Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

If RELIG = 1-2, 4-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190C) [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 3.3% 3.3%
Somewhat similar 18.1% 21.4%
Somewhat different 23.8% 45.2%
Very different 35.7% 80.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19% 99.9%
Total N = 1684

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 0.8% 1.9% 3.4% 6.4% 2.7% 3.5% 3.4%
Somewhat similar 15.8% 18.3% 17.4% 20.2% 20.6% 16.2% 18.2%
Somewhat different 31.0% 23.0% 27.5% 19.7% 23.8% 22.0% 24.0%
Very different 44.1% 33.5% 41.4% 30.8% 34.3% 34.0% 35.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.3% 23.3% 10.4% 22.9% 18.7% 24.3% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1658


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 3.9% 2.9% 3.3% 4.6% 1.8% 4.6% 3.6%
Somewhat similar 14.5% 19.2% 16.0% 22.4% 23.4% 23.0% 19.1%
Somewhat different 19.8% 26.1% 25.0% 24.9% 22.6% 29.7% 24.5%
Very different 35.8% 39.5% 40.1% 37.3% 37.8% 28.6% 36.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 26.0% 12.3% 15.6% 10.8% 14.5% 14.1% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1375


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 2.7% 4.9% 5.4% 3.5% 3.4% 3.4%
Somewhat similar 19.0% 14.9% 16.8% 13.3% 19.4% 18.2%
Somewhat different 25.1% 20.0% 16.2% 21.7% 27.2% 23.8%
Very different 34.1% 42.9% 39.6% 30.6% 37.7% 35.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.1% 17.4% 22.0% 30.8% 12.3% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1677


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 4.2% 2.2% 3.6% 1.3% 0.0% 3.4%
Somewhat similar 16.5% 19.4% 21.7% 16.8% 0.0% 18.2%
Somewhat different 25.1% 24.8% 19.9% 20.5% 0.0% 23.9%
Very different 35.9% 33.9% 38.8% 38.4% 0.0% 36.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.3% 19.7% 15.9% 22.9% 0.0% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1657


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 7.2% 2.6% 1.8% 4.1% 3.2% 3.3%
Somewhat similar 12.5% 16.6% 17.6% 27.0% 18.4% 18.2%
Somewhat different 20.1% 20.8% 25.7% 27.0% 28.8% 23.9%
Very different 32.0% 38.5% 36.4% 31.5% 37.3% 35.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 28.2% 21.4% 18.5% 10.3% 12.2% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1679


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 5.1% 1.9% 3.3%
Somewhat similar 20.8% 15.9% 18.1%
Somewhat different 24.9% 22.8% 23.8%
Very different 34.1% 37.2% 35.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.2% 22.3% 19.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1684


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 5.1% 2.7% 3.1% 2.9% 9.0% 3.4%
Somewhat similar 18.8% 19.3% 20.3% 13.8% 15.0% 18.6%
Somewhat different 16.9% 24.4% 25.9% 26.3% 23.4% 24.6%
Very different 39.2% 34.9% 33.1% 42.2% 40.8% 35.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 20.0% 18.7% 17.6% 14.8% 11.8% 17.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1600