U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN47C

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

47c. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Leading the exodus from Egypt? 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) 1.7% 1.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 3.2% 4.9%
Moses 71.8% 76.7%
Abraham 5.4% 82.1%
Don't know 17.8% 99.9%
Refused .1% 100%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Job (Jobe) 3.7% 2.0% 3.0% 0.9% 0.2% 1.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 4.2% 5.7% 3.0% 2.4% 1.6% 3.2%
Moses 67.1% 67.2% 70.2% 75.3% 74.8% 71.8%
Abraham 6.3% 4.3% 5.7% 5.6% 5.2% 5.4%
Don't know 18.7% 20.8% 18.2% 15.6% 17.9% 17.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3412


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Job (Jobe) 0.9% 2.4% 2.2% 0.9% 1.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 2.4% 2.6% 3.0% 4.7% 3.2%
Moses 72.0% 70.3% 72.5% 71.9% 71.8%
Abraham 4.6% 4.7% 5.7% 6.5% 5.4%
Don't know 20.1% 20.0% 16.4% 15.9% 17.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 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
Job (Jobe) 2.7% 1.9% 1.4% 1.5% 0.6% 1.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 4.9% 3.6% 2.7% 2.5% 1.0% 3.1%
Moses 49.9% 65.9% 77.3% 83.1% 90.2% 72.0%
Abraham 7.6% 6.4% 5.2% 3.8% 1.9% 5.4%
Don't know 34.8% 22.1% 13.2% 9.0% 6.3% 17.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 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
Job (Jobe) 1.5% 1.4% 2.3% 1.1% 2.3% 1.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 0.8% 2.8% 3.2% 4.3% 4.2% 3.1%
Moses 82.2% 72.5% 74.9% 73.8% 64.3% 73.8%
Abraham 4.9% 6.5% 4.7% 4.5% 8.0% 5.5%
Don't know 10.6% 16.5% 15.0% 16.4% 21.1% 15.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.2% 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
Job (Jobe) 2.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.7% 2.2% 1.7%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 3.0% 4.0% 0.0% 1.4% 2.5% 3.0%
Moses 73.6% 64.8% 92.1% 87.0% 67.4% 71.7%
Abraham 5.9% 6.3% 3.0% 0.0% 4.4% 5.5%
Don't know 15.3% 24.0% 5.0% 10.9% 23.5% 18.0%
Refused 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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