Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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RELPREF2

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

Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox - such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? [Asked only if respondent is Christian, i.e. if RELPREF = 1. 'Protestant' includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc. See variable RELOTH2 for verbatim responses.]
  1) Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.)
  2) Roman Catholic (includes Catholic)
  3) Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  4) Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.)
  5) Something else
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 61.6% 61.6%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 27.3% 88.9%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1.7% 90.6%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) .8% 91.4%
Something else 6.8% 98.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 99.9%
Total N = 1636

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 51.5% 61.1% 55.7% 61.6% 64.6% 73.0% 61.5%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 33.1% 23.3% 30.6% 27.2% 29.5% 22.2% 27.4%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2.3% 2.6% 1.6% 1.9% 0.4% 0.9% 1.7%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) 1.9% 1.6% 0.4% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 0.8%
Something else 9.1% 8.2% 10.4% 7.3% 4.4% 1.7% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 3.1% 1.2% 1.3% 0.4% 1.7% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1614


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
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 78.1% 57.4% 61.5% 57.6% 55.9% 60.3% 61.6%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 10.1% 31.1% 28.7% 34.5% 31.4% 20.1% 27.3%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2.7% 3.3% 0.0% 0.3% 1.8% 0.0% 1.8%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 2.3% 0.5% 2.2% 0.8%
Something else 7.1% 6.5% 7.7% 3.6% 9.7% 12.0% 6.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 0.8% 5.4% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1630


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 68.6% 60.7% 63.4% 58.0% 61.6%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 19.5% 27.4% 25.2% 33.2% 27.4%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2.0% 1.5% 2.2% 1.6% 1.7%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) 0.0% 0.8% 1.1% 0.8% 0.8%
Something else 7.3% 7.8% 7.2% 4.7% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 1.9% 0.9% 1.6% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1631


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 59.9% 63.1% 61.6%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 28.0% 26.7% 27.3%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1.8% 1.7% 1.7%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) 1.0% 0.6% 0.8%
Something else 6.9% 6.8% 6.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 1.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1636


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
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 67.9% 64.7% 57.3% 64.2% 60.0% 56.6% 61.6%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 22.9% 23.5% 29.2% 23.0% 33.2% 34.2% 27.5%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 0.5% 0.8% 2.6% 1.9% 3.4% 1.6% 1.8%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) 0.5% 0.0% 0.3% 1.9% 0.0% 0.9% 0.6%
Something else 5.7% 11.0% 9.0% 7.2% 2.9% 5.6% 7.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 0.0% 1.6% 1.9% 0.5% 1.1% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1409


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 68.2% 58.9% 56.9% 62.0%
Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 21.9% 34.3% 28.0% 27.8%
Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2.3% 0.5% 2.5% 1.7%
Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) 1.4% 0.2% 0.9% 0.9%
Something else 5.5% 5.5% 8.9% 6.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.6% 2.8% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1529



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