Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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

Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who practice religions other than Christianity and Judaism is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same?
  1) Increasing
  2) Decreasing
  3) Staying about the same
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increasing 43.9% 43.9%
Decreasing 10.8% 54.7%
Staying about the same 34.4% 89.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Increasing 44.1% 43.7% 43.9%
Decreasing 9.4% 12.0% 10.8%
Staying about the same 36.9% 32.2% 34.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 12.1% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Increasing 45.4% 42.1% 44.6% 43.9% 43.9%
Decreasing 11.2% 10.8% 10.7% 9.0% 10.8%
Staying about the same 34.1% 35.7% 35.5% 26.9% 34.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 11.3% 9.2% 20.2% 10.8%
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
Increasing 38.7% 39.4% 48.7% 54.9% 54.5% 44.7%
Decreasing 13.5% 12.2% 8.6% 7.8% 11.1% 10.9%
Staying about the same 36.8% 39.8% 35.6% 27.8% 24.7% 35.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 8.6% 7.2% 9.5% 9.7% 8.9%
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
Increasing 30.2% 39.5% 40.4% 45.3% 52.9% 64.8% 44.0%
Decreasing 13.8% 13.2% 10.6% 10.9% 6.8% 4.1% 10.8%
Staying about the same 42.4% 38.1% 34.6% 32.6% 30.4% 20.9% 34.5%
Don't know/Refused 13.5% 9.2% 14.4% 11.2% 9.8% 10.1% 10.7%
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
Increasing 47.1% 41.2% 39.8% 40.8% 44.0%
Decreasing 10.6% 12.9% 8.1% 10.6% 10.8%
Staying about the same 32.0% 36.6% 28.3% 40.9% 34.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 9.3% 23.8% 7.6% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Increasing 40.7% 47.0% 43.6% 49.3% 39.5% 44.0%
Decreasing 11.7% 11.8% 7.7% 13.7% 8.7% 10.8%
Staying about the same 41.4% 34.0% 36.5% 25.7% 32.7% 34.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 7.2% 12.3% 11.3% 19.1% 10.6%
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
Increasing 51.2% 43.1% 44.5% 40.3% 45.0% 36.7% 44.0%
Decreasing 10.6% 9.1% 10.8% 13.6% 11.5% 8.1% 10.7%
Staying about the same 29.9% 36.1% 36.7% 36.2% 32.2% 37.6% 34.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 11.7% 7.9% 9.8% 11.2% 17.6% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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