American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

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GODHEARS (Weighted by WEIGHT2)

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- God hears the prayers of all people, not only Christians.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Neither
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree
  6) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly agree 241 37.0% 37.0%
Agree 344 52.8% 89.8%
Neither 17 2.6% 92.4%
Disagree 28 4.3% 96.7%
Strongly disagree 6 .9% 97.6%
Don't know 16 2.5% 100.1%

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 32.4%
82
40.3%
159
37.2%
241
Agree 56.1%
142
50.9%
201
52.9%
343
Neither 2.8%
7
2.3%
9
2.5%
16
Disagree 4.7%
12
3.8%
15
4.2%
27
Strongly disagree 1.6%
4
0.5%
2
0.9%
6
Don't know 2.4%
6
2.3%
9
2.3%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
253
100.0%
395

648


Race (I-RACE)

White African American/Black Some other race (includes 'Hispanic') TOTAL
Strongly agree 37.1%
189
37.7%
29
37.3%
22
37.2%
240
Agree 52.3%
266
55.8%
43
55.9%
33
53.0%
342
Neither 3.1%
16
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.5%
16
Disagree 4.1%
21
5.2%
4
5.1%
3
4.3%
28
Strongly disagree 0.8%
4
1.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
5
Don't know 2.6%
13
0.0%
0
1.7%
1
2.2%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
509
100.0%
77
100.0%
59

645


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Separated or divorced Never been married TOTAL
Strongly agree 40.3%
149
31.6%
12
29.2%
26
35.5%
54
37.1%
241
Agree 49.7%
184
57.9%
22
61.8%
55
53.9%
82
52.9%
343
Neither 1.4%
5
2.6%
1
5.6%
5
3.9%
6
2.6%
17
Disagree 5.1%
19
0.0%
0
2.2%
2
4.6%
7
4.3%
28
Strongly disagree 1.1%
4
2.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
5
Don't know 2.4%
9
5.3%
2
1.1%
1
2.0%
3
2.3%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
370
100.0%
38
100.0%
89
100.0%
152

649


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Other (includes 'Jewish' and 'non-denominational') No religion TOTAL
Strongly agree 31.2%
103
52.8%
75
42.4%
42
27.3%
21
37.2%
241
Agree 58.8%
194
45.1%
64
49.5%
49
48.1%
37
53.1%
344
Neither 1.8%
6
0.7%
1
1.0%
1
10.4%
8
2.5%
16
Disagree 5.5%
18
0.7%
1
4.0%
4
5.2%
4
4.2%
27
Strongly disagree 0.9%
3
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
1.3%
1
0.8%
5
Don't know 1.8%
6
0.7%
1
2.0%
2
7.8%
6
2.3%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
330
100.0%
142
100.0%
99
100.0%
77

648


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly agree 45.1%
65
35.7%
61
34.6%
79
34.0%
36
37.1%
241
Agree 48.6%
70
52.0%
89
57.0%
130
50.9%
54
52.9%
343
Neither 1.4%
2
3.5%
6
1.3%
3
4.7%
5
2.5%
16
Disagree 2.1%
3
5.3%
9
4.4%
10
5.7%
6
4.3%
28
Strongly disagree 0.7%
1
0.6%
1
0.9%
2
1.9%
2
0.9%
6
Don't know 2.1%
3
2.9%
5
1.8%
4
2.8%
3
2.3%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
144
100.0%
171
100.0%
228
100.0%
106

649


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate (grades 0-11) High school graduate (grade 12) Some college/trade or vocational school College graduate Postgraduate work/degree TOTAL
Strongly agree 39.3%
24
29.8%
50
39.3%
77
40.1%
63
38.8%
26
37.0%
240
Agree 45.9%
28
60.7%
102
53.1%
104
49.0%
77
46.3%
31
52.7%
342
Neither 1.6%
1
1.8%
3
2.0%
4
4.5%
7
3.0%
2
2.6%
17
Disagree 8.2%
5
5.4%
9
2.6%
5
4.5%
7
3.0%
2
4.3%
28
Strongly disagree 1.6%
1
0.6%
1
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
3.0%
2
0.9%
6
Don't know 3.3%
2
1.8%
3
2.0%
4
1.9%
3
6.0%
4
2.5%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
61
100.0%
168
100.0%
196
100.0%
157
100.0%
67

649



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