Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SMUSLM_A

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

If RELIG = 1-5, 7-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190E) [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 2.9% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 14.2% 17.1%
Somewhat different 19.3% 36.4%
Very different 46.7% 83.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.9% 100%
Total N = 1709

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 2.7% 4.8% 2.1% 3.7% 1.5% 2.5% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 20.6% 14.4% 15.5% 16.6% 14.2% 7.3% 14.4%
Somewhat different 27.1% 25.0% 24.5% 15.9% 16.8% 11.2% 19.4%
Very different 46.7% 40.6% 48.8% 42.9% 52.0% 51.0% 47.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 15.2% 9.1% 20.9% 15.5% 27.9% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1683


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 2.3% 2.2% 2.9% 1.7% 0.8% 3.9% 2.4%
Somewhat similar 8.1% 18.1% 14.3% 13.2% 20.4% 18.5% 14.8%
Somewhat different 17.9% 18.7% 19.5% 22.2% 19.8% 23.2% 20.2%
Very different 47.0% 49.3% 46.5% 55.2% 47.9% 48.3% 48.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 24.7% 11.7% 16.8% 7.7% 11.2% 6.0% 13.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1394


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 2.6% 1.1% 4.8% 2.7% 3.1% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 13.6% 15.3% 13.3% 8.6% 18.2% 14.2%
Somewhat different 17.9% 21.0% 14.2% 13.4% 27.8% 19.3%
Very different 49.5% 43.7% 48.9% 37.2% 42.3% 46.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.4% 18.9% 18.8% 38.2% 8.6% 16.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1702


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 2.9% 2.2% 3.0% 6.7% 0.0% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 12.4% 16.9% 12.4% 21.8% 0.0% 14.1%
Somewhat different 17.0% 21.2% 20.4% 33.6% 0.0% 19.6%
Very different 51.4% 39.7% 50.1% 31.4% 0.0% 46.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.4% 20.0% 14.2% 6.4% 0.0% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1682


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 6.0% 2.6% 1.1% 4.3% 2.0% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 9.6% 9.9% 15.7% 20.0% 20.8% 14.3%
Somewhat different 18.5% 14.1% 19.5% 27.0% 24.1% 19.3%
Very different 32.1% 53.9% 48.8% 43.6% 44.7% 46.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 33.9% 19.5% 14.9% 5.2% 8.4% 16.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1704


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 2.7% 3.0% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 16.2% 12.5% 14.2%
Somewhat different 20.5% 18.3% 19.3%
Very different 46.7% 46.7% 46.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.8% 19.5% 16.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1709


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 3.3% 1.9% 2.9% 3.9% 7.1% 2.9%
Somewhat similar 11.8% 13.0% 16.8% 16.3% 19.7% 15.0%
Somewhat different 9.5% 14.0% 25.1% 29.2% 20.0% 20.0%
Very different 63.6% 54.4% 42.1% 36.3% 37.7% 47.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.8% 16.7% 13.2% 14.2% 15.4% 14.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1625