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Belief in Satan (Demographic Patterns)

In your opinion, does each of the following exist? The Devil/Satan. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Belief in Satan by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Absolutely not9.5%
25
12.9%
65
11.6%
52
13.0%
34
13.3%
16
12.0%
192
Probably not16.7%
44
14.9%
75
16.1%
72
9.5%
25
19.2%
23
15.0%
239
Probably20.1%
53
19.8%
100
19.7%
88
18.3%
48
17.5%
21
19.4%
310
Absolutely53.8%
142
52.4%
264
52.6%
235
59.2%
155
50.0%
60
53.6%
856
Missing871412950
TOTAL 100.0%
264
100.0%
504
100.0%
447
100.0%
262
100.0%
120

1597



Belief in Satan by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not31.9%
117
11.9%
54
5.3%
15
0.6%
3

3
12.0%
189
Probably not26.2%
96
21.7%
98
7.8%
22
4.8%
23

0
15.1%
239
Probably21.8%
80
27.2%
123
26.0%
73
6.7%
32

4
19.5%
308
Absolutely20.2%
74
39.2%
177
60.9%
171
87.9%
421

12
53.4%
843
Missing1114914048
TOTAL 100.0%
367
100.0%
452
100.0%
281
100.0%
479

19

1579



Belief in Satan by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not5.2%
6
10.1%
45
9.0%
54
18.1%
38
22.2%
44

5
11.9%
187
Probably not13.8%
16
11.9%
53
12.5%
75
17.6%
37
25.8%
51

7
14.8%
232
Probably24.1%
28
17.7%
79
21.8%
131
17.6%
37
16.2%
32

4
19.6%
307
Absolutely56.9%
66
60.3%
269
56.7%
340
46.7%
98
35.9%
71

12
53.8%
844
Missing1119963048
TOTAL 100.0%
116
100.0%
446
100.0%
600
100.0%
210
100.0%
198

28

1570



Belief in Satan by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not16.2%
94
18.9%
64
4.4%
27
11.8%
4

3
12.1%
189
Probably not20.3%
118
17.2%
58
8.7%
53
23.5%
8

2
15.1%
237
Probably19.3%
112
23.1%
78
18.0%
110
11.8%
4

7
19.4%
304
Absolutely44.2%
257
40.8%
138
69.0%
422
52.9%
18

20
53.4%
835
Missing1614102042
TOTAL 100.0%
581
100.0%
338
100.0%
612
100.0%
34

32

1565



Belief in Satan by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Absolutely not15.1%
114
9.2%
78
12.0%
192
Probably not17.4%
131
12.8%
108
14.9%
239
Probably20.0%
151
19.1%
161
19.5%
312
Absolutely47.5%
359
58.9%
497
53.5%
856
Missing203050
TOTAL 100.0%
755
100.0%
844

1599



Belief in Satan by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not4.6%
42
3.8%
13
53.6%
15
54.3%
95
16.0%
15

12
11.7%
180
Probably not10.7%
97
17.5%
60
39.3%
11
25.7%
45
21.3%
20

5
15.1%
233
Probably17.9%
162
28.4%
97
7.1%
2
11.4%
20
12.8%
12

17
19.0%
293
Absolutely66.7%
604
50.3%
172
0.0%
0
8.6%
15
50.0%
47

19
54.3%
838
Missing2710162046
TOTAL 100.0%
905
100.0%
342
100.0%
28
100.0%
175
100.0%
94

53

1544



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.