Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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KNOWMUS

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

How much would you say you know about the Muslim religion and its practices?
  1) A great deal
  2) Some
  3) Not very much
  4) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A great deal 5.4% 5.4%
Some 28.9% 34.3%
Not very much 36.8% 71.1%
Nothing at all 28.3% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .5% 99.9%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
A great deal 9.1% 6.7% 5.7% 4.2% 3.5% 3.2% 5.3%
Some 32.2% 35.1% 27.5% 33.8% 27.4% 17.4% 28.9%
Not very much 35.0% 31.3% 39.0% 39.0% 36.9% 38.7% 36.8%
Nothing at all 23.8% 26.6% 27.2% 22.4% 31.1% 40.2% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal 7.0% 3.9% 5.4%
Some 32.6% 25.5% 28.9%
Not very much 36.4% 37.2% 36.8%
Nothing at all 23.6% 32.8% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
A great deal 5.5% 4.5% 5.8% 5.5% 5.3%
Some 31.4% 25.6% 32.0% 25.7% 29.4%
Not very much 39.9% 38.3% 34.6% 31.6% 37.2%
Nothing at all 22.8% 31.2% 27.5% 37.1% 27.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
A great deal 5.2% 4.8% 5.6% 4.0% 7.2% 5.8% 5.4%
Some 24.5% 25.4% 31.5% 37.0% 42.0% 23.6% 28.9%
Not very much 32.4% 34.1% 40.2% 44.1% 39.3% 35.1% 36.8%
Nothing at all 36.6% 35.3% 22.7% 14.6% 11.5% 34.2% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 1.3% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
A great deal 3.6% 3.1% 7.1% 7.9% 5.3%
Some 16.4% 20.2% 34.0% 43.6% 29.0%
Not very much 31.0% 37.8% 36.6% 38.8% 36.8%
Nothing at all 48.4% 37.8% 22.1% 9.5% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A great deal 4.4% 4.8% 2.0% 9.1% 5.4%
Some 29.7% 26.4% 11.6% 35.3% 28.9%
Not very much 38.1% 39.6% 35.0% 33.2% 37.0%
Nothing at all 27.2% 27.9% 51.5% 22.4% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
A great deal 8.1% 4.1% 6.8% 4.9% 2.7% 7.7% 5.4%
Some 35.0% 27.7% 26.6% 25.6% 33.0% 26.1% 28.9%
Not very much 35.7% 40.2% 38.9% 36.5% 33.7% 33.1% 37.0%
Nothing at all 20.3% 27.5% 27.6% 32.6% 30.1% 32.5% 28.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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