Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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MUSQUR_A

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

Do you happen to know the name of the Islamic equivalent to the Bible? (Q179)
  1) Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Qur'an/Koran]
  2) Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer
  9) No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Qur'an/Koran] 51.8% 51.8%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 3.6% 55.4%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 44.6% 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 [Qur'an/Koran] 45.0% 53.3% 55.6% 54.8% 57.1% 42.4% 51.6%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 6.3% 3.9% 3.9% 3.3% 2.0% 3.0% 3.7%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 48.6% 42.7% 40.6% 41.9% 41.0% 54.5% 44.7%
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 [Qur'an/Koran] 31.5% 49.1% 48.3% 60.3% 67.8% 72.4% 53.1%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 2.2% 1.3% 4.1% 3.7% 5.0% 5.8% 3.7%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 66.3% 49.6% 47.6% 35.9% 27.1% 21.8% 43.3%
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 [Qur'an/Koran] 55.7% 43.4% 45.1% 31.9% 53.7% 51.7%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 4.1% 2.6% 1.5% 3.0% 4.4% 3.7%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 40.3% 54.0% 53.4% 65.1% 41.9% 44.7%
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 [Qur'an/Koran] 49.2% 46.7% 58.4% 68.5% 53.9% 51.7%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 4.9% 3.1% 2.2% 5.1% 2.2% 3.6%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 45.9% 50.2% 39.4% 26.4% 44.0% 44.7%
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 [Qur'an/Koran] 16.9% 37.6% 59.5% 75.7% 82.8% 51.8%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 2.0% 3.9% 6.0% 1.2% 2.7% 3.6%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 81.1% 58.4% 34.5% 23.1% 14.4% 44.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Qur'an/Koran] 59.8% 44.2% 51.8%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 2.7% 4.5% 3.6%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 37.5% 51.2% 44.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Qur'an/Koran] 60.5% 50.0% 53.9% 56.8% 46.5% 53.0%
Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer 5.6% 3.1% 3.1% 3.0% 10.3% 3.7%
No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 33.9% 47.0% 42.9% 40.2% 43.2% 43.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908