U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Methodist Church Leader Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Methodist > Analysis


MARITAL

Which of the following best describes your current marital status? (Q87)
  1) Never married
  2) In first marriage
  3) Divorced or separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Remarried after death of spouse
  6) Remarried after divorce

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Never married 10 7.6% 7.6% -1.13
In first marriage 83 62.9% 70.5% -.54
Divorced or separated 3 2.3% 72.7% .04
Widowed 4 3% 75.8% .62
Remarried after death of spouse 6 4.5% 80.3% 1.21
Remarried after divorce 26 19.7% 100% 1.79

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 40 40-49 50-59 60 or more TOTAL
Never married 15.8%
3
10.5%
2
6.6%
4
3.1%
1
7.6%
10
In first marriage 84.2%
16
63.2%
12
60.7%
37
53.1%
17
62.6%
82
Divorced or separated 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.3%
2
3.1%
1
2.3%
3
Widowed 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.3%
2
6.3%
2
3.1%
4
Remarried after death of spouse 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.6%
4
6.3%
2
4.6%
6
Remarried after divorce 0.0%
0
26.3%
5
19.7%
12
28.1%
9
19.8%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
19
100.0%
19
100.0%
61
100.0%
32

131


Education (I-EDUC)

Completed high school, Trade certificate, or Associate degree Bachelor's degree from a university or college Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree TOTAL
Never married 0.0%
0
5.9%
4
11.8%
6
7.6%
10
In first marriage 23.1%
3
69.1%
47
64.7%
33
62.9%
83
Divorced or separated 0.0%
0
4.4%
3
0.0%
0
2.3%
3
Widowed 15.4%
2
0.0%
0
3.9%
2
3.0%
4
Remarried after death of spouse 0.0%
0
5.9%
4
3.9%
2
4.5%
6
Remarried after divorce 61.5%
8
14.7%
10
15.7%
8
19.7%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
13
100.0%
68
100.0%
51

132


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Never married 4.5%
4
14.3%
6
7.6%
10
In first marriage 73.0%
65
42.9%
18
63.4%
83
Divorced or separated 0.0%
0
7.1%
3
2.3%
3
Widowed 0.0%
0
9.5%
4
3.1%
4
Remarried after death of spouse 3.4%
3
7.1%
3
4.6%
6
Remarried after divorce 19.1%
17
19.0%
8
19.1%
25
TOTAL 100.0%
89
100.0%
42

131

Bookmark and Share