U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q42A

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

Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs - 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 23.1% 23.1%
Once or twice a month 8.6% 31.7%
Several times a year 7.7% 39.4%
Seldom 16.3% 55.7%
Never 43.2% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1% 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 20.3% 21.1% 23.0% 23.6% 28.3% 23.1%
Once or twice a month 9.2% 8.4% 8.9% 8.4% 8.1% 8.6%
Several times a year 7.5% 7.7% 8.1% 7.6% 7.4% 7.7%
Seldom 18.7% 17.6% 17.7% 15.6% 12.1% 16.4%
Never 43.8% 44.7% 41.5% 43.9% 42.8% 43.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 0.9% 1.4% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 19.9% 26.1% 23.1%
Once or twice a month 8.1% 9.1% 8.6%
Several times a year 7.2% 8.1% 7.7%
Seldom 18.3% 14.5% 16.3%
Never 45.5% 41.2% 43.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.1% 1.0% 1.0%
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 29.5% 21.4% 18.4% 27.9% 20.8% 23.0%
Once or twice a month 9.9% 9.0% 7.6% 6.4% 5.4% 8.6%
Several times a year 8.8% 7.9% 7.2% 5.3% 5.9% 7.7%
Seldom 16.5% 16.3% 17.3% 13.4% 15.8% 16.5%
Never 34.7% 44.6% 48.7% 45.3% 51.2% 43.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 1.7% 0.9% 0.7%
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 27.2% 24.3% 22.7% 19.0% 18.5% 16.7% 23.1%
Once or twice a month 10.1% 8.7% 8.7% 8.1% 8.1% 7.0% 8.8%
Several times a year 6.9% 8.0% 8.0% 9.1% 8.2% 7.8% 7.8%
Seldom 15.5% 17.5% 16.8% 18.6% 17.6% 16.7% 16.9%
Never 39.6% 40.9% 43.4% 45.1% 47.4% 49.7% 42.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.7% 0.5% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 2.1% 0.6%
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 27.1% 23.4% 24.5% 23.3% 20.5% 20.5% 23.1%
Once or twice a month 9.2% 8.6% 8.5% 8.6% 8.8% 7.9% 8.6%
Several times a year 6.0% 7.3% 6.6% 8.3% 8.6% 8.4% 7.7%
Seldom 14.7% 16.8% 16.4% 17.1% 16.1% 16.2% 16.4%
Never 41.7% 43.2% 42.6% 41.9% 45.2% 46.0% 43.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.4% 0.7% 1.4% 0.8% 0.8% 1.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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