Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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DIFFMUS

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1, AND OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT RELIGION THAN ISLAM) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different?
  1) A lot in common
  2) Very different
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A lot in common 27.5% 27.5%
Very different 57% 84.5%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 100%
Total N = 919

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
A lot in common 25.0% 30.5% 32.2% 31.2% 27.6% 17.1% 27.6%
Very different 61.4% 51.7% 58.5% 51.7% 58.9% 62.5% 57.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.6% 17.8% 9.4% 17.1% 13.5% 20.4% 15.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
906


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot in common 33.4% 22.4% 27.5%
Very different 55.2% 58.6% 57.0%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 19.0% 15.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
919


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
A lot in common 23.5% 28.7% 33.5% 20.2% 27.7%
Very different 61.6% 55.1% 53.5% 59.6% 57.2%
Don't know/Refused 14.9% 16.2% 13.0% 20.2% 15.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
893


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 lot in common 17.2% 27.1% 32.9% 36.8% 33.3% 19.3% 27.5%
Very different 64.8% 58.2% 53.6% 53.5% 55.3% 55.5% 57.0%
Don't know/Refused 18.0% 14.6% 13.5% 9.7% 11.4% 25.2% 15.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
919


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
A lot in common 20.2% 19.0% 31.4% 40.2% 27.6%
Very different 65.5% 61.8% 54.4% 48.6% 57.1%
Don't know/Refused 14.3% 19.2% 14.2% 11.2% 15.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
916


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A lot in common 27.3% 30.4% 16.8% 30.6% 27.6%
Very different 57.6% 56.0% 57.3% 56.3% 57.0%
Don't know/Refused 15.1% 13.6% 26.0% 13.1% 15.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
914


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 lot in common 22.3% 25.4% 30.6% 30.2% 34.8% 21.3% 27.7%
Very different 63.8% 57.6% 52.5% 56.6% 50.0% 62.7% 56.9%
Don't know/Refused 13.9% 17.0% 16.9% 13.2% 15.2% 16.0% 15.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
916



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