Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SCATH_A

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

If RELIG = 1, 3-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Catholic religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190A) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.]
  1) Very similar
  2) Somewhat similar
  3) Somewhat different
  4) Very different
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very similar 15.2% 15.2%
Somewhat similar 30.8% 46%
Somewhat different 29.1% 75.1%
Very different 19.5% 94.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 99.9%
Total N = 1269

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Very similar 18.4% 12.8% 20.7% 14.6% 13.9% 12.4% 15.3%
Somewhat similar 30.8% 32.2% 34.8% 31.2% 29.8% 27.7% 31.0%
Somewhat different 31.0% 37.6% 18.7% 31.6% 33.0% 26.1% 29.3%
Very different 18.0% 15.9% 24.4% 14.9% 19.0% 24.5% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 1.5% 1.4% 7.7% 4.3% 9.3% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1250


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
Very similar 13.2% 15.2% 6.7% 17.6% 19.5% 22.0% 14.8%
Somewhat similar 23.3% 29.4% 35.3% 29.2% 34.4% 41.2% 31.9%
Somewhat different 31.0% 26.1% 33.3% 31.4% 31.8% 24.9% 30.0%
Very different 26.2% 25.9% 21.3% 20.2% 9.6% 10.3% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.3% 3.5% 3.3% 1.5% 4.7% 1.6% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1037


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 14.4% 10.1% 19.1% 14.1% 16.8% 15.2%
Somewhat similar 31.8% 15.0% 32.0% 22.7% 35.4% 30.9%
Somewhat different 29.6% 32.4% 25.2% 23.2% 31.7% 29.1%
Very different 18.8% 39.5% 19.7% 23.7% 14.4% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 2.9% 4.1% 16.4% 1.7% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1264


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Very similar 15.8% 0.0% 14.4% 9.3% 0.0% 15.0%
Somewhat similar 29.9% 0.0% 37.0% 21.3% 0.0% 31.1%
Somewhat different 29.9% 0.0% 23.8% 43.9% 0.0% 29.3%
Very different 18.9% 0.0% 20.8% 23.7% 0.0% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 0.0% 4.0% 1.9% 0.0% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1242


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
Very similar 12.7% 10.1% 14.4% 25.7% 20.4% 15.3%
Somewhat similar 20.9% 27.6% 36.8% 35.1% 33.4% 30.9%
Somewhat different 37.2% 27.8% 28.4% 26.4% 29.3% 29.2%
Very different 20.0% 28.0% 17.7% 9.9% 12.7% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.3% 6.6% 2.7% 2.9% 4.2% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1266


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 17.8% 13.1% 15.2%
Somewhat similar 32.9% 29.1% 30.8%
Somewhat different 26.9% 30.9% 29.1%
Very different 18.1% 20.8% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 6.1% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1269


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 25.2% 15.9% 13.0% 14.5% 18.8% 15.7%
Somewhat similar 20.9% 28.8% 40.9% 24.7% 20.7% 31.4%
Somewhat different 24.7% 31.0% 28.3% 36.5% 33.7% 30.3%
Very different 25.4% 21.9% 14.2% 19.2% 24.5% 19.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 2.4% 3.6% 5.0% 2.4% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1193