Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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DESCRGOD

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

If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say?
  1) Gave response
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Gave response 87.8% 87.8%
Refused 12.2% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Gave response 86.8% 88.8% 87.8%
Refused 13.2% 11.2% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Gave response 91.0% 88.9% 85.6% 77.7% 87.8%
Refused 9.0% 11.1% 14.4% 22.3% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Gave response 89.2% 86.2% 89.6% 94.2% 91.6% 89.0%
Refused 10.8% 13.8% 10.4% 5.8% 8.4% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Gave response 83.2% 90.2% 90.3% 86.0% 91.7% 86.2% 88.0%
Refused 16.8% 9.8% 9.7% 14.0% 8.3% 13.8% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Gave response 88.8% 87.9% 87.4% 86.5% 88.0%
Refused 11.2% 12.1% 12.6% 13.5% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Gave response 83.3% 88.7% 91.9% 90.5% 87.1% 88.1%
Refused 16.7% 11.3% 8.1% 9.5% 12.9% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Gave response 97.0% 90.1% 88.8% 83.6% 81.4% 82.7% 88.1%
Refused 3.0% 9.9% 11.2% 16.4% 18.6% 17.3% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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