U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q43A

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

Now, thinking about some different kinds of experiences, how often do you feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?
  1) At least once a week
  2) Once or twice a month
  3) Several times a year
  4) Seldom
  5) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
At least once a week 52.3% 52.3%
Once or twice a month 13.8% 66.1%
Several times a year 12.2% 78.3%
Seldom 12.2% 90.5%
Never 6% 96.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 99.9%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
At least once a week 42.2% 49.5% 53.5% 56.5% 60.0% 52.3%
Once or twice a month 16.9% 14.8% 13.4% 13.4% 10.7% 13.9%
Several times a year 13.9% 13.9% 12.8% 11.6% 9.0% 12.3%
Seldom 16.5% 13.6% 12.1% 10.6% 8.5% 12.3%
Never 8.6% 6.1% 5.3% 4.8% 5.7% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.0% 2.2% 2.9% 3.0% 6.0% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 47.4% 56.8% 52.3%
Once or twice a month 13.7% 13.9% 13.8%
Several times a year 12.8% 11.7% 12.2%
Seldom 14.6% 10.0% 12.2%
Never 8.0% 4.2% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
At least once a week 58.3% 52.1% 47.4% 55.7% 43.2% 52.4%
Once or twice a month 13.2% 14.2% 15.0% 11.1% 15.1% 14.0%
Several times a year 12.1% 12.5% 13.0% 9.3% 11.8% 12.3%
Seldom 9.9% 12.5% 14.4% 11.1% 15.3% 12.4%
Never 4.2% 5.5% 7.5% 7.4% 7.3% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.4% 3.2% 2.8% 5.4% 7.3% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
At least once a week 54.2% 51.4% 52.0% 50.5% 50.9% 49.8% 52.1%
Once or twice a month 13.4% 15.0% 14.0% 14.9% 15.3% 14.6% 14.3%
Several times a year 10.9% 12.5% 14.1% 14.3% 15.2% 13.2% 12.8%
Seldom 12.0% 13.0% 12.7% 13.1% 11.7% 11.9% 12.5%
Never 6.6% 5.8% 4.9% 5.2% 5.3% 6.6% 5.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.8% 2.3% 2.2% 1.9% 1.6% 3.9% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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
At least once a week 53.3% 50.8% 53.1% 53.7% 52.3% 52.7% 52.4%
Once or twice a month 12.7% 13.0% 14.7% 14.0% 15.1% 15.3% 13.8%
Several times a year 9.9% 11.2% 12.0% 12.6% 14.2% 15.0% 12.3%
Seldom 11.7% 13.9% 11.4% 12.3% 11.2% 9.8% 12.3%
Never 7.9% 7.7% 4.3% 4.7% 4.3% 4.3% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.4% 3.4% 4.4% 2.7% 2.8% 2.9% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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