Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

If RELIG = 2-8, 11, 14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Protestant religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190B) [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 16.6% 16.6%
Somewhat similar 36.7% 53.3%
Somewhat different 21.9% 75.2%
Very different 11.5% 86.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.3% 100%
Total N = 615

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 16.7% 9.6% 15.6% 19.1% 23.8% 17.0% 16.9%
Somewhat similar 39.8% 36.9% 41.0% 31.0% 35.6% 39.7% 37.2%
Somewhat different 19.7% 30.4% 22.1% 20.2% 19.6% 20.8% 22.1%
Very different 15.5% 13.2% 6.9% 9.6% 14.9% 10.8% 11.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.4% 9.9% 14.4% 20.0% 6.1% 11.7% 12.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
601


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 13.6% 10.8% 6.7% 27.3% 21.1% 24.0% 17.3%
Somewhat similar 34.9% 28.4% 44.2% 34.5% 43.4% 37.4% 38.0%
Somewhat different 13.1% 35.3% 24.4% 18.0% 19.6% 25.8% 21.8%
Very different 13.3% 23.0% 12.1% 9.3% 7.8% 7.7% 11.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 25.1% 2.5% 12.7% 10.9% 8.1% 5.1% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
489


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 17.8% 9.3% 9.6% 22.9% 17.8% 16.6%
Somewhat similar 37.1% 40.2% 33.7% 33.3% 37.2% 36.8%
Somewhat different 22.9% 21.1% 17.0% 17.1% 22.3% 21.8%
Very different 10.8% 8.2% 19.9% 10.5% 11.1% 11.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.3% 21.1% 19.9% 16.2% 11.6% 13.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
612


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 0.0% 18.6% 16.2% 5.6% 0.0% 16.5%
Somewhat similar 0.0% 41.4% 32.1% 19.4% 0.0% 37.4%
Somewhat different 0.0% 19.1% 23.6% 39.3% 0.0% 22.4%
Very different 0.0% 9.8% 12.2% 22.0% 0.0% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 11.1% 15.9% 13.8% 0.0% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
588


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 9.9% 10.8% 20.3% 20.3% 23.1% 16.7%
Somewhat similar 32.3% 32.9% 38.0% 47.2% 33.6% 36.8%
Somewhat different 16.5% 24.5% 22.9% 16.9% 25.5% 22.0%
Very different 25.7% 10.8% 10.4% 6.9% 10.5% 11.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.5% 21.1% 8.4% 8.8% 7.3% 12.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
612


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 17.3% 16.1% 16.6%
Somewhat similar 36.0% 37.3% 36.7%
Somewhat different 23.4% 20.6% 21.9%
Very different 12.3% 10.9% 11.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.0% 15.2% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
615


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 33.3% 13.5% 19.3% 11.8% 25.0% 17.3%
Somewhat similar 40.7% 38.0% 40.1% 46.5% 12.0% 38.2%
Somewhat different 12.6% 24.2% 22.0% 27.2% 15.3% 22.6%
Very different 4.4% 11.4% 8.6% 10.7% 27.8% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 12.9% 9.9% 3.8% 19.9% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
592