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Public display of religious symbols (Demographic Patterns)

To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should . . . allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces?. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Public display of religious symbols by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Strongly disagree13.1%
35
9.6%
48
8.0%
36
6.7%
18
5.7%
7
8.9%
144
Disagree16.5%
44
18.0%
90
15.0%
68
13.9%
37
18.0%
22
16.2%
261
Agree30.7%
82
40.9%
205
40.9%
185
40.4%
108
47.5%
58
39.7%
638
Strongly agree30.7%
82
25.5%
128
29.0%
131
33.7%
90
24.6%
30
28.7%
461
Undecided9.0%
24
6.0%
30
7.1%
32
5.2%
14
4.1%
5
6.5%
105
Missing510107840
TOTAL 100.0%
267
100.0%
501
100.0%
452
100.0%
267
100.0%
122

1609



Public display of religious symbols by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree21.3%
79
9.3%
42
3.1%
9
2.7%
13

1
9.0%
143
Disagree25.9%
96
19.0%
86
15.7%
45
6.4%
31

4
16.2%
258
Agree34.0%
126
40.5%
183
45.1%
129
40.0%
193

8
39.7%
631
Strongly agree9.7%
36
23.5%
106
28.0%
80
48.1%
232

7
28.5%
454
Undecided9.2%
34
7.7%
35
8.0%
23
2.7%
13

1
6.6%
105
Missing715411037
TOTAL 100.0%
371
100.0%
452
100.0%
286
100.0%
482

21

1591



Public display of religious symbols by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree11.3%
13
5.7%
26
6.4%
38
13.5%
29
16.0%
32

4
8.7%
138
Disagree15.7%
18
9.7%
44
16.6%
99
20.0%
43
26.5%
53

3
16.3%
257
Agree36.5%
42
40.4%
183
41.0%
245
40.9%
88
34.5%
69

11
39.7%
627
Strongly agree31.3%
36
36.9%
167
30.2%
180
18.1%
39
17.0%
34

5
28.9%
456
Undecided5.2%
6
7.3%
33
5.9%
35
7.4%
16
6.0%
12

5
6.5%
102
Missing10121212037
TOTAL 100.0%
115
100.0%
453
100.0%
597
100.0%
215
100.0%
200

28

1580



Public display of religious symbols by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree14.7%
86
10.6%
37
2.1%
13
18.8%
6

1
9.0%
142
Disagree22.3%
131
16.9%
59
10.5%
65
9.4%
3

3
16.3%
258
Agree36.6%
215
36.3%
127
45.1%
278
37.5%
12

6
39.8%
632
Strongly agree18.6%
109
27.7%
97
38.4%
237
25.0%
8

9
28.4%
451
Undecided7.8%
46
8.6%
30
3.9%
24
9.4%
3

1
6.5%
103
Missing9245020
TOTAL 100.0%
587
100.0%
350
100.0%
617
100.0%
32

20

1586



Public display of religious symbols by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strongly disagree10.2%
77
7.8%
66
8.9%
143
Disagree18.6%
141
14.1%
120
16.2%
261
Agree38.9%
295
40.4%
343
39.7%
638
Strongly agree25.9%
196
31.2%
265
28.7%
461
Undecided6.5%
49
6.6%
56
6.5%
105
Missing172340
TOTAL 100.0%
758
100.0%
850

1608



Public display of religious symbols by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree4.0%
36
3.2%
11
29.0%
9
38.3%
69
17.7%
17

2
9.1%
142
Disagree12.1%
110
15.1%
52
51.6%
16
28.3%
51
16.7%
16

16
15.7%
245
Agree42.8%
389
46.2%
159
16.1%
5
20.0%
36
38.5%
37

12
40.2%
626
Strongly agree35.8%
325
27.6%
95
3.2%
1
4.4%
8
17.7%
17

14
28.6%
446
Undecided5.3%
48
7.8%
27
0.0%
0
8.9%
16
9.4%
9

5
6.4%
100
Missing248001033
TOTAL 100.0%
908
100.0%
344
100.0%
31
100.0%
180
100.0%
96

49

1559



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.