Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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PRVIOLNC

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

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers, or B. Religions are all about the same in this regard.
  1) Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers.
  2) Religions are all about the same in this regard.
  3) Neither
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 46.8% 46.8%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 41.1% 87.9%
Neither 4.3% 92.2%
Don't know 7.8% 100%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 48.3% 47.6% 49.4% 46.3% 50.2% 41.3% 47.1%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 48.3% 44.8% 43.4% 41.5% 35.9% 32.0% 41.1%
Neither 0.4% 5.1% 2.1% 3.9% 9.7% 5.3% 4.2%
Don't know 3.0% 2.5% 5.2% 8.3% 4.1% 21.3% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 54.7% 39.5% 46.8%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 38.8% 43.3% 41.1%
Neither 2.2% 6.3% 4.3%
Don't know 4.3% 11.0% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 53.6% 42.5% 44.7% 48.5% 47.2%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 32.5% 45.7% 49.8% 27.2% 41.5%
Neither 4.7% 4.2% 2.1% 11.7% 4.1%
Don't know 9.2% 7.6% 3.4% 12.6% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1026


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
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 44.9% 47.5% 48.3% 51.3% 54.8% 37.2% 46.8%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 44.2% 39.5% 45.2% 40.6% 36.7% 36.8% 41.1%
Neither 3.3% 4.3% 2.8% 5.0% 3.6% 7.8% 4.2%
Don't know 7.6% 8.8% 3.7% 3.1% 4.8% 18.2% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 43.8% 46.9% 43.5% 51.3% 46.8%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 36.9% 40.9% 45.4% 40.0% 41.2%
Neither 7.6% 3.1% 4.9% 3.7% 4.3%
Don't know 11.6% 9.0% 6.3% 5.0% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 49.8% 48.6% 38.8% 42.5% 47.1%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 38.4% 41.3% 30.9% 50.6% 41.1%
Neither 4.9% 4.0% 5.0% 2.5% 4.2%
Don't know 6.9% 6.1% 25.2% 4.4% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052


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
Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 54.3% 43.3% 51.9% 44.7% 42.8% 45.5% 46.8%
Religions are all about the same in this regard. 29.8% 40.1% 40.5% 47.7% 46.9% 42.4% 41.2%
Neither 6.2% 6.6% 2.8% 2.1% 3.1% 3.6% 4.3%
Don't know 9.7% 10.0% 4.8% 5.4% 7.2% 8.5% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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