News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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MARITAL

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married?
  1) Married
  2) Divorced
  3) Separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 52.5% 52.5%
Divorced 12.1% 64.6%
Separated 1% 65.6%
Widowed 8.9% 74.5%
Never been married 24.3% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Married 60.7% 57.7% 45.5% 49.0% 37.2% 52.8%
Divorced 8.8% 10.2% 12.7% 17.2% 17.2% 12.0%
Separated 1.1% 1.4% 1.3% 0.0% 1.7% 1.1%
Widowed 11.4% 5.5% 8.2% 8.0% 6.1% 8.9%
Never been married 16.6% 24.9% 31.8% 24.6% 36.1% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.3% 0.4% 1.2% 1.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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 47.2% 51.0% 62.1% 68.2% 53.0%
Divorced 13.2% 13.7% 9.8% 7.4% 12.2%
Separated 1.4% 0.9% 0.7% 1.0% 1.1%
Widowed 12.3% 7.2% 6.6% 3.7% 8.9%
Never been married 25.7% 26.9% 20.6% 19.1% 24.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 51.7% 53.3% 52.5%
Divorced 13.2% 11.0% 12.1%
Separated 1.4% 0.8% 1.1%
Widowed 4.1% 13.1% 8.8%
Never been married 28.3% 20.7% 24.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Married 55.4% 50.6% 54.8% 48.4% 52.6%
Divorced 8.3% 13.4% 10.6% 16.4% 12.1%
Separated 0.4% 1.0% 0.9% 2.0% 1.1%
Widowed 8.5% 10.6% 10.2% 5.1% 8.9%
Never been married 26.6% 23.4% 22.5% 26.0% 24.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.0% 0.9% 2.2% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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