Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SHINDU_A

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

If RELIG = 1-7, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Hindu religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? [Form 2 only] (Q190G) [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% 2.2%
Somewhat similar 8.9% 11.1%
Somewhat different 15% 26.1%
Very different 44.1% 70.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 29.9% 100.1%
Total N = 864

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 4.0% 1.3% 1.2% 3.9% 1.6% 1.5% 2.2%
Somewhat similar 3.6% 12.9% 6.9% 11.3% 14.3% 4.8% 9.0%
Somewhat different 23.0% 16.1% 14.8% 10.6% 14.8% 13.8% 15.0%
Very different 54.7% 41.1% 49.9% 39.9% 39.6% 41.3% 44.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.7% 28.6% 27.3% 34.2% 29.8% 38.6% 29.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
851


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 1.0% 3.2% 2.3% 0.0% 0.5% 1.8% 1.5%
Somewhat similar 7.0% 18.0% 5.4% 5.7% 11.8% 10.4% 9.0%
Somewhat different 12.7% 15.3% 15.5% 20.2% 12.0% 22.5% 16.4%
Very different 37.5% 41.5% 46.1% 54.9% 49.9% 47.7% 45.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 41.7% 22.0% 30.7% 19.1% 25.9% 17.7% 27.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
710


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very similar 1.2% 1.8% 2.3% 3.4% 4.4% 2.2%
Somewhat similar 8.4% 14.5% 9.0% 1.9% 10.4% 8.9%
Somewhat different 14.8% 17.6% 12.9% 13.0% 15.8% 14.9%
Very different 46.5% 29.0% 40.0% 25.0% 49.7% 44.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 29.1% 37.1% 35.7% 56.7% 19.7% 29.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
861


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 2.2% 0.9% 1.8% 11.7% 0.0% 2.2%
Somewhat similar 7.1% 11.3% 9.3% 11.2% 0.0% 8.9%
Somewhat different 14.8% 19.3% 9.9% 16.8% 0.0% 15.2%
Very different 44.0% 39.8% 53.2% 34.1% 0.0% 44.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 32.0% 28.7% 25.7% 26.3% 0.0% 29.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
848


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 4.9% 2.2% 1.3% 0.4% 2.9% 2.1%
Somewhat similar 2.7% 9.6% 8.5% 11.9% 11.4% 8.9%
Somewhat different 11.9% 14.2% 15.2% 21.7% 11.9% 15.0%
Very different 40.3% 41.4% 44.9% 43.0% 55.8% 44.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 40.3% 32.6% 30.0% 23.0% 18.1% 29.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
862


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very similar 2.6% 1.8% 2.2%
Somewhat similar 11.2% 6.9% 8.9%
Somewhat different 17.3% 12.9% 15.0%
Very different 44.9% 43.4% 44.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 24.0% 35.0% 29.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
864


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very similar 3.1% 0.7% 1.3% 4.2% 10.5% 2.1%
Somewhat similar 4.2% 8.9% 9.9% 12.0% 9.4% 9.4%
Somewhat different 11.2% 14.7% 17.6% 18.9% 3.3% 15.6%
Very different 64.5% 42.8% 45.4% 38.2% 37.0% 44.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.0% 32.9% 25.9% 26.7% 39.8% 28.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
821