U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN41

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

41. Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born?
  1) Bethlehem
  2) Jericho
  3) Jerusalem
  4) Nazareth
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Bethlehem 71.2% 71.2%
Jericho .8% 72%
Jerusalem 11.6% 83.6%
Nazareth 12.7% 96.3%
Don't know 3.6% 99.9%
Refused .1% 100%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Bethlehem 61.0% 64.6% 75.6% 75.6% 72.2% 71.2%
Jericho 0.5% 2.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.8%
Jerusalem 17.1% 12.2% 8.4% 11.5% 10.4% 11.6%
Nazareth 15.7% 16.9% 12.5% 10.5% 11.0% 12.7%
Don't know 5.8% 4.0% 3.1% 1.8% 5.4% 3.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3412


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Bethlehem 68.8% 75.0% 74.5% 64.1% 71.2%
Jericho 1.7% 0.5% 0.4% 1.0% 0.8%
Jerusalem 11.9% 9.9% 11.9% 12.3% 11.6%
Nazareth 12.7% 10.6% 10.2% 18.9% 12.7%
Don't know 4.9% 3.8% 2.9% 3.4% 3.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3409


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (Grades 9-11), None, or grade 1-8 High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree (or Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Bethlehem 58.9% 66.8% 75.2% 78.3% 81.3% 71.3%
Jericho 1.9% 1.4% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.9%
Jerusalem 21.7% 13.8% 8.9% 7.4% 4.1% 11.6%
Nazareth 13.0% 12.6% 13.2% 11.5% 13.0% 12.7%
Don't know 4.5% 5.3% 2.2% 2.8% 0.9% 3.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3389


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Bethlehem 81.4% 73.3% 71.1% 67.7% 62.7% 71.5%
Jericho 0.0% 1.0% 0.3% 1.4% 2.4% 0.8%
Jerusalem 8.0% 12.5% 12.2% 9.6% 15.1% 11.7%
Nazareth 9.1% 11.0% 13.8% 17.0% 14.6% 13.1%
Don't know 0.8% 2.0% 2.6% 4.3% 5.2% 2.7%
Refused 0.8% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3189


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Other religion Atheist/Agnostic Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular TOTAL
Bethlehem 77.5% 64.7% 72.5% 69.8% 59.4% 71.5%
Jericho 0.3% 1.5% 1.0% 0.0% 1.7% 0.8%
Jerusalem 10.1% 14.0% 7.8% 7.2% 13.9% 11.4%
Nazareth 9.9% 16.2% 13.7% 18.7% 16.4% 12.8%
Don't know 2.2% 3.5% 4.9% 4.3% 8.6% 3.5%
Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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