Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SJEWSH_A

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

If RELIG = 1-4, 6-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Jewish religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190D) [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 8% 8%
Somewhat similar 29.4% 37.4%
Somewhat different 26% 63.4%
Very different 20.8% 84.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.8% 100%
Total N = 1671

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 5.1% 6.0% 10.7% 8.0% 7.2% 9.8% 8.1%
Somewhat similar 36.9% 31.0% 29.7% 32.6% 27.4% 22.3% 29.6%
Somewhat different 34.5% 25.2% 26.3% 23.0% 27.0% 24.9% 26.2%
Very different 18.9% 19.7% 23.8% 16.7% 23.8% 22.0% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 18.1% 9.5% 19.8% 14.6% 21.1% 15.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1646


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 7.7% 3.6% 7.2% 9.6% 8.5% 13.7% 8.5%
Somewhat similar 23.5% 33.1% 25.8% 30.5% 37.7% 36.7% 30.3%
Somewhat different 19.9% 23.8% 33.2% 27.7% 28.8% 26.5% 26.7%
Very different 22.5% 25.4% 23.4% 21.8% 14.3% 18.4% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 26.4% 14.2% 10.4% 10.3% 10.7% 4.7% 13.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1368


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 8.7% 6.7% 9.8% 10.8% 4.6% 8.0%
Somewhat similar 28.9% 16.7% 22.9% 25.7% 40.4% 29.4%
Somewhat different 25.8% 30.7% 19.6% 23.6% 29.9% 26.0%
Very different 20.5% 27.5% 25.4% 14.0% 18.8% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.1% 18.4% 22.3% 25.9% 6.3% 15.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1664


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 8.0% 7.3% 9.5% 7.5% 0.0% 8.1%
Somewhat similar 26.5% 35.9% 28.2% 23.5% 0.0% 29.4%
Somewhat different 26.1% 24.7% 26.5% 39.4% 0.0% 26.2%
Very different 22.5% 17.3% 21.7% 23.0% 0.0% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.0% 14.8% 14.1% 6.6% 0.0% 15.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1644


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 6.3% 5.2% 9.3% 12.8% 8.9% 8.0%
Somewhat similar 13.8% 26.2% 35.5% 38.0% 32.1% 29.4%
Somewhat different 23.1% 25.5% 26.4% 25.2% 31.5% 26.0%
Very different 22.1% 24.2% 17.5% 17.9% 21.7% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 34.7% 19.0% 11.3% 6.0% 5.8% 15.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1666


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 9.4% 6.8% 8.0%
Somewhat similar 30.7% 28.2% 29.3%
Somewhat different 27.3% 24.8% 26.0%
Very different 18.1% 23.1% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.4% 17.0% 15.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1671


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 13.1% 6.1% 8.5% 8.5% 6.4% 7.8%
Somewhat similar 32.2% 29.3% 31.7% 28.4% 31.8% 30.4%
Somewhat different 18.3% 25.8% 29.3% 33.6% 21.4% 27.2%
Very different 21.9% 22.6% 18.4% 17.7% 30.6% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.4% 16.3% 12.2% 11.9% 9.8% 13.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1586