U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN47A

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

47a. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Remaining obedient to God despite suffering? Is it...?
  1) Job (Jobe)
  2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah)
  3) Moses
  4) Abraham
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Job (Jobe) 39.4% 39.4%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 6.1% 45.5%
Moses 13.2% 58.7%
Abraham 13% 71.7%
Don't know 28% 99.7%
Refused .2% 99.9%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Job (Jobe) 25.8% 37.9% 39.8% 43.6% 42.3% 39.4%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 11.5% 8.5% 5.9% 4.4% 3.4% 6.1%
Moses 15.7% 13.2% 14.6% 12.5% 11.3% 13.2%
Abraham 19.0% 10.7% 12.9% 12.9% 11.5% 13.0%
Don't know 27.4% 29.7% 26.8% 26.4% 31.0% 28.0%
Refused 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.5% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3412


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Job (Jobe) 33.7% 36.6% 42.3% 42.2% 39.5%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 6.6% 5.8% 6.7% 5.1% 6.1%
Moses 13.3% 12.2% 12.6% 14.8% 13.1%
Abraham 12.8% 14.4% 13.6% 10.8% 13.0%
Don't know 33.5% 31.0% 24.3% 26.7% 28.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 0.3%
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
Job (Jobe) 28.4% 28.4% 45.1% 52.7% 54.4% 39.6%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 9.3% 5.3% 7.2% 4.8% 2.8% 6.1%
Moses 16.8% 17.9% 10.1% 8.7% 8.9% 13.2%
Abraham 11.0% 16.5% 11.3% 12.0% 11.1% 13.0%
Don't know 34.6% 31.7% 26.0% 21.7% 22.5% 28.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3389


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Job (Jobe) 53.6% 43.7% 35.6% 37.0% 41.0% 40.3%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 4.2% 6.8% 6.6% 4.7% 9.0% 6.3%
Moses 15.2% 14.3% 14.5% 10.6% 9.9% 13.5%
Abraham 10.3% 10.1% 14.9% 17.2% 15.6% 13.4%
Don't know 16.0% 24.6% 28.3% 30.6% 24.5% 26.3%
Refused 0.8% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
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
Job (Jobe) 48.2% 24.6% 58.8% 42.0% 27.2% 39.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 5.1% 7.4% 4.9% 1.4% 8.6% 6.0%
Moses 12.2% 15.5% 5.9% 13.0% 15.9% 13.3%
Abraham 11.6% 15.5% 10.8% 12.3% 13.7% 12.9%
Don't know 22.8% 36.4% 19.6% 31.2% 34.6% 28.0%
Refused 0.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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