Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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GRACE

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

At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace, or give thanks to God aloud, before the meal?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 60.4% 60.4%
No 38.9% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 55.5% 64.9% 60.4%
No 43.9% 34.4% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.8% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 66.3% 63.5% 53.0% 60.6%
No 33.4% 35.8% 46.0% 38.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.8% 1.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 54.9% 60.6% 63.9% 60.4%
No 44.8% 38.5% 35.5% 39.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.9% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 64.5% 55.6% 66.7% 51.8% 60.4%
No 34.7% 43.2% 33.3% 47.8% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
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
Yes 57.9% 62.8% 62.6% 58.6% 51.3% 60.4%
No 40.0% 37.1% 37.3% 40.6% 47.0% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% 1.8% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 57.5% 85.3% 57.1% 60.4%
No 41.8% 14.7% 41.9% 39.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.0% 1.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Yes 61.1% 61.6% 58.3% 58.2% 60.1%
No 38.0% 38.2% 41.0% 41.2% 39.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.2% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 53.0% 64.8% 67.7% 51.1% 60.4%
No 45.8% 35.0% 31.4% 48.4% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.2% 0.9% 0.5% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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