Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services?
  1) More than once a week
  2) Once a week
  3) Once or twice a month
  4) A few times a year
  5) Seldom
  6) Never
  7) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More than once a week 13.8% 13.8%
Once a week 25.6% 39.4%
Once or twice a month 17.1% 56.5%
A few times a year 20.6% 77.1%
Seldom 13.4% 90.5%
Never 8.6% 99.1%
Don't know/Refused .9% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More than once a week 10.6% 16.7% 13.8%
Once a week 22.0% 28.9% 25.6%
Once or twice a month 16.0% 18.0% 17.1%
A few times a year 22.1% 19.3% 20.6%
Seldom 15.5% 11.6% 13.4%
Never 12.5% 5.2% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.4% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More than once a week 17.6% 14.2% 9.7% 13.6%
Once a week 29.3% 26.8% 21.5% 25.7%
Once or twice a month 15.0% 18.8% 18.1% 17.4%
A few times a year 19.6% 20.1% 22.3% 20.7%
Seldom 11.5% 11.9% 16.1% 13.3%
Never 6.0% 7.9% 10.9% 8.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.2% 1.4% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
More than once a week 10.6% 12.9% 16.4% 13.6%
Once a week 17.7% 23.8% 33.1% 25.6%
Once or twice a month 21.7% 16.8% 14.3% 17.1%
A few times a year 23.4% 23.8% 15.0% 20.7%
Seldom 15.1% 14.4% 11.2% 13.5%
Never 11.3% 7.4% 8.6% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.9% 1.4% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More than once a week 15.8% 9.7% 15.8% 10.9% 13.7%
Once a week 30.1% 16.2% 43.3% 15.0% 25.6%
Once or twice a month 17.9% 18.3% 10.2% 17.0% 17.1%
A few times a year 16.8% 27.3% 15.8% 26.7% 20.6%
Seldom 12.3% 17.3% 7.3% 15.8% 13.5%
Never 5.9% 10.6% 6.7% 14.3% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.7% 0.9% 0.3% 0.9%
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
More than once a week 12.1% 14.3% 14.8% 15.3% 9.8% 13.8%
Once a week 26.6% 24.9% 24.8% 24.9% 29.1% 25.6%
Once or twice a month 8.6% 18.4% 18.3% 23.1% 14.8% 17.0%
A few times a year 20.2% 20.0% 23.7% 18.3% 17.3% 20.6%
Seldom 13.2% 15.6% 10.9% 13.1% 14.1% 13.5%
Never 16.4% 6.2% 6.9% 5.4% 14.1% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 0.5% 0.6% 0.0% 0.8% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
More than once a week 12.2% 27.1% 12.6% 13.8%
Once a week 25.5% 26.1% 24.7% 25.5%
Once or twice a month 16.5% 23.9% 13.1% 17.1%
A few times a year 21.6% 13.5% 20.2% 20.7%
Seldom 14.2% 3.7% 19.7% 13.3%
Never 9.2% 5.0% 8.6% 8.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.7% 1.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
More than once a week 14.6% 13.9% 13.0% 10.3% 13.4%
Once a week 23.4% 27.2% 23.5% 24.7% 25.0%
Once or twice a month 14.2% 18.2% 19.8% 16.3% 17.4%
A few times a year 19.6% 20.0% 22.6% 24.9% 21.2%
Seldom 15.0% 13.2% 13.8% 14.0% 13.9%
Never 13.2% 7.0% 6.6% 9.8% 8.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
More than once a week 9.3% 13.0% 18.9% 11.1% 13.8%
Once a week 24.1% 27.6% 28.5% 20.2% 25.6%
Once or twice a month 17.5% 20.7% 16.1% 14.0% 17.1%
A few times a year 25.7% 19.1% 18.6% 20.3% 20.6%
Seldom 13.3% 12.3% 11.1% 18.6% 13.4%
Never 9.6% 6.3% 5.6% 15.2% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.1% 1.1% 0.5% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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