Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


I-MARITAL

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis)
  1) Married
  2) Divorced or separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 53.3% 53.3%
Divorced or separated 14.3% 67.6%
Widowed 8.2% 75.8%
Never been married 24.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1971

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 53.9% 52.9% 53.3%
Divorced or separated 12.2% 16.2% 14.3%
Widowed 3.4% 12.5% 8.2%
Never been married 30.5% 18.4% 24.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Married 63.7% 47.3% 50.7% 53.4%
Divorced or separated 10.0% 18.2% 14.6% 14.4%
Widowed 6.6% 11.5% 5.8% 8.0%
Never been married 19.7% 23.0% 29.0% 24.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1903


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Married 29.9% 65.0% 54.9% 53.2%
Divorced or separated 4.5% 18.0% 16.8% 14.4%
Widowed 0.0% 1.3% 22.5% 8.2%
Never been married 65.6% 15.7% 5.8% 24.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Married 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 53.3%
Divorced or separated 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.3%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 8.2%
Never been married 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 24.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, 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
Married 45.3% 55.9% 49.8% 57.7% 61.9% 53.3%
Divorced or separated 13.6% 14.0% 17.2% 10.3% 13.4% 14.3%
Widowed 16.8% 8.0% 7.0% 4.2% 2.5% 8.1%
Never been married 24.2% 22.0% 25.9% 27.8% 22.2% 24.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1968


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Married 56.3% 33.9% 41.4% 53.2%
Divorced or separated 14.2% 17.4% 11.1% 14.4%
Widowed 8.9% 5.0% 2.5% 8.2%
Never been married 20.7% 43.6% 44.9% 24.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Married 27.4% 51.1% 72.0% 74.9% 53.9%
Divorced or separated 21.5% 19.4% 9.1% 5.2% 15.3%
Widowed 19.0% 5.9% 2.6% 0.6% 7.6%
Never been married 32.1% 23.6% 16.3% 19.2% 23.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1766


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Married 48.1% 54.5% 57.3% 50.8% 53.3%
Divorced or separated 11.2% 13.4% 15.6% 16.5% 14.3%
Widowed 10.1% 10.4% 7.8% 4.4% 8.2%
Never been married 30.6% 21.8% 19.3% 28.3% 24.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971



Bookmark and Share