Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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VWUSPROT

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

Some people think that the United States has had special protection from God for most of its history. Other people think the United States has had no special protection from God. Which comes closer to your view?
  1) The U.S. has had special protection from God
  2) The U.S. has not had special protection from God
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The U.S. has had special protection from God 48.3% 48.3%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 39.6% 87.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
The U.S. has had special protection from God 54.8% 42.5% 43.1% 45.7% 52.0% 56.6% 48.4%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 35.9% 44.9% 45.4% 45.6% 33.5% 28.4% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 12.6% 11.5% 8.7% 14.5% 15.0% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The U.S. has had special protection from God 41.0% 55.0% 48.3%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 47.1% 32.6% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.8% 12.5% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
The U.S. has had special protection from God 57.3% 51.7% 39.5% 38.4% 48.8%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 33.0% 38.6% 48.3% 38.8% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 9.7% 12.2% 22.8% 11.4%
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
The U.S. has had special protection from God 60.0% 46.7% 48.2% 42.1% 37.5% 47.0% 48.3%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 27.7% 41.2% 41.7% 50.8% 55.3% 31.3% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 12.0% 10.1% 7.2% 7.2% 21.7% 12.2%
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
The U.S. has had special protection from God 57.0% 48.9% 52.8% 38.5% 48.3%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 27.6% 36.9% 38.4% 50.9% 39.5%
Don't know/Refused 15.4% 14.2% 8.8% 10.6% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
The U.S. has had special protection from God 49.1% 42.7% 57.9% 47.2% 48.3%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 39.0% 45.7% 25.3% 41.7% 39.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 11.6% 16.8% 11.0% 12.0%
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
The U.S. has had special protection from God 73.7% 54.3% 45.5% 45.7% 33.3% 23.7% 48.1%
The U.S. has not had special protection from God 19.3% 33.9% 41.0% 41.7% 54.7% 58.5% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 11.8% 13.5% 12.6% 11.9% 17.8% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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