U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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QN47D

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

47d. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Willingness to sacrifice his son for God? 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) 6% 6%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 5.7% 11.7%
Moses 8.5% 20.2%
Abraham 60.2% 80.4%
Don't know 19.4% 99.8%
Refused .1% 99.9%
Total N = 3412

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Job (Jobe) 7.2% 6.0% 7.0% 6.5% 3.6% 6.1%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 10.3% 4.3% 6.2% 5.1% 4.2% 5.7%
Moses 6.5% 12.7% 8.2% 8.4% 6.5% 8.5%
Abraham 51.6% 60.6% 60.6% 62.2% 61.7% 60.2%
Don't know 24.3% 16.4% 18.0% 17.6% 23.8% 19.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 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) 7.4% 3.5% 5.3% 8.7% 6.1%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 6.2% 4.4% 6.1% 5.7% 5.7%
Moses 7.6% 9.2% 9.2% 7.4% 8.5%
Abraham 57.2% 60.5% 61.7% 60.1% 60.2%
Don't know 21.6% 22.4% 17.5% 17.7% 19.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 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) 9.1% 6.2% 6.0% 3.5% 5.4% 6.0%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 7.2% 7.9% 3.9% 5.0% 1.9% 5.7%
Moses 18.0% 10.0% 7.1% 2.8% 3.5% 8.5%
Abraham 40.1% 50.8% 66.2% 75.8% 78.2% 60.3%
Don't know 25.6% 25.0% 16.7% 12.9% 10.8% 19.4%
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
Job (Jobe) 5.7% 5.4% 5.9% 8.2% 7.5% 6.2%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 3.0% 5.5% 4.9% 7.0% 9.4% 5.6%
Moses 7.2% 8.4% 9.5% 8.1% 8.5% 8.6%
Abraham 73.1% 62.2% 60.1% 59.0% 58.2% 61.6%
Don't know 10.6% 18.2% 19.7% 17.7% 16.4% 17.9%
Refused 0.4% 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) 5.7% 6.9% 2.9% 5.1% 7.8% 6.2%
Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 6.1% 5.8% 2.0% 4.3% 4.9% 5.7%
Moses 8.2% 10.3% 2.0% 2.2% 9.5% 8.5%
Abraham 62.6% 54.7% 85.3% 68.8% 51.6% 60.2%
Don't know 17.4% 22.2% 7.8% 19.6% 25.9% 19.5%
Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3257



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