General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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Which of the following best describes your current relationship situation?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together.
  2) I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together.
  3) I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together.
  4) I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together.
  5) I am not in a steady relationship right now.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 3271 91.9% 91.9% -.25
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 47 1.3% 93.2% .38
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 52 1.5% 94.7% 1.02
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 10 .3% 95% 1.65
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 20 .6% 95.5% 2.29
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 71 2% 97.5% 2.92
Don't know 10 .3% 97.8% 4.82
No answer 78 2.2% 100% 5.46

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-44 years old 45-59 years old 60-74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Inapplicable 91.1%
525
91.2%
888
91.0%
918
94.4%
626
93.8%
286
91.9%
3243
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.0%
6
1.4%
14
1.5%
15
1.5%
10
0.7%
2
1.3%
47
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 2.4%
14
2.1%
20
1.3%
13
0.5%
3
0.7%
2
1.5%
52
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.7%
4
0.3%
3
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.7%
4
0.8%
8
0.7%
7
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 2.3%
13
1.6%
16
2.4%
24
1.8%
12
2.0%
6
2.0%
71
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.2%
2
0.2%
1
0.7%
2
0.2%
8
No answer 1.7%
10
2.3%
22
2.7%
27
1.5%
10
2.3%
7
2.2%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
576
100.0%
974
100.0%
1009
100.0%
663
100.0%
305

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Never Several times a year or less 1-3 times a month Every week or nearly every week More than once a week TOTAL
Inapplicable 89.3%
660
91.7%
1021
94.5%
512
92.5%
791
94.6%
281
92.0%
3265
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.5%
11
1.6%
18
0.7%
4
1.2%
10
1.0%
3
1.3%
46
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 2.7%
20
1.2%
13
0.9%
5
1.4%
12
0.7%
2
1.5%
52
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.5%
4
0.4%
4
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 1.5%
11
0.4%
5
0.2%
1
0.2%
2
0.3%
1
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 2.4%
18
1.9%
21
1.5%
8
2.1%
18
1.7%
5
2.0%
70
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.4%
5
0.4%
2
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
10
No answer 1.9%
14
2.4%
27
1.7%
9
2.2%
19
1.7%
5
2.1%
74
TOTAL 100.0%
739
100.0%
1114
100.0%
542
100.0%
855
100.0%
297

3547


Education (I-EDUC)

Left high school High school Junior college Bachelor Graduate TOTAL
Inapplicable 90.9%
438
93.3%
1639
95.4%
289
89.6%
586
87.8%
317
91.9%
3269
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.5%
7
1.0%
17
0.3%
1
2.3%
15
1.9%
7
1.3%
47
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 1.5%
7
1.4%
25
1.3%
4
1.7%
11
1.4%
5
1.5%
52
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.2%
1
0.2%
3
0.3%
1
0.6%
4
0.3%
1
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.4%
2
0.8%
14
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.6%
2
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 2.1%
10
1.5%
27
0.7%
2
2.4%
16
4.4%
16
2.0%
71
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
7
0.3%
1
0.3%
10
No answer 3.3%
16
1.8%
31
2.0%
6
2.0%
13
3.3%
12
2.2%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
482
100.0%
1757
100.0%
303
100.0%
654
100.0%
361

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 92.5%
1452
91.4%
1819
91.9%
3271
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.7%
27
1.0%
20
1.3%
47
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 0.6%
10
2.1%
42
1.5%
52
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.1%
2
0.4%
8
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.5%
8
0.6%
12
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 2.1%
33
1.9%
38
2.0%
71
Don't know 0.4%
7
0.2%
3
0.3%
10
No answer 1.9%
30
2.4%
48
2.2%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
1569
100.0%
1990

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 91.9%
2544
92.3%
453
91.0%
274
91.9%
3271
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.5%
41
0.6%
3
1.0%
3
1.3%
47
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 1.6%
44
1.4%
7
0.3%
1
1.5%
52
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.3%
7
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.7%
18
0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 1.8%
50
2.6%
13
2.7%
8
2.0%
71
Don't know 0.3%
9
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
10
No answer 2.0%
54
2.0%
10
4.7%
14
2.2%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
2767
100.0%
491
100.0%
301

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 87.2%
530
92.6%
728
94.0%
1238
91.4%
774
91.9%
3270
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.3%
8
1.8%
14
0.8%
10
1.8%
15
1.3%
47
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 1.5%
9
1.3%
10
1.4%
19
1.7%
14
1.5%
52
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.5%
3
0.4%
3
0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.7%
4
0.8%
6
0.3%
4
0.7%
6
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 2.6%
16
1.4%
11
1.7%
22
2.6%
22
2.0%
71
Don't know 0.8%
5
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.4%
3
0.3%
10
No answer 5.4%
33
1.8%
14
1.4%
19
1.4%
12
2.2%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
608
100.0%
786
100.0%
1317
100.0%
847

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other (specify) TOTAL
Inapplicable 93.9%
1709
92.4%
777
79.0%
49
89.9%
523
85.6%
208
92.1%
3266
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 1.0%
19
1.2%
10
3.2%
2
1.9%
11
2.1%
5
1.3%
47
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 0.8%
15
1.3%
11
3.2%
2
2.6%
15
3.3%
8
1.4%
51
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.1%
2
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
1.6%
4
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.5%
9
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
1.0%
6
0.8%
2
0.6%
20
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 1.9%
34
1.8%
15
3.2%
2
2.4%
14
2.1%
5
2.0%
70
Don't know 0.2%
4
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.2%
8
No answer 1.5%
28
2.4%
20
11.3%
7
1.9%
11
4.1%
10
2.1%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
1820
100.0%
841
100.0%
62
100.0%
582
100.0%
243

3548


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate Conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 88.3%
849
92.5%
1216
94.4%
1086
92.0%
3151
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we live together. 2.3%
22
0.5%
7
1.4%
16
1.3%
45
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we live together. 2.5%
24
1.5%
20
0.6%
7
1.5%
51
I am in a steady relationship with a woman and we do not live together. 0.4%
4
0.4%
5
0.1%
1
0.3%
10
I am in a steady relationship with a man and we do not live together. 0.7%
7
0.8%
10
0.2%
2
0.6%
19
I am not in a steady relationship right now. 3.5%
34
1.7%
23
1.1%
13
2.0%
70
Don't know 0.3%
3
0.1%
1
0.5%
6
0.3%
10
No answer 1.9%
18
2.5%
33
1.7%
19
2.0%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
961
100.0%
1315
100.0%
1150

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