Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SBUDDH_A

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

If RELIG = 1-6, 8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Buddhist religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? [Form 1 only] (Q190F) [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% 2%
Somewhat similar 8.7% 10.7%
Somewhat different 15.7% 26.4%
Very different 50.7% 77.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 23% 100.1%
Total N = 841

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 0.0% 3.7% 2.1% 1.3% 1.2% 2.9% 2.0%
Somewhat similar 12.9% 6.9% 8.4% 8.4% 10.9% 7.2% 8.8%
Somewhat different 16.0% 16.4% 19.0% 18.6% 15.9% 9.3% 15.9%
Very different 57.3% 51.4% 57.9% 42.7% 54.0% 47.4% 51.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.8% 21.6% 12.5% 28.9% 18.1% 33.1% 22.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
828


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 0.9% 5.1% 1.8% 0.5% 2.4% 2.7% 2.1%
Somewhat similar 6.0% 10.7% 5.8% 12.8% 7.8% 12.0% 8.7%
Somewhat different 11.7% 14.2% 14.8% 13.8% 18.9% 22.5% 15.7%
Very different 53.9% 52.0% 58.4% 58.0% 54.9% 47.4% 54.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.6% 18.0% 19.2% 15.0% 15.9% 15.5% 19.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
682


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 0.8% 3.6% 4.1% 1.1% 3.6% 2.0%
Somewhat similar 8.6% 0.8% 10.2% 4.8% 12.9% 8.7%
Somewhat different 17.1% 7.2% 13.0% 11.4% 18.1% 15.6%
Very different 51.6% 63.9% 45.8% 44.7% 49.0% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.9% 24.5% 27.0% 38.1% 16.4% 23.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
838


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 1.0% 1.1% 2.5% 17.8% 0.0% 2.0%
Somewhat similar 6.6% 15.1% 3.4% 11.1% 0.0% 8.6%
Somewhat different 13.2% 17.4% 20.4% 18.5% 0.0% 15.9%
Very different 55.1% 40.6% 57.6% 39.3% 0.0% 50.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 24.0% 25.8% 16.1% 13.3% 0.0% 22.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
830


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 1.0% 1.9% 0.6% 4.4% 2.6% 1.9%
Somewhat similar 3.6% 7.1% 7.2% 15.6% 12.9% 8.7%
Somewhat different 12.8% 11.5% 15.7% 19.1% 28.0% 15.8%
Very different 43.1% 54.1% 58.2% 44.2% 42.9% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 39.5% 25.3% 18.4% 16.7% 13.7% 22.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
838


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 2.6% 1.4% 2.0%
Somewhat similar 9.0% 8.3% 8.7%
Somewhat different 16.3% 15.1% 15.7%
Very different 53.3% 48.6% 50.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.8% 26.5% 23.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 0.0% 1.9% 0.4% 6.5% 4.9% 2.0%
Somewhat similar 6.8% 8.1% 8.9% 10.0% 16.7% 8.9%
Somewhat different 11.9% 14.1% 19.1% 19.5% 21.0% 16.5%
Very different 66.2% 53.9% 48.2% 48.0% 37.0% 51.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.1% 22.1% 23.4% 16.0% 20.4% 21.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
800