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Importance of converting others (Demographic Patterns)

How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Convert others to your religious faith. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Importance of converting others by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Not important40.0%
106
41.6%
210
39.8%
182
35.0%
93
33.6%
40
39.1%
631
Not very important26.4%
70
25.0%
126
30.0%
137
30.8%
82
23.5%
28
27.5%
443
Somewhat important17.0%
45
20.0%
101
19.3%
88
21.1%
56
26.1%
31
19.9%
321
Very important16.6%
44
13.5%
68
10.9%
50
13.2%
35
16.8%
20
13.5%
217
Missing76581137
TOTAL 100.0%
265
100.0%
505
100.0%
457
100.0%
266
100.0%
119

1612



Importance of converting others by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Not important71.6%
267
50.7%
230
27.0%
77
11.2%
54

5
39.4%
628
Not very important19.6%
73
31.9%
145
32.6%
93
25.5%
123

9
27.2%
434
Somewhat important6.4%
24
12.8%
58
32.6%
93
29.7%
143

3
19.9%
318
Very important2.4%
9
4.6%
21
7.7%
22
33.6%
162

3
13.4%
214
Missing513511034
TOTAL 100.0%
373
100.0%
454
100.0%
285
100.0%
482

20

1594



Importance of converting others by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Not important37.7%
46
31.2%
141
37.1%
222
49.8%
106
52.5%
105

12
39.1%
620
Not very important24.6%
30
29.4%
133
28.1%
168
25.8%
55
23.5%
47

9
27.3%
433
Somewhat important27.0%
33
20.1%
91
20.2%
121
17.8%
38
18.0%
36

2
20.1%
319
Very important10.7%
13
19.2%
87
14.5%
87
6.6%
14
6.0%
12

3
13.4%
213
Missing4131132033
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
452
100.0%
598
100.0%
213
100.0%
200

26

1585



Importance of converting others by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Not important47.7%
278
51.0%
178
25.0%
153
40.5%
15

9
39.5%
624
Not very important27.8%
162
26.1%
91
27.3%
167
21.6%
8

14
27.1%
428
Somewhat important16.0%
93
13.8%
48
28.1%
172
16.2%
6

3
20.2%
319
Very important8.6%
50
9.2%
32
19.6%
120
21.6%
8

7
13.3%
210
Missing144110029
TOTAL 100.0%
583
100.0%
349
100.0%
612
100.0%
37

33

1581



Importance of converting others by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Not important42.1%
320
36.6%
312
39.2%
632
Not very important27.4%
208
27.5%
234
27.4%
442
Somewhat important17.5%
133
22.1%
188
19.9%
321
Very important13.0%
99
13.8%
118
13.5%
217
Missing152136
TOTAL 100.0%
760
100.0%
852

1612



Importance of converting others by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Not important26.9%
245
41.2%
141
93.1%
27
84.2%
149
44.2%
42

27
38.8%
604
Not very important28.4%
259
36.3%
124
6.9%
2
11.9%
21
23.2%
22

13
27.5%
428
Somewhat important25.2%
230
18.4%
63
0.0%
0
3.4%
6
14.7%
14

8
20.1%
313
Very important19.5%
178
4.1%
14
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
17.9%
17

7
13.5%
210
Missing209132035
TOTAL 100.0%
912
100.0%
342
100.0%
29
100.0%
177
100.0%
95

55

1555



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.