.7% 49.5% 64.9% 34.0% 40.3%
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, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 49.2% 47.8% 61.7% 69.1% 54.3% 52.6%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 7.3% 8.4% 6.4% 6.9% 6.3% 7.2%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 43.5% 43.9% 31.9% 24.0% 39.5% 40.2%
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, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 23.9% 41.7% 60.8% 69.5% 75.4% 52.6%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 7.1% 7.6% 7.0% 6.6% 8.1% 7.3%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 69.0% 50.7% 32.2% 23.9% 16.5% 40.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 57.3% 48.1% 52.6%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 7.6% 6.9% 7.2%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 35.1% 45.0% 40.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah] 56.0% 50.8% 55.0% 57.8% 51.2% 53.8%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 4.6% 7.4% 7.7% 7.1% 8.1% 7.3%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 39.4% 41.8% 37.3% 35.0% 40.7% 38.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908