Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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MARSTAT

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married?
  1) Married
  2) Divorced
  3) Separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 51.5% 51.5%
Divorced 14.4% 65.9%
Separated 2.8% 68.7%
Widowed 7.6% 76.3%
Never been married 23.2% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 53.5% 49.8% 51.5%
Divorced 13.0% 15.7% 14.4%
Separated 2.5% 3.0% 2.8%
Widowed 3.4% 11.5% 7.6%
Never been married 26.9% 19.8% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.3% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Married 61.1% 46.4% 47.2% 53.9% 51.5%
Divorced 12.2% 14.7% 16.4% 15.1% 14.5%
Separated 0.9% 3.7% 3.4% 2.6% 2.7%
Widowed 6.4% 9.7% 5.9% 9.0% 7.6%
Never been married 19.1% 25.4% 27.1% 14.8% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 4.6% 0.4%
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
Married 22.3% 43.3% 65.5% 67.9% 77.1% 50.8%
Divorced 24.0% 18.0% 11.3% 13.9% 5.0% 15.6%
Separated 5.2% 3.2% 1.2% 2.4% 2.4% 2.9%
Widowed 13.9% 5.7% 3.2% 0.7% 1.8% 5.9%
Never been married 34.6% 29.9% 18.8% 14.2% 12.4% 24.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.3% 0.2%
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
Married 43.2% 50.9% 47.1% 51.5% 58.5% 58.2% 51.5%
Divorced 13.2% 15.7% 23.3% 14.1% 11.1% 14.5% 14.5%
Separated 4.9% 2.7% 3.4% 2.2% 2.0% 1.8% 2.8%
Widowed 13.8% 9.6% 6.3% 5.3% 3.6% 4.6% 7.7%
Never been married 24.1% 21.1% 19.9% 26.7% 23.8% 20.9% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 1.1% 0.0% 0.3%
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
Married 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 51.8%
Divorced 0.0% 84.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.5%
Separated 0.0% 16.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 7.7%
Never been married 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 23.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Married 27.3% 59.2% 63.0% 66.2% 47.5% 51.6%
Divorced 5.5% 15.3% 23.4% 19.1% 10.4% 14.4%
Separated 1.7% 4.8% 2.8% 3.9% 0.4% 2.8%
Widowed 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 7.2% 37.3% 7.6%
Never been married 65.2% 20.5% 10.3% 3.3% 3.7% 23.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0.2%
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
Married 58.8% 59.3% 51.5% 44.6% 43.6% 40.5% 51.7%
Divorced 12.7% 12.8% 12.8% 15.0% 19.1% 16.8% 14.4%
Separated 1.9% 1.3% 3.8% 4.5% 3.6% 1.4% 2.7%
Widowed 8.8% 10.7% 6.4% 5.4% 4.7% 7.2% 7.6%
Never been married 17.2% 15.4% 25.1% 30.4% 28.6% 34.1% 23.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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