Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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HTEXT_A

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

Holy book insert for HBOOK_A and LITERL_A (TXT186)
  1) The Bible
  2) The Torah
  3) The Koran
  4) The Holy Scripture

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The Bible 95.9% 95.9%
The Torah 1.7% 97.6%
The Koran .2% 97.8%
The Holy Scripture 2.2% 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
The Bible 95.2% 94.3% 97.6% 95.7% 94.9% 97.0% 95.9%
The Torah 1.0% 1.4% 1.0% 2.5% 2.6% 1.6% 1.7%
The Koran 0.8% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 3.0% 4.3% 1.1% 1.8% 2.4% 1.2% 2.2%
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
The Bible 98.0% 94.4% 95.2% 97.8% 96.1% 95.3% 96.2%
The Torah 0.7% 1.5% 1.2% 1.9% 2.4% 2.4% 1.6%
The Koran 0.2% 0.9% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 1.0% 3.1% 3.3% 0.3% 1.5% 2.3% 1.9%
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
The Bible 96.5% 97.9% 96.0% 97.9% 93.4% 95.9%
The Torah 1.8% 1.6% 2.0% 1.7% 1.4% 1.7%
The Koran 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 1.7% 0.5% 2.0% 0.2% 4.5% 2.2%
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
The Bible 100.0% 100.0% 98.7% 9.3% 99.7% 95.8%
The Torah 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 39.7% 0.0% 1.7%
The Koran 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 0.0% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 46.1% 0.3% 2.2%
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
The Bible 98.3% 97.5% 97.5% 92.9% 89.0% 95.9%
The Torah 1.3% 0.4% 0.9% 4.2% 4.2% 1.7%
The Koran 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 0.0% 2.0% 1.6% 2.5% 6.5% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The Bible 95.7% 96.1% 95.9%
The Torah 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
The Koran 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
The Bible 98.2% 98.8% 96.3% 89.5% 89.9% 95.9%
The Torah 1.8% 1.0% 1.7% 3.9% 1.6% 1.8%
The Koran 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.7% 0.2%
The Holy Scripture 0.0% 0.2% 1.7% 6.2% 7.8% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908