Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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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 53.5% 53.5%
Divorced 11% 64.5%
Separated 1.7% 66.2%
Widowed 8.4% 74.6%
Never been married 24.9% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Married 13.3% 59.4% 63.3% 61.5% 64.5% 49.2% 53.6%
Divorced 2.1% 5.4% 13.0% 16.7% 19.0% 8.9% 11.1%
Separated 0.5% 1.8% 2.6% 2.4% 1.2% 1.1% 1.7%
Widowed 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 3.3% 9.6% 38.0% 8.3%
Never been married 83.3% 32.5% 20.6% 15.4% 5.7% 2.4% 25.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.7% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


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 52.9% 61.1% 52.8% 54.7% 47.5% 42.5% 53.5%
Divorced 9.9% 8.0% 11.3% 13.1% 13.5% 13.0% 11.1%
Separated 2.9% 0.2% 3.4% 1.8% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
Widowed 11.8% 12.6% 4.9% 4.9% 4.4% 8.5% 8.2%
Never been married 22.1% 18.2% 27.0% 24.9% 32.1% 34.2% 25.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.0% 0.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Married 45.6% 50.5% 48.7% 65.6% 53.6%
Divorced 12.2% 10.8% 13.5% 8.8% 11.1%
Separated 1.9% 2.2% 2.2% 0.6% 1.7%
Widowed 16.3% 9.5% 5.9% 5.5% 8.4%
Never been married 24.0% 26.8% 29.1% 18.9% 24.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Married 58.6% 48.8% 53.5%
Divorced 8.2% 13.6% 11.0%
Separated 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
Widowed 3.5% 12.9% 8.4%
Never been married 27.7% 22.3% 24.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.7% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Married 24.6% 35.9% 54.0% 67.7% 73.7% 78.2% 54.4%
Divorced 18.1% 16.4% 13.7% 8.5% 5.6% 5.1% 11.7%
Separated 2.2% 3.1% 1.6% 1.4% 0.4% 0.3% 1.5%
Widowed 16.0% 8.5% 5.4% 4.3% 2.4% 2.1% 6.8%
Never been married 39.2% 34.4% 25.1% 18.1% 17.9% 14.0% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Married 66.0% 41.3% 54.2% 53.8%
Divorced 8.2% 13.3% 12.9% 11.4%
Separated 0.6% 2.9% 1.0% 1.6%
Widowed 9.4% 11.0% 3.8% 8.2%
Never been married 15.2% 31.1% 28.0% 24.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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