Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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I-MARITAL

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

Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis)
  1) Married
  2) Divorced/Separated
  4) Widowed
  5) Never been married

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Married 51.8% 51.8%
Divorced/Separated 17.3% 69.1%
Widowed 7.7% 76.8%
Never been married 23.3% 100.1%
Total N = 2031

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 53.9% 49.9% 51.8%
Divorced/Separated 15.6% 18.8% 17.3%
Widowed 3.4% 11.5% 7.7%
Never been married 27.1% 19.8% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Married 61.3% 46.4% 47.2% 56.5% 51.7%
Divorced/Separated 13.2% 18.5% 19.9% 18.5% 17.3%
Widowed 6.4% 9.7% 5.9% 9.4% 7.7%
Never been married 19.1% 25.4% 27.0% 15.5% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2027


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% 68.6% 78.1% 50.9%
Divorced/Separated 29.2% 21.1% 12.5% 16.4% 7.5% 18.5%
Widowed 13.9% 5.7% 3.2% 0.7% 1.9% 5.9%
Never been married 34.6% 29.9% 18.8% 14.3% 12.5% 24.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1695


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 43.5% 50.9% 46.9% 51.6% 59.1% 58.2% 51.7%
Divorced/Separated 18.3% 18.4% 27.1% 16.3% 13.2% 16.3% 17.3%
Widowed 13.9% 9.6% 6.3% 5.4% 3.6% 4.6% 7.7%
Never been married 24.3% 21.1% 19.8% 26.8% 24.0% 20.9% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2025


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Married 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 51.8%
Divorced/Separated 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.3%
Widowed 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 7.7%
Never been married 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 23.3%
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% 66.4% 47.8% 51.8%
Divorced/Separated 7.2% 20.0% 26.2% 23.0% 10.9% 17.2%
Widowed 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 7.2% 37.6% 7.7%
Never been married 65.2% 20.5% 10.3% 3.3% 3.7% 23.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2007


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 59.1% 59.6% 51.6% 44.6% 43.8% 40.5% 51.9%
Divorced/Separated 14.7% 14.2% 16.8% 19.5% 22.7% 18.2% 17.2%
Widowed 8.9% 10.7% 6.4% 5.4% 4.8% 7.2% 7.6%
Never been married 17.3% 15.5% 25.1% 30.4% 28.7% 34.1% 23.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2016



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