Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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MARITAL

(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 51.8% 51.8%
Divorced 11.7% 63.5%
Separated 2.9% 66.4%
Widowed 8.4% 74.8%
Never been married 24.7% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Married 10.3% 53.5% 61.3% 62.2% 66.0% 47.2% 52.0%
Divorced 1.5% 7.0% 14.1% 19.0% 13.3% 10.6% 11.5%
Separated 0.5% 3.1% 5.1% 3.0% 4.9% 0.2% 2.9%
Widowed 0.0% 0.5% 0.9% 2.8% 10.0% 37.2% 8.3%
Never been married 87.7% 35.8% 17.5% 12.3% 5.4% 4.9% 24.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.8% 0.5% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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 53.6% 56.3% 54.8% 51.6% 50.4% 35.9% 51.6%
Divorced 10.3% 9.1% 11.5% 10.6% 15.9% 17.0% 11.8%
Separated 3.6% 1.7% 2.7% 3.9% 2.2% 4.8% 3.0%
Widowed 13.9% 11.2% 7.2% 5.1% 4.5% 8.0% 8.4%
Never been married 18.6% 20.8% 23.8% 28.0% 26.5% 34.3% 24.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.7% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Married 33.5% 52.6% 50.3% 61.3% 51.8%
Divorced 14.6% 11.1% 12.1% 10.7% 11.7%
Separated 3.2% 2.9% 3.6% 2.3% 2.9%
Widowed 19.1% 10.2% 4.6% 3.9% 8.4%
Never been married 28.5% 23.1% 29.4% 20.6% 24.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.1% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 52.1% 51.6% 51.8%
Divorced 10.9% 12.3% 11.6%
Separated 2.6% 3.2% 2.9%
Widowed 3.6% 12.8% 8.4%
Never been married 30.2% 19.6% 24.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Married 61.9% 44.6% 49.8% 51.9%
Divorced 9.4% 13.6% 12.2% 11.8%
Separated 1.3% 4.0% 2.8% 2.8%
Widowed 9.3% 11.4% 3.3% 8.3%
Never been married 18.0% 25.7% 31.4% 24.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Married 56.0% 36.6% 43.4% 51.9%
Divorced 12.5% 8.9% 9.5% 11.7%
Separated 2.3% 6.4% 3.9% 3.0%
Widowed 9.5% 10.3% 2.3% 8.5%
Never been married 19.3% 37.2% 40.9% 24.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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