U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q42B

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

How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - 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 34.6% 34.6%
Once or twice a month 10.2% 44.8%
Several times a year 8.2% 53%
Seldom 17.5% 70.5%
Never 28.3% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.2% 100%
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 27.4% 31.0% 34.8% 37.1% 43.4% 34.6%
Once or twice a month 11.1% 11.2% 10.7% 9.5% 8.6% 10.2%
Several times a year 9.0% 8.9% 7.9% 8.1% 6.9% 8.2%
Seldom 20.5% 19.6% 17.8% 16.2% 13.5% 17.6%
Never 31.4% 28.7% 28.0% 28.0% 25.6% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.6% 0.6% 0.8% 1.1% 2.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 29.2% 39.7% 34.6%
Once or twice a month 9.7% 10.7% 10.2%
Several times a year 8.5% 7.8% 8.2%
Seldom 20.0% 15.1% 17.5%
Never 31.3% 25.5% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%
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 43.6% 32.6% 28.3% 37.8% 31.1% 34.5%
Once or twice a month 10.6% 10.7% 9.6% 10.0% 5.7% 10.3%
Several times a year 8.2% 8.3% 8.5% 6.4% 9.2% 8.2%
Seldom 16.1% 18.2% 18.9% 15.6% 17.2% 17.7%
Never 20.7% 29.1% 33.8% 28.9% 34.4% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.8% 1.1% 0.9% 1.3% 2.4% 0.9%
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 41.4% 35.8% 33.8% 28.5% 26.9% 24.7% 34.5%
Once or twice a month 11.3% 10.8% 10.3% 10.1% 9.2% 8.1% 10.4%
Several times a year 7.2% 8.1% 8.7% 10.0% 9.3% 9.1% 8.4%
Seldom 15.5% 18.4% 19.0% 19.7% 21.0% 17.8% 18.0%
Never 23.8% 26.2% 27.9% 31.4% 33.1% 38.2% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.8% 0.7% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 2.1% 0.7%
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 39.7% 34.8% 40.1% 35.9% 30.4% 29.5% 34.6%
Once or twice a month 11.5% 10.1% 10.8% 10.1% 9.6% 9.8% 10.2%
Several times a year 7.5% 7.6% 7.0% 8.6% 9.0% 8.9% 8.2%
Seldom 14.7% 17.5% 16.2% 18.3% 18.5% 18.7% 17.5%
Never 24.8% 29.0% 24.7% 26.3% 31.3% 32.0% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.8% 0.9% 1.2% 0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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