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Belief in demons (Demographic Patterns)

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


Belief in demons by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Absolutely not9.3%
24
12.9%
65
11.2%
50
16.7%
43
18.4%
21
12.8%
203
Probably not17.0%
44
19.1%
96
20.5%
92
17.1%
44
28.1%
32
19.5%
308
Probably25.5%
66
20.9%
105
23.9%
107
17.5%
45
21.1%
24
21.9%
347
Absolutely48.3%
125
47.1%
237
44.4%
199
48.6%
125
32.5%
37
45.7%
723
Missing13614171565
TOTAL 100.0%
259
100.0%
503
100.0%
448
100.0%
257
100.0%
114

1581



Belief in demons by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not31.8%
117
12.7%
57
5.4%
15
2.3%
11

4
12.8%
200
Probably not26.4%
97
27.2%
122
15.8%
44
9.6%
45

2
19.7%
308
Probably23.6%
87
26.7%
120
30.9%
86
10.8%
51

5
22.0%
344
Absolutely18.2%
67
33.4%
150
47.8%
133
77.3%
364

9
45.6%
714
Missing11171123062
TOTAL 100.0%
368
100.0%
449
100.0%
278
100.0%
471

20

1566



Belief in demons by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not8.0%
9
12.7%
56
8.4%
50
18.3%
38
22.5%
45

5
12.7%
198
Probably not16.1%
18
16.8%
74
19.0%
113
20.2%
42
28.5%
57

5
19.5%
304
Probably19.6%
22
20.6%
91
24.5%
146
23.1%
48
17.5%
35

5
22.0%
342
Absolutely56.3%
63
49.9%
220
48.1%
286
38.5%
80
31.5%
63

11
45.8%
712
Missing14241472061
TOTAL 100.0%
112
100.0%
441
100.0%
595
100.0%
208
100.0%
200

26

1556



Belief in demons by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not16.8%
97
17.9%
60
6.3%
38
17.6%
6

3
12.9%
201
Probably not23.6%
136
21.1%
71
14.8%
90
20.6%
7

4
19.6%
304
Probably24.7%
142
21.7%
73
20.6%
125
11.8%
4

4
22.2%
344
Absolutely34.9%
201
39.3%
132
58.3%
354
50.0%
17

20
45.3%
704
Missing2117162056
TOTAL 100.0%
576
100.0%
336
100.0%
607
100.0%
34

31

1553



Belief in demons by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Absolutely not16.2%
121
9.9%
83
12.9%
204
Probably not22.6%
169
16.8%
140
19.5%
309
Probably20.7%
155
23.1%
193
22.0%
348
Absolutely40.6%
304
50.2%
419
45.6%
723
Missing263965
TOTAL 100.0%
749
100.0%
835

1584



Belief in demons by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not6.5%
58
6.3%
21
56.7%
17
52.0%
91
12.8%
12

4
13.0%
199
Probably not16.2%
145
24.4%
82
33.3%
10
21.1%
37
29.8%
28

7
19.7%
302
Probably19.5%
175
28.9%
97
6.7%
2
18.9%
33
22.3%
21

20
21.4%
328
Absolutely57.9%
519
40.5%
136
3.3%
1
8.0%
14
35.1%
33

21
45.9%
703
Missing3616162061
TOTAL 100.0%
897
100.0%
336
100.0%
30
100.0%
175
100.0%
94

52

1532



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.